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

Development Intern

Boston Athenaeum Boston, MA
Development Intern The Boston Athenæum seeks a qualified, energetic, and motivated individual to join the Advancement Office as a Development Intern to provide assistance with Development and Membership projects, programs and services. Department: Advancement Office Hours: flexible schedule; 19 hours per week; regular Saturday and occasional weekday evening hours required Compensation: $12-$13 per hour depending upon level of education; free membership concurrent with employment and one year following date of departure; no other benefits Start Date: Immediately; open until filled; position is a 12 month position from start date Responsibilities: • Serves as a front-line member of the development office • Staff the first floor membership desk on Saturday and Sunday; and as needed • Assists with membership processing, renewal notices, and in-house mailings • Supports office maintenance with copying, collating, filing, shredding, etc. • Maintain inventory of stock - membership brochures, hand-outs, and other supplies • Monitors the Membership and Advancement phone line • Assists with demographic data-entry, and in-kind gift processing • Staffs development/fundraising events, as well as programmatic events • Drafts profiles, reports, and other communications as requested • Conducts other duties as assigned Qualifications: • Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program; graduate students preferred • Strong interest in art and cultural organizations, development and/or non-profit management • Proficiency with Microsoft Office • Strong interpersonal and customer-service skills • Experience working in an office setting • Fundraising experience helpful • Familiarity with development databases, including Raiser’s Edge, desired To Apply: E-mail résumé and cover letter in a single document to hradvancement@bostonathenaeum.org The Boston Athenæum is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply and are committed to hiring individuals who value a diverse and inclusive work environment.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 04/21/2017

Contemporary Art Curatorial Fellow

Massachusetts College of Art and Design's Bakalar & Paine Galleries Boston, MA
This part-time administrative position is designed to broaden the experience of graduate students embarking on professional and academic careers in art history, museum studies, or related fields that are considering the museum profession. The Curatorial Fellow will work 1-2 weekdays on site (days/times negotiable). This work requires flexibility in a fast-paced office environment. Fellows assist with a broad range of curatorial activities, from exhibition planning and coordination (research, writing, and logistics for upcoming shows to correspondence with artists and galleries and assistance with gallery publications. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or related field. Preferred qualifications: well-versed in contemporary art, Master’s degree (completed or in progress), and previous experience in a professional art gallery or museum setting. The successful candidate must have: an interest in contemporary art; familiarity with best practices associated with the operation of a museum/gallery; excellent organizational, time management, interpersonal, and communication skills; flexibility to accomplish time-sensitive tasks and ability to adapt to meet deadlines with little supervision; attention to detail, ability to produce excellent writing, and strong proofreading skills; and computer literacy. Ideal duration: June 2017 – December 2017 (with the possibility of renewal). Open until filled, applications will be reviewed starting May 15, 2017. Please email cover letter and resume (or questions) to darci.hanna@massart.edu (617-879-7339).
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $20/hour
Posted on: 04/18/2017

Intern

N.H. Farm Museum Milton, NH
Historic house museum with a state- and region-wide interpretive scope, seeks a paid summer intern to assist with youth groups, collections management, and providing tours to the general public. Some light farm work, e.g. feeding animals, occasional weeding, etc., may be involved, This position's compensation comes in the form of on-site housing and a paid stipend for living expenses. The N.H. Farm Museum consists of two National Register properties that occupy 50 acres in a rural part of the state. The historic houses stand among a number of publicly-accessible outbuildings that help tell the story of Granite State agriculture in three centuries. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to nhfarmmuseum@outlook.com.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 04/14/2017

Anne Lunder Leland Fellowship in Curatorial Practice

Colby College Museum of Art Waterville, ME
Provide curatorial support for Museum’s exhibitions and permanent collection, as well as related programs. Assist all aspects of exhibition planning, especially Museum graphics and exhibition labels, but also and not limited to loan requests, checklists, and interpretative materials. Support the organization and management of the Museum’s exhibitions, publications, and new acquisitions. Work collaboratively with all areas of the Museum’s curatorial, education, and collection departments. Field inquiries regarding the collection. In collaboration with the Education Department, manage the Museum’s digital publication, The Lantern, including developing content, liaising with contributors, and managing the Wordpress interface. Act as the curatorial representative to the Student Advisory Board. Participate on the Museum’s social media team. Conduct ongoing collections and exhibitions research as required with the possibility of contributing to Museum publications. Update new information to the Museum object files in conjunction with the Museum’s Registrars. Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. http://www.colby.edu/administration_cs/humanresources/employment/all_curatorial_4_2017.cfm
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 04/13/2017

