Internship & Volunteer Portal

Internships and volunteering are so important in the museum world. Done well, they are win/win propositions: the museum gains valuable assistance in pursuing its mission, while the intern or volunteer gains experience and satisfaction for helping with a greater good. NEMA’s Internship & Volunteer Portal connects museums and individuals for mutual benefit.

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Intern/Fellowship, Paid

Philip Benevento History Intern

Mattatuck Museum Waterbury, CT
The Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut is seeking a summer intern to work in the museum archives. The Mattatuck Museum is both an art and a local history museum with manuscript, printed and photographic archives dating from the late 17th century to the present. The selected intern will work three days a week for six weeks during the summer, alongside the museum archivist. The goal is for the intern to produce a work of scholarship drawing on the resources in the museum archives. This work could be an exhibition, publication, presentation or lecture, research paper or thesis and will be completed under the supervision of the archivist. Please send résumé and cover letter to: Michael C. Dooling, Archivist, Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702, michael@mattmuseum.org https://www.mattmuseum.org/visit/about/job-opportunities/
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 03/22/2017

Research Intern

Camp Kawanhee Weld, ME
Love history? Love the challenge of presenting it? We have gathered together the history of a 95 year old boy's camp in Maine and we need someone to organize it! This is not a camp counselor job! You get to live on a wonderful lake in the woods and collect oral history. This is a summer job that includes room and board. The best part is that you are your own boss. You get to decide what is important, how to attack it! Email me at tompears@hotmail.com and let me tell you more. http://tompears.com/2014new/kawintern.shtml
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: commensurate with experience
Posted on: 03/14/2017

Sally Hess Memorial Internship

Hingham Historical Society Hingham, MA
The Sally Hess Memorial Internship is a 200-hour curatorial internship granted with a stipend of $1,500 to students or recent graduates interested in the field of museum studies or public history. Interns participate in various projects in the archives and the Society’s 17th-century historic house museum, the Old Ordinary, and will be given a major project focusing on one or more of the following areas of museum practice: collections care and preservation, computerization and digital asset management, cataloging and collections research and registration, exhibition and interpretation of material culture. Since it was founded in 1914, the Hingham Historical Society' mission has been to collect, preserve, and interpret for all audiences the history of Hingham, Massachusetts. The summer of 2017 will be a particularly exciting time at the Society, with the much-anticipated opening of the Hingham Heritage Museum in late spring; this summer's intern will help the Society to continue to provide accurate, detailed, and accessible information on the wide variety of its archival and material holdings in this new and restored space. The successful candidate will be a student or recent graduate in Museum Studies, Public History, History, Art History, or related field who is energetic, organized, dedicated, and sensitive to both the needs of our visitors and the collections we are committed to preserve. Please send resume, cover letter, and the names of three references to the Hingham Historical Society, P.O. Box 434, Hingham, MA 02043 or registrar@hinghamhistorical.org.
SALARY RANGE: $1500
Posted on: 03/06/2017

Curatorial Intern

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum Brunswick, ME
Under the direction of the Director and Curator, the Curatorial Intern is responsible for (1) encouraging and facilitating faculty use of the Arctic Museum collections and exhibitions in their courses; (2) undertaking a major project related to one of the Arctic Museum’s initiatives; and (3) maintaining the Arctic Museum’s social media presence. In addition, the Curatorial Intern will help the Arctic Museum staff, performing routine tasks throughout the museum, including assisting with exhibit installations, routine collection care, K-12 and community outreach, and research support. https://careers.bowdoin.edu/
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 02/28/2017

Curatorial Fellowship

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA
Old Sturbridge Village, New England’s largest living history museum, welcomes applications for a one-year curatorial fellowship for 2017-2018. This is a one-year position, beginning in summer 2017. The fellowship provides an emerging museum professional the opportunity to work with curatorial and library staff on a variety of projects related to exhibitions, collections management, research, and programming. Specific duties will be assigned on a project basis and may include, but are not limited to, exhibitions; research enquiries; collections management; cataloging; furnishings plans; public lectures and presentations. The Fellow will work closely with the staff on research and development of exhibits located throughout the Village campus. The position is open to candidates who have received a graduate degree in museum studies, American material culture, decorative arts, art history, public history, history or a related field in the last two years (after May 2015). Knowledge of American decorative arts, especially New England materials dating from 1790 to 1840, and experience working in a museum environment is required. Demonstrated experience with exhibitions and collections management including records management, object handling, research and documentation is preferred. Evenings and weekends may occasionally be required for programs, events, or other needs. The fellow will receive a stipend of $25,000. The position includes no benefits and housing is available at no cost. Please submit a letter of interest, resume and two letters of reference to jobs@osv.org. Please put “OSV Curatorial Fellowship” and your last name into the subject line. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2017. Posted on: 02/27/2017

Summer Education & Programming Internship

Friends of the Morrill Homestead Strafford, VT
The Justin Morrill State Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark and state-owned historic site administered by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation (VDHP). The Friends of the Morrill Homestead (Friends) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that fosters a greater awareness of the life and legacy of Senator Justin Morrill and works closely with the VDHP to preserve and restore this historic property of national significance. Internship Responsibilities: The Summer Education & Programming Intern works with the Friends on public programming, volunteer outreach and research (reporting to Director). Duties include, but are not limited to assisting with education programs and public events; assisting with children’s camps about art, history and nature; greeting site visitors and conducting garden walks. Projects include developing a new educational program, assisting with exhibits and a research project. (Intern may also have the opportunity to work for the VDHP, leading historic tours of the Justin Morrill Homestead.) Weekend & evening hours required. Experience: Background and experience in education, public programming and interpretation of history and/or natural history and experience with children and the general public. Strong organizational skills, interpersonal skills, expertise in advertising through social media. Students in history, education, natural history and horticulture encouraged. Schedule: June 10-August 13, 2017, plus brief orientation prior to June 10. 32 hours/week (Tuesday-Saturday), with some evenings and Sundays. Stipend: $2,500 Contact: Please email applications BY MARCH 19 2017 to: director@morrillhomestead.org Include a cover letter expressing interest, resume, writing sample and list of three references. No phone calls, please.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $2,500
Posted on: 02/27/2017

