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Posted: 01/20/2012

Whipple Company Store & Museum
Historical preservation

Whipple Company Store and Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the oldest, last of its kind, wooden coal camp company stores left in the country. We are a small private museum that focuses on education and preservation of the company store,the coal miner and families of the coal mining era. This unique 1890 building is a West Virginia icon, and home to the Appalachian Heritage Educational Museum (AHEM)

Museum Intern
Internship Opportunity
Scarbro/Fayette co., WV
$un paid


We are seeking interns interested in coal mining history, Appalachian studies, historic preservation, woman in the coal fields, museum studies and/or similar fields.


Interns will be responsible for working closely with the Executive Director and volunteers. This internship will provide students with hands on experience guiding tours,budgeting,building maintenance and construction, site and history interpretation, marketing ,tourism and some menial tasks, all of what it takes to run a small museum. Housing and facilities will be provided.

There is no stipend available.


OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please email your cover letter and resume to our Museum Director, joy@whipplecompanystore.com Application deadline is Feb,25th 2012  
Joy Lynn
Phone: 304 266-0788
7485 Oakey L. Patteson rd (hwy 612)
Scarbro, WV 25917

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