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Conrad Caldwell House Museum
1402 st. james court
DescriptionThe Conrad-Caldwell House Museum is considered to be the finest Richardsonian mansion on St. James Court. It is also known as "Conrad's Castle," and defines Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. The House was built for Theophilus Conrad, a Frenchman (Alsace) who made his fortune in Louisville in the tanning business. The original construction price was a mere $75,000 complete with its gargoyles, swags, massive arches and fleur-de-lis.
The Caldwell family purchased it in 1905 and refurbished it over a period of 2 years after Mr. Conrad's death. They lived there for 35 years. It served as the Rose Anna Hughes Presbyterian Retirement Home for 40 years. The St. James Court Historic Foundation purchased the home in 1987, restored it and it now operates the museum.
We also conduct several Annual Special Events throughout the year, have rental space for weddings and other events and offer a variety of Community Programs.
We are looking for interns with hard work ethic, creative ideas and the drive to accomplish their goals!
ResponsibilitiesLearn to work with and revamp our PastPerfect Archival System
Conduct guided Museum Tours.
Assist with Gift Shop Activities.
Field General Museum Inquiries.
Assist with Special Events and Exhibits.
Take part in Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Heritage Consortium and Cultural Consortium Meetings.
RequirementsPerfect for: History, Museum Studies, Art History and related fields.
The ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills, an excellent phone manner, experience with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and other commonplace social media platforms, and a positive attitude. Some basic web design knowledge is likewise very desirable. We ask that all applicants be rising college sophomores or older.
This position is 10-20 hours a week and is unpaid, but we can try and work with you to get college credit. The intern must work from the offices of the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum.
Must have some weekend flexibility.