Graduate Intern

Castine Historical Society Castine, ME
Castine Historical Society (CHS) annually offers a paid internship opportunity for a graduate student preparing to enter the job market in museum studies, public history, archival science or a related field. The internship is full time (35 hours per week) for 10 weeks in the summer of 2017 with a stipend of $2,800. Goals of the internship include preparing and implementing public walking tours of Castine. The program also offers the intern an opportunity to focus on a public history project such as building an online exhibit, developing podcasts for self-guided walking tours or proposing her/his own preservation or education project. CHS will work with the student to structure the internship to meet requirements for academic credit as needed. To view the full internship description and application instructions, visit http://www.castinehistoricalsociety.org/ or contact Paige Lilly via email at curator@castinehistoricalsociety.org. To apply, send the following by Monday, March 27, 2017, to Paige Lilly via email at curator@castinehistoricalsociety.org (please include the word “internship” in the subject line) or by post to Castine Historical Society, P.O. Box 238, Castine, Maine 04421: Cover letter describing your need for the experience offered by this internship, course of study, availability between June and September 2017, resume, letter of support from a faculty member in your graduate level program in museum studies, archival science, public history or related field, and names and contact information for two references from previous work or volunteer experiences.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: $2800
Posted on: 02/15/2017

Summer Internship Program

Mystic Seaport Mystic, CT
Program dates: June 5 - August 11, 2017 Spend your summer on the banks of the beautiful Mystic River as you learn more about museums and the maritime world. We are seeking a diverse group of upper-level undergraduates and graduate students who are curious about museum work and passionate about sharing maritime history with the world. See how the academic subjects you've studied in school get translated into public history at one of the nation's largest history museums. You'll go behind-the-scenes at this and other top New England museums. A weekly discussion seminar, assigned readings, and presentations by Mystic Seaport leaders will introduce you to museum theory and current best practices. Two days each week will be spent as an exhibit interpreter. You’ll also spend two days each week working closely with museum staff on a research project contributing to future exhibits, programs, activities, and events. College or graduate credit may be available through your home campus. This is a full-time internship that pays a small stipend to cover living expenses. On-site housing may be available for a fee. To Apply Submit a completed application form (https://www.mysticseaport.org/staff/files/2014/01/Summer-Internship-Application-Form-2017.pdf ), a cover letter, two professional letters of recommendation, and a resume (or CV) to the address below. Priority will be given to applications received by March 3, 2017. Completed application packets can be emailed to Barbara Jarnagin at Barbara.jarnagin@mysticseaport.org or sent by post to: Barbara Jarnagin ATTN: Internship Program Education Department Mystic Seaport 75 Greenmanville Avenue P.O. Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355-0990
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 02/15/2017

Scripps Summer Internship

Mystic Seaport Mystic, CT
Program dates: June 5 - August 11, 2017 Spend a summer on the Connecticut shore immersed in innovative museum programs, exhibition R&D, and audience studies. The Scripps Summer Internship Program will provide participants with the opportunity to apply museum theory while gaining practical and marketable skills, in areas including exhibition research and development, strategic planning, “placemaking”/community building, and audience evaluation. Full-time intern positions will focus on one of three areas: public programs and performances, exhibition development and research, and audience participation and evaluation. At the close of the season, Scripps interns will each complete a final report summarizing the work accomplished, and deliver a presentation to key stakeholders. Qualifications include graduate level museum studies coursework, demonstrated success in self-directed learning, or related content expertise. Other applicable skills include experience in communications, marketing, social media, or subject matter expertise. Credit may be available through your home campus. This is a full-time internship that pays a small stipend to cover living expenses and provides on-site housing. Submit a completed application form (https://www.mysticseaport.org/staff/files/2014/01/Scripps-Internship-Application-Form-2017.pdf ), a cover letter, two professional or academic letters of recommendation, and a resume (or CV) to the address below. Priority will be given to applications received by March 3, 2017. Applications submitted after that date will be considered as space allows. Completed application packets can be emailed to Arlene Marcionette at arlene.marcionette@mysticseaport.org or sent by post to: Arlene Marcionette Public Programs Project Manager Mystic Seaport 75 Greenmanville Avenue P.O. Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 02/15/2017

Historic Preservation Intern

National Trust for Historic Preservation Tarrytown, NY
Lyndhurst is a cool place to spend your summer. One of the most important Hudson River estates, Lyndhurst is A. J. Davis's masterwork. With structures dating from 1838 to 1911 and a spectacular 67 acre landscape on the Hudson River, this amazing setting can be your summer home. Interns work under the NTHP Restoration Project Manager and assist in the physical preservation of this incredible National Historic Landmark site. Historic Preservation BS/BA, MA/MS candidates and recent graduates of those programs are eligible for one of FIVE summer intern positions at the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Lyndhurst property. Be prepared to get your hands dirty! This internship provides hands-on experience restoring and repairing significant historic structures, and work alongside international MA/MS students from the École du Louvre Paris. The internship is 35-hours per week, Monday-Thursday for a 10 week period. Interns in 2017 will participate in restoration work at the National Landmark Gothic Revival mansion (c.1838), the oldest two lane regulation bowling alley in the United States (c.1894), museum displays, and other projects. Some interns will also rotate through the main office for social media, cataloging, documentation, development, fundraising and other work vital to our operation. Through fieldwork and field trips, students will experience the challenges and opportunities presented by stewarding historic structures. Send resume, references, and listing of Historic Preservation classes, plus cover letter detailing how this internship will benefit you, and the skills you bring to the position. Apply by email ONLY to trichmond@savingplaces.org. NO PHONE CALLS!!!
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $100/week plus housing
Posted on: 02/13/2017

