Historical Interpreter Internship
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is seeking college or graduate student of history, Museum or American Studies or Education for an interactive internship position. Candidate will work as costumed historical interpreters for the summer season, as well as assist with themed education camps and related interpretation programming and projects. This is an opportunity to work with an innovative and energetic staff and gain hands-on experience in the field as well as gain exposure to multiple areas of museum work. Must have an interest in 19th century history and be comfortable speaking in front of large groups of people. Hours flexible to fit credit needs.
To Apply: please email the following to Kathy Slade at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cover letter
- 2-3 references
Farm Site Historic Interpreter Internship
Claude Moore Colonial Farm
The Farm Site Historic Interpreter at Claude Moore Colonial Farm is responsible for providing direct interpretive services of an 18th century tobacco farm that will include daily first person interpretation for the general public.Assisting staff members, the intern will be responsible for helping to plant and maintain period appropriate field crops (tobacco, corn, wheat etc) as well as an heirloom kitchen garden while supervising youth volunteers. Additionally, the Farm Site intern may be utilized to assist with various educational programs for school children throughout the property.
Candidates should have a background in history or agriculture and be comfortable with public speaking. Please note that this position requires the ability to work outdoors in hot and humid weather, to do strenuous physical activity, and to greet and talk to visitors of all ages as if you were truly living in the year 1771. Both paid and unpaid internships are available. However, the paid internship will be required to work 40 hours per week Wednesday-Sunday from May until August. Unpaid internships will have a more flexible work schedule. Please note, housing is not provided.
To apply, please email the following to Heather Bodin at email@example.com
- copy of your work history
- a one page description outlining your activities or projects you have completed to reflect skills and experiences you feel would help your work as an intern
- two letters of recommendation, one from a teacher and the other from an employer, supervisor or advisor
This internship will begin in May/June and last through August/September.
Old State House Museum Education Department
Little Rock, AR
Five internships opportunities are available in the Education Department of the Old State House Museum for the 2013 season. Click here
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Environmental Education Apprentice - Female RoleThe Homeplace
Golden Pond, KY
Location: The Homeplace Living History Farm at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area in Western Kentucky and Tennessee
Duties: The position demonstrates 19th century work typical of a middle class farmstead while focusing on environmental education themes when interpreting the work for the public. Also participates in planning, presentation, and evaluation of daily interpretive programs and special events for the general public and organized groups. Research and special projects related to increased customer satisfaction may be assigned as appropriate. The position will also spend at least 10% of their time delivering interpretive program presentations throughout Land Between the Lakes.
- Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Education, History, Recreation, or related fields, and not currently be enrolled in school.
- Warm enthusiastic demeanor that is quality customer service driven.
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
- Ability to manage multiple projects.
- Availability for weekend, holiday, and occasional evening work.
- Valid driver’s license.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Interest in historic trades such as weaving, spinning, gardening, blacksmithing, woodworking, leatherworking, etc.
- Experience in handling and caring for livestock.
- Computer software skills, including word processing skills and skill in database/spreadsheet, including PowerPoint.
- Weekly stipend of $200
- On site housing in fully-furnished houses or house trailers
- Position lasts up to one year
Submit cover letter and resume to:
Coggeshall Farm Museum
Spring, Summer, Fall 2013
Interning at Coggeshall Farm Museum allows students to gain a deeper understanding of history, museums, and agriculture through practical hands-on experience. Working with museum staff, interns will have the opportunity to research, design, and implement a component of the living history exhibit. Interns divide their time in half between physical, on-site work and an intellectual project. If you're looking to spend your internship collating photocopies and making coffee for the office, you're in the wrong place. Hours will be flexible according to your schedule and museum needs.