Internship Title: Curatorial Intern
Supervising Division/Department/Site: Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site
Semester Internship is Available: Spring/Summer/Fall
Work Location Address: Remote/Online
Duration: To Be Determined
Application Closing Date: Until Filled
Travel Required: No
INTERNSHIP JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Curatorial Intern Intern at the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site will work remotly under the supervision of the Curator and Site Manager. Currently, the Sam Bell Maxey House has a collection of photocopied letters written by the Maxeys, Longs, and related family members, and a collection of hand written school papers. Volunteers and staff members have been working on the transcription of these letters/papers. The Curatorial Intern’s main project will be the organization of the school papers and the transcribing of the school papers. The position requires proficiency with technical writing and the use of Microsoft Office. The intern must be able to communicate effectively both in a written and oral format. Lastly, the intern must have the ability to work online and independently within a given framework.
Complies with all agency Internship Program policies and procedures.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
The Curatorial InternIntern will take point on the transcribing of several handwritten school papers. Documents will be provided to the intern on OneDrive, and the intern will be able to hold open communication with the Curator and Site Manager. Once the intern has finished a document and the document is ready for review, a staff member will review the transcription and either send it back for edits or mark it complete.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Interest in museums, history, archives, 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; Degree or expected degree in history, politics/government/civics, humanities, or a related field; Demonstrated interest in politics/government/civics, and/or history.
Applications will be accepted from currently enrolled college students who are sophomores, juniors, seniors, or 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 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