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Posted: 12/16/2013

Heurich House Museum

Washington, D.C. hidden gem, the Heurich House Museum is one of the most intact Victorian houses in the country, and a Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1892-4 of poured concrete and reinforced steel by German immigrant, local brewer, and philanthropist Christian Heurich (Hi-Rick), it is also the city’s first fireproof home. Heurich was Washington’s second largest landowner and the largest private employer in the nation’s capital. As the world’s oldest brewer, he ran the Christian Heurich Brewing Company until his death at 102. A visit to the “Brewmaster’s Castle” is a visit back in time to the late-19th century, when the Heurich family was in residence in Washington’s premiere residential neighborhood, Dupont Circle.

Archives Intern
Internship Opportunity
Washington, DC
Open Until
Finished by German-American brewer Christian Heurich in 1894, the Heurich House Museum is a Victorian/Edwardian-period mansion located near Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C.  The home, locally christened The Brewmasters Castle, features a comprehensive collection of period furnishings, original interiors, and innovative period technology.
Position Summary:
The museum seeks a motivated intern to assist the Archivist with museum archives.  As part of the Archives Department, the intern will have the opportunity to work closely with the Archivist to organize and digitize documents and photographs in a cohesive manner. The intern will also take on responsibility of a research project on an aspect of the family, house or brewery.  This research will be tailored to personal interest in addition to house needs.  As a result of the internship, the intern will have gained skills focused on archival development for the non-profit realm, and will have greatly contributed to the development of an archival program at the museum.
Essential Functions:
  • Ability to simultaneously digitize and catalog large collections. 
  • Be able to research remotely at the National Archives, Washington Historical Society or Library of Congress and compile findings in a comprehensive manner.   
  • Administrative office work as needed for the Curatorial department.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Ideal candidates will be currently seeking a Bachelors or Masters degree in Museum Studies, Library Sciences, History, Art History, and/or the History of Decorative Arts.  This internship is unpaid, and will be for academic credit only.
  • Experience working in small archives is preferred, though not required. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Interest in D.C., German, or American history preferred, though not required.

How to apply
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resumé, and a 300 word writing sample to archives@heurichhouse.org

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