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Posted: 12/23/2013

Macon County Conservation District
Program Services/Educational Dept.

County park system responsible for both historic sites, historic structures and natural areas/parks. More information is available at http://www.maconcountyconservation.org/historic.php

Historic Sites Internship
Internship Opportunity
Decatur, IL
$8.75/hour plus $250/month housing stipe

Terms of positions:  Two 26 week internships from mid-May to mid-November. Work week is Monday through Friday with alternating weekend duty and compensatory time off.  988 total hours for each intern.       


Location:  Homestead Prairie Farm, a living history house museum, is located at Rock Springs Conservation Area near Decatur. It is administered by the staff of the Macon County Conservation District with assistance from volunteers.  For more information:  www.maconcountyconservation.org


Salary/Stipend/Housing:  $8.75/hour for 38 hours/week. Interns also receive a $250 monthly housing stipend.  No on-site housing available but near Decatur.         


Duties :

Interpretation:  Assist with third person interpretation of Homestead Prairie Farm featuring the  Trobaugh-Good House listed on the National Register.  Interpretive duties include working with staff and volunteers to provide tours and  history programs for the general public during regular weekend hours and also for schools and other groups by appointment  either on-site or as outreach.      


Youth Programs:  Co-manage the Pioneer Adventure Day Camp and the Junior Pioneer Adventure Day Camp.  Each camp meets for 3 hours once a week on a different weekday morning for 6 weeks. Each camp is limited to 12 children. Camper to staff ratio is no more than 6 to 1. Campers will range in age from K 2nd grade and 3rd 6th grade.     


Collections/Exhibits:  Assist staff with exhibits, assist with collections research and other duties and help with recordkeeping of reproduction period clothing worn for tours and programs.      



Research/Educational/Administrative: Assist with research and presentation of various history programs both on-site and off-site, write newsletter articles, research various history topics for interpreter training materials and supervise volunteers. Interns also assist with special events, some housekeeping/maintenance duties, purchasing, supervising the visitor information desk and other duties as needed.     

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How to apply
To apply or inquire with any questions: Download application at http://www.maconcountyconservation.org/internships.php Return application along with 2 writing samples at least 3 pages each, a resume and official college transcripts by 5:00 PM on March 7, 2014. Contact person: Brent Wielt, MCCD, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL 62521 Phone: 217-423-7708 Email: bwielt@maconcountyconservation.org
Brent Wielt
Phone: 2174237708
3939 Nearing Lane
Decatur, IL 62521

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