Marketing & Communications Intern (Summer 2018)

Reports To:  Senior Marketing Manager

Department: Marketing



The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum seeks a part-time Marketing and Communications Intern to assist with digital communications, social media, public relations, and marketing needs. This is a multi-faceted opportunity for a candidate who will work directly with a highly motivated team of museum professionals, all while gaining valuable public relations and marketing experience.

  • PROJECT PERIOD: 10 weeks total, Summer 2018 (May – August, flexible upon request)
  • WORKING HOURS: Flexible, 15 – 20 hours per week ($10/hour, eligible for college credit)
  • LOCATION: 1700 Northeast 63rd Street, OKC 73111




Digital Communications

  • How to develop external digital communications strategy, including e-newsletter support
  • Assist in developing editorial content for blog posts
  • Contribute to editing for monthly email newsletters and other related content
  • Collaborate on ways to improve strategic processes for internal media storage
  • Assist in various other initiatives related to Google Ad Words, Google Cultural Institute, WordPress, and high-quality video and images


Social Media

  • Research social media platforms such as Snapchat, Facebook Live, etc. and assist in development of effective applications for the National Cowboy Museum
  • Identify and create event-specific hashtag campaigns
  • Assist in tracking and reporting for the close of various social media campaigns


PR and Marketing

  • Monitor press coverage and archive press clippings
  • Draft, plan, and execute city-wide event calendar listings
  • Draft and edit media releases
  • Assist in PR tracking and reporting


Administrative Support

  • Assist all divisions with day-to-day communications needs including, but not limited to, copy editing documents, image sorting and naming, conducting online research, and providing graphic design support
  • Attend extended learning webinars as directed
  • Provide support at events as needed


  • Background in marketing and public relations, journalism, communications
  • Working knowledge of AP Style
  • Social media expert
  • Interest in arts and culture in OKC
  • Strong writing skills; fluency in oral and written Spanish is a plus
  • Comfortable using Windows-based computer and familiar with Microsoft Office suite
  • Familiarity with the Adobe Design suite, including Photoshop and Illustrator



  • Consistent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to be proactive, to plan ahead, to stay organized and to meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to successfully interact with a wide variety of people on and off-site
  • Strong presentation skills, including ability to present oral and written information in a poised, persuasive and professional manner
  • Able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Most importantly, candidate must be reliable and possess enthusiasm and dedication for the arts and the task at hand



Submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to, Manager of Human Resources at with Marketing and Communications Intern in the subject line.

**No Phone Calls, please.** Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.


About the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Home to one of the nation’s foremost collections dedicated to historic and contemporary Western and American Indian art and material culture, the Museum has served the public since its opening in 1965. The Museum Campus is situated on over 30 acres atop the Persimmon Hill District in rapidly growing and affordable Oklahoma City, the state’s capital and largest city. It includes the main 228,000 square foot building housing multiple galleries and interpretive areas, the Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Library and Archive, and the Sam Noble Special Event Center, in addition to outdoor sculpture gardens, event grounds, and ample parking. This iconic cultural and educational institution has seen over 12 million visitors from across the nation and globe over its first half-century of operation and remains one of Oklahoma’s and the region’s primary tourist destinations. Entering its next half-century, the Museum now embarks upon an ambitious multi-year plan to establish itself as the preeminent cultural and educational institution dedicated to the American West and its place within the broader national identity and culture. The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is located only six miles northeast of downtown Oklahoma City in the Adventure District at the junction of Interstates 44 and 35, the state’s exciting Adventure Road corridor. The Museum offers annual memberships beginning at just $40. For more information, visit



The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum preserves and interprets the evolving history and cultures of the American West for the education & enrichment of its diverse audiences of both adults and children.