2012 Spring Internships at Fraunces Tavern® Museum, New York, NY
Collection/Curatorial intern (2 positions available) Spring 2012 (10 – 30 hours per week)
Application Deadline: December 16th, 2011
Fraunces Tavern® Museum’s mission is to educate the public and encourage the exploration of American Colonial, Revolutionary War, Early Republic and Early New York City history. It was founded in 1907 by Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, Inc. Housed in historic Fraunces Tavern, the permanent collection focuses on 18th and 19th century buildings, period rooms, prints, paintings, sculpture decorative arts, rare books and documents relating to or reflecting aspects of early American culture and history. Also included in the collection are items associated with the history of the Sons of the Revolution of the State of New York.
In order to better serve its public and fulfill this mission, the museum has recently re-housed its collection. Now that the Museum’s historical objects are in proper storage a complete inventory of the collection must be completed. Reporting to the Curator, intern will:
- Identify and verify the location of objects
- Create and organize object documentation – both manual and digital (includes object research)
- Write condition reports
- Stabilize objects in preparation for storage and conservation
- Assist in exhibition preparation and mounting
The internship will start in January 2012 and is unpaid.Qualifications: Must be currently enrolled in undergraduate studies (history, politics, English, or similar) or graduate studies (museum studies, public history, education, American History or similar), or have completed either/or. Intern should be detail oriented, organized, and able to work independently. Must be able to climb stairs and ladders. A solid Early American, Colonial American and Revolutionary War history a plus.
If interested please send cover letter and resume to email: firstname.lastname@example.org