Jobs, Internships & Opportunities

Education Intern                                                        The Boston Athenaeum

Posted: November 19, 2017

The Boston Athenæum seeks a motivated Education Intern who will support the work and the growth of the Education Department. The intern will develop important informational materials for the operation and will report to the Director of Education. The ideal candidate will be hard-working, organized, ambitious, and must be currently enrolled in a graduate-level program in education, museum studies, library science, public history, or other related fields.

Hours: Flexible schedule; about 10 hours per week.

Compensation: $13 per hour; free membership concurrent with employment and one year following date of departure; no other benefits.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and a resume, and the names and contact information of two references to hrvisitorservices@bostonathenaeum.org.

http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/sites/default/files/pdf/employment/educationintern.pdf

Committee Coordinator                                  Mass. Memories Road Show: Chinese Immigration Experience

Posted: November 19, 2017

The Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE) is partnering with UMass Boston’s Mass. Memories Road Show (MMRS) to collect memories of Chinese Immigration Experiences in Massachusetts. On June 2, 2018, we will invite the public to bring family photos to be scanned and added to UMass and CHSNE’s digital archives. Contributors will be invited to share “the story behind the photos” on video, have their own “keepsake photo” taken, and receive advice from professional archivists and historians on dating and caring for their family photos. A planning committee led by CHSNE and representatives from greater Boston will organize and publicize the event.

RESPONSIBILITIES • Serve as the point of contact between the committee members recruited from Chinese American organizations in Boston, Quincy, Malden, and Metro West • Work with CHSNE staff and MMRS to plan monthly committee meetings • Record minutes at monthly committee meetings • Support the committee’s recruitment of volunteers, translators and donations • Provide day-of support for the volunteer training on June 1st and at the event on June 2nd • Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin) skills a plus • Available for 8-15/hrs week from January-June 2018 (flexible schedule), and all day on June 1st and June 2nd

START: January 2018

PAY: $18-$20/hr

APPLY: email cover letter and resume to Jess Camhi at jess@chsne.org by November 27, 2017

Archive Assistant Internship                                Department of Public Works, Engineering Archives

City of Portland, Maine

Posted November 17, 2017

The intern will have the opportunity to work in an archive that is, like many, still trying to catch up with the modern digital archive world. The work would be hands on both cataloging, scanning and working with the department’s engineers and surveyors, and with the general public answering questions, researching and finding old and new plans and drawings for their projects. The intern will work under the supervision and mentorship of the Engineering Archivist.

Qualifications: Applicant must be enrolled in a graduate program or a recent graduate with a significant emphasis in archival management/studies. Applicant should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Ability to work carefully and with attention to detail. Ability to work equally well independently and with supervision. Ability and willingness to understand the mission of the Engineering Division and Archive and to follow all procedures and policies related to security and collection care. Ability to deal with the public in a friendly and informative manner.

Preferred proficiencies: Experience with Microsoft Excel and Access and with data entry. Understanding of the unique requirements of handling drawings, plans and maps, on various mediums – from linen paper to Mylar. Basic understanding of, and ability to read engineering drawings, plans and maps. Experience using large format scanners a plus. Applicant is expected to: Be able to work with others. Work at a standing work station. Lift 40lb.

Start: January 2018

Contact for more information: Marilyn Morgan at UMass Boston or George Carhart (gcarhart@portlandmaine.gov)

Women’s Public Leadership Internship

Host Institution: Center for Women in Politics and Public, John W. McCormack Graduate School for Policy and Global Studies, UMass Boston

Posted 11/8/17

Project Mission: To contribute to building a diverse, intergenerational pipeline of women for political/public leadership through the creation of the Women’s Public Leadership Archive, a new collection (website) of information on and interviews with women leaders in Massachusetts. (Anticipated launch, late spring 2018.)

Seeking graduate student, or person with relevant master’s level training in history/public history/archival work, with an interest in women’s leadership in the public sector and nonprofit sector.

Oral History Intern responsibilities include: orientation meetings, conducting background research, providing regular summaries of work, conducting interviews, submitting recording to transcriptionist, auditing, and editing.

Time period: Fall Semester 2017 thru Spring Semester, 2018. Start date negotiable.

Hours: Part-time, approximately hours 40 hours to complete oral histories of each woman. (These hours are estimates and will depend on how many interviews are conducted: 16-18 hours preparation time; 12 hours interview time, including travel; 8-10 hours auditing and editing).

