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Steppingstone Farm Museum
461 Quaker Bottom Road
Havre de Grace, MD
Posted: August 18 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionAre you interested in Historic Preservation, old buildings, or architecture? Are you new to the museum world and want hands on experience? Then Steppingstone Farm Museum is the place for you! Steppingstone preserves and interprets the rural heritage of Harford County. Since 1980 the museum has maintained and preserved 23 buildings more than half of which are historically registered.
Interns shall work with the Restoration and Preservation Manager in the restoration, preservation, and maintenance of the historic built environment at Steppingstone Farm Museum. Interns shall assist with special events and other duties as needed. Interns shall focus on a project that will give them significant experience in the workplace. This is an unpaid internship. Interns shall be expected to work some weekends as necessary.
Interns shall have a concentration to their internship. When applying please specify which concentration you are applying for. Concentrations and their responsibilities include:
• Slate roofing
• Mechanical Restoration
All projects include, with the input of the P&R Manager, identifying a particular restoration and/or preservation issue, researching proper course of action, creating an action plan, and, under the supervision of the P&R Manager, executing the action plan.
ResponsibilitiesInterns will commit to two to three days per week at the museum. Some weekend work is required. Interns are expected to present a project of their choosing to the Curator and Board of Directors at the conclusion of the internship.
RequirementsInterns may be students in an undergraduate program, those that have recently graduated from an undergraduate program, or those that are current graduate students, or those who have recently graduated from a graduate program. Applicants may have proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel). Applicants should have an interest in historic preservation, architecture, or engineering. Excellent written and oral communication skills and presentation skills are preferred.
SkillsRequired - Dependable, Detail Oriented, Always Willing to Learn, Commitment to Customer Service
Preferred - PastPerfect, American History