Internship & Volunteer Portal

Internships and volunteering are so important in the museum world. Done well, they are win/win propositions: the museum gains valuable assistance in pursuing its mission, while the intern or volunteer gains experience and satisfaction for helping with a greater good. NEMA’s Internship & Volunteer Portal connects museums and individuals for mutual benefit.

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Intern/Fellowship, Paid

Collections Management/Registrarial Internship

Nantucket Historical Association Nantucket, MA
The Nantucket Historical Association seeks a collections management or registrarial intern to work in the organization’s extensive historic artifact collections. The intern will help identify, inventory, and catalog items in such collections areas as furniture, toys, hand tools, lighting devices, ceramics, and Native American archeology. A specific scope of work for the internship will be developed based on the intern’s skills, knowledge, and professional goals. Required: Enrollment in or graduation from master’s level program in Museum Studies or a similar discipline. Demonstrated experience or coursework in collections management and registrarial practices is required. Careful attention to detail and the ability to work independently, to seek clarification, and to offer suggestions when needed are essential. Physical requirements include the ability to lift up to 40 lbs. Housing is provided, plus a stipend of $2,500 for a ten-to-thirteen week internship. Dates are flexible depending on the availability of the candidate. Please send resume, letter of interest, and contact information for three references to Rebecca Miller, rmiller@nha.org. Deadline for applications is September 1, 2017, or until filled. Posted on: 08/01/2017

Archives Intern

Nantucket Historical Association Nantucket, MA
Under the supervision of the Chief Archivist, the Archives Intern will be exposed to multiple levels of archives management and gain hands-on experience working with manuscript, photographic, digital, and hybrid collections. They will conduct specific accessioning, appraisal, and description projects; will document and refine existing procedures; and will contribute to the development of new policies in the archives. Projects may include assisting with new acquisitions; creating accession records and archival collection inventories; processing manuscript and photographic collections; developing finding aids for new and existing collections; and rehousing collections. Smaller amounts of time may also be dedicated to reference and assisting with exhibition research. A knowledge of American history, literature, maritime history, or geography is advantageous, yet not required. Required: Enrollment in or graduation from an ALA-accredited master’s program. Completed coursework in archival theory and practice or relevant experience with archival materials is required. Solid time management skills. Familiarity with descriptive standards and metadata schemas. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work independently, to seek clarification, and to offer suggestions when needed. Physical requirements include the ability to lift up to 40 lbs. Housing is provided, plus a stipend of $2500 for a ten-to-thirteen week internship. Dates are flexible depending on the availability of the intern. Please send resume, letter of interest, and contact information for three references to rmiller@nha.org. Deadline for applications is August 25, 2017, or until filled.
SALARY RANGE: $2500 stipend and housing
Posted on: 08/01/2017

Education Fellowship

Fitchburg Art Museum Fitchburg, MA
The FAM Education Fellowship is a 12-month, 20-hour per week appointment for a recent M.A. in museum studies, art education, or art history. The FAM Education Fellow will participate in the full range of art museum educational activities, with primary responsibilities for overseeing the translation of our Egyptian gallery labels into Spanish, writing and producing exhibition brochures, administering programs, and generally assisting the Director of Education. Opportunities to participate in docent training, public, school, and community programs, teacher workshops, accessibility issues, and exhibition interpretation will be made available whenever possible. The Education Fellow will report directly to Director of Education Laura Howick, and will work closely with the Director of Docents and other members of the FAM team. As the fellowship progresses, the Fellow will have increasing responsibilities and autonomy. The Fellow must be able to work at least one weekend day a month during the school year. The Fitchburg Art Museum is committed to the future career aspirations of each Fellow. FAM staff will actively participate in job searches for Fellows with direct advocacy, references, and professional networks. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, three writing samples (1-5 pages each), and the names and contact information for three references by email to Director of Education Laura Howick (lhowick@fitchburgartmuseum.org), and put “Education Fellowship” in the subject line. We seek to fill this position by September 1, 2017.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $15,000 with an option to purchase health care
Posted on: 07/20/2017