Curatorial Intern

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum Brunswick, ME
Under the direction of the Director and Curator, the Curatorial Intern is responsible for (1) encouraging and facilitating faculty use of the Arctic Museum collections and exhibitions in their courses; (2) undertaking a major project related to one of the Arctic Museum’s initiatives; and (3) maintaining the Arctic Museum’s social media presence. In addition, the Curatorial Intern will help the Arctic Museum staff, performing routine tasks throughout the museum, including assisting with exhibit installations, routine collection care, K-12 and community outreach, and research support. A Bachelor’s degree is required, a major in Anthropology, History, Earth and Ocean Systems, or Environmental Studies is strongly preferred. Excellent research and writing skills required, as well as ability to engage with the public. Experience working in museums. Familiarity with Arctic environments and Inuit cultures. Ability to work with MS Office required, Adobe CS desirable. https://careers.bowdoin.edu/
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 02/10/2017

Marcia Brady Tucker Fellow

Yale University Art Gallery New Haven, CT
The Marcia Brady Tucker Curatorial Fellowship is a two-year, full-time appointment with benefits designed for an emerging scholar in the History of Photography who is interested in a curatorial career. Reporting to the Richard Benson Assistant Curator of Photography and Digital Media at the Yale University Art Gallery the Fellow will conduct essential research on and provide organizational, teaching, and project support related to the Gallery’s photography collection. M.A. in Art History or related field required. For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/2jZMs5v. AA/EEO – M/F/Disability/Veteran
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience.
Posted on: 02/08/2017

Museum Education Fellow

Bates College Lewiston, ME
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The Education Fellow will assist the Education Curator with the planning, deployment, and evaluation of the museum’s educational programming that integrates the exhibitions and collections into k-12 curriculum and the Bates campus community. Examples of projects could include assisting with integrating the Thousand Words Project (TWP), the Museum’s education program that uses art from the collection as tools for learning language skills and to explore relationships between written communication and visual art, into area schools and classes; developing parent-child artmaking workshops; and after-hours discussions about exhibitions for Bates student organizations, supporting curricular connections and integrating museum programming into the cultural and social life of Bates. QUALIFICATIONS A BA or BS with a concentration or minor in Education and Classroom experience; strong writing and communication skills; and excellent organization skills and attention to detail. Desired: Art History, Studio Art coursework; experience working with material culture; familiarity with educational and social web-resources and web design; experience working in a museum or other educational setting; computer image and design software and database experience. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who also works well in a small, team-oriented museum environment, and have the ability to work with a variety of constituencies at a liberal arts college. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment background screening. https://apply.interfolio.com/40277
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Contract
Posted on: 02/06/2017

Archival/ Collections Internship

Natick Historical Society Natick, MA
The Natick Historical Society seeks graduate student interns for an Archival/Collection internship. The NHS, founded in 1870, holds collections that span from the town’s origins as a praying Indian community, to its development as an agricultural community, industrialized center, and suburb of Boston, to the current day. Object collections range from furniture, textiles, industrial and domestic items, natural history specimens, and Native American artifacts. Research resources include more than 12,000 images, more than 500 volumes in a special collections library, and archival materials with more than 400 subject headings. Students may be assigned to process new archival or object donations, helping to research and catalog them, store them according to professional standards, and/or to improve existing finding aids. Hours are flexible and projects can be assigned according to each student’s interests. Qualifications: Current or recent enrollment in a graduate-level program in museum studies or related program, experience safely handling museum collections, computer database skills, strong communication skills, and good organizational abilities. Knowledge of museum registration standards and practices a plus. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and a short statement explaining why you are interested in this internship. Send application materials via e-mail to: Aaron M. Dougherty, Executive Director at director@natickhistoricalsociety.org. Flexible schedules of 8 to 16 hours a week. Posted on: 02/06/2017

Intern, Unpaid

Curatorial Internship, Summer 2017

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum Lincoln, MA
Curatorial Interns at deCordova engage in a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities as they participate in the day-to-day operations of a contemporary art museum and sculpture park. Specific responsibilities for Summer 2017 (June 01-August 31, actual dates TBD) will tentatively include, but are not limited to, work on research, logistical planning, and implementation assistance for current and upcoming exhibitions; conducting a variety of research pertaining to works in the permanent collection; work on upcoming Sculpture Park installations and related projects, and any administrative assistance required in the department. The curatorial staff at deCordova seeks a self-motivated art history graduate student or upper level undergraduate with specific interest in contemporary art and future career goals to work as a curator in a contemporary art museum. Applicants should have strong organizational abilities and computer skills, including literacy in Microsoft Office and Adobe. Prospective applicants should be aware that the Curatorial Internship is an unpaid, volunteer position. Because public transportation does not service deCordova and interns help with errand running, a car is a must. The Curatorial Intern must commit to a minimum of two, eight-hour days per week for the agreed upon duration of the internship, which typically lasts four months. The Intern may occasionally be asked to assist with programs occurring on Thursday evenings and Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (between 5-15 pages) by email to Scout Hutchinson (shutchinson@decordova.org). For general information about deCordova, upcoming programming and exhibitions, and future events please visit www.decordova.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 03/23/2017

