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Posted: 01/04/2018

Macon County Conservation District
Historic Sites

The Macon County Conservation District promotes the conservation of natural and cultural resources by acquiring, maintaining, and restoring natural areas and cultural sites so as to leave them unimpaired for future generations. Within 3,300 acres of land several historic sites are maintained by the conservation district. http://maconcountyconservation.org/historic-sites/ The position of historic sites intern is a great opportunity for anyone starting a career in the historic site or history museum field. Interns gain varied work experience through a wide range of tasks. They include duties in the areas of education and interpretation, volunteer training and management, childrenís summer camp curriculum development and camp management, collections care, exhibits, purchasing, publicity/marketing, historical research and other museum or site administrative tasks as needed. While the duties remain the same each year, special projects and new priorities make each internís experience unique from year to year.

Historic Sites Intern
Internship Opportunity
Decatur, IL
$9.00/hour plus $250 monthly housing sti

Terms of position:†One internship for 26 weeks from mid-May to mid-November. Work week is Monday through Friday with alternating weekend duty and compensatory time off. 988 total hours for the entire length of the internship based on a 38 hour work week.


Interpretation/Education: The intern will assist in the third person interpretation of the districts historic sites. The main interpretive duty is working with staff and volunteers to provide tours and history programs at Homestead Prairie Farm. These include regular weekend open house tours for the general public and educational programs for schools and other groups by appointment either on-site or as outreach.† The intern may also help at Bethel School and other district sites in these same ways as needed. ††††

History Camp: The intern will develop lesson plans/activities, present and co-manage the Pioneer Adventure Day Camp with a part-time naturalist.† The camp meets for 3 hours once a week on Thursday mornings for 6 weeks in June and July. Campers range in ages from 6 to 12.† † †

Collections/Exhibits:† The intern will help other staff set up/plan/remove exhibits, assist in collections processing/care/research/inventory and help in the recordkeeping of reproduction period clothing worn by staff and volunteers for tours and programs.† † †

Research/Marketing/Volunteers/Administrative: The intern will assist with historical research, work on publicity and marketing through writing for newsletters, press releases and program flyers and train/supervise volunteers. The interns will also help with special events, some housekeeping/maintenance duties, purchasing, supervising the visitor information desk with other staff and other duties as needed.††

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How to apply
To apply: Download an application. Return completed application along with 2 writing samples of at least 3 pages each, a resume, and official college transcripts to Brent Wielt at the address below. Deadline is 5:00 PM on Friday, March 8, 2018. To inquire with questions, please contact: Brent Wielt Historic Sites Manager Macon County Conservation District 3939 Nearing Lane Decatur, IL 62521 217-423-7708 bwielt@maconcountyconservation.org For more information to go http://maconcountyconservation.org/internship-opportunities/
Brent Wielt
Phone: 217-423-7708
3939 Nearing Lane
Decatur, IL 62521

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