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Posted: 12/04/2017

Employer
Newport Historical Society

The Newport Historical Society is a multi-faceted history-based institution that has three general areas of activity. It retains and preserves significant collections of artifacts, documents and properties. It supports, generates and collates scholarship on the history of Newport County and its place in American history. And, it develops and delivers a variety of educational programs — exhibits, tours, conferences, publications and other formats — to transmit information and open dialog with the public about history. As a small organization with significant holdings and a large mission, it is specifically a component of the NHS’ strategic plan to work as much with other organizations as possible to expand its reach. We are relentless collaborators.


Position
2018 Buchanan Burnham Summer Scholars in Public History
Type
Internship Opportunity
Location
Newport, RI
Details
 

The Buchanan Burnham Summer Scholars in Public History program is open to students enrolled in a graduate program. Students preparing to apply to a graduate program may also apply. Ideal candidates should have public history experience and familiarity with the early history and material culture of New England.  Fellows lead public tours; assist with NHS programs, exhibits and ongoing initiatives; attend training sessions and workshops; and participate in the daily operations of the Newport Historical Society.  A significant portion of the fellowship also involves a public history project that supports NHS initiatives. Fellows are responsible for offering a public program or writing a paper related to their project or research. NHS has the right of first refusal on any publication resulting from research produced during the fellowship.


35 hrs/wk/11wks, 5/29/18 8/10/18 (negotiable);$5,000 stipend; 3 positions available.

                             
Eligibility: current graduate students with a background in museum collections, archives, or American History. Students preparing to apply to a graduate program may also apply. The Newport Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. The facilities of the NHS are not universally handicapped accessible; applicants with accessibility questions should contact the NHS for more information. 401-846-0813. ipeters@NewportHistory.org.

 

 

OPen until
03/01/18

How to apply
Applications due 3/1/18. Send a resume, copies of transcript(s) (including both undergraduate & graduate transcripts), two letters of recommendation, and a letter stating your reasons for applying, your career goals, your area of interest or a proposed topic for an individual project to: Buchanan Burnham Fellowship Newport Historical Society 82 Touro Street Newport, RI 02840 ipeters@NewportHistory.org
Ingrid Peters
ADDRESS
Newport Historical Society
82 Touro Street
Newport, RI 02840

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