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NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES INTERNSHIP (Fall 2018)

  • 20 Jun 2018 4:36 PM
    Message # 6327146

    Since 1973, Plimoth Plantation has led the public history field with its groundbreaking Native American Studies program which combines thorough historical and cultural research with innovative programs onsite, online and in classrooms. Native American Studies Interns build an in-depth understanding of the Native experience c.1600-1692 by assisting with a wide-range of research projects and engaging with guests on the Living History sites. This includes working alongside staff on the Wampanoag Homesite to interpret Native cultures using the Museum’s extensive collection of original, reproduction and archaeological artifacts as well as reconstructed landscapes. They hone their research and writing skills, practice delivering interpretive programs to the visiting public, and experience the process of researching and developing guest-focused living history exhibits.

    Responsibilities

    • Conduct research on the 17th - century Native experience under the direction of the Museum’s Director of Wampanoag and Algonkin Performance, Research and Interpretive Training
    • Draft preliminary research summaries for use in developing new educational programs and staff training
    • Engage and educate Museum guests about native history and life-ways in the Living History Exhibits

    Qualifications

    The Native American Studies intern should have a background or demonstrated interest in Native Studies, American history, colonial history, anthropology, material culture, and/or public history. The ability to work independently on focused projects and with our guests alongside Museum staff on the Living History sites is crucial to the successful completion of this internship. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills as well as be familiar with research and historical writing techniques and have demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Apps, Scanners, and other cataloguing tools. All interns work in many kinds of weather conditions.

    Work Schedule

    Fall internship session: September 10 - November 9, 2018. Part-time and Full-Time hours available, Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm. Some weekend or evening work may be required.

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