Museum Internship Opportunity at Ohio Historical Society

Are you looking for an internship opportunity in 2011?  The Museum and Library Services Division of the Ohio Historical Society has a paid internship position for a student or recent graduate interested in gaining more experience in exhibit preparation.

 

Summary

This is a paid internship in the Museum and Library Services Division.  Duties include assisting curators and registrars to move artifacts and documents and prepare them for display.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Physical handling of a wide variety of historic artifacts, archival materials and archeological specimens.
  • Completing transfer forms to document movement of artifacts.
  • Updating locations for artifacts in the online catalog.
  • Assisting to prepare artifacts and documents for display.
  • Assisting to write some label copy for exhibit.

 

Qualifications

  • Current or recent student in a program of study in library and information science; history; public history or museum studies.
  • Interest in obtaining professional experience in the management of museum and archival collections.
  • Interest in obtaining professional experience in preparing a museum display.

 

Time frame

Must be able to complete 200 hours between April 1 and June 30, 2011.

 

Payment

Stipend of $1,000.00 to be paid upon completion of 200 hours.

 

Contact

Send cover letter and resume to Mary Cannon, Volunteer Coordinator, Human Resources at mcannon [at] ohiohistory [dot] org

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