Video Intern

Location : Maine
Department : Conservation
Supervisor : Claire Polfus, Maine Program Manager
Type : Intern - Unpaid

Our Mission

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.


Position Summary

Departmental Mission:

The Conservation Department of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) ensures the permanent protection and stewardship of Appalachian Trail Lands (ATC lands) and Appalachian National Scenic Trail lands (National Park Service lands) and their associated resources through effective implementation of a cooperative management system involving ATC, Trail-maintaining clubs, and public-agency partners.

 POSITION SUMMARY 

The incumbent will develop a series of videos about Baxter State Park and the 100-mile section of the A.T. between Monson, ME and Baxter Park in order to educate long distance hikers about these popular A.T. destinations. The videos will be used in the Monson A.T. Visitor Center and will be available online. The Visitor Center’s core mission is to address the increased popularity of the Appalachian Trail in northern Maine and Baxter State Park, concerns with hiker behavior, and to support the growing ecotourism industry in the Moosehead Lake region

The incumbent will be expected to work together with the Maine Program Manager and Baxter State Park staff to develop accurate and educational videos. They will also be expected to work cooperatively with other Appalachian Trail Conservancy staff, Maine Appalachian Trail Club volunteers.

The incumbent will have the opportunity to engage creatively with a complex issue, to work with professionals in the fields of resource and visitor use management and to create a product that will help to protect a national recreation resource.

Location of the internship is flexible, but the incumbent will be expected to travel to Baxter State Park, Monson, Maine and Farmington, Maine for meetings and video shooting. Incumbent must have access to their own filming equipment and video editing software. They also must have access to a personal vehicle although mileage driven for the internship will be reimbursed.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • ●Create a series of videos that will educate long distance hikers about Baxter State Park and the 100-mile section of the A.T. between Monson, ME and Baxter Park

 


Qualifications
  • ●Experience producing and editing videos
  • ●Educational or work experience in education, resource management or environmental interpretation
  • ●Proven ability for creative thinking
  • ●Proven ability to work with various stakeholders
  • ●Proven ability to work alone with minimal supervision
  • ●Proficiency with computers including but not limited to proficiency with video editing software, the internet, Microsoft Office software and email.

COMPENSATION

  • ●Mileage reimbursements for miles driven for work-related activities
  • ●Applicants are encouraged to apply to their college’s internship programs for funding

Physical Demands
  • ●Filming will occur outdoors in sometimes inclement weather
  • ●Incumbent will be required to hike on the Appalachian Trail in rugged terrain

Work Environment

To Apply

To apply please email a cover letter, resume and example of previous videography work to [email protected] All resumes should be titled as “Last Name_First Name.”  Please include the position title and your name in the email subject line. If you have questions about the position, please send an email [email protected]. Position is open until filled.



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