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Posted: 03/07/2016

Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear

A nonprofit 501c 3 partner Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. We are committed to assisting the National Park in preserving and interpreting its historic structures and landscapes. We conduct historic preservation projects each year from the long list provided by the National Park. We offer an interpretive exhibit in the Port Oneida Rural Historic District within the Park, and offer programs and tours.

Marketing and Events Volunteer
Internship Opportunity
Empire, MI


Location Description

This 71,000-acre park features sand dunes, beech/maple and pine/oak forests, rivers, inland lakes, miles of Lake Michigan beach, two offshore islands, 366 historic structures and cultural landscapes including a significant historic farming district, a lighthouse, two campgrounds and 105 miles of hiking trails.

Position Description:

Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear is a nonprofit partner of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore whose mission is to preserve and interpret the rich heritage pioneer settlement in the park. We are seeking a qualified individual to assist with organizing and promoting all programs and special events, posting for social media and website, writing media releases and feature articles; soliciting sponsorships and volunteers for fundraisers; designing print materials; set up and tear down for events; distributing brochures and flyers.

Opportunity Timeframe:

The position is for 8-10 weeks, 24-32 hours per week, starting sometime between late May and the second week of June, working through August 14. This may include some weekend or evening hours. The schedule will vary and the volunteer must have some flexibility.


Candidate should be a self-starter possessing good computer and writing skills; be creative, conscientious, organized and detail-oriented; have experience with desktop publishing programs such as InDesign, Illustrator or Publisher software; possess good oral communications skills; ability to easily climb stairs and lift 40 pounds. Experience in event planning and coordination. Working knowledge of social media platforms. Photography and/or video experience, and knowledge of Word Press a plus. Ideal for college students in their junior or senior year studying graphic design, marketing, public relations, historic preservation, communications or nonprofit management.

Benefits: Lodging is provided in the Park. Experience working in a national park and communicating with the public with time to play in the Park!

Open: Until filled 


OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
To apply: Send cover letter confirming availability dates, housing needs, and explaining interest and qualifications with a resume; and titles/phones of three references. Contact: Susan Pocklington, Director 231-334-6103 PHSB@leelanau.com phsb.org
Susan Pocklington
Phone: 231-334-6103
P.O. Box 453
Empire, MI 49630

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