Library and Archives Processing Intern

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Warner, NH
Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum is a unique institution as it is the only museum in New Hampshire that focuses on history, culture, and arts of the Native peoples of the United States. We are dedicated to connecting people of today with 20,000 years of Native American cultural expression. Through exhibitions and programs, we seek to challenge and inspire our visitors to improve the quality of our lives and our world. Interns in the MKIM Library's Archives Processing participate in a wide variety of projects under the direction of a professional archivists and curator. Students gain career-relevant archival experience in a museum library and collecting institutional museum atmosphere while contributing to the work of the institution. Internships may be available in the following areas • Textual: Interns learn the basic principles of library arrangement and description, as well as preservation and rehousing techniques. Cataloguing, processing and entering data into Past Perfect software is also used • Audiovisual: Audiovisual processing interns may assist with collection control, inventories, verification, preservation, entering and updating information in databases, and other tasks with the moving image, sound recording, and photograph collections Contact Patricia Violette, Executive Director, at 603-456-2600 or email at director@indianmuseum.org. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2017. Posted on: 03/23/2017

Education/Interpretative Services Intern

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Warner, NH
Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum is a unique institution as it is the only museum in New Hampshire that focuses on history, culture, and arts of the Native peoples of the United States. We are dedicated to connecting people of today with 20,000 years of Native American cultural expression. Through exhibitions and programs, we seek to challenge and inspire our visitors to improve the quality of our lives and our world. Mt. Kearsarge Indian Education and Interpretative Services Internship program provides educational opportunities for students interested in the museum profession and related fields. Interns complete projects using the resources of MKIM as well as outside sources. Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum (MKIM) provides visitors of all ages a multitude of unique learning experiences. Visitors to the center explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities. Interns in education implement program ideas for families and/or school groups on topics related to Native Indian cultures and acquire skills in researching, developing, facilitating, and documenting open-ended programs in a museum setting. Lesson plans, curriculum development and program facilitation are key elements for the internship. Interpretative Services promotes interest in Native Indian heritage, culture, history, and MKIM’s collection by delivering interpretive programs to visitors with an emphasis on serving school groups. You will assist in the research, testing, and development of school programs. The intern develops methodologies by researching digital technologies that enhance experiences. Contact Patricia Violette, Executive Director, at 603-456-2600 or email at director@indianmuseum.org. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2017. Posted on: 03/23/2017

Development/Marketing Intern

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Warner, NH
Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum is a unique institution as it is the only museum in New Hampshire that focuses on the history, culture, and arts of the Native peoples of the United States. We are dedicated to connecting people of today with 20,000 years of ongoing Native American cultural expression. Through exhibitions and programs, we seek to challenge and inspire all of us to improve the quality of our lives and our world. Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Development and Marketing Internship program provides educational opportunities for students interested in the museum profession and related fields. Interns complete projects using the resources of MKIM as well as outside sources. Interns in Development/Marketing assist staff in the daily operations of local, regional and national fundraising. Interns learn how to conduct research for prospective donors and grants, and assist in developing solicitation techniques and budgeting plans for exhibitions, conservation, preservation, festivals, educational programs and endowments. Interns also learn about MKIM outreach initiatives to Native communities. Projects include membership, corporate sponsorships and public fundraising initiatives to benefit MKIM. You must be currently enrolled in an academic program in order to receive credit through your institution. For more information, contact Patricia Violette, Executive Director, at 603-456-2600 or email at director@indianmuseum.org. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2017. Posted on: 03/23/2017

Marketing Internship

Heritage Museums & Gardens Sandwich , MA
Marketing Internship Reports to & Supervised by: Director of Marketing General Description: This position performs duties in support of Marketing, Communications, and Social and Print Media. Assists with the promotion of Heritage events, exhibits, programs, and more through online event promotions; with social media and other marketing communications; and in the organization of the online photography library. Intern also takes event and general photography as needed; updates and maintains media databases via Excel; writes stories for e-communications and the website; and handles routine office tasks, such as ordering supplies, making deliveries, and more. Qualifications: Courses in marketing and/or communications a plus. Photography skills, graphic design, and writing skills also a plus. Pleasant, professional personality. Computer proficiency, including a working knowledge of Microsoft, Word, and Excel. Duration and Hours: Part-time, up to 20 hours/week Required Documentation: Resume, cover letter, two references, interview with Director of Marketing, Communications, and PR, and the Interactive Marketing and Media Manager, documentation required for college program, completion of CORI report provided and processed by Heritage. To Apply: Send a resume, cover letter that includes what this internship would mean to your college studies and future plans, and two references to Amy Dean, Director of Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations at adean@heritagemuseums.org. Make sure to reference the name of the internship in the subject of your email. No phone calls, please.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 03/20/2017

Development Internship

Heritage Museums & Gardens Sandwich , MA
Interns work one day each week with the Development department staff on a variety of ongoing tasks and projects including: Assisting in designing, executing, and analysis of member survey. Assisting in the preparation of print communications. Assisting with event invitations and event execution. Researching, stewardship, and benefit fulfillment. Assisting with assembling kits and mailings for prospective and current donors. Putting together proposals and pitches to steward and enhance relationships with both prospective and current donors. Qualifications: Interest in nonprofit development as a career. Attention to detail with good organizational skills. Ability to work independently and see projects through from start to finish. A sense of curiosity about learning new things. The ability to work on a variety of tasks with an upbeat attitude and sense of humor. Imagination and problem solving abilities. Excellent interpersonal skills Duration and Hours: 5-8 unpaid hours per week. Day of week of internship is negotiable. Duration and schedules will be developed based on projects and participant availability. Required Documentation: Resume, cover letter, two references, interview with Heritage’s Development Officer, documentation required for college program, completion of CORI report provided and processed by Heritage To Apply: Contact Greg Wobst, Development Officer at gwobst@heritagemuseums.org. Please make sure to reference the name of the internship in the subject line of your email.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 03/20/2017

