Internship Title: Collections Internship
Supervising Division/Department/Site: Star of the Republic Museum State Historic Site
Semester Internship is Available: Spring/Summer/Fall
Work Location Address: 23200 Park Rd 12, Washington, TX 77880
Duration: To Be Determined
Hours/Week: Fall/Spring Semester 8-10 hrs/week, Summer/ Mid-Semester Variable, Flexible Hours Available Upon Reques
Travel Required: No
INTERNSHIP JOB DESCRIPTION:
Interns may work on one or more of the following projects: packing and storing artifacts; cataloging and researching the museum collection; taking digital photographs of artifacts; re-housing and cleaning artifacts; data entry of collection records; developing themed exhibits; and organizing site resources.
Complies with all agency Internship Program policies and procedures.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
Clean, pack, and store artifacts; cataloging and researching collections; data entry of catalog records into collections database; development of educational materials; development of a themed exhibit (in-house or social media); and creation of social media posts regarding projects.
Applications will be accepted from currently enrolled college students who are sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students and recent Bachelor's or Master's degree graduates. Degree or expected degree in anthropology, archeology, archival/library studies, art, art history, education, history, museum studies, political science, social studies, sociology, or related field. Demonstrated interest in museum programs, education, and/or history.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Interest in museums, history, and/or education; strong writing, research, and communication skills; strong organizational, multitasking, and people skills; knowledge of standard office computer skills, including database software and word processing; ability to work independently and on detailed tasks.
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
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER