The Sheboygan County Historical Museum is pleased to announce the availability of up to two (2) paid internships for the Summer of 2011. Several projects are available for an individual to choose from, including:
Education Program Cataloging.
Work with collection and education staff to identify and catalog both Education and Core collection objects used in the Museum’s Full Day Student Education Programs. Duties may include numbering, data entry in PastPerfect, identification photography, object research, and volunteer contact regarding potential and/or previous donations.
New Acquisition Cataloging.
Work with collection staff to catalog new acquisitions to the Museum’s core collection. Duties may include numbering, recording of critical object data (number, name, description, provenance, etc.) into PastPerfect, condition reporting, and identification photography. As time allows, items may be prepared for storage and/or exhibit.
Sound Artifact Cataloging
Work with collection staff to catalog the Museum’s collection of sound recording artifacts, including cylinders, albums, and associated player equipment. Duties may include object research, numbering, recording of critical object data (number, name, description, provenance, etc.) into PastPerfect, condition reporting, and identification photography.
Applicants for this internship should be self-starters, able to work independently, detail oriented, and have excellent written and oral communication skills. Applicants must be comfortable working with computers, volunteers, and the public. A background (either education or work) in museum studies or history is preferable. Hours are flexible, but must occur primarily between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday-Friday. A stipend (to be paid upon completion of 150 hours) of $600 is available to an applicant who accepts this internship as part of an education experience.
The Sheboygan County Historical Museum is dedicated to “the discovery, collection, and preservation of information, records, and objects relating to the history of the county of Sheboygan and the dissemination of knowledge concerning the same.” Embracing this mission, the museum primarily serves the county’s 116,000 residents, along with members of the surrounding five counties through the maintenance of historic buildings and exhibits, full day student education programs, and extensive public programming, including numerous changing exhibits, a monthly historical program series, and several other public programs.
Applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 2 references to: Tamara Lange, Collection Coordinator/ Registrar, Sheboygan County Historical Society and Museum, 3110 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081 or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications received by March 25, 2011 are guaranteed consideration.