Archives Intern

South County History Center Kingston, RI
Position Purpose/Summary: Archives Interns will work with the SCHC Collections Manager to create finding aids for the SCHC archival collections. Archives Interns will create metadata for individual collections and develop itemized lists of the individual items held within each collection. Interns will gain insight into how a historical organization manages and maintains collections, gain training and experience in the creation of finding aids and archival work, and develop skills with research and collection management. Examples of Duties and Responsibilities: Create finding aids for the SCHC archival collections that will assist researchers of South County history; research specific documents, people and events relevant to archival collections; support the daily operations of SCHC, including giving tours and assisting with research inquiries Qualifications: Competency with computers; experience with Microsoft Office; strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written; must be detail-oriented; interest in history, archives and preservation; research skills; postgraduate, graduate student or upper-level undergraduate preferred. Physical requirements include repeated climbing up/down stairs, ability to lift up to 20 pounds and to perform duties while standing, sitting and walking. Please send application, cover letter and resume to Erica Luke at erica@southcountyhistorycenter.org or apply online at http://southcountyhistorycenter.org/volunteer-and-internship-opportunities/. Posted on: 03/14/2017

Collections Internship

South County History Center Kingston, RI
POSITION PURPOSE/SUMMARY: Collections Interns will work with SCHC staff to support the completion of a comprehensive inventory of the Center’s artifact collection. Collection Interns will verify collections, update information in the Center’s collections management database (PastPerfect) and research objects. Interns will gain insight into how a historical organization manages and maintains collections, gain training and experience in object handling, develop skills with PastPerfect software and conduct object-based research. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Catalogue inventoried collections in PastPerfect database; research aspects of the collection or specific objects; support the daily operations of SCHC, including giving tours and assisting with research inquiries QUALIFICATIONS: Competency with computers; experience with database software a plus, strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, and must be detail-oriented; interest in history, museums and preservation; research skills. Physical requirements include repeated climbing up/down stairs, ability to lift up to 20 pounds and to perform duties while standing, sitting and walking. HOW TO APPLY: Please send application, cover letter and resume to Erica Luke at erica@southcountyhistorycenter.org or apply online at http://southcountyhistorycenter.org/volunteer-and-internship-opportunities/. Posted on: 03/14/2017

Summer Intern

Fairfield University Art Museum Fairfield, CT
Fairfield University Art Museum seeks two summer interns with career interests in Museum Studies or a related field. The intern will work a flexible part-time schedule during the week with occasional evening and weekend hours, from May 1 to July 31. Interns will experience all aspects of running a small university art museum. Responsibilities will include: assisting with public events, writing blog posts, assisting with educational programs, and assisting with installation and de-installation of exhibits. Students pursuing an undergraduate degree in Art History, Museum Studies, Visual Arts, or a related field are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be self-motivated and work well with others. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to lwilliams@fairfield.edu by April 15, 2017. Posted on: 03/07/2017

Writing & Editing Internship

Harvard Art Museums Somerville, MA
The Communications Division of the Harvard Art Museums is accepting applications for a Writing and Editing Intern. This internship will be particularly relevant to those interested in publishing/editing as a career. Applicants who are majoring in communications, journalism, English, or related humanities and who have a strong interest in the arts are encouraged to apply. Under the supervision of the Marketing and Communications Writer, the intern will learn about the role of a writer and editorial team at a university art museum. Tasks will include conducting background research; arranging, assisting with, and conducting interviews; and attending and note-taking at lectures and other museums events. This is an unpaid internship, and the applicant must be receiving academic credit to be considered. The internship will cover the Summer 2017 semester. The internship is open to qualified students who are able to begin work June or earlier. The hours are flexible, but a minimum of 10 hours a week is highly desired. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in the publishing/editing industry and be organized, efficient, and creative. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Outlook are required. Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and two short (up to 500 words) writing samples to the Communications Department, Attn: Writing and Editing Internship, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Please email applications to Rebecca Torres at rebecca_torres@harvard.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Application Deadline: April 15, 2017. Posted on: 03/06/2017

Press Internship

Harvard Art Museums Somerville, MA
The Harvard Art Museums is accepting applications for the position of Press Intern, working in the Communications Division. Applicants with a strong interest in the arts and have interest in archives management, public relations, arts administration, and/or communications are encouraged to apply. The intern will be tasked with clipping, scanning, and filing all press related to the Harvard Art Museums. Working closely with the Public Relations Manager and Communications Staff Assistant, the intern will be trained to preserve and catalog clippings for print and digital records. The intern may also be asked to assist with other needs of the Communications Division, which may include inventory of the research library, answering email inquiries, updating the communications databases, and collating and distributing promotional materials. This is an unpaid internship and the applicant must be receiving academic credit to be considered. The internship is open to qualified students who are able to begin work in June 2017 or earlier. The internship will run through August 2017. The hours are flexible within the M-F work week. Applicants should be independent, organized, and detail-oriented, and possess computer skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Power Point. Familiarity with Evernote and Filemaker a plus, but not required. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter addressed to the Communications Department, Attn: Rebecca Torres, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Please submit applications in electronic format to: rebecca_torres@harvard.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Application Deadline: April 15, 2017. Posted on: 03/06/2017

Communications Internship

Harvard Art Museums Somerville , MA
The Harvard Art Museums is accepting applications for the position of Communications Intern. Applicants who are majoring in arts administration or marketing/communications with a strong interest in the arts are encouraged to apply. The intern will support marketing and public relations efforts within the division of Communications. Tasks shall include reading, clipping, and compiling of all Art Museums-related press; organizing and archiving press files; assisting in the distribution of promotional materials; assisting with social media efforts; and maintaining the communications database. This is an unpaid internship and the applicant must be receiving academic credit to be considered. The internship is open to qualified students who are able to begin work in June or earlier. The internship will run through August 2017.The hours are flexible within the M-F work week. Applicants should be independent, organized and efficient, and possess computer skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Power Point. Familiarity with Evernote and Filemaker a plus, but not required. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter addressed to the Communications Department, Attn: Rebecca Torres, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Please submit applications in electronic format to: rebecca_torres@harvard.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Application Deadline: April 15, 2017 Posted on: 03/06/2017