Intern, Unpaid

Institutional Writing Internship

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
At one of the nation’s premier living museums, providing powerful personal encounters with history takes many forms. The Institutional Writing Internship offers students with a demonstrated interest in history, public history, museum studies, English, writing, arts administration, marketing & media relations, or communications the opportunity to share Plimoth Plantation’s diverse and unique histories with all the Museum’s stakeholders. The Institutional Writing Intern will work closely with the Media, Design & Collections Team assisting with a diverse array of writing and archival projects in support of the Museum’s educational mission. This may include proofing Plimoth Life Magazine, crafting mission-oriented and experiential social media content, and drafting new Teacher Kit Content Guides. The Institutional Writing & Archives intern will also assist with Plymouth Bay Arts Festival, which may include research and writing articles and blog posts, conducting interviews, and assisting with media coverage as well as day of event logistics. For more information or to submit an online application, please visit www.plimoth.org/internships. Deadline for submissions is September 10, 2017.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 08/07/2017

Archaeology Collections Internship

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Plantation has played key roles in the field of archaeological research and hosts one of the largest repositories of early colonial archaeological material in New England. Our collections are the basis for several foundational texts in historical archaeology and are regularly used for study, reproduction, and exhibition. The Archaeology Collections intern will play a key role in making theses collections accessible online for researchers, teachers and the Museum’s guests. The intern will help to catalog our extensive collection of native and colonial archaeological artifacts while also assisting in developing programs and exhibits related to Massachusetts’s Archaeology Month (October). The intern will gain valuable experience working across departments with our Curator of Collections, Deputy Director of Media, Design & Collections, and Director of Wampanoag and Algonkian Performance, Research, & Interpretive Training. For more information or to submit an online application, please visit www.plimoth.org/internships. Deadline for applications is September 10, 2017.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 08/07/2017

Historical Clothing & Textiles Internship

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth, MA
Reproducing historically accurate clothing in a museum setting encompasses a multitude of skills and processes, including research and development, use of period and modern construction techniques, as well as sharing this knowledge and skill with our guests who visit Plimoth Plantation. The Historical Clothing and Textiles intern will learn, practice and apply the steps involved in reproducing period clothing for a living history museum. This will include historical research with access to departmental and museum libraries, pattern drafting, period construction techniques, and 17th-century accessories or trims (thread-wrapped buttons, card woven trim, hat making, etc.). They will also experience the unique workings of a wardrobe shop in a museum environment. For more information or to submit an online application, please visit www.plimoth.org/internships. Deadline for fall applications is September 10, 2017.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 08/07/2017

Historical Horticulture Intern

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth , MA
Plimoth Plantation’s internship in Historical Horticulture offers the opportunity to explore both 17th- and 21st-century plants and horticultural practices through practical, hands-on learning experiences. Interns learn how the Museum’s experienced horticultural staff combine historical research with practical skills and knowledge to create, maintain and preserve historical landscapes in a variety of settings around our Museum campus. The Historical Horticulture position is ideal for students with an interest in horticulture, environmental studies, agriculture, botany, and/or public history. For more information or to submit an online application, please visit www.plimoth.org/internships. Deadline for Fall 2017 applications is September 10, 2017.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 08/07/2017

Fall Internships

Nichols House Museum Boston, MA
The Nichols House Museum offers part-time internships in collections, archives and digital services, research, education, development, and marketing. Due to the small nature of our team, interns are encouraged to work in a multidisciplinary fashion if interested. All interns are required to provide routine tour support and contribute content to the museum’s monthly blog. Internships can be used for course credit. Qualifications: The Nichols House Museum seeks highly motivated graduate students or upper-level undergraduate students in the fields of art history, history, museum studies, library and information science, communications or marketing. Applicants should possess strong organizational skills and exhibit an attention to detail. Interns must commit to a minimum of one, eight-hour day per week. Apply by: August 31, 2017 How to apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by email to info@nicholshousemuseum.org with Fall Internship – [Area of Interest] in the subject line. Posted on: 08/03/2017

Public Outreach Intern (Fall 2017)

South County History Center Kingston, RI
The Public Outreach Intern will work with the SCHC Executive Director on marketing and communications efforts to promote the Center and its public and educational offerings. The Public Outreach Intern will gain an understanding of how a nonprofit interacts with the community by assisting in the execution of public programs and tours. The intern will develop promotional materials, social media outreach and other marketing-related items. Examples of Duties and Responsibilities: create marketing pieces and social media posts to promote the Center's programming and educational initiatives; assist in the execution of programs and events; support the daily operations of the Center, including giving tours For qualifications, additional information and to apply, please visit http://southcountyhistorycenter.org/volunteer-and-internship-opportunities/. Posted on: 08/02/2017

