Newseum Summer Archival Internship 2017 Laurel, MD
Are you looking for an exciting internship that will provide you with the skills necessary to help you obtain full-time archival employment? If so, the Newseum’s Archival Internship at our Laurel, MD location is for you!
The Newseum, a revolutionary 250,000-square-foot museum that promotes, explains and defends free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment, offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of history with technology and hands-on exhibits. At the Newseum, we pride ourselves on creating up-to-the minute exhibits and actively collecting modern and historic print news materials. As a Newseum intern you will work with our 35,000 piece historic print news collection at our support center in Laurel, Maryland.
Internship hours are flexible and can be arranged to fit individuals’ schedules. You will be a member of the small, dynamic Collections team and will be able to make an enormous contribution to the work we do. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain behind-the-scenes archival experience with one of Washington, D.C.’s most popular museums!
- Assisting the Print News archivist with preparing newspapers or magazines for an upcoming exhibition will comprise a significant portion of this internship. Must be comfortable handling print news materials and learning to encapsulate them using microchamber board and Melinex.
- Processing and potential original cataloging of historic newspapers and magazines, depending upon the launch date of our new database. Researching, identifying and documenting important news events appearing in print news items.
- Retrieving and re-shelving archival materials, including the frequent handling and carrying of 20-40 lb. newspaper boxes.
- Candidates should be currently enrolled in or should have recently finished a museum-related, library science-related, or archival-related graduate or undergraduate program, with an interest in collections/archival work.
- Excellent computer skills and accuracy in spelling and database entry.
- Solid historical research skills and broad knowledge of, and interest in, U.S. and world history.
- The ability to frequently lift and carry 20-40 lb. boxes and lift, reach, and bend with ease.
- Must have dependable transportation to our Laurel, MD facility.
Internships last for a minimum of 12 weeks and may be part- or full-time. This unpaid internship position is for college credit or experience only.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Please send your cover letter, resume, and two references to:
Human Resources Department
555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
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Museum Internships Beverly Hills, CA
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has the following Museum Internships available:
- Museum Development Intern
- Registration & Collections Management Intern
To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to https://www.oscars.org/careers.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted March 16th
2017 Paid Internships Chicago, IL
The Field Museum
The Field Museum is offering several paid internship opportunities in 2017:
- Intern, Anthropology Alliance, Latin America Curatorial Team Collections
- Intern, Anthropology Alliance, Old World Curatorial Team Collections
- Intern, Boone Scholars for East Asian Studies
- Intern, North American Anthropology Collections
- Intern, North American Biological Anthropology (Undergraduate and Graduate)
- Intern, Regenstein Pacific Collections
Details on these individual internships with instructions on how to apply may be found on The Field Museum's website.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted March 16th
Summer Internship New York, NY
Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library of the Grand Lodge of New York
The Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library Internship for the Museum Division
The Livingston Library’s Museum Division seeks two accomplished graduate students for the museum’s internship program. This is a unique opportunity to intern with a small but active special library’s museum collection. The program runs from May through August with flexible start and end dates. Students must commit to one full day per week, Monday through Friday. The library is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30-4:30 and Tuesday and Thursday 12 -8pm. This is an unpaid internship that must be taken for school credit.
The project for the students will be to catalogue, photograph and do the data entry for our Masonic Apron Collection. This work also fills the needed practicum for Library students studying for their Masters.
- Cataloguing: Students will learn how to handle, describe and catalog Masonic aprons. Those dating from the late 1700s up to the 1850s are unique pieces, made out of leather, silk or canvas, and with decorations using paint, embroidery thread, sequins, bullion, metallic ribbon and a variety of other decorative materials. Those post-1850 are more likely to be a standard form, but with varied member data embroidered under the flap. The end-goal is to produce a full catalogue of the Apron Collection, which can be used by the student to exemplify their work in portfolios and job interviews.
- Photographing: Students will learn how to photograph artifacts, use Photoshop to maximize the research value of the apron. They will learn how to manage a digital database of photograph sources. Students will receive photographer’s credit on the images they take.
- Digital Project: Students will learn how to use the data they’ve gathered about each Apron and combine the metadata and image into a database which will eventually be an online resource.