Brown Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship in Museum Marketing & Communications

Smith College Museum of Art Northampton, MA
Smith College is accepting applications for a Brown Post-Baccalaureate Fellows in Museum Marketing & Communications. Reporting to the Membership and Marketing Director the Fellow will provide administrative, technical, and creative support for the broad range of marketing and communications strategies and activities undertaken by the Membership & Marketing Department of Smith College Museum of Art, all of which are designed to connect the Museum with its key constituents as well as with the broader community. Emphasis will be placed on building connections with undergraduate audiences. This is a full-time, one year limited-term position. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree. Experience in the museum field or a cultural institution desirable. Skills: Excellent oral, written, organizational, interpersonal, and social media skills. Demonstrated technical experience with Photoshop and/or InDesign desirable. To view full description and to apply to this position, visit https://smithcollege.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=40308&job=as0515-brown-post-baccalaureate-fellowship-in-museum-marketing-communications Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 04/10/2017

Post-Baccalaureate Museum Registration Fellow

Smith College Museum of Art Northampton, MA
Smith College is accepting applications for a Post-Baccalaureate Museum Registration Fellow. Reporting to the Collections Manager/Register, the successful candidate handles routine aspects of the intake process for new acquisitions and loans, works with donors, curators, shippers, and collection management staff; locates and provides digital images and responds to publication permission requests; assists with management of the digital archive and preparation for photography sessions. More in depth responsibilities will involve research on objects under consideration for deaccessioning or disposal. This is a 1 year, limited-term position with the possibility of renewal. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in art history, library science, or a preservation field. Experience and demonstrated success with work involving organization of data and attention to details. Strong research skills, hands-on experience with original works of art, and experience with collections databases and a museum environment highly preferred. To view full description and to apply for this position, visit https://smithcollege.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=40172&job=as0580-post-baccalaureate-museum-registration-fellow Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
Posted on: 04/10/2017

Summer Intern

Carpenter Museum Rehoboth, MA
The Carpenter Museum, the history museum of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, offers a paid summer internship running ten weeks, from mid-June through mid-August 2017. The intern will work one to two days per week, conducting tours for visitors and assisting the director and curator with collections research and developing educational materials that help to connect collections to the general public and K-12 students. Applicants should be graduate or undergraduate history, education, or museum studies majors with strengths in oral communication, conducting research, and writing. Please send a letter of interest detailing relevant experience, a resume, and a list of three references by May 15, 2017 to Carpenter Museum, PO Box 2, Rehoboth, MA 02769 or as attachments to curator@rehobothantiquarian.org. Posted on: 04/06/2017

Philip Benevento History Intern

Mattatuck Museum Waterbury, CT
The Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut is seeking a summer intern to work in the museum archives. The Mattatuck Museum is both an art and a local history museum with manuscript, printed and photographic archives dating from the late 17th century to the present. The selected intern will work three days a week for six weeks during the summer, alongside the museum archivist. The goal is for the intern to produce a work of scholarship drawing on the resources in the museum archives. This work could be an exhibition, publication, presentation or lecture, research paper or thesis and will be completed under the supervision of the archivist. Please send résumé and cover letter to: Michael C. Dooling, Archivist, Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702, michael@mattmuseum.org https://www.mattmuseum.org/visit/about/job-opportunities/
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 03/22/2017

Intern, Unpaid

Family Engagement Internship

Springfield Museums Springfield, MA
Located in the heart of downtown Springfield, Springfield Museums is a multi-disciplinary campus with buildings focused on art, history, and science. It is also home to the Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden, with the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum slated to open in 2017. We are seeking interns to help run the day-to-day operations of the Art Discovery Center, volunteer at upcoming family programs, and to help in other aspects of the Education department as needed. Responsibilities will include: Learning about the collections of Springfield Museums as a whole, with a focus on the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, and specifically, the Art Discovery Center. Learning about Dr. Seuss and preparing special activities to be implemented with the new museum opening. Welcoming and creating a sense of belonging for a wide diversity of visitors.. Helping to develop, prepare, facilitate, and track hands-on educational activities for families across disciplines. Working collaboratively with interns and staff Summer interns must commit to work 2 days per week, Fall and Spring semester interns must commit to working 1 day per week, plus special events. Requirements include a desire to work with children and families and a strong sense of commitment and reliability. Interns need to pass a CORI check. Apply here: http://www.internships.com/education/Family-Engagement-Internship
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 03/29/2017