Archives Intern (Fall 2017)

South County History Center Kingston, RI
The Archives Intern will work with the SCHC Collections Manager to create finding aids for the SCHC archival collections. The Archives Intern will create metadata for individual collections and develop itemized lists of the individual items held within each collection. The intern will gain insight into how a historical organization manages and maintains collections, gain training and experience in the creation of finding aids and archival work and develop skills with research and collection management. Examples of Duties and Responsibilities: create finding aids for the SCHC archival collections that will assist researchers of South County history; research specific documents, people, and events relevant to archival collections; support the daily operations of the Center, including giving tours and assisting with research inquiries For qualifications, additional information and to apply, please visit http://southcountyhistorycenter.org/volunteer-and-internship-opportunities/. Posted on: 08/02/2017

Collections Intern (Fall 2017)

South County History Center Kingston, RI
Collections Interns will work with SCHC staff to support the completion of a comprehensive inventory of the Center’s artifact collection. Collection Interns will verify collections, update information in the Center’s collections management database (PastPerfect) and research objects. Interns will gain insight into how a historical organization manages and maintains collections, develop skills with PastPerfect software and conduct object-based research. Examples of Duties and Responsibilities: catalogue inventoried collections in PastPerfect Software; research aspects of the collection or specific objects; support the daily operations of the Center, including giving tours and assisting with research inquiries For qualifications, additional information and to apply, please visit http://southcountyhistorycenter.org/volunteer-and-internship-opportunities/. Posted on: 08/02/2017

Marketing Internship - Fall 2017

Harvard Art Museums Somerville, MA
The Harvard Art Museums are accepting applications for the position of Marketing Intern. The intern will support marketing and public relations efforts within the Communications Division. This is an unpaid internship and the applicant must be able to receive academic credit to be considered. Tasks shall include assisting with the distribution of promotional materials; postering Harvard campus and local communities; creating external event postings and updating visitor planning information on external websites; assisting with marketing research; and maintaining the communications marketing databases and files. The position also assists with the Press Intern's duties which include assembling press kits and reading Harvard Art Museums-related press. The internship will run through December 2017. We will also consider intern applications for the full 2017–18 academic year (running through May 2018). The hours are flexible within the Mon–Fri work week. Applicants who are majoring in arts administration or marketing/communications with a strong interest in the arts are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be independent, organized, and efficient, and possess computer skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel. Familiarity with Photoshop and FileMaker a plus, but not required. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter addressed to Rebecca Torres, Communications Department, via the email rebecca_torres@harvard.edu. Please include the subject line: "Marketing Internship." In your cover letter, please state whether you are applying for a single semester or a full academic year term. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. However, final deadline for the fall internship is September 1.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: Unpaid/Academic Credit
Posted on: 08/01/2017

Press Internship - Fall 2017

Harvard Art Museums Somerville, MA
The Harvard Art Museums is accepting applications for the position of Press Intern, working in the Communications Division. This is an unpaid internship and the applicant must be receiving academic credit to be considered. The intern will be tasked with clipping, scanning, and filing all press related to the Harvard Art Museums. Working closely with the Public Relations Manager and Communications Staff Assistant, the intern will be trained to preserve and catalog clippings for print and digital records. The position will also include assembling press kits, and helping to compile and organize press logs. The intern may also be asked to assist with other needs of the Communications Division, which may include inventory of the research library, and updating communications databases. The internship will run through December 2017. We will also consider intern applications for the full 2017–18 academic year (running through May 2018). The hours are flexible within the Mon–Fri work week. Applicants who are majoring in arts administration or marketing/communications with a strong interest in the arts are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be independent, organized, and efficient, and possess computer skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Power Point. Familiarity with Photoshop and FileMaker a plus, but not required. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter addressed to Rebecca Torres, Communications Department, via the email rebecca_torres@harvard.edu. Please include the subject line: "Press Internship." In your cover letter, please state whether you are applying for a single semester or a full academic year term. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: Unpaid
Posted on: 07/31/2017