- Apron Exhibit: A large-scale Apron Exhibit is planned for the months following the completion of the Apron Cataloguing Project. If the students choose to be involved with the exhibit, they will learn how to select appropriate artifacts for display and work with the curator on appropriate display techniques and signage.
-Currently enrolled in Museum-Studies, Masters of Library Science or related program
-Ability to work independently
-Ability to lift, bend, and reach boxes or volumes weighing up to 50 pounds
-Well-organized and detail oriented
-Must complete the internship for school credit
-Able to commit to a full summer term
How to apply:
Send your resume, cover letter, and availability to Catherine M. Walter at firstname.lastname@example.org . Check out our website www.nymasoniclibrary.org.
Visit our online museum here.
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Preservation Department Internship Washington, DC
Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum
The Preservation Department at Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum is seeking an intern for the Summer 2017 semester. The Preservation Department is within the Collections Department and is an active office with various roles and responsibilities.
The Intern will work closely with all Preservation and Collections Department staff members to gain a wide-range of experience. Internship hours are flexible and can be arranged to fit individual’s schedules. The intern will be assisting the Preservation Staff with the following activities:
- Perform rehousing and preservation tasks on 2-D and 3-D collections
- Assists with exhibition prep, installation and rotations
- Monitoring and Cleaning artifacts on display
- Complete Database entry in TMS
- Take before and after conservation treatment images
- Participate in Preservation Staff outreach programs
- Update policies and procedures related to collections care
- Other duties as assigned related to collections work
The National Postal Museum opened on July 30, 1993 in the Postal Square Building in Washington, DC. The museum has 35,000 ft² of exhibition space and a collection that exceeds six (6) million objects. The collection is one of the world’s largest of its kind of stamps and philatelic materials. In addition, the museum has collections and interprets postal history material that pre-dates stamps, vehicles used to transport the mail, mailboxes and mailbags, postal uniforms and equipment.
Interested individuals should be currently enrolled in or should have recently finished a museum-related graduate program with an interest in collections management/care, possess basic computer skills, the ability to lift 30 pounds and stand for long periods of time.
Please send a letter of interest and resume to Rebecca Kennedy at email@example.com no later than April 7th.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted March 14th
Haas Education Intern Deadwood, SD
Deadwood History, Inc. is currently accepting applications for the Haas Education Intern position.
Deadwood History, Inc. is the non-profit organization that oversees the operations of the Adams Museum, the Days of ’76 Museum, the Historic Adams House, and the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center. Deadwood is located in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.
Work Schedule: Seasonal, includes some weekends
Summary of Position: Assist the educator with the creation and execution of all summer youth events sponsored by Deadwood History, Inc.
1. Help develop curriculum and host exploration, archaeology, and other summer camps.
2. Assist with giving tours to school groups.
3. Interface with families and children.
4. Supervise small to medium groups of youth, grades K-6.
1. Assist with special programs sponsored by Deadwood History Inc.
2. Other duties as assigned.
To do this job, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Must be enrolled in a college program
- Must be organized and deadline-oriented
- Must be able to relate effectively to children
- Must be able to teach youth
- Must have excellent speaking skills and stamina
- Must appreciate history and museums
- Must be willing to work flexible hours
- Must enjoy being outside
Education and Experience:
Must be enrolled in college or university for Spring, 2017. Education or history experience a plus but not mandatory. Must enjoy working with children in grades K-6, and be able to communicate effectively with children and adults
Typical Physical Demands:
The duties of this position include standing, sitting, bending, kneeling, and lifting or moving objects up to 25 pounds; climbing stairs and walking over varied terrain; and exposure to outdoor elements is necessary, at times. Must be able to see, speak, and hear effectively. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the responsibilities and requirements of this position.
Typical Equipment Used:
Must be able to operate office equipment including a computer, copier, telephone, and security system.
Please email cover letter, resume, and references by April 3rd to: Shantel@deadwoodhistory.com.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted March 11th
Newseum Summer Collections Internship Washington, DC
Are you looking for an exciting internship that will provide you with the skills necessary to help you obtain full-time museum employment? If so, the Newseum’s Collections Internship is for you!