Graphic Design Internship

Harvard Art Museums Somerville, MA
The Harvard Art Museums is accepting applications for the position of Graphic Design Intern. Applicants who are majoring in graphic design or photography are encouraged to apply. The intern will support efforts within the Communications Division. Tasks shall include editing, processing, and organization of photography; assisting in the production of advertising artwork; and assisting with layout and production of various museums communications. This is an unpaid internship and the applicant must be receiving academic credit to be considered. The internship is open to qualified students who are able to begin work in June or earlier. The internship will run through August 2017. The hours are flexible within the M-F work week. Applicants should be independent, organized, efficient and very proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to the Design Department, Attn: Rebecca Torres, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA. Please submit applications in electronic format to:rebecca_torres@harvard.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please note that if qualified applicants are out of state, interviews may be conducted via Skype. Application Deadline: April 15, 2017 Posted on: 03/06/2017

College Summer Intern

American Independence Museum Exeter, NH
The internship will provide a solid introduction to museum work with emphasis on: developing and executing educational programs; day-to-day museum operations, including events and museum shop; cataloging and researching the museum collection; supporting fundraising and marketing efforts. Interns will have a research project on which to work, to be presented at the conclusion of the internship and will learn to give tours of the museum, as well. The schedule is two days a week (14 hours a week total) which must include Wednesdays and one other day of the intern’s choosing (during the museum’s open hours). Intern must be available during the American Independence Festival on July 15, 2017. The duration of the internship is 10-12 weeks, with an anticipated start date of May 24, 2017. Interns who can begin earlier than May 24th are welcome to do so. Those interested in the Education Department and would like to take a more active role in assisting with school programs are encouraged to begin earlier as well. Interns should be in the process of completing their Bachelor's degree in history, education, museum studies or a related subject. Although the position is unpaid, this is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a museum in transition. Self-motivation, flexibility, and the ability to work well with others—especially children—are required. To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and a list of three references to apietrantonio@independencemuseum.org by March 10, 2017. Posted on: 02/21/2017

Intern

The Dudley Farm Museum Guilford, CT
The Dudley Farm Museum (www.DudleyFarm.com) a small living history museum in N. Guilford, Connecticut seeks to reflect agricultural life common to the area during the late 19th century. The mission is “To preserve, restore, and operate the farm as an historical, educational, and recreational resource.” The museum is conducting a full inventory of its collections; this position seeks an individual to assist with collections management for the Dudley Foundation, with emphasis placed on the many pieces of farm equipment, including both hand tools and large farm equipment. The project includes: physical inventory of collections objects; reconciling objects with available records; photographing objects; basic rehousing and appropriate storage; and cataloging all information into PastPerfect Museum software. Opportunities for exhibit planning and grant-writing will also occur. This is an excellent opportunity to work hands-on with a materials reflecting rural life of the period, meet other volunteers with similar interests, and learn something new each day. Training provided. Attention to detail, patience, teamwork skills, and interest in farm life and 19th century history are desirable qualities. The chosen individual must possess the ability to work independently on one's own initiative and as a teammate. Work will be conducted both in the museum office and outside in the barns and sheds on the museum grounds. Literacy in Microsoft Office is required. Prospective applicants should be aware that this Internship is an unpaid, volunteer position, and may require irregular hours on site. Because public transportation does not service the area, a car is a must. Send letters of inquiry to Director@dudleyfarm.com, with preferred contact information.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 02/21/2017

Research Center Intern

Old York Historical Society York, ME
The Old York Historical Society seeks an intern to assist with library/archives projects at the organization’s Research Center in York Village, Maine. Interns gain hands-on experience in manuscript collections processing, photograph collection processing, or reference and research. This year’s project may include maritime history, York Maine history, historic postcards, or a collection of 20th century family papers. Preference will be given to graduate level students or recent graduates in library science, archives management, American history or museum studies. Proficiency with use of MS Office applications, especially MS Word and MS Excel is required. Experience using PastPerfect or other library/archives software is helpful. The ability to bend, reach and lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs is required. Internships may be completed for credit and are voluntary/unpaid. Schedule is flexible, must be agreed upon in advance. To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to research@oldyork.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected. Posted on: 02/17/2017

Collections Management Intern

Old York Historical Society York, ME
The Old York Historical Society seeks an intern to assist with collections management projects at the organization’s collections storage facility in Kittery, Maine and its museum campus in York Village, Maine. Interns gain hands-on experience in collections care, storage and record management. Students with a special interest and/or experience in historic textiles and clothing are encouraged to apply, but other interests and focuses will be considered. Preference will be given to graduate level students or graduates of museum studies, art history, American history, or archaeology/anthropology programs. Internships may be completed for credit and are voluntary/unpaid. Schedule is flexible, must be agreed upon in advance. To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to collectionsmanager@oldyork.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected. Posted on: 02/17/2017

Unpaid Intern

Vermont Granite Museum Barre , VT
The Vermont Granite Museum of Barre, Vermont is housed in a 300-foot long, 130 year old granite cutting shed. The long structure was built by the Jones Brothers Company as the first of its kind for the granite industry and was part of a large complex of buildings owned by the largest granite manufacturer in America. Projects and areas that interns can study include: Historical research - using primary documents, objects and photographs to develop web, exhibit, and tour content Archaeological research phase 1A survey of two granite companies Collections management - accessioning, cataloging, cleaning, and object storage Visitor experience - guiding tours, editing script and developing exhibits Marketing - website development, Facebook management, press releases and event promotion Program management RockFire, Barre Heritage and Homecoming Days, and Granite Festival Strategic planning developing and implementing policies and procedures into everyday practice Building and grounds maintenance - building improvements Museum studies gain practical experience in operating a history museum. To learn more about the position contact the museum at director@vtgranitemuseum.org or 802-476-4605. Posted on: 03/14/2017