Graduate Collections Interns

Beverly Historical Society Beverly, MA
Under the supervision of the Director for Collections, the Collections Interns will work with BHS staff to support the completion of a comprehensive inventory of the artifact collection. The Collections Interns will be working with the “Buttons, Pins and Badge” collection or the “Textile” collection to verify the collection, update information in PastPerfect (the BHS collections management database), research and photograph the objects and pack them for re-housing. QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to graduate level students or graduates of museum studies, art history, or American history. Proficiency with computers; experience with database software a plus, strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, and must be detail-oriented; interest in history, museums and preservation; research skills. Physical requirements include repeated climbing up/down stairs, ability to lift up to 20 pounds and to perform duties while standing, sitting and walking. Internships may be completed for credit and are voluntary/unpaid. Schedule is flexible and the BHS is on the MBTA commuter rail. To apply please send a letter of interest, the internship you are interested in (Buttons or Textiles) and your resume to: abattis@beverlyhistory.org Posted on: 03/29/2017

Curatorial Intern

Guilford Keeping Society Guilford, CT
The Guilford Keeping Society is seeking an intern interested in helping to catalog and preserve it’s many items. The Keeping Society owns and operates two museums, The Thomas Griswold House (a 1764 saltbox) and the Medad Stone Tavern Museum, (an 1803 tavern). We inherited the Tavern in 2001 complete with everything in it. Artifacts and archives date from the late 1700’s to 2001. We need help sorting through the items and cataloging them and storing them correctly. We also have a costume collection at the Thomas Griswold House Museum which is in the process of being moved and more completely catalogued. This is an unpaid position (but we are happy to have a student doing it for college credit). This internship is for someone who is majoring in or has career interests in museum studies, history, or historic preservation. For more information about our museums visit www.guilfordkeepingsociety.com, Posted 03/26/17 Posted on: 03/27/2017

Visitor Engagement Intern

Heritage Museums & Gardens Sandwich, MA
This internship is designed to provide experience in the Visitor Engagement department at Heritage Museums & Gardens. The Visitor Engagement department encompasses collections, exhibits, interpreters, public programs, and educational programs. Duties and Responsibilities: • Assist the Exhibits Manager in researching, gathering, and procuring information and materials for exhibits during the development, design, production and evaluation of Heritage-created exhibitions. Additional duties may include assistance with installing and dismantling exhibit materials, visitor observation, and data collection for exhibit evaluation. • Assist with gathering data on visitor behavior in both indoor and outdoor exhibits • Assist the Manager of Interpretation in developing and implementing interpretive programming for multi-generational audiences Qualifications: • Interest in exhibit development and/or design as a profession • Interest in working with the public as a profession • Experience in research either in an academic or museum setting • Ability to make phone calls and email inquiries • Ability to work as part of a collaborative team • Willingness to talk to visitors • Imagination and problem solving • Good at multi-tasking and organizational skills • Likes to interact with visitors of all ages Duration and Hours: Hours are flexible and range between 8-20 hours a week. Required Documentation: Resume, cover letter, two references, interview with Manager of Interpretation, documentation required for college program, completion of CORI report provided and processed by Heritage To Apply: Please contact Alexandra Mulrow, Manager of Interpretation at interpretation@heritagemuseums.org. Please make sure to reference the name of the internship in the subject line of your email. Posted on: 03/24/2017

