development intern

position description

Position Summary: The Development Intern performs a variety of general administrative tasks, including group tour and event scheduling, guest and donor correspondence, data analysis and reporting, and other routine duties.

key roles and responsibilities
  • Works directly with guests and fellow staff to prepare custom itineraries and events. 
  • Assists with special onsite programs, tours, and events, occasionally on weekends.  Must be comfortable driving a golf cart.
  • Responsible for invoicing accurately and promptly.  Must be comfortable handling payment information.
  • Must maintain confidentiality of guest and donor information.
  • Independently responds to inquiries by telephone, email, and letter.
  • Creates general correspondence for signature by the Foundation President, Director of Development and other staff in an independent and timely manner.
  • Analyzes complex data sets as assigned, preparing reports and presentations in a clear and easy-to-understand manner.
  • Provides general office assistance as needed, including making copies, filing, stuffing envelopes, and other routine duties.
  • Records guest book entries into excel worksheets. 
  • Makes “thank you” phone calls to donors who have recently made gifts.
  • Updates donor records in the development database, including address changes, special requests and notations.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Typing skill of at least 60 words per minute accurately; excellent command of English grammar, syntax and spelling; proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint; experience with database applications; ability to work independently; demonstrated dependability, punctuality, efficiency and ability to maintain confidentiality.

compensation & schedule

This is a part-time position (no benefits). The general schedule is Monday through Friday, although occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

to apply

Please submit a cover letter and résumé via email to Katie Kowicki at Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

No phone calls please.

The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation is committed to supporting preservation, education, and the archaeological investigation of Historic Jamestowne, the original site of the first permanent English settlement in America.  Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation of Preservation Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.