Compensation: Paid internship, $2,500 to conduct oral history interviews with two subjects and prepare materials for upload onto Women’s Public Leadership Archive. Will consider one person to do all four interviews for $5,000.

APPLICATIONS: Please apply for this internship by submitting a CV (or resume), cover letter stating interest and qualifications, and contact information for two recommenders by November 15th, 2017.

Please email documents to:

Ann Bookman, PhD

Director, Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy

John W. McCormack Graduate School for Policy and Global Studies

UMass Boston ann.bookman@umb.edu

Part Time Audiovisual Archives Internship John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Posted: 11/7/17

Application review begins: 11/21/17 (Open until filled)

Interns in the Audiovisual Archives of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library primarily assist staff in answering reference requests and making reproductions of audiovisual materials. The intern’s primary responsibility will be working directly with off-site patrons, which requires excellent research dexterity and customer service skills.

In the course of their duties, interns will use digital resources such as the public online digital archives and the JFK Library’s digital asset management system, Documentum. Interns will also handle original photographs, negatives, ¼” reel-to- reel audio tape, and motion picture film, among other analog media.  In fulfilling reproduction requests, AV archives interns may learn to use the video edit suite, the digital audio workstation, and the photo scanning station.

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, ideally in archival studies, public history, or a program in media arts with a strong audiovisual focus.

Interns will receive a monthly stipend (e.g., $560 for part time, 16 hours/week) paid on the 15th of the month. The internship will begin on/around 15 January 2018.

Please include the following materials in your application:

Cover letter stating why you are interested in an internship in the Audiovisual Archives and expected graduation date. Please include the listing number, 18-AV- 01, in the cover letter.

Résumé

Unofficial transcript

Letter of recommendation

Application form

Applications are accepted electronically with the subject line stating “AV Internship Application-18- AV-01- [Your Name]” to laurie.austin@nara.gov.

Oral History Internship                                       John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

Posted 11/8/17

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking applicants for a part-time position in our Archives Processing Unit. Through this internship you will participate in the transcription, editing, and organization of our Oral History Program, with the possibility of web-editing through our website. As an intern at the JFK Library, you will work alongside and learn from professional archivists. You will be encouraged to ask questions about the profession and the processes employed by the Library, and you will have the unique opportunity to gain experience at a Presidential Library, which is part of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in a graduate program, preferably in archival studies, history, or public history.

Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560 (part time, 2 days/week), paid on the 15th of the month. This internship would start January 15th and end May 14 th, with the possibility of undertaking an internship for the summer semester.

Applications will be accepted through December 1, 2017. To apply, please send in the following documents: Completed Intern Application Form, Unofficial College Transcript, Letter of Recommendation, Cover Letter, and Résumé.

These can be sent as pdf attachments to Jennifer.Marciello@nara.gov. Please include your name and the posting number (18-OH- 01) in the subject line of your email; include the posting number in the address of the letter. Cover letters should also reference the posting number.

Textual Processing Internship                         John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

Posted 11/8/17

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking applicants for an intern position in our Archives Processing Unit. Through this internship you will learn to apply the basic principles of arrangement, description, and preservation to textual collections related to the life and times of John F. Kennedy. You will work under the supervision of processing archivists on a variety of textual projects and collections. Candidates should be self-motivated and able to work independently and follow federal guidelines for working with historical materials. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program to be eligible for this position.

Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560 (part time, 2 days per week), paid on the 15th of each month. This spring semester internship will start on January 15th and end on May 14th, with the possibility of continuing for the summer semester.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, December 1, 2017. To apply, please send in the following documents: Completed Intern Application Form, Unofficial College Transcript, Letter of Recommendation, Cover Letter, and Résumé.

These can be sent as pdf attachments to Jennifer.marciello@nara.gov. Please include your name and the posting number (18-PROC- 01) in the subject line of your email; include the posting number in the address of the letter. Cover letters should also reference the posting number.

Textual Processing Internship, 18-PROC- 01

https://www.jfklibrary.org/About-Us/Job-Volunteer-Internships/Vacancies.aspx

Graduate Fellowship                                              Fort Ticonderoga

Fort Ticonderoga is excited to announce the Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowships for 2018. These fellowships are geared towards graduate students looking for experience in exhibitions, education, and collections management. These two-month fellowships are designed to provide fellows with a unique opportunity to work side-by-side with both our staff and collaborate with other fellows. Fellows will work on projects at Fort Ticonderoga in preparation for our 2019 museum season.