Hidden Hollow Interns

Heritage Museums & Gardens Sandwich, MA
The Hidden Hollow team seeks creative and innovative interns to support, develop and lead specialized educational programming in our outdoor classroom space, providing opportunities to connect children and families to the wonders of the natural world. College students who are interested in pursuing a career in Education will work closely with our Manager of Public programs and the Department of Visitor Engagement to design, implement, and assess educational programming for visitors to Hidden Hollow, which include school groups, youth, and families. The primary audience for Hidden Hollow activities is children ages 2-10 and their families/caregivers. Qualifications: • Strong interest in education, environmental science, and/or creative arts • Desire to work with and engage visitors to Hidden Hollow, especially children and their families • Comfortable working outdoors in all kinds of weather • Enthusiasm, creativity, a positive attitude, reliability, and high energy • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team • Understanding of curriculum development • Must agree to a criminal background check Duration and Hours: We will develop internship lengths that best meet your needs and our peak season (April – August). Minimum of 8 unpaid hours per week. Schedules may vary. Required Documentation: Resume, cover letter, and two references, interview with the Manager of Public Programs, documentation required for college program, completion of CORI report provided and processed by Heritage To apply: Contact the Manager of Public programs at programs@heritagemuseums.org. Please make sure to reference the name of the internship in the subject line of your email. Posted on: 03/24/2017

Curatorial Internship, Summer 2017

deCordova Sculpture Park & 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 Summer 2017 (June 01-August 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. Applicants should have strong organizational abilities and computer skills, including literacy in Microsoft Office and Adobe. Prospective applicants should be aware that the Curatorial Internship is an unpaid, volunteer position. Because public transportation does not service deCordova and interns help with errand running, a car is a must. The Curatorial Intern must commit to a minimum of two, eight-hour days per week for the agreed upon duration of the internship, which typically lasts four months. The Intern may occasionally be asked to assist with programs occurring on Thursday evenings and Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (between 5-15 pages) by email to Scout Hutchinson (shutchinson@decordova.org). For general information about deCordova, upcoming programming and exhibitions, and future events please visit www.decordova.org.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
Posted on: 03/23/2017

Library and Archives Processing Intern

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Warner, NH
Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum is a unique institution as it is the only museum in New Hampshire that focuses on history, culture, and arts of the Native peoples of the United States. We are dedicated to connecting people of today with 20,000 years of Native American cultural expression. Through exhibitions and programs, we seek to challenge and inspire our visitors to improve the quality of our lives and our world. Interns in the MKIM Library's Archives Processing participate in a wide variety of projects under the direction of a professional archivists and curator. Students gain career-relevant archival experience in a museum library and collecting institutional museum atmosphere while contributing to the work of the institution. Internships may be available in the following areas • Textual: Interns learn the basic principles of library arrangement and description, as well as preservation and rehousing techniques. Cataloguing, processing and entering data into Past Perfect software is also used • Audiovisual: Audiovisual processing interns may assist with collection control, inventories, verification, preservation, entering and updating information in databases, and other tasks with the moving image, sound recording, and photograph collections Contact Patricia Violette, Executive Director, at 603-456-2600 or email at director@indianmuseum.org. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2017. Posted on: 03/23/2017

Education/Interpretative Services Intern

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Warner, NH
Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum is a unique institution as it is the only museum in New Hampshire that focuses on history, culture, and arts of the Native peoples of the United States. We are dedicated to connecting people of today with 20,000 years of Native American cultural expression. Through exhibitions and programs, we seek to challenge and inspire our visitors to improve the quality of our lives and our world. Mt. Kearsarge Indian Education and Interpretative Services Internship program provides educational opportunities for students interested in the museum profession and related fields. Interns complete projects using the resources of MKIM as well as outside sources. Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum (MKIM) provides visitors of all ages a multitude of unique learning experiences. Visitors to the center explore some of these ingenious adaptations through a variety of hands-on activities. Interns in education implement program ideas for families and/or school groups on topics related to Native Indian cultures and acquire skills in researching, developing, facilitating, and documenting open-ended programs in a museum setting. Lesson plans, curriculum development and program facilitation are key elements for the internship. Interpretative Services promotes interest in Native Indian heritage, culture, history, and MKIM’s collection by delivering interpretive programs to visitors with an emphasis on serving school groups. You will assist in the research, testing, and development of school programs. The intern develops methodologies by researching digital technologies that enhance experiences. Contact Patricia Violette, Executive Director, at 603-456-2600 or email at director@indianmuseum.org. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2017. Posted on: 03/23/2017

