Education & Public Programs Internship

internship - part time, paid

Fraunces Tavern Museum
New York, NY
Closed
Posted 81 Days ago
Fraunces Tavern Museum
New York, NY
internship - part time, paid
Posted 81 Days ago
Closed

Description

Fraunces Tavern Museums mission is to preserve and interpret the history of the American Revolutionary era through public education. Housed in historic Fraunces Tavern, the permanent collection focuses on 18th and 19th century architecture, period rooms, prints, paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, and manuscripts relating to or reflecting aspects of early American culture and history. Also included in the collection is material associated with the history of the Sons of the Revolution of the State of New York, Inc.

In an effort to expand its offerings to the public, the Museum is seeking a summer intern to research and develop a new guided tour.

Responsibilities
The intern will report to the Education & Public Programs Coordinator, and will research content and materials for a new guided tour of the Museum, focusing on George Washington. The intern will use this content to write a tour script that will be facilitated by Docents.

The internship will take place from June through August 2019, with flexible start and end dates. Interns must be able to commit to a schedule of 1 day per week for the duration of the internship. The scheduled day is flexible. This position provides a stipend.

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to: 2education@frauncestavernmuseum.org with “Summer Internship 2019” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. You will be contacted if selected for an interview.
Requirements
• Currently enrolled in undergraduate/graduate studies (museum studies, history, education, or similar), or recently graduated.
• Detail oriented, organized, and able to work independently.
• Excellent communication and writing skills, experience with academic research.
• Must be able to climb stairs.
• Familiarity with Early American, Colonial American and Revolutionary War history a plus.

Skills

writing, communication, museums, history, museum collections, art, organization, sculpture, web content, scheduling, flexibility, public education, museum studies, academic research, guided tours

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