The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site seeks collections interns for Summer 2011. The Coolidge Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark and is regarded as one of the best preserved presidential sites in the nation, located in idyllic Plymouth Notch, VT. The site contains 25 buildings and 560 acres including a new museum and education center. Many of the objects in the collection belonged to the Coolidge family and date from the late 18th to early 20th centuries.
Interns will focus mainly on cataloging artifacts donated by the Coolidge family, many of which were used in the White House while Coolidge was President. Although the emphasis will be on enhancing the collection database, the position allows flexibility for individual projects and interests. The internship will last between four and ten weeks. Although there is no stipend, free on-site housing with kitchen facilities is provided. Remote rural location requires intern to have own transportation.
Qualifications: Interest and knowledge of American history, specifically material culture, and/or presidential history. Candidates must either be enrolled in or a recent graduate of an undergraduate or graduate program emphasizing history, museum studies, or related field.
Please direct questions or requests for more information about the internship to Amy Mincher.
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references by March 1st to:
Collections Manager, President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site
Morrill Mountain Consulting