Communications Internship - Fall 2017

Harvard Art Museums Somerville, MA
The Harvard Art Museums are accepting applications for the position of Communications Intern. This is an unpaid internship and the applicant must be receiving academic credit to be considered. The intern will support public relations efforts within the Communications Division. Tasks shall include responding to inquiries through the Harvard Art Museums' general email account; assisting with the distribution of promotional materials; creating external event postings; assisting with non-profit donation inquiries; and maintaining the communications database. The position also assists with the Press Intern's duties which include assembling press kits; helping compile and organize press logs; as well as reading, clipping, and archiving all Harvard Art Museums-related press. The internship will run through December 2017. We will also consider intern applications for the full 2017–18 academic year (running through May 2018). The hours are flexible within the Mon–Fri work week. Applicants who are majoring in arts administration or marketing/communications with a strong interest in the arts are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be independent, organized, and efficient, and possess computer skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Power Point. Familiarity with Photoshop and FileMaker a plus, but not required. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter addressed to Rebecca Torres, Communications Department, via email to rebecca_torres@harvard.edu. Please include the subject line: "Communications Internship." In your cover letter, please state whether you are applying for a single semester or a full academic year term. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: Unpaid
Posted on: 07/31/2017

Curatorial Intern, Fall 2017

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Lincoln, MA
Curatorial Interns at deCordova engage in a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities as they participate in the day-to-day operations of a contemporary art museum and sculpture park. Specific responsibilities for Fall 2017 (September 01-December 31, actual dates TBD) will tentatively include, but are not limited to, work on research, logistical planning, and implementation assistance for current and upcoming exhibitions; conducting a variety of research pertaining to works in the permanent collection; work on upcoming Sculpture Park installations and related projects, and any administrative assistance required in the department. The curatorial staff at deCordova seeks a self-motivated art history graduate student or upper level undergraduate with specific interest in contemporary art and future career goals to work as a curator in a contemporary art museum. Because public transportation does not service deCordova and interns help with errand running, a car is a must. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (between 5-15 pages) by email to Scout Hutchinson (shutchinson@decordova.org) by 8/16.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 07/27/2017

Membership Intern - Fall 2017

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston, MA
You’ll help to infuse our programming with themes and components that appeal to a younger audience - think millennials and Generation X. We’ve done a lot of research - we want your fresh and innovative approach to help us engage with them and our stunning collection, history, and architecture. You’ll inform how we can attract and connect with younger members through email communications, social media, and more. Application Deadline: August 13, 2017 For more information and to apply: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/9816
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 07/24/2017

Marketing Internship - Fall 2017

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston, MA
The Marketing intern will work with the Museum's Marketing staff in support of the department's projects and needs. Areas of focus include public relations and audience research. Archival work is a large responsibility, and requires attention to detail, organization, and efficiency. Data entry and maintenance is required, so a willingness and ability to work with databases is preferred. This internship may involve competitive analysis, so an ability to work independently and with solid organizational skills is key. There are also opportunities for contributing ideas about grassroots and online marketing, with a particular focus on expanding listings of museum programs in online and community media, including neighboring universities. Application Deadline: August 13, 2017 For more information and to apply: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/9817
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: 6172785159
Posted on: 07/24/2017

Development Internship - Fall 2017

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston, MA
The Development Intern will gain insight into the inner workings of a busy, successful museum development office. This internship is an ideal opportunity to learn The Raiser's Edge, the top development database used among non-profit organizations, as well as familiarize oneself with electronic recordkeeping processes. The intern will receive database training and an entry-level understanding of prospect management and research. Additionally, s/he will provide assistance in all aspects of Institutional and Individual Giving. Application Deadline: August 13, 2017 For more information and to apply: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/9819
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 07/24/2017

Archivist

CAMP BELKNAP Mirror Lake, NH
Camp Belknap is a traditional all-boys summer camp currently in our 114th season. We have a celebrated history, and in 2006 we built a climate-controlled archive room which is now filled with artifacts, documents, photographs, and memorabilia. We've begun the process using PastPerfect software to manage this collection. Our Archivist Intern will be expected to work on site for up to 20 hours per week, and familiarity with PastPerfect is a must. How to Apply: Interested applicants should email their resume/CV and a letter of interest to: Geoff Masland, Advancement Director at geoff@campbelknap.org Please include Archivist Internship in subject line of email. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 07/17/2017