Development/Marketing Intern

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Warner, NH
Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum is a unique institution as it is the only museum in New Hampshire that focuses on the history, culture, and arts of the Native peoples of the United States. We are dedicated to connecting people of today with 20,000 years of ongoing Native American cultural expression. Through exhibitions and programs, we seek to challenge and inspire all of us to improve the quality of our lives and our world. Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Development and Marketing Internship program provides educational opportunities for students interested in the museum profession and related fields. Interns complete projects using the resources of MKIM as well as outside sources. Interns in Development/Marketing assist staff in the daily operations of local, regional and national fundraising. Interns learn how to conduct research for prospective donors and grants, and assist in developing solicitation techniques and budgeting plans for exhibitions, conservation, preservation, festivals, educational programs and endowments. Interns also learn about MKIM outreach initiatives to Native communities. Projects include membership, corporate sponsorships and public fundraising initiatives to benefit MKIM. You must be currently enrolled in an academic program in order to receive credit through your institution. For more information, contact Patricia Violette, Executive Director, at 603-456-2600 or email at director@indianmuseum.org. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2017. Posted on: 03/23/2017

Marketing Internship

Heritage Museums & Gardens Sandwich , MA
Marketing Internship Reports to & Supervised by: Director of Marketing General Description: This position performs duties in support of Marketing, Communications, and Social and Print Media. Assists with the promotion of Heritage events, exhibits, programs, and more through online event promotions; with social media and other marketing communications; and in the organization of the online photography library. Intern also takes event and general photography as needed; updates and maintains media databases via Excel; writes stories for e-communications and the website; and handles routine office tasks, such as ordering supplies, making deliveries, and more. Qualifications: Courses in marketing and/or communications a plus. Photography skills, graphic design, and writing skills also a plus. Pleasant, professional personality. Computer proficiency, including a working knowledge of Microsoft, Word, and Excel. Duration and Hours: Part-time, up to 20 hours/week Required Documentation: Resume, cover letter, two references, interview with Director of Marketing, Communications, and PR, and the Interactive Marketing and Media Manager, documentation required for college program, completion of CORI report provided and processed by Heritage. To Apply: Send a resume, cover letter that includes what this internship would mean to your college studies and future plans, and two references to Amy Dean, Director of Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations at adean@heritagemuseums.org. Make sure to reference the name of the internship in the subject of your email. No phone calls, please.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 03/20/2017

Development Internship

Heritage Museums & Gardens Sandwich , MA
Interns work one day each week with the Development department staff on a variety of ongoing tasks and projects including: Assisting in designing, executing, and analysis of member survey. Assisting in the preparation of print communications. Assisting with event invitations and event execution. Researching, stewardship, and benefit fulfillment. Assisting with assembling kits and mailings for prospective and current donors. Putting together proposals and pitches to steward and enhance relationships with both prospective and current donors. Qualifications: Interest in nonprofit development as a career. Attention to detail with good organizational skills. Ability to work independently and see projects through from start to finish. A sense of curiosity about learning new things. The ability to work on a variety of tasks with an upbeat attitude and sense of humor. Imagination and problem solving abilities. Excellent interpersonal skills Duration and Hours: 5-8 unpaid hours per week. Day of week of internship is negotiable. Duration and schedules will be developed based on projects and participant availability. Required Documentation: Resume, cover letter, two references, interview with Heritage’s Development Officer, documentation required for college program, completion of CORI report provided and processed by Heritage To Apply: Contact Greg Wobst, Development Officer at gwobst@heritagemuseums.org. Please make sure to reference the name of the internship in the subject line of your email.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 03/20/2017

Archives Intern

South County History Center Kingston, RI
Position Purpose/Summary: Archives Interns will work with the SCHC Collections Manager to create finding aids for the SCHC archival collections. Archives Interns will create metadata for individual collections and develop itemized lists of the individual items held within each collection. Interns 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 SCHC, including giving tours and assisting with research inquiries Qualifications: Competency with computers; experience with Microsoft Office; strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written; must be detail-oriented; interest in history, archives and preservation; research skills; postgraduate, graduate student or upper-level undergraduate preferred. Physical requirements include repeated climbing up/down stairs, ability to lift up to 20 pounds and to perform duties while standing, sitting and walking. Please send application, cover letter and resume to Erica Luke at erica@southcountyhistorycenter.org or apply online at http://southcountyhistorycenter.org/volunteer-and-internship-opportunities/. Posted on: 03/14/2017

