Wednesday, February 9, 2011

2011 Summer Internships at The Gaston County Museum Dallas, North Carolina

Exhibits/Collections Intern (1 position available)

Summer 2011 (30 to 40 hours per week)

Application Deadline: March 31, 2011


The Gaston County Museum is currently seeking a collections/exhibits intern for summer 2011. This position will work specifically with the permanent collection accessioning and photographing objects. Both interns will assist the Curatorial Staff in exhibit design and installation. The interns will also work under the guidance of the Curatorial Staff to update and maintain permanent exhibits and interpreted spaces.

The successful candidate 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 internship is unpaid, but housing that is within walking distance to the museum is provided. The internship will begin in the summer (depending on intern’s schedule), and end in August, and be 30 to 40 hours per week during that time. Deadline for application is March 31, 2011.

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


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