Tuesday, June 29, 2010

2011 Winter/Spring Internships at The Gaston County Museum Dallas, North Carolina

Archives/Collections Intern (2 positions available)
Winter/Spring, 2011 (30 to 40 hours per week)
Application Deadline: July 19th, 2010

The Gaston County Museum is currently seeking 2 interns for winter/spring 2011; one Curatorial and one Archival. In addition, both interns will assist the Curatorial Staff in exhibit design/installation as well as collections management. The interns will also work under the guidance of the Curatorial Staff to update and maintain permanent exhibits and interpreted spaces.

The successful candidates will be detail oriented, organized, and able to work independently. Must be able to work with and meet deadlines, lift up to 30 pounds, and climb stairs and ladders. Preference will be given to candidates with previous museum work or course experience and/or candidates wishing to pursue a career in museums. Knowledge of PastPerfect collections database a plus.

The internships are unpaid, but housing that is within walking distance to the museum is provided. Both internships will begin in August and be 30 to 40 hours per week during that time. Deadline for application is July 19th, 2010.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, as well as a 1 page essay indicating why they want do their internship at the Gaston County Museum and what they hope to gain from the experience to:

The Gaston County Museum
Attn: Jeff Pruett
P.O. Box 429
Dallas, NC 28034
Phone: 704-922-7681 x.105
Fax: 704-922-7683
Email: jpruett@co.gaston.nc.us

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