College Museum Interns Needed
The American Independence Museum seeks four College Summer Interns (in the areas of Education, Program & Visitor Services, Curatorial, and Development) to work at its historic Ladd-Gilman House and Folsom Tavern in Exeter, New Hampshire. The internships will provide a solid introduction to museum work with emphasis on:
· Developing and executing educational programs (Education)
· Day-to-day museum operations including events and museum shop (Programs & Visitor Services)
· Maintaining and cataloguing a museum collection (Curatorial)
· Supporting fundraising and marketing efforts (Development)
Additionally, all interns will learn to give tours of the museum, and have a research project to work on, which will be presented at the conclusion of the internship.
The duration of the internship is at least 8-10 weeks. The intern will set his/her own schedule, which will consist of two days a week for a total of 14 hours per week during the museums open hours (Tuesday Saturday, 9:00am - 4:00pm). With his/her schedule, the intern should be flexible and available during select holidays and weekends where appropriate. Intern must be available during the American Independence Festival (July 18) and Education Intern must be available July 13-17, as well.
Interns should be in the process of completing their Bachelor's degree in history, education, museum studies or related subject. Although the position is unpaid, this is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a Museum in transition and can be completed for course credit.