Historical Horticulture Internship

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Plantation’s internship in Historical Horticulture offers the opportunity to explore both 17th- and 21st-century plants and horticultural practices through practical, hands-on learning experiences. Interns learn how the Museum’s experienced horticultural staff combine historical research with practical skills and knowledge to create, maintain and preserve historical landscapes in a variety of settings around our Museum campus. The Historical Horticulture Intern will learn 17th-century organic gardening techniques and practice their 21st-century skills by working alongside the Horticulture Specialists in the Museum’s Living History exhibits. The intern will also have the opportunity to participate in related educational programs, including workshops and weekly garden club meetings, as well as assist with the creation of a new digital plant database for use in training Museum staff. To submit an application for the Internship Program at Plimoth Plantation, please visit www.plimoth.org/internships. Questions can be directed to interns@plimoth.org. Posted on: 02/13/2017

Special Event Internship

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Plantation’s Special Events internship offers students with an interest in the hospitality industry, cultural event planning, business management, non-profits and/or museum programming the opportunity to learn how special events & catering services collaborate with the Museum’s Public Programs & School Services, Group Sales and Development departments to support and further our educational mission. Interns will assist staff with weddings and historic dining event logistics and hone their business administrative skills by assisting managers with communication with clients and financial/data analysis. The Special Events intern will also participate in several projects to help coordinate the launch of a new catering department brand. To submit an application for the Internship Program at Plimoth Plantation, please visit www.plimoth.org/internships. Questions can be directed to interns@plimoth.org. Posted on: 02/13/2017

Marketing & Communications Internship

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
The Marketing & Communications Internship offers students with a strong interest in marketing, corporate communications, and/or public relations the opportunity to hone their professional skills at the nation’s premier living history museum and tourist destination. The intern will collaborate with the Marketing & Communications team on several key projects furthering the Museum’s educational mission including the Mayflower II Restoration Project. Guided by their supervisor, the intern will generate content for use in press releases, the Museum’s blog and social media as well as assisting with coordinating promotional activities for museum programs and special events. Please visit www.plimoth.org/internships to submit an application for the Internship Program at Plimoth Plantation. Questions can be directed to interns@plimoth.org. Posted on: 02/13/2017

Historical Clothing & Textiles Internship

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
Reproducing historically accurate clothing in a museum setting encompasses a multitude of skills and processes, including research and development, use of period and modern construction techniques, as well as sharing this knowledge and skill with our guests who visit Plimoth Plantation. The Historical Clothing & Textiles intern will learn, practice, and apply the steps involved in reproducing period clothing for a living history museum. To do this, the intern will be completing an independent project: a full set of clothes to be worn by a Plimoth Plantation Living History Educator. The intern will also experience the unique workings of a wardrobe shop in a museum environment by assisting in daily operations. Please visit www.plimoth.org/internships to submit an application for the Internship Program at Plimoth Plantation. Questions can be directed to interns@plimoth.org. ​ Posted on: 02/13/2017

Museum Education Internship

Brick Store Museum Kennebunk, ME
The Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk, Maine, is offering a stipended educational program internship for Summer 2017. This internship position will produce original educational programming and content for the Museum. The intern’s primary projects will be: Research, develop and facilitate a weekly family activity table (one day per week) Lead walking tours of the town’s Historic District Develop new self-guided thematic walking tour & map (topic chosen by intern and staff) Development of school and classroom resources using Museum archives and artifacts Other projects may include but are not limited to: historical research for upcoming exhibits, on-site program and event assistance, and contributing to website content. The intern will interact with the public on a regular basis at the activity table and welcome desk. Minimum 10 hours per week, schedule is flexible. Experience in the following areas is preferred: working with children in academic or informal learning environments; historic research; writing. The intern candidate should possess good written communication skills, ability to speak in front of groups, knowledge of some educational theory and practice; basic office and computer skills. Design experience is also valued highly. To apply to this internship, please send your cover letter and resume to: Cynthia Walker, Executive Director, at cwalker@brickstoremuseum.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 02/08/2017

Museum Collections Internship

Brick Store Museum Kennebunk, ME
The Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk, Maine, is offering a stipended archival collections internship for Summer 2017. The Collections Intern will learn how collections are stored, managed, cataloged and cared for in an archival setting. Duties will vary according to availability of projects and student interest. Projects will include any combination of processing—arrangement description, and re-housing materials—as well as cataloging archival collections into our PastPerfect database; and researching collections for visitor requests. The intern will report to the Collections Manager. Other projects may include but are not limited to: historical research for upcoming exhibits, on-site program and event assistance, and contributing to website content. Qualifications preferred: Degree or expected degree in history, archive and library science and/or museum studies. Archival experience, word processing, and database skills are useful. To apply to this internship, please send your cover letter and resume to: Leanne Hayden, Collections Manager, at lhayden@brickstoremuseum.org. A small stipend is offered. Hours are flexible, with at least 10 hours per week.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 02/08/2017

Interpretation Intern

Buttonwoods Museum Haverhill, MA
The Buttonwoods Museum, a small history museum in Haverhill, MA, seeks an education intern to assist with reinterpretation of the Museum’s Pennacook exhibits and programs. Our education department provides fun and educational programs for toddlers through senior citizens in the community and the Museum welcomes visitors from across the country. A background in anthropology, history, or other related fields is encouraged. Special consideration will be given to applicants with a background in New England’s Native American history. This is an unpaid internship, but may be configured for school credit. Must have availability on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to programs@buttonwoods.org or mail to Buttonwoods Museum, Attn: Program Coordinator, 240 Water Street, Haverhill MA 01830. Posted on: 02/02/2017