The Newseum, a revolutionary 250,000-square-foot museum of news, offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits. At the Newseum, we pride ourselves on creating up-to-the minute exhibits and actively collecting modern and historic artifacts. As a Newseum intern you will work at our museum downtown and have the opportunity to work at storage center in Laurel, Maryland once a week (with Newseum provided transportation from DC). Internship hours are flexible and can be arranged to fit individual’s schedules - this can include morning work. You will be a member of the small, dynamic Collections team and will be able to make an enormous contribution to the work we do. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain Collections experience and be involved in the day-to-day operations of one of Washington, D.C.’s most popular museums!
Intern responsibilities will include, but are not limited to assisting the Registrar and Collections Specialist with the following tasks:
- Daily monitoring and recording of environmental conditions (temperature, relative humidity, lighting, etc.) in gallery spaces
- Processing donations and incoming loans, including cataloging artifacts in database
- Monitoring and reporting on exhibition conditions as they pertain to exhibited collections
- Assisting with the cleaning of exhibits and artifacts on display pre-opening
- Aiding in the installation and de-installation of exhibited artifacts
- Compiling information for the new Standard Facilities Report particularly regarding the environmental conditions/calculations for each of the galleries
- Helping with basic artifact conservation
- If time and interest permits, short-term, independent research projects related to the collection can be designed
Candidates should be currently enrolled in or should have recently finished a museum-related graduate or undergraduate program, possess basic computer skills, an interest in collections/registration work, and the ability to lift 30 pounds.
Internships last for a minimum of 12 weeks beginning in early June 2017 and may be part or full time. This internship position is primarily for college credit.
March 26th, 2017
Please send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to:
Human Resources Department
555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted March 8th
Full-time, Residential Internships San Francisco, CA
The Presidio Heritage Program is recruiting full-time interns to live and work in the Presidio of San Francisco for 1 year (June 2017 - May 2018). We operate out of the Presidio Officers’ Club museum where we have award-winning exhibitions, weekly free lectures and music events, and educational programs for students. We are currently offering four different internships: Exhibition, Public Programs, Education, and Archaeology. Interns receive free dorm-style housing in the Presidio and a stipend of $300 every other week.
For full position descriptions and how to apply, please see this site.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted March 2nd
Summer Internships Middleburg, VA
National Sporting Library & Museum
The National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) Internship Program provides learning opportunities for students and recent graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in museums, libraries, archives, or non-profit organizations. Interns work directly with staff on a variety of projects and gain hands-on experience with collections and programming. Projects are assigned based on departmental needs, and the interns’ professional skills, interests, and career goals. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend guided tours and info sessions with NSLM staff from different departments.
Summer 2017 positions are available in Curatorial, Education, Library, Marketing, and Photography departments. Deadline for Summer term applications: March 31, 2017
For more details and how to apply, visit this site.
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Summer Internships New York, NY
The Tenement Museum
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is seeking internship applications for the 2017 Eloise Susanna Gale Fellows program. Opportunities are available to work with the Collections, Curatorial, Development, and Education departments. More information and a link to the online application portal can be found here.
Deadline for submissions is April 1.
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David B. Jones Internships / Morris Skinner Memorial Internship / Hubbard Internship for UN-L Students Royal, NE
Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park
A division of the University Of Nebraska State Museum
Several summer internships are available for field studies in vertebrate paleontology. With preference to geology or biology students, the positions are open to all students with a genuine interest in, and knowledge of vertebrate paleontology, especially those aspiring to further their experience outside of the classroom. Duties include excavation,
sorting of micro-vertebrate fossils, prep lab tasks, interpretive duties and other park support tasks. 36-38 hour workweek. $11.50 per hour.
E-mail: rick.otto@UNL.EDU or sandy.mosel@UNL.EDU for details and application form. Find out more about the Ashfall site.
New Begin Date / End Date Options for 2017!
- Three internships will be offered for May 24 to August 10.
- Two internships will be offered for June 20 to September 15.
- One internship will be offered for September 3 to October 20.
Deadline: Applications will be accepted until all positions have been filled, but no later than April 1st. Therefore, advantage to early applicants.
