Job Description –    Marketing Intern (April-October 2015)

This is a rare opportunity to join the successful intern programme at Gladstone’s Library. We are proud to say that almost all previous interns have, as a direct result of their experience here, gained a foothold in their chosen careers.

The library at Gladstone’s Library is many things: chiefly, it is a spectacle, a dedicated research environment and a place to be creatively inspired. Its users include academics, clergy, students, the general public, creative writers, and many more. The Library team’s priority is ensuring that the environment retains its charismatic character, welcoming in new users while allowing experienced users to benefit from the silent working environment.

The positions of Marketing Intern is therefore a diverse one and would best suit individuals who appreciate the need for Gladstone’s Library as a place that needs to actively market and sell itself as a creative space.  A typical day might involve:

  • Writing press releases;
  • Establishing social media presence;
  • Assisting the marketing officer;
  • Reviewing marketing material throughout the library;
  • Monitoring the library’s marketing presence;
  • Providing Reception cover at lunchtime;
  • An evening security round.

This post would suit a graduate who has high standards of written and verbal communication and is looking for experience in marketing and/or public relations. Irrespective of background, the successful candidate must be able to deliver excellent customer service, and be enthusiastic about working on a variety of tasks with a variety of people. Like all other members of staff, interns are expected to deliver excellent customer service and to work enthusiastically on a wide range of tasks with a variety of people. 

All are welcome at the Library regardless of gender, race, class, sexual orientation or religious affiliation and interns are expected to be at ease with this inclusive ethos.

Interns are expected to demonstrate the highest levels of expression and accuracy in both written and verbal communication. All interns are required to complete the library’s training courses, which ensure a standard level of core competencies that they need in order to work at Gladstone’s Library.

This is a residential post and the successful candidate will be required to undertake other duties to ensure the smooth running of Gladstone’s Library which operates seven days a week (including Bank Holidays). The Intern will work five weekdays (9.00am – 5.00pm). Interns are also expected to be assigned a lock up duty and to cover evening Reception up to twice a week, and to cover Reception at lunchtime on a rota basis. Exact working patterns will be confirmed during the first week of the internship. This post is for an initial period of six months, subject to mutual agreement. Accommodation, meals and utilities are provided. Interns receive a small travel and general expenses allowance of £100.00 per month.

To apply, please send a covering letter and CV (with contact details of two referees) to Natalie Tomlinson (natalie.tomlinson@gladlib.org) by Wednesday 4th March. Interviews will take place on Monday 9th March.