Museum Intern

Internship Title: Museum Intern

Supervising Division/Department/Site: Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site

Semester Internship is Available:  Spring/Summer/Fall

Work Location Address: 609 S. Lamar Ave., Denison TX 75021

Duration:  To Be Determined

Application Closing Date: Until Filled

Hours/Week:  Minimum 10 hours/week Fall/Spring and 20 hours/week in Summer

Travel Required:  No 

 

INTERNSHIP JOB DESCRIPTION:

Under the supervision of the site manager, the intern will work on projects and gain experience with the following museum operations: public programming, exhibit development, and historic house and collections management.

Complies with all agency Internship Program policies and procedures.

 

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:

Interns may work on one or more of the following projects:

  • Conduct and summarize research for exhibits, tours, and special programming. 
  • Assist with guided tours of the historic house, museum, and the site. 
  • Help develop themed exhibits (or conduct research for such)  and plan small exhibits. 
  • Complete writing projects such as research reports, short articles or blogs for the website, and social media.
  • Help develop and conduct events and programming at the site as well as developing themed guided tours and presentations.
  • Develop educational programming for K-12, groups (scouts, day camps), adults, and familes
  • Develop, plan, and participate with special events and programming for children, adults, and families
  • Assist with inventory of collections and research of museum collections; Re-house artifacts or photographs; conduct data entry of collections records; and assist with organizing site resources.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Interest in museums, history, or education.  Writing, research, and communication skills.  Knowledge of standard office computer skills, including database software and word processing.  Ability to work independently and on detailed tasks.  Degree or expected degree in history, education, museum studies, library/archival science, humanities, or a related field. Ability to work indoors and outdoors in challenging environmental conditions (heat, rain, cold, humidity, etc.).

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Applications will be accepted from currently-enrolled college students who are sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students.  Recent graduates with either a bachelpr or master's degree may also apply

 

REMARKS (Application procedure, Special requirements): Applications must be submitted on the Texas Historical Commission’s Internship Application available on the web at www.thc.texas.gov.  Please mail applications to P.O. Box 12276, Austin, Texas 78711 or deliver them in person at 1700 N. Congress Avenue, Suite B-65, Austin, Texas.  A resume and current transcript must be submitted with your application.  Resumes cannot be submitted in lieu of applications.  Applications will be reviewed, and top applicants will be contacted for interviews.  After a qualified person has been chosen for the specified internship, letters will be mailed to all interviewed applicants letting them know that the position has been filled. Disability access for application submission, testing and interview accommodations can be provided upon reasonable notice.

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY                                                                                           

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