Collections Internship

South County History Center Kingston, RI
POSITION PURPOSE/SUMMARY: 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, gain training and experience in object handling, develop skills with PastPerfect software and conduct object-based research. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Catalogue inventoried collections in PastPerfect database; research aspects of the collection or specific objects; support the daily operations of SCHC, including giving tours and assisting with research inquiries QUALIFICATIONS: Competency with computers; experience with database software a plus, strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, and must be detail-oriented; interest in history, museums and preservation; research skills. Physical requirements include repeated climbing up/down stairs, ability to lift up to 20 pounds and to perform duties while standing, sitting and walking. HOW TO APPLY: Please send application, cover letter and resume to Erica Luke at erica@southcountyhistorycenter.org or apply online at http://southcountyhistorycenter.org/volunteer-and-internship-opportunities/. Posted on: 03/14/2017

Writing & Editing Internship

Harvard Art Museums Somerville, MA
The Communications Division of the Harvard Art Museums is accepting applications for a Writing and Editing Intern. This internship will be particularly relevant to those interested in publishing/editing as a career. Applicants who are majoring in communications, journalism, English, or related humanities and who have a strong interest in the arts are encouraged to apply. Under the supervision of the Marketing and Communications Writer, the intern will learn about the role of a writer and editorial team at a university art museum. Tasks will include conducting background research; arranging, assisting with, and conducting interviews; and attending and note-taking at lectures and other museums events. This is an unpaid internship, and the applicant must be receiving academic credit to be considered. The internship will cover the Summer 2017 semester. The internship is open to qualified students who are able to begin work June or earlier. The hours are flexible, but a minimum of 10 hours a week is highly desired. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in the publishing/editing industry and be organized, efficient, and creative. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Outlook are required. Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and two short (up to 500 words) writing samples to the Communications Department, Attn: Writing and Editing Internship, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Please email applications to Rebecca Torres at rebecca_torres@harvard.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Application Deadline: April 15, 2017. Posted on: 03/06/2017

Press Internship

Harvard Art Museums Somerville, MA
The Harvard Art Museums is accepting applications for the position of Press Intern, working in the Communications Division. Applicants with a strong interest in the arts and have interest in archives management, public relations, arts administration, and/or communications are encouraged to apply. 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 intern may also be asked to assist with other needs of the Communications Division, which may include inventory of the research library, answering email inquiries, updating the communications databases, and collating and distributing promotional materials. This is an unpaid internship and the applicant must be receiving academic credit to be considered. The internship is open to qualified students who are able to begin work in June 2017 or earlier. The internship will run through August 2017. The hours are flexible within the M-F work week. Applicants should be independent, organized, and detail-oriented, and possess computer skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Power Point. Familiarity with Evernote and Filemaker a plus, but not required. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter addressed to the Communications Department, Attn: Rebecca Torres, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Please submit applications in electronic format to: rebecca_torres@harvard.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Application Deadline: April 15, 2017. Posted on: 03/06/2017

Communications Internship

Harvard Art Museums Somerville , MA
The Harvard Art Museums is accepting applications for the position of Communications Intern. Applicants who are majoring in arts administration or marketing/communications with a strong interest in the arts are encouraged to apply. The intern will support marketing and public relations efforts within the division of Communications. Tasks shall include reading, clipping, and compiling of all Art Museums-related press; organizing and archiving press files; assisting in the distribution of promotional materials; assisting with social media efforts; and maintaining the communications database. This is an unpaid internship and the applicant must be receiving academic credit to be considered. The internship is open to qualified students who are able to begin work in June or earlier. The internship will run through August 2017.The hours are flexible within the M-F work week. Applicants should be independent, organized and efficient, and possess computer skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Power Point. Familiarity with Evernote and Filemaker a plus, but not required. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter addressed to the Communications Department, Attn: Rebecca Torres, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Please submit applications in electronic format to: rebecca_torres@harvard.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Application Deadline: April 15, 2017 Posted on: 03/06/2017

Graphic Design Internship

Harvard Art Museums Somerville, MA
The Harvard Art Museums is accepting applications for the position of Graphic Design Intern. Applicants who are majoring in graphic design or photography are encouraged to apply. The intern will support efforts within the Communications Division. Tasks shall include editing, processing, and organization of photography; assisting in the production of advertising artwork; and assisting with layout and production of various museums communications. This is an unpaid internship and the applicant must be receiving academic credit to be considered. The internship is open to qualified students who are able to begin work in June or earlier. The internship will run through August 2017. The hours are flexible within the M-F work week. Applicants should be independent, organized, efficient and very proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to the Design Department, Attn: Rebecca Torres, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA. Please submit applications in electronic format to:rebecca_torres@harvard.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please note that if qualified applicants are out of state, interviews may be conducted via Skype. Application Deadline: April 15, 2017 Posted on: 03/06/2017