Applications are due January 15, 2018. Applicants should contact Rich Strum, Director of Academic Programs, at rstrum@fort-ticonderoga.org for more information.

Stipend: Each graduate fellow will receive a $2,500 stipend plus housing. Fort Ticonderoga’s Black Watch House for fellows is located within walking distance of both the Thompson-Pell Research Center and the main grounds of Fort Ticonderoga.

https://www.fortticonderoga.org/education/university-partnerships/graduate-fellowships

Communications Coordinator                                  Boston By Foot, Inc.

Boston By Foot seeks an energetic and enthusiastic Communications Coordinator to organize and prepare our communications with members and the general public to increase visibility and awareness of our organization and programs. An ideal candidate will have the ability to take ownership of marketing and communications projects as well as provide general administrative support in our small, but fast-paced office. The position would include managing an editorial calendar, preparing press releases and updating press lists, preparing compelling content for the website, online event postings, and social media, working with volunteers on projects related to marketing and communications, and designing basic materials for print and web.

Candidate must:

  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Be detail-oriented, a self-starter, and have the ability to multi-task
  • Be comfortable working with Microsoft Office, social media platforms and web-based software (experience with Salesforce and/or Drupal is a plus)
  • Be comfortable learning and using new software systems
  • Have knowledge of best social media practices
  • Have strong customer service skills
  • Have basic graphic design skills
  • Have a passion for Boston history and architecture and cultural non-profits

Hours: 15-25 hours per week; flexible scheduling (with some evening and weekend hours); some remote hours possible

Please apply by December 1st; send resume and letter of interest to Samantha Nelson: samantha@bostonbyfoot.org

Marketing Intern                                                              The Cambridge Historical Society

Posted 10/19/17

The Cambridge Historical Society connects the past with our present and future, serves as stewards of our collective history, and inspires curiosity in generations to come. The Society seeks an intern to assist with long-term marketing and communication strategies, as well as weekly social media and event updates.

The Intern will work towards a marketing plan that addresses target audiences, pricing structures, SWOT analysis of efforts to date, the competitive landscape, online marketing options, and other areas for growth and improvement. The position will require posting across the Society’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts weekly, incorporating the Society’s website. Additionally, the Intern will write press releases and pitch stories to local media outlets.

The Position: Spring semester beginning in January 2018. The internship is unpaid. Hours are flexible and some work can be completed offsite.

To Apply: please email Marieke Van Damme: mvandamme@cambridgehistory.org

Oral History Intern                                                  The Cambridge Historical Society

Posted 10/19/17

The Cambridge Historical Society connects the past with our present and future, serves as stewards of our collective history, and inspires curiosity in generations to come. The Society seeks an intern to conduct, transcribe and interpret oral histories, related to the Society’s 2018 programmatic theme of “Where is Cambridge From?”

Working with the Programs Committee, the intern will identify, schedule, conduct, and transcribe five or more oral histories. The intern will interpret these oral histories; through a piece of writing, or as part of a Society program. A successful intern will have completed a minimum of one oral history class or have comparable experience. The candidate will have strong communication skills, a comfort level with interview technology, and the ability to work independently.

The Position: Spring semester beginning in January 2018.

Hours: 10 hours per week (approx.) Hours are flexible and most work can be completed offsite.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to Lynn Waskelis  lwaskelis@cambridgehistory.org

Museum Interpreter                                                  Concord Museum

Posted 9/28/17

The Concord Museum, in historic Concord, Massachusetts, seeks creative and dynamic individuals to join the museum interpretation team. Interpreters greet visitors, answer questions, monitor museum galleries to ensure the safety of the collection, give tours, and provide a friendly knowledgeable presence in the galleries. Opportunities to assist with public and family programs on weekends and holidays will also arise.

 Qualifications:
A strong interest in history, excellent communication skills, and exceptional customer service skills are a must. Experience working with the public and previous experience in a museum setting are desirable. High school diploma or equivalent required, some college preferred. A flexible schedule with weekday and weekend availability is required. This part-time position is perfect for college or graduate students, retirees, and others with a flexible schedule looking to be part of a dynamic team in a historic environment.