Archaeology Intern

Historic Beverly Beverly, MA
Historic Beverly is seeking an intern for the fall semester to help with their archaeological collections. The intern will be an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate in archaeology, anthropology, public history, or related field, who is interested in American archaeology. Responsibilities will include: collection inventory, cataloging, and photographing Historic Beverly’s archaeological material excavated from their properties, as well as data entry into their collections database PastPerfect. REQUIRED: The intern will have taken a methodology of archaeology course, have a basic knowledge of American archaeology, and cataloguing experience. They will have some experience working with a collections management database, preferably PastPerfect. Excavation experience is preferred. This is an unpaid internship for 10-20 hours per week, Tuesday through Saturday preferred with a full semester commitment. How to Apply: Interested applicants should email their resume/CV and a letter of interest to: Dakota Jackson, Museum Collections Specialist, at djackson@historicbeverly.net Please include Archaeology Internship in subject line of email. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. No phone calls please. Posted on: 07/07/2017

Social Media Intern

Public Health Museum Tewksbury, MA
Summary of Internship: Join the Public Health Museum staff and volunteer team to learn about and implement a social media plan for a small, non-profit museum in New England! The Social Media intern will collaborate with the Administrative Assistant and museum volunteers to promote the museum, its events & tours, and its exhibits on social media. The intern will be tasked with creating content for the museum’s social media outlets and maintaining an active editorial calendar using Hootsuite for posting. Also, the intern will be expected to work off recommendations from a recent social media analysis of the museum to try new, innovative ways of engaging with visitors, public health leaders, and the community. Responsibilities include: • Draft and post content for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram • Schedule content to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on editorial calendar • Monitor Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for engagement • Record social media and website analytics on an ongoing basis • Engage in brainstorming to develop a short-term and long-term social media plan • Complete progress analysis of Museum social media. Qualifications: • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail • Experience with social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines • Ability to take ownership over projects and work proactively • Ability to work effectively as a member of the entire museum team • Positive attitude and a willingness to learn • Excellent interpersonal skills • Photography skills preferred. To apply, please send resume to phmuseum@gmail.com, 978-851-7321 x. 2606.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $0
Posted on: 06/02/2017

Educational Programs Intern

The Mary Baker Eddy Library Boston, MA
Responsibilities: This intern will assist the Library’s Educational Programs Coordinator. Main work includes: Facilitating on-site learning activities for youth groups Developing content and resources for youth programming and field trips, including the summer youth program, One World Facilitating program research Supporting youth tour development for the Mapparium exhibit Supporting the Programs Team in planning fall programs. including Opening Our Doors and bi-monthly storytimes. This Intern will also receive training in presenting guided children's tours of the Mapparium. Additional opportunities may be available to assist with educational programming projects for adult audiences. The internship is also designed as a mentorship, designed to be mutually beneficial for both the intern and the Library staff. You will be encouraged to develop professional skills in fields that include education, library science, museum studies, and public history. Qualifications: Applicants should have a background or interest in working with youth audiences. Experience in one or more of the following fields is required: museum education; general education; library science; American history; public history; event planning; customer service. Prior teaching experience in museums, schools, and/or camps is preferred. Interns must be patient with youth audiences, flexible, willing to work in teams, and able to take initiative. The Library encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply for this opportunity. Please note: Library internships are compensated in course credit only. Prospective interns have the responsibility to coordinate internship credit requirements with with advisors. To Apply: Please submit a PDF of resume and cover letter, including two professional/academic references, by June 15th, 2017. Marie Palladino, Educational Programs Coordinator, The Mary Baker Eddy Library, palladinom@mbelibrary.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 05/26/2017

Volunteer

Docent

Nichols House Museum Boston, MA
The Nichols House Museum is seeking volunteers to join our docent program for the fall/winter season. Docents provide vital support to the museum by leading high-quality tours to diverse audiences and communities. Hours are flexible, and orientation and training are required. Docents receive complimentary admission to the museum and museum programming events. Applicants should be interested in history, architecture, and decorative arts, and enjoy interacting with visitors of all ages. Docents typically commit to half or full-day shifts between the hours of 10am and 5pm. Please send a note expressing your interest and availability to info@nicholshousemuseum.org with "Docent" in the subject line. Posted on: 08/18/2017