Ashfall Fossil Beds SHP
86930 517th Ave
Royal, NE 68773
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted February 3rd
Education And Other Internships Middleburg, VA
National Sporting Library & Museum
The National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM), located in historic Middleburg, Virginia, (45 miles west of Washington, DC) is dedicated to preserving, promoting, and sharing the literature, art, and culture of equestrian, angling and field sports. Founded in 1954, the institution houses over 26,000 books dating from the 16th thru 21st centuries. The Museum displays fine art from the NSLM permanent collection as well as rotating temporary loan exhibitions. The permanent collection includes paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and decorative arts by American, British and European artists ranging from the 17th to 21st centuries. Educational programming includes lectures, gallery talks, school tours, workshops, and special programs. For more information about the institution and programming, please visit www.NationalSporting.org.
The NSLM Internship Program provides learning opportunities for students and recent graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in museums, libraries, archives, or non-profit organizations. Interns work directly with staff on a variety of projects and gain hands-on experience with collections and programming. Projects are assigned based on departmental needs, and the interns’ professional skills, interests, and career goals. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend guided tours and info sessions with NSLM staff from different departments.
Internship positions are unpaid. NSLM is willing to coordinate with academic programs for those students wishing to earn credit. Ideal candidates will be detail oriented undergraduate or graduate students (or recent graduate) with strong research, writing, and interpersonal skills. Candidates must be proficient with standard computer software, such as Word, Excel and Photoshop.
Summer term positions are available May through August. Summer term requires at least 16 hours per week. Please indicate schedule availability in application.
How to Apply:
Deadline for Summer term applications: March 31, 2017
Interested candidates should submit application form, cover letter, resume, academic transcript (unofficial is acceptable), and a writing sample, via email to: internships@NationalSporting.org
Available 2017 Positions:
The NSLM Education Department is seeking an energetic and detail-oriented intern to assist with our summer camp taking place in July 2017. The candidate will work directly with the Educational Programs Manager in developing the program. The eight week internship will start June 1, 2017 and end July 30, 2017. The candidate is expected to work approximately eight hours per week, and approximately 25 hours during the week of camp. Projects will include, but are not limited to:
- Designing lesson plans inspired by NSLM art and library collections
- Contracting art instructors
- Managing camp registration: tracking payments, communicating with families, etc.
- Creating digital and physical marketing materials to publicize camp
- Distribute materials needed for art and educational programs
Coursework or experience in Art Education, Education, Museum Studies, or a related field is preferred.
The NSLM Curatorial Department is seeking interns to assist with permanent collection and exhibition related projects. Interns will work directly with curatorial staff and have the opportunity to learn about collection management practices and gain hands on experience with collection management database software. Projects will include, but are not limited to:
- assist with cataloging, research, and care of the permanent collection of art
- research individual works of art
- assist with research and planning for upcoming exhibitions
- develop material for educational programming
Coursework experience in Art History, History, Studio Art, Museum Studies, or Arts Management preferred.
The Library is seeking interns to assist with a reprocessing and cataloging project for the Library’s vertical file system. These files represent a critical research component and require reorganization and cataloging. Interns will learn principles of the organization of information, cataloging according to local practice and accepted metadata standards, and the generation of keywords and phrases to promote findability in an integrated library system (ILS).
Coursework or experience in History, Art History, Museum Studies or Library Sciences preferred.
The NSLM Marketing Department is seeking a summer intern to assist with marketing, communications, and public relations projects. The intern will work directly with Marketing Department staff and have the opportunity to:
- Design printed marketing materials (a post card mailer, invitation, rack card, flyer or brochure)
- Design electronic marketing pieces
- Write a press release and newsletter article
- Contribute to NSLM social media content
- Provide other support as needed to accomplish department objectives (researching, planning, scheduling, etc.)
The qualified intern will have coursework experience with graphic design and be looking to add design pieces to his or her resume. Working knowledge of InDesign and Adobe Photoshop is required. Writing experience is preferred. Proficiency in Word and Excel preferred.
The NSLM Curatorial Department is seeking an intern to assist with photography of paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and decorative art objects in the permanent collection. Intern will work directly with photographer on-site and gain experience with studio photography, lighting techniques for 2D and 3D objects, and image post-processing in Adobe CC Suite and Helicon Focus software. Intern will also have the opportunity to work with the Marketing Department to photograph events and programs.
Coursework experience in at least one Photography class required. Coursework experience in Studio Art, Art History, or Graphic Design preferred.