 How To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to cm1@concordmuseum.org

Apply by: October 02, 2017

Salary: Part time, approx. 5-20 hours per week, $11.00/hour

Development Officer                                            Concord Museum

Posted: 9/28/17

The Concord Museum seeks a full-time Development Officer who will be a critical member of the Museum’s development team. The Concord Museum is in the midst of a major building project and capital campaign to engage new and broader audiences with Concord’s history and the extensive collections of the Museum. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Officer will join the Museum at this exciting time and be responsible for building member programming and engagement and Annual Fund and corporate support. The Officer also serves as staff liaison to the Museum’s active Guild of Volunteers, which organizes events in support of the Museum’s mission.

  • Manages the Annual Fund
  • Leads the Museum’s membership program
  • Serves as principal liaison to the Museum’s Guild of Volunteers
  • Manages Corporate Sponsorships
  • Manages special events such as exhibition openings, member, cultivation, and stewardship events, working with Development team
  • Supports capital campaign efforts, including donor recognition and stewardship
  • Supports Museum’s marketing and communications strategy

Qualifications

  • Passion for the Concord Museum’s mission
  • Proven fundraising track record with 3 years of fundraising experience
  • Proven success in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment
  • Experience in program areas, including membership, annual giving, events, and corporate support
  • Experience managing and supporting volunteers
  • Ability to build relationships and effectively relate to a range of constituencies
  • Superior oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • A professional and resourceful style; the ability to work both independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple projects at a time
  • High integrity and sound judgment
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with a fundraising database, preferably Abila Fundraising 50, required; design skills and experience with InDesign a plus
  • Willingness to work weekends and evenings, as required

 How To Apply: Please send a letter of interest, resume, fundraising writing sample, and the names of three references to: cm1@concordmuseum.org, with subject line: Development Officer Application. No phone calls, please.

Apply by: September 29, 2017

Salary: This is a full-time salaried position with benefits.

Production Coordinator                                       Boston Productions, Inc.

Norwood, MA

Posted 9/28/17

Boston Productions, Inc. is an award-winning designer, developer and integrator of multi-media exhibits and other interactive experiences. BPI specializes in media design and production for museums, visitor centers, sports venues and retail environments.

The Production Coordinator is responsible for the following:

  • Assist project teams with content development
  • Perform research to support asset gathering and other facets of production
  • Organize and assist on film shoots
  • Procure props, costumes, etc.
  • Log timecodes and take meeting notes
  • Manage production equipment
  • Digitize film footage
  • Log and transcribe video/audio files
  • Caption videos
  • Asset research
  • Recruit talent
  • Copyediting
  • Provide administrative support to the project team
  • Create production books/manuals
  • Coordinate production shipping and travel

 Qualifications
The successful candidate will be strongly organized and attentive, able to multi-task, and be resourceful, responsible, and intellectually curious. Majors related to journalism, film and audio production, library science, etc. are welcome. A four-year degree (BA or BS) and passion for the field are required

How To Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to careers@bostonproductions.com

Full Time

Apply by:
October 20, 2017

Customer Experience Specialist         Applewood Books, Inc.

Carlisle, MA

Posted 9/28/17

We’re looking for bright, engaged, creative and fun people who are looking to be part of an inspiring team. We value communication, enthusiasm, and passion for one’s work. Our new hire will work with our customer support and operations teams to provide top-notch service and care. You will learn about our products and our customers and make connections between the two, to enhance our customers’ experience and to contribute to success in selling our products. You will be a key part of the entire customer experience: contacting and listening to customers, building long-standing relationships, anticipating customer needs, suggesting appropriate titles, entering and fulfilling orders.

Qualifications:

We’re looking for people who are passionate about learning, about engaging with content, and about creating an environment for customers that will satisfy and delight them. You must also be detail-oriented, have facility with computers including Mac, have excellent data entry skills and, above all, be a team player in an ever-innovative and fluid environment.  A Bachelor’s Degree or higher is preferred.