Unpaid Intern

Vermont Granite Museum Barre , VT
The Vermont Granite Museum of Barre, Vermont is housed in a 300-foot long, 130 year old granite cutting shed. The long structure was built by the Jones Brothers Company as the first of its kind for the granite industry and was part of a large complex of buildings owned by the largest granite manufacturer in America. Projects and areas that interns can study include: Historical research - using primary documents, objects and photographs to develop web, exhibit, and tour content Archaeological research phase 1A survey of two granite companies Collections management - accessioning, cataloging, cleaning, and object storage Visitor experience - guiding tours, editing script and developing exhibits Marketing - website development, Facebook management, press releases and event promotion Program management RockFire, Barre Heritage and Homecoming Days, and Granite Festival Strategic planning developing and implementing policies and procedures into everyday practice Building and grounds maintenance - building improvements Museum studies gain practical experience in operating a history museum. To learn more about the position contact the museum at director@vtgranitemuseum.org or 802-476-4605. Posted on: 03/14/2017

Volunteer

Docent

Public Health Museum Tewksbury, MA
Welcome visitors to the first public health museum in the United States! The Public Health Museum is an educational and cultural resource located on the historic grounds of Tewksbury Hospital in Massachusetts with the mission to educate the public about the achievements and contributions of public health in preventing disease and improving the health of individuals and communities in Massachusetts, and worldwide. We also strive to inspire students, researchers, health care workers and public health professionals to build upon the past and continue to advance the future of public health. History lovers, retired individuals who worked in the public health field, students seeking to explore a career in museums or public health, could all be perfect candidates for a docent position at the Public Health Museum. The museum is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am-2pm and the first Saturday of the month from 10am-2pm. Schedule is flexible, but must be willing to dedicate several hours a month to the museum. Responsibilities include: - Lead museum and/or exterior historic grounds tours using script and content provided – Welcome and orient visitors to the museum – Provide friendly customer service – Promote the mission of the Public Health Museum – Support special events and programs – Participate in training sessions – Assist in other museum volunteer functions if interested . Requirements are: - Excellent customer service skills; interest in history, public health, museum studies, public history and/or education; active listener with excellent public speaking skills; prior experience is preferred but not required. To apply, please send resume to phmuseum@gmail.com, 978-851-7321 x.2606.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
Posted on: 04/27/2017

Greeter

The Trustees- Mission House Stockbridge, MA
Travel back in time and invite the public on your adventures! 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). 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. Responsibilities -Enhance visitor experience by greeting guests and responding to their questions -Serve as an ambassador for The Trustees by promoting the Trustees’ mission, and encouraging visitors to become members -Seek out and approach groups to welcome them -Announce scheduled tour times to guests exploring the grounds -Gather information from visitors for mailing lists and promotional outreach Qualifications Customer-centric, enjoys and seeks out opportunities to interact with visitors Ability to share Trustees mission, membership and program information (with training) Flexible and independent Ability to pre-schedule shifts one month in advance Comfortable being outdoors during portions of shift Experience related to history/cultural museum preferred but not required 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. Visit www.thetrustees.org/volunteer, email tbeasley@thetrustees.org or call 413-532-1631, 3119 to apply.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: None
Posted on: 04/04/2017

Tour Guide

The Trustees- Bryant Homestead 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 and programs -Participate in training sessions and stay aware of current Trustees happenings via enews, emails from regional staff and meeting attendance -Participate in continued improvement of tours by providing feedback and joining brainstorming sessions -Commit to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website Requirements: Excellent customer service skills; Interest in history, museum studies, public history, interpretation or education; prior experience preferred but not required; Active listener with excellent public speaking skills; Self-reflective;Able to learn tour content Visit www.thetrustees.org/volunteer or contact tbeasley@thetrustees.org, 413-532-1631, ext 3119
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: None
Posted on: 04/04/2017

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: 03/30/2017