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Museum Education Intern Union, Illinois
McHenry County Historical Society and Museum (MCHS)
Compensation: This is an unpaid internship.
Application Deadline: April 7, 2016
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties and responsibilities are not meant to be an exhaustive list of job duties. It is intended to provide accurate information regarding different aspects of the job the museum education intern may encounter. This position may include other duties that are not directly listed below.
•Develop and conduct interpretive tours of the Museum, 1895 West Harmony School, and the 1843 Gannon Log Cabin to visitors.
•Assist in greeting visitors and managing sales in the gift shop by manning the Admission Desk.
•Work on compiling a list of contacts (i.e. teachers, superintendents, etc.) for various elementary schools in McHenry County’s jurisdiction.
•Provide logistical support for occasional special events held at the Museum.
•Complete a special project that supports museum operations in education programing or curriculum development.
•Attend scheduled Education Committee meetings to help define our educational visions moving forward into the future.
•The ideal candidate will have an interest in history, genealogy, museums, and/or education as a career.
•Candidates with experience conducting research, public speaking, and interacting with groups of all ages, abilities, and ethnic backgrounds are preferred. Prior experience with educational standards, practices, and creating or adapting education plans is a plus, but not required for this internship.
•Basic math skills and a working understanding of Microsoft Office Suite is required.
•The candidate must be available during the summer months of May-August and have open schedules during weekday, daytime hours and on some occasional weekends for special events. These dates will be provided to the applicant prior to his or her designated start date.
How to Apply:
Send your cover letter, three references, and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
McHenry County Historical Society and Museum
P.O. Box 434
Union, Illinois 60098
The McHenry County Historical Society and Museum is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the McHenry County Historical Society and Museum to provide equal opportunity to all persons without regard to gender, age, race, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. This policy of nondiscrimination applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including but not limited to: recruitment, selection, advancement, compensation, benefits, and termination.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted January 20th
Internship Opportunities Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Maritime Museum
The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is currently seeking applications for 3, 6 and 9-month unpaid internships in its Education and Public Programmes Department to commence in Spring and Summer 2017. Shorter-term internships (2-3 months) will also be available for Summer 2017.
The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is committed to providing engaging and exciting learning opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. To promote and encourage the development of future museum professionals, HKMM offers a series of internships to talented individuals interested in pursuing a career in the heritage sector. Internships are offered on a rolling basis throughout the year and also during the summer holiday. HKMM welcomes applications from local and overseas students.
We are currently seeking applications for the Education and Public Programmes Internship commencing in 2017.
Education and Public Programmes interns play a key role in the development of the Maritime Museum’s public programming, interpretation and education initiatives. Interns will have opportunities to gain experience in project management, programme development, interpretation, audience development, and digital media.
For more information or to request an application, please contact Dr Dominique Bouchard, Head of Education and Public Programmes, Hong Kong Maritime Museum: email@example.com
Summer 2017 (1 June – 30 September 2017):5.00pm Monday 20 March 2017
Autumn 2017 (1 June 2017 – 15 January 2018): 5.00pm Monday 20 March 2017
About the Hong Kong Maritime Museum:
The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is a vibrant, cultural institution dedicated to preserving, collecting and displaying objects that tell the story about trade and maritime in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta. A non-profit registered charity founded in 2003 by members of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, the Museum opened in September 2005 at Murray House in Stanley and relocated in 2013 to Pier 8, in the heart of the Central Harbour Waterfront. Today the Museum attracts 100,000 visitors annually where across 4,400 square metres more than 1,200 objects are displayed in 13 galleries on three levels. All of which uniquely overlooks a bustling Victoria Harbour.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted January 6th
Curatorial Internships with the Collections Department York, PA
York County History Center
The York County History Center is the foremost storyteller of York County’s diverse past that spans almost 300 years. In order for the History Center to help visitors effectively immerse themselves in York County’s diverse and memorable past, the History Center’s Interpretive Division utilizes all of the organization’s assets. It is the duty of the Collections Department to care for and exhibit the approximately 90,000 artifacts, which comprise exceptional collections of everything from Decorative Arts to Military to Quilts and Coverlets to Industrial, and much more. As a non-profit organization, it utilizes collections, historic sites and museums to help tell the American Story.
