Pacific Bonsai Museum is looking for an enthusiastic marketing intern to join our team and contribute creative ideas to help achieve our goals. This internship provides a unique opportunity to students who have an interest in marketing, public relations, and/or museum studies. The Intern assists with day-to-day activities including fielding requests for Museum information, assisting with special events, and working with staff and external partners to help promote Museum events and programs.

  • Assist with activities that help promote PBM, enhance public participation, and encourage community awareness
  • Post upcoming programs and events on local online community calendars
  • Assist with mailings and distributing marketing materials
  • Represent the Museum at off-site outreach events
  • Update calendar on website
  • Assist with email and social media marketing strategy and tracking
  • Keep and update media contact list
  • Manage and update museum database and customer relationship management systems (CRM)
  • Assist with requests for museum information from both the general public and the press, via phone, email and in person
  • Research new marketing channels and contribute new ideas to the Museum marketing strategy
  • Perform administration duties as needed
  • Acquire and maintain a familiarity and knowledge of PBM’s collections, exhibitions, and programs, both ongoing and upcoming
  • Some evenings, weekends and local travel may be required
  • Working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree, preferably marketing, public relations, museum studies or a related field
  • Strong computer and web technology skills, including familiarity with Microsoft, Google programs, CRMs, social media and WordPress
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn
  • Accuracy of work and strong attention to detail.
  • Dependability, a sense of responsibility.
  • Self motivated with the ability to work independently and on a team.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Passion for museums, the outdoors and the marketing industry

The intern must be able to sit at the computer desk for extended periods (1‐4 hours) and focus on detail oriented tasks. Must be comfortable working in a shared office space. Intern may be asked to travel for local events and brochure distribution. You will be compensated for your travel at the current federal rate.


The length of the internship is for one semester (September – December or February – May), 8-12 hours per week, spread over 2-3 days per week. Days worked may fluctuate depending on events. Possibility for some remote work after demonstrated success in the position.


Experience. PBM is willing to work with interns to satisfy course credit requirements. The intern is responsible for coordinating and securing course credit.


Please email a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and 2 recent references to

Gift Manager

Art museum seeks savvy development professional to serve as gift manager. Join an energetic team connecting people with nature through the living art of bonsai. As resident “development ace” you will be on the ground floor of growing the museum’s fund development program as you:

Coordinate donor cultivation

  • Assist in creating cultivation strategies
  • Schedule donor meetings; prepare donor briefings and contact reports
  • Organize and distribute solicitation and stewardship materials
  • Track moves management for staff and volunteer solicitor assignments, actions, requests, pledges, and gifts

Prepare written content and reports

  • Draft customized gift proposals, follow up letters and other correspondence
  • Craft acknowledgement messages
  • Provide assistance with grant, sponsor and other donor proposals

Support leadership

  • Create and distribute meeting notices, support materials and minutes
  • Organize and monitor volunteer assignments and follow-up

Identify potential donors

  • Conduct prospect research
  • Prepare prospect profiles for Executive Director and Board of Directors

Organize fundraising events

  • Plan, schedule, coordinate donor cultivation and stewardship events

Maintain donation systems

  • Design gift systems and processes for efficient, effective operations
  • Create standard and ad hoc reports

Our Ideal Candidate will:

  • Be highly organized, able to manage multiple projects and work proactively
  • Have exceptional communication skills: listening, oral and written
  • Be able to maintain good relationships with donors and volunteers
  • Have 3-5 years of relevant fundraising experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization
  • Have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree (preferred) or equivalent
  • Be proficient with CRM databases and Microsoft Office


Reports to Executive Director

32 to 40 hours per week

Some evening and weekend work required

Salary DOE + generous benefit package


Pacific Bonsai Museum offers a beautiful work setting, an energetic staff and an engaged Board along with an easy commute from many locales in the South Sound region.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to by August 10. An optional 1-2 page writing sample would also be welcomed. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received and interviews may be scheduled before the closing date.

Pacific Bonsai Museum is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or protected veteran or disabled status.