Collections and Archives Internship
This position introduces you to the management of archives and collections at a small historic site. If interest, you might assist in public programming, 1860s clothing construction and/or animal husbandry.
- Scan, inventory and make housing recommendations for Mahaffie family photos.
- Assist in the care, cleaning, inventory, and organization of the site's collections.
- Collect oral history interviews from community members who knew Ell Mahaffie, the youngest Mahaffie daughter.
- Update Past Perfect database records as necessary.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Education: You must possess a high school diploma or GED. You must posses the ability to work in a team atmosphere, have strong written and verbal communication skills. Proficient and knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook. College work in a related field and previous museum experience a plus.
Working conditions: Must be able to spend a large amount of time outdoors and be able to walk, at times, one half-mile without difficulty. Must feel comfortable wearing 1860s clothing.
Ability to read, comprehend, and speak in a variety of settings.
Ability to represent Mahaffie in a professional and positive manner.
Ability to walk or stand for an hour or more at a time and work at least six hours per week for at least eight weeks.
To apply: send a resume and cover letter to Katie Lange, Daily Programs Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.