The American Independence Museum seeks College Summer Interns to work at its historic Ladd-Gilman House and Folsom Tavern in Exeter, New Hampshire. The internships will provide a solid introduction to museum work with emphasis on: developing and executing educational programs; day-to-day museum operations including events and museum shop; maintaining and cataloguing a museum collection and supporting fundraising and marketing efforts.
Over the course of the summer, interns will have a research project on which to work, which will be presented at the conclusion of the internship. Additionally, all interns will learn to give tours of the museum. Site visits and enrichment opportunities will also add to the internship experience.
The intern will set his/her own schedule, which will consist of a minimum of two days a week (14 hours a week total). †The schedule must include Wednesdays and one other day of the interns choosing during the week (Thursday Saturday, 9:00am - 4:00pm). With his/her schedule, the intern should be flexible and available one Saturday a month. †Intern must be available during the American Independence Festival on July 14, 2018.
The duration of the internship is 12-13 weeks, with an anticipated start date of May 21, 2018. †Those who are interested in the Education Department and would like to take a more active role in assisting with school programs are welcome to begin earlier. †
Interns should be in the process of completing their Bachelor's degree in history, education, museum studies or a related subject. Although the position is unpaid, this is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a museum in transition. †Self-motivation, flexibility, and the ability to work well with othersespecially childrenare required. †