The General Henry Knox Museum, an historic house museum in beautiful midcoast Maine, is pleased to post two paid internships for the summer of 2012. The museum, a recreation of the 1794 mansion built by the country’s first Secretary of War, houses an important collection of Federal. Period furniture and decorative arts, as well as primary and secondary resources related to the economic development and settling of midcoast Maine. The museum has a permanent staff of 3.5 FT employees and over fifty active volunteers, and offers a very active range of programs, classes and events during the summer.
For more information, see http://www.knoxmuseum.org/.
Curatorial Intern: This internship is designed to offer a broad range of experience in museum operations, including collections management, interpretation, research, and program and exhibition development. Specific projects related to the Museum’s collections will be developed in consultation with the Museum’s staff, and special interests of the intern will be taken into account. The intern will be trained to give tours and assist in other Museum operations as needed. The Curatorial Intern will work 5 days a week (30 hours) for 20 weeks, and will be paid a stipend of $6,600.
Marketing Intern: This internship is also designed to offer a broad range of experience in museum operations, including program and exhibition development, interpretation, research, and public relations. Specific projects related to the Museum’s marketing initiatives will be developed in consultation with the Museum’s staff and the Museum’s marketing committee. The intern will be trained to give tours and assist in other Museum operations as needed. The Marketing Intern will work 5 days a week (30 hours) for 11 weeks, and will be paid a stipend of $2,900.
For both internships, undergraduate or graduate students with a background or strong interest in history, historic preservation, education, marketing, library and archival science or museum studies are encouraged to apply. A high level of self-motivation and initiative is required. Saturdays and some special evening and weekend events are required. Starting and ending dates are flexible.
We regret that the museum can not provide housing.
To apply, please send a letter describing your interest and experience with museums and/or nonprofits, a resume and contact information for three references to Intern Search, General Henry Knox Museum, PO Box 326, Thomaston, ME 04861 or by email (Word documents or pdf’s only, please) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please indicate in which internship you are interested. Application deadline is Friday, February 17, 2012.