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INTERNSHIPS

Summer Collections Assistant (for credit only)
Hanford Mills Museum (East Meredith, NY)

Assist the Collections Technician and other staff with a variety of projects related to thes full-site inventory as well as collections management and care. Projects may include:  Researching and reconciling undocumented objects; Processing education collection objects, including assisting with deaccessioning objects from permanent to education collection; Numbering and cataloging permanent collections objects; and Basic housekeeping and care of collections storage areas and objects.  This position duration is expected to last 12 weeks; the assistant will work 37.5 hours per week.

Collections Internship
The Rosenbach (Philadelphia PA)

Assist with a variety of collections projects, including but not limited to collections inventory and associated data entry (PastPerfect); research for future exhibitions; assisting writing exhibition labels; expanding collections guides; re-shelving; and contributing to our social media presence. Projects can be tailored to the intern’s specific interests, where possible.  This internship is unpaid, but may be used for course credit with approval from your institution. Schedule is flexible, though primary work hours do not include nights or weekends.  Send a cover letter, resume, availability, and a list of three references to (Ms.) Jobi Zink, jzink@rosenbach.org. Please include “Collections Intern” in your subject line.
Deadline: April 17, 2018.

Summer 2018 Architecture Archives Intern 
Taliesin West (Scottsdale AZ)
Assists in the organization and inventory of the architectural drawings, project files, collateral and research materials, and finding aids of the firm Taliesin Associated Architects housed in the vaults of the Library and Collections Building.  This internship position is for individuals willing to volunteer their services without expectation of compensation. Room and board at historic Taliesin West will be provided for the Summer Semester (June through August 2018).

2018 Summer Collections Internship
The Museum at Bethel Woods (Liberty NY)

Intern works closely with museum staff on hands-on, meaningful projects—cataloguing, photographing, researching, numbering, and storing accessions,  working with loans and research requests, assisting with special exhibitions—and gain experience in the operation of a mid-size museum. Work weeks are typically 40 hours,Monday through Friday and may also include assisting with education programs and working the museum floor. Ten-week internship. Placement begins in June and ends in mid-August (there is some flexibility with dates). The Curatorial Internship pays a stipend of $5,000; local room, board, and transportation will be the intern’s responsibility.  Application available from Lauren Jones at ljones@bethelwoodscenter.org.   

2018 Summer Collections Internship  
The National WWII Museum (New Orleans LA)
The internship will consist of two collection-based projects.
Project 1: Working closely with the Registrar, the intern will survey framed items in the Museum’s Permanent Collection. Intern responsibilities include assisting the Registrar with determining which items are in modern frames, physically removing objects from their frames, assisting with the transport of framed artifacts from offsite storage back to the museum, re-housing, and labeling. This project will require the intern to be at our offsite storage twice a week with the Registrar.
Project 2: Receiving direction from the Registrar and Collections Manager, the intern will be responsible for inventory, organizing, and re-housing selected storage cabinets in our Permanent Collection. Intern responsibilities include handling WWII military equipment, recording objects and locations, referring to the Museum’s collection management database, re-housing and labeling Permanent Collection objects.
The Summer Collections Internship will run between eight and 12 weeks, depending on the students schedule and requirements. Ideally, the program begins the last week of May and ends the last week of July though dates are slightly negotiable. Regular work hours at the museums are  9am-5pm,  Monday through  Friday, and the internship would require a minimum of 25 hours a week.    Please submit a CV or résumé, cover letter, and two references to elena.sanderlin@nationalww2museum.org
Deadline: May 4, 2018 

 

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