Amazing World of Dr Seuss Volunteer/Intern

The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, Springfield Museums Springfield, MA
Located in the heart of downtown Springfield, the Springfield Museums is a multidisciplinary institution, inspiring the exploration of our connections to art, history and science through outstanding collections, exhibitions and programing. The Springfield Museums consists of five museum buildings; The George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Springfield Science Museum, D’Amour Museum of Fine Art, Wood Museum of Springfield History, The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden. We are seeking volunteers and interns to help run the day-to-day operations of the Cat’s Corner, a drop in activity space with in the new Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum. Volunteer and intern responsibilities will include: Learning about the collections of the Springfield Museums as a whole; with the focus of the life and works of Theodore Geisel a.k.a. Dr. Seuss. Welcoming and creating a sense of belonging for a wide diversity of visitors. Helping to develop, prepare, facilitate, and track hands on literacy based activities. Facilitate, maintain and engage with visitors in galleries of the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum. Requirements include a desire to work with children and families and a strong sense of commitment and reliability. Ideally applicants can commit to at least 2 shifts a week. All applicants need to pass a CORI check. To apply email sgogal@springfieldmuseums.org
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: unpaid
Posted on: 08/04/2017

Docent/Tour Guide

Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA
We are recruiting new volunteers to help us meet the growing demand for our history tours, technology demonstrations, and school programs. Volunteers welcome visitors in the museum, lead tours of the historical highlights of Mass General’s campus and of the historic Ether Dome, and demonstrate our virtual dissection table. Docents typically have one standing two- or three-hour shift per week; must have some flexibility to cover other shifts. Most of the shifts are during M-F 9-5 business hours, with some Saturday shifts. Must be available a minimum of six months. The museum and Ether Dome are wheelchair accessible. You can expect to work with all ages, with tourists and hospital staff and patients, with locals and visitors with limited English. Some days are fast-paced and busy, while other days are quiet. People who are bilingual are especially encouraged to volunteer. No special background in history, medicine, or science is required – we will train you! To apply, send a note explaining your interest and availability to mghhistory@partners.org.
SALARY RANGE: Volunteer
Posted on: 06/30/2017

Museum Docent

Worcester Art Museum Worcester, MA
Worcester Art Museum Docents are people who are above all enthusiastic, empathetic, and social individuals. These devoted volunteers are great lovers of art, whose commitment to sharing that passion comes through with every museum conversation. The WAM docent is a lifelong learner; someone who is restless unless they are learning a new skill or delving into new material. Innovation and change is not something they fear; they welcome it. They facilitate access to information with ease, for the most novice of museum visitor, to fellow museum colleagues, and beyond. WAM docents love people. They enjoy engaging in conversation; they are leaders; they enjoy diversity of thought. WAM Docents are the face of our institution, and create lasting memories for generations of museum guests. Please contact katrinastacy@worcesterart.org for an application form and for more information. Posted on: 06/28/2017

Mission House Greeter

The Trustees Stockbridge, MA
Travel back in time and invite the public on your adventures!  Help ensure visitors have a great experience as they travel back in time too! Provide visitors with a friendly welcome and introduce them to the story of  Mission House.   Answer questions about the house and The Trustees as visitors enjoy the grounds and homes via self guided tours (scheduled tours occur July-August).  History lovers, retired individuals who enjoy interacting with the public, students seeking to explore careers and garden lovers can all find a home away from home at The Mission House.  This National Historic Landmark was home to the first missionary to the Mohican Indians,  Rev. John Sergean. It showcases an outstanding collection of 18th-century American furniture and decorative arts, and tells the story of the Mohicans through artifacts gathered by Mabel Choate in the early 1930s and stories and perspectives from Mohicans today. Time Commitment Needed Seeking individuals to cover 10:30am-3:30pm Saturdays and Sundays, June through August, with July and August as the priority time.  As we launch this new program we will also be looking for individuals available for the same time frame on Fridays. Options of full shift or 10:30am-1:00pm and 1:00pm-3:30pm. For more info, contact 413-532-1631, 3119 or tbeasley@thetrustees.org Posted on: 06/07/2017

