Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Museum Internship in Alaska

The Hammer Museum in Haines Alaska is recruiting for a 3-month internship with a flexible start day from May to September 20011

The Hammer Museum is a non-profit, private entity and the world's only museum dedicated to hammers. Its mission is to provide a view of the past and a history of technology through the use of man's first tool. There are over 1500 hammers on display, ranging from Roman times to the present.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Interns may work on one or more of the following projects: cataloging and researching the museum collection, taking digital photographs of artifacts; website development; assisting with an inventory of the museum collection on a Past Perfect database; public speaking, and newsletter development.


  • Strong writing, research and collections care skills.
  • Strong organizational, multitasking and people skills.
  • Computer skills, including PastPerfect database software and word processing or a desire to learn them.
  • Ability to work independently and on detailed tasks.
  • Knowledge of the history of technology a plus.
  • Degree or expected degree in history, education, museum studies, humanities or a related field.
  • An adventurous spirit.

COMPENSATION: The internship comes with a $100 per week stipend and basic housing is provided. Haines is a wonderful Alaskan community with a population of around 2000 and a breathtaking landscape.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter describing your qualifications and why you are interested in this internship, and your current resume including three references by mail or email to:

Contact Dave Pahl

The Hammer Museum
108 Main Street
Box 702
Haines, Alaska 99827
(907) 766-2374

All submissions must be received by March 15.

Successful applicant will be notified by April 10

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