Seasonal (March – August) Approximately 20-29 hr/wk. Flexible schedule to accommodate school schedules and other commitments.
This internship provides an opportunity to learn event management while earning an income, plus it’s fun! This program has been running for several years now and all the interns report having enjoyed this unique experience. Intern performs a variety of duties in coordinating activities related to the Davis County Fair including planning entertainment/activities, marketing, securing support services and soliciting sponsorships.
Must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university actively seeking a Bachelor’s Degree in recreation management, parks and recreation, leisure studies, business management, marketing, or a closely related field.
Preference for experience in event planning or operations, recreation planning, sales, marketing, sponsorship or a directly related field.
Must furnish personal transportation for on-the-job driving. Employees driving a personal or a County vehicle for job related travel must possess a valid driver license and must operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner; new employees with an out-of-state license must obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty (60) days of hire date (exceptions for military personnel and their dependents). Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.
Must have basic knowledge of: event planning and coordination; sponsor solicitation; concepts of public relations and marketing. Skill in: public relations and communication; using applicable hardware and software including, but not limited to, Google, Microsoft Office and design software.
Ability to: solicit fair sponsorships; make oral presentations to community groups; interpret, read, and work from sketches, diagrams, and contracts; use computer hardware and applicable software; set priorities and work with minimal supervision; work in an environment where animals, animal matter, dust, and exhaust fumes are present; communicate effectively (both orally and in writing); follow written and oral instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other employees, board members, vendors, sponsors, volunteers and the general public.