Bryant Homestead Tour Guide

The Trustees Cummington, MA
Travel back in time and take 100s of visitors with you! The William Cullen Bryant Homestead, the 19th century home of American poet and conservationist William Cullen Bryant, provides an exciting opportunity to learn the stories of our past including Bryant's personal story and contributions to history as we know it. History lovers, retired individuals who enjoy interacting with the public, students seeking to explore careers and nature lovers can all find a home away from home at the Homestead. Join our team of enthusiastic tour guides and share these stories with others. Responsibilities: -Lead house tours and/or landscape tours using strategies and content provided -Welcome and orient visitors to the property -Provide friendly customer service -Promote the mission of The Trustees, our work and our programs -Encourage guests to join us as members and volunteers -Help ensure safety of visitors and the protection of the museum collection -Assist in the visitor center, as needed between tours -Support special events by giving tours, filling room stations to protect items and provide basic interpretive information -Participate in training sessions and stay aware of current Trustees happenings in the area -Participate in continued improvement of tours by providing feedback and joining brainstorming sessions -Commit to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website Time Commitment: Tours occur at 11 am, 1pm and 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays, late April-September, and Fridays, late June-August. Additional tours are also scheduled s part of large single day and holiday events. Avail betw 10:30 and 3:30 once/week for one tour or more preferred. For more info, contact 413-532-1631, 3119 or tbeasley@thetrustees.org Posted on: 06/07/2017

Field Farm and the Folly Tour Guide

The Trustees Williamstown, MA
Become a Tour Guide Field Farm and take visitors back in time! Share the beauty and the story of modern American architecture and art history of the Folly and the Bloedel art collection. Welcome visitors and lead tours of the interior and exterior of the Folly and the Field Farm Guest House. Responsibilities -Learn the architectural story of the Folly and the art history of the associated Bloedel collection -Learn and lead the Folly tour and interpretive tour best practices -Welcome visitors to Field Farm -Understand the mission of The Trustees and share it with the public -Help ensure safety of visitors and the protection of the museum collection -Collect admission fees and transfers the fees to the Guest House manager -Work with members of the Williamstown Committee as needed related to tours Qualifications -Enjoys speaking with the public -Excellent customer service skills -Interest in art and architecture -Able to learn the Folly tour -Comfortable collecting admission fees -Must be able to stand for an hour at a time -Must be able to navigate walk central property area and climb short sets of stairs -Prior tour guide/docent and/or interpretive education experience preferred but not required -Prior knowledge of modern American architecture and art a bonus -Commitment to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website Time Commitment Needed A minimum of 2 hours per visit, commitment for one tour per month or more during the summer months; occasional by appointment For more info, contact 413-532-1631, 3119 or tbeasley@thetrustees.org Posted on: 06/07/2017

Board Member

Board Member

The House of the Seven Gables Salem, MA
The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association (The Gables) is recruiting individuals to join its Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees serves as principle fiduciary and wise steward of the organization and all of its resources. The Board governs with leadership, vision and oversight to create policies in accordance with our mission as well as to ensure the spirit of the mission is adhered to. It also discovers and responds to changing needs in our community in order to make a measurable impact. We achieve these goals through the full participation, commitment to inquiry and dedication of every Trustee. Members of the Board of Trustees support the work of The Gables by providing mission-based leadership, strategic governance and legal oversight for the organization. While day-to-day operations are led by the Executive Director and organizational staff, the Trustee-ED relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of each Trustee is both critical and expected. Trustees are expected to attend, actively engage and collegially participate in 9 board meetings a year, plus an annual retreat. They are also expected to support the financial sustainability of the organization by personally contributing at a financial level that is meaningful to them and supporting the organization’s development efforts in other ways, such as assisting with donor cultivation and stewardship and attending major fundraising and programmatic events. This is an open call for applicants, with no specific deadline. Candidates are invited to apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to Melissa Reynolds, Human Resources Manager at mreynolds@7gables.org. The mission of The Gables is to preserve our National Historic Landmark and leverage its power as an icon of American culture to engage diverse audiences and provide educational opportunities for our local immigrant community.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 05/30/2017