Collections/Education Internship (Bonham, TX)

Internship Title:  Collections/Education Internship

Supervising Division/Department/Site: Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site

Semester Internship is Available:  Spring/Summer/Fall

Work Location Address: 890 W. State Hwy 56, Bonham, TX  75418

Duration:  To Be Determined

Application Closing Date: Until Filled

Hours/Week:  40 hours/week in Summer*, Negotiable during Fall/Spring/Summer* semesters

Travel Required:  No   



Option I/Collections: 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 collections records; and organizing site resources. 

Option II/Interpretation: Interns may work on one or more of the following projects: develop themed tours of historic house; develop engaging programming and events for the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site; develop off-site programming and outreach for schools and other community organizations; and develop multi-sensory tours and/or accessible tours for groups with various abilities.

Complies with all agency Internship Program policies and procedures.



Pack and store artifacts, cleaning artifacts, cataloging and researching collections, data entry of catalog records into collections database, develop themed tours and programs, develop off-site programming, develop multi-sensory guided house tours.


Interest in museums, history, and/or education.  Strong writing, research and communications skills.  Strong organizational, multitasking and people skills.  Knowledge of American and Texas history.  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 anthropology, archeology, archival/library studies, art, art history, education, history, museum studies, political science, social studies, sociology, or a related field.  Demonstrated interest in museum programs, education and/or history. 



Applications will be accepted from currently enrolled college students who are in their second, third or fourth year of coursework as well as graduate students and recent Bachelor’s and Master’s degree graduates. 


REMARKS (Application procedure, Special requirements): Applications must be submitted on the Texas Historical Commission’s Internship Application available on the web at  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.



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