Volunteer

Museum Educator

American Independence Museum Exeter, NH
The American Independence Museum seeks multiple volunteer Museum Educators to work at its historic Ladd-Gilman House and Folsom Tavern in Exeter, New Hampshire. Educators will work with school groups of different ages, presenting hands-on educational programs at the museum. During operating hours, educators may also have regular shifts at Folsom Tavern, providing assistance with a new child-friendly, hands-on exhibit. Educators also have the opportunity to assist with the execution of public events, such as the American Independence Festival. Training is provided and all are encouraged to apply. Applicant should enjoy working with children, have an interest in history, and be comfortable with presenting historical information to groups of children. Museum Educators are typically needed mid-week, from 10:00am – 2:00pm during the months of May, June, September and October (dates TBD). Exhibit assistance can occur anytime during open hours. Applicant will need to complete a Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) form. Posted on: 03/01/2017

Museum Shop Associate

American Independence Museum Exeter, NH
Are you a “people person”? Consider working in our Museum Shop, greeting visitors, and selling admission tickets, memberships and merchandise. This job includes operating a cash register and credit card machine. Between visitors help keep the shop stocked and tidy. Applicant should enjoy working with the public. This year the museum will be open Tuesday through Saturday between 10am and 4pm. Museum shop associate requires a standing commitment of at least 4 hours per week and a time commitment of at least 6 weeks during our open season of the beginning of May to the end of November. Applicant needs to be able to stand for at least 90 minutes at a time. Applicant should be flexible and available select Holidays and weekends where appropriate. No experience necessary, training will be provided. Opened to the public in 1991, the American Independence Museum includes the 1721 Ladd-Gilman House, a National Landmark property, and the Folsom Tavern, built in 1775. The museum chronicles the pivotal role of the Town of Exeter and the Ladd and Gilman families in the nation’s founding, as well as the origins of the NH Society of the Cincinnati. The museum's permanent collection of documents includes an original Dunlap Broadside of the Declaration of Independence and early drafts of the U.S. Constitution. Posted on: 03/01/2017

Museum Tour Guides

American Independence Museum Exeter, NH
The American Independence Museum seeks multiple Volunteer Museum Guides to work at its Ladd-Gilman House and Folsom Tavern in Exeter, New Hampshire. Guides will conduct tours, assist with daily museum operations including tour admissions, museum shop sales, and selling memberships. Training is provided and all are encouraged to apply. Applicant should enjoy working with the public and have an interest in history. This year the museum will be open Tuesday through Saturday between 10am and 4pm. Guiding for the Museum requires a standing commitment of at least 4 hours per week and a time commitment of at least 6 weeks during our open season of the beginning of May to the end of November. Applicant needs to be able to stand for at least 90 minutes at a time. Applicant should be flexible and available select Holidays and weekends where appropriate. No experience necessary, training will be provided. Opened to the public in 1991, the American Independence Museum includes the 1721 Ladd-Gilman House, a National Landmark property, and the Folsom Tavern, built in 1775. The museum chronicles the pivotal role of the Town of Exeter and the Ladd and Gilman families in the nation’s founding, as well as the origins of the NH Society of the Cincinnati. The museum's permanent collection of documents includes an original Dunlap Broadside of the Declaration of Independence and early drafts of the U.S. Constitution. Posted on: 03/01/2017

Volunteer Docent

Lippitt House Museum Providence, RI
The Lippitt House Museum in Providence, RI seeks volunteer docents to conduct tours and facilitate hands-on activities with visitors. The successful candidates will possess a willingness to experiment with different teaching techniques, an ability to connect with audiences of all kinds, and a passion for history and decorative arts. Excellent oral communication skills are a requirement. Teaching experience is recommended, and art-making skills and craft knowledge are a plus. Candidates will be asked to commit to volunteering two or three times a month (primarily on Fridays and Saturdays), totaling 10 to 15 hours a month. In addition, there will be an initial orientation and then occasional professional developments on pedagogical strategies and relevant historical topics. Please send a cover letter and resume to Jackie Delamatre, Curator of Education, at jdelamatre@preserveri.org. Responsibilities: • Commit to volunteer from April through December 2017 • Conduct tours and facilitate hands-on activities two Friday afternoons a month • Conduct tours and facilitate hands-on activities one Saturday every other month • Attend initial orientation as well as occasional professional developments • Research and prepare thoroughly for tours and other programs Posted on: 02/01/2017

Weekend Tour Guide

Museum of Fine Arts Boston , MA
Weekend Tour Guides offer free "Museum Highlights" tours of the MFA's global collection to the general public on Saturdays and Sundays.We welcome candidates who have a love of art and enjoy being in the Museum, who can communicate effectively with a wide range of visitors (group size varies), and who have the time and energy to consistently participate in this weekend program. We specifically invite candidates who reflect the diversity of the Boston area and provide a welcoming presence. Information sessions on Wed, Mar 1, at 6pm; and Sat, Mar 4, at 10am. Application deadline is April 26, 2017 For more information and to apply visit: www.mfa.org/employment/volunteer-opportunities.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 01/31/2017

Board Member

Board Member - Volunteer

Attleboro Arts Museum Attleboro, MA
The Attleboro Arts Museum (attleboroartsmuseum.org) is recruiting individuals to join its Board of Directors. Board members are expected to: attend 6 board meetings and flagship fundraising events; sit on one board committee; attend at least 3 annual events; personally contribute at a financial level that is meaningful to them; support the organization through fundraiser ticket sales; contribute to a collegial working relationship amongst board members. New board members that live or work in Southeastern, MA/Northern, RI – and beyond – are welcome to apply. The AAM strives for a board composition that reflects a diverse community. This is an open call for applicants, with no specific deadline. Candidates are invited to apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to: office@attleboroartsmuseum.org, using the subject: Board Member Application. Posted on: 02/06/2017