- Currently enrolled in undergraduate (Junior/Senior) or graduate studies majoring in history, museum studies, public history, art history, English, German or similar
- Candidates who have been graduated less than one year prior to application may also apply
- Extremely detail oriented and organized
- Must be a team player
- Able to act professionally
- Must be able to work independently
- Must be punctual
- Must be willing to learn
- Patient with a sense of humor is a plus
The History Center’s Collections Department offers up to four volunteer internships per semester, year-round. Internship start and end dates are flexible. Internships are unpaid positions.
The Collections Department has many different ongoing projects for interns, such as:
- Cataloging and Inventory
- Database Management (PastPerfect)
- Transcription of written records
- Artifact Care and Condition Reporting
- Exhibit Development
The aforementioned projects are just a few of the possibilities. Individual internships are tailored to fit each successful candidate’s skill set, what they wish to learn/accomplish and the immediate needs of the Collections Department.
The Collections Department at the York County History Center prides itself on giving its interns a well-rounded experience. Interns may have the opportunity to experience interactions with the Collections Committee, daily department operations, exhibit changes, artifact research for acquisition, deaccession or exhibit development, in addition to their actual project assignment.
Annual Application Deadlines:
- Spring Semester - November 30
- Summer Semester – March 30
- Fall Semester – August 30
The preferred method is electronic.
Candidates should submit the following:
- Letter of interest focusing on relevant previous experience, what they would like to learn, what types of tasks they like to work on, and what their professional goals are
- Email addresses for three references (at least one professor)
Application materials should be saved as PDFs and emailed to Meegan Carr, Director of Collections. The email’s subject line should state “Internship Application”.
Or, candidates may mail application materials to:
Meegan Carr, Director of Collections
York County History Center
250 E. Market Street
York, PA 17403
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted December 31st
Ross Martin Jordan Curatorial Internship York, PA
York County History Center
Purpose of RMJ Internship:
The York County History Center exists to inspire the exploration of York County’s rich cultural heritage, including its people, culture and the events that shaped history, both on local and national scales. The History Center’s artifact collection encompasses more than 90,000 artifacts showcasing nearly 300 years of York’s impressive history. These artifacts document the development, culture, and contributions of the York County community.
The Ross Martin Jordan Internship is designed to give upper-level college students, graduate students or recent college graduates practical hands-on, real world experience within a museum with an extensive collection spanning approximately 300 years. Projects are assigned based on the current needs of the Collections Department.
The Curatorial Intern will have the opportunity to learn about collection management, its care and preservation, and will have the opportunity to work closely with staff and volunteers. The 2017 internship project will encompass object research, photographing, proper documentation, care, and verification of collection inventory.
• Strong desire to learn about collections care, including proper object handling, accessioning, and preservation/conservation
• Highly detail-oriented, reliable, and responsible
• Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation
• Ability to use a Windows computer, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office
• Library and Archival research skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Able to accept supervision
• Willingness to be flexible to changing priorities
• Excellent organizational skills
• Working knowledge of PastPerfect is a plus, but not required (Training Provided)
• Rate of pay is $10.00 per hour
• Knowledge of York County’s rich history
• Discount prices in History Center Gift Shops
• Free admission to History Center Museums for intern and immediate family (parents and siblings)
• Receive hands-on training caring for and preserving original artifacts
A requirement of 480 hours is mandatory in order to be considered for the paid Ross Martin Jordan Internship with the York County History Center. The expectation is that the successful intern will work 30 hours per week with the Director of Collections Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, summer 2017. The successful candidate and Director of Collections will agree upon the start and end dates, as well as a set weekly work schedule.
Interested candidates should submit all application materials by Friday, March 31, 2017 to the Director of Collections at 250 East Market Street, York, PA 17403 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If applying by e-mail, the subject line should read “Application: RMJ Curatorial Intern”.
Application Materials Required:
1. Statement discussing your coursework, research interests, previous experience, and professional goals
2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
3. Academic Transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
4. Three professional references (professors, previous employers, or supervisors of volunteer work)
5. At least one Letter of Recommendation from a professor familiar with your background in Art History, History, Museum Studies, Public History, or Historic Preservation.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted October 25th