EXHIBITION ASSOCIATE/INTERN AND MUSEUM EDUCATION INTERN

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Thomas Cole National Historic Site
218 Spring Street
Catskill, NY
Posted: December 30 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 5 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site is now accepting applications for Exhibition Associate/Intern and Museum Education Intern to help plan and implement the 2016 season of exhibitions and events. Interns are provided the opportunity to work closely with the education, collections, and interpretation staff on all aspects of the museum’s operation. Interns are welcome on a rolling basis year-round. The winter-spring season spans: February-May, Summer: May/June-August, and Fall: September - December. All selected Interns work closely with staff and gain valuable, behind-the-scenes museum experience. Projects may include exhibitions and research, collection management, planning and design, and museum education and interpretation.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain in-depth experience for those looking to pursue a career in the museum field. Candidates with a passion for art, museums, history, and/or education are encouraged to apply. Academic credit has been arranged for students who complete a minimum number of hours per week, as determined by their college or other academic institution. Interns may work two to four days per week for a period of three to six months.

Responsibilities

Through the combination of research, interpretation, and hands-on experience, selected candidates will have the opportunity to:

+ Lead tours of the historic buildings and monitor the galleries
+ Conduct a research project
+ Take tickets, field customer phone calls, usher, and distribute programs at special events
+ Participate in day-to-day operations of a historic artist’s house museum

Requirements

The TCNHS seeks self-motivated undergraduate students and recent graduates who have expressed a commitment to careers in a history or art museum, exhibition and collection management, and/ or museum education. A background, passion for, or study of history, art history, material culture, decorative arts, museum studies and/or museum education are ideal. Applicants should have strong organizational abilities, an affinity for public speaking, and computer skills.

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