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Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
45 Macculloch Ave
Posted: July 29 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 5 Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionThis one semester, unpaid internship may be taken for course credit as determined by the appropriate college or university representative. All interns work directly with museum staff at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum (MHHM).
Museum Digital Media Internship
The Museum Digital Media Intern will work with the Executive Director to update and maintain the museum’s online presence. Responsibilities include updating the museums website and planning, scheduling, and posting content for the Museum’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
Museum Archives Internship
The Museum Archives Intern will work with the Executive Director and Curator of Collections to preserve valuable records, and manage a system to help visitors and staff understand and easily find information within those records. Responsibilities include assessing, organizing, and maintaining the following types of records; photographs, prints, letters, and documents.
Museum Collections Internship
The Museum Collections Intern will work with the Executive Director and Curator of Collections to implement the museum’s professional plan for collections care. Responsibilities include handling objects, assessing object condition, cataloging, assisting with the accession of objects entering the collection, performing collection maintenance, aiding with exhibitions, and researching objects in the museum’s collection.
Museum Media Marketing Internship
The Media Marketing Intern will work with the Executive Director to promote the museum through various media outlets. Responsibilities include editing, posting, and scheduling press releases for museum events, educational programs, and new exhibitions.
Spring Garden Internship
The Spring Garden Intern will be responsible for some of the regular garden care and maintenance including: weeding, assisting in the division and replanting cultivars, assisting in the planting of the kitchen garden, assisting in the planting of the dahlia collection and preparing the gardens for summer. Summer preparation includes: laying hoses for irrigation, assessing the condition of garden tools and soil mitigation on an as-needed basis. She or he will work with the Executive Director to identify long-term planting and expansion needs based on research of the historic grounds both in the Archives at MHHM and other local institutions.
The successful candidate will be familiar with the basics of garden care and maintenance, work well independently and as part of team, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, be able to successfully conduct independent research, and be creative in their approach to educating the public about gardens through social media.
To apply, please email a cover letter outlining your interest in Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, resumé and three references to: Patricia C. Pongracz, Ph.D., Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.