Please send a cover letter and resume with education and experience to
Sue Cabezas, Executive Vice President
suec@awb.com

Apply by: November 19, 2017

Full Time

Salary: commensurate with experience

REVOLUTION 250 COORDINATOR          Massachusetts Historical Society

Posted 9/28/17

Revolution 250 is seeking a part time coordinator to help the emerging organization transition to a larger public role. Revolution 250 is planning major celebrations for the 250th anniversaries of the beginning of the American Revolution in New England. Coordinator will work with the advisory committee of Revolution 250 to increase public awareness, recruit new partners, forge relationships with government representatives, and develop a master plan for the coming years. Potential for growth and expansion with Revolution 250. Revolution 250 has funding for the contracted position for six (6) months, however additional funding to extend the contract may be available.

The ideal candidate will have: • A BA or MA in American history, public history, or a related field • 2-3 years’ experience in nonprofit work, travel and tourism, or project management • A desire to move into a leadership role in a cultural institution

Please send letter of interest and resume via email or US Postal Service to: Gavin Kleespies Director of Programs Massachusetts Historical Society 1154 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215

gkleespies@masshist.org

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time

SALARY RANGE: $18-20 per hour

PROJECT ARCHIVIST                                      Maine Maritime Museum

Bath, ME

Posted: 9/28/17

The Project Archivist works to arrange and describe a variety of manuscript material relating to Maine and American vessels, wooden shipbuilding, shipping, and other maritime subjects. Additional areas of involvement include supervising volunteer staff and/or a part-time library assistant (or summer intern). There are many collections or archives requiring cataloguing, including photographic material to be arranged and indexed. Archivist will sort out the various sub-collections, arrange them, perform various maintenance tasks (removing metal fasteners, re-housing in acid-free material), and produce detailed finding aids compatible with others in the library. General assistance with other library functions and planning will be expected, but the primary duties will be archival work.

For more information about this position, please visit www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Contract

SALARY RANGE: $20.00 per hour

 

MUSEUM EDUCATOR                                       Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society

West Hartford, CT

Posted: 9/18/17

The Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society is seeking qualified individuals to serve as Museum Educators. Museum Educators provide accurate programs through hands-on experiences for schools, scouts, and other groups in period clothing both on- and off-site. Annually, the museum serves approximately 8,000 students of varying ages and grades.

Teaching experience is highly desirable but not required. Interest/experience in history and/or museums, and a friendly and energetic disposition is also desirable. The position of Museum Educator is part-time with flexible hours.

Please send resume with cover letter to Beth Sweeney, Director of Education Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, 227 South Main Street,West Hartford, CT 06107.

Email: Education@noahwebsterhouse.org

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time

SALARY RANGE: $10.25 per hour

OUTREACH MANAGER                           Duxbury Rural & Historical Society

Duxbury, MA

Posted 9/28/17

The Outreach Manager is a vital part of the small DRHS staff, providing inspiration and coordination for a range of activities including volunteer coordination and program management. The Outreach Manager is a public-facing figure for the DRHS, and the position is focused on opportunities to increase outreach, audience, and community involvement. Job duties may include but are not limited to: cultivation of contacts, networking, and relationship-building with many different constituencies; coordination, recruitment and retention of volunteers; development of program ideas; planning, implementation, and being an on-site coordinator during programs.

Applicants must have a college degree or equivalent work experience, preferably in a museum or non-profit organization. Occasional evening and weekend work is required. This job requires travel between multiple properties (< 3 mile radius) and requires the use of your personal vehicle. Work takes place in historical house museum environment.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to emcgough@duxburyhistory.org.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time (full year)

Public Programs Internship –                     Plimoth Plantation

Posted 9/24/17

The Public Programs Intern will assist the Public Programs Manager and Director of Museum Programs & School Services with all aspects of program planning and facilitation including attending planning meetings, preparing materials, assisting with day-of program needs, and participating in the program evaluation.

The Public Programs Intern will also assist the Public Programs Manager in evaluating the Museum’s current list of public programs and in brainstorming new ones in preparation for the 2018 season. Guided by the Public Programs Manager, the intern will use their observations and evaluations to conduct content research and draft a program proposal for the 2018 season.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate an interest in engaging museum guests in new and innovative ways, as well as early American history, Native culture and history, anthropology, material culture, social studies, and/or museum education, have excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills, the ability to take direction and work independently, a willingness to work as part of a team, and the physical ability to perform light-to-moderate lifting and work in small spaces, both indoors and outdoors.

Full and part time positions available. Evening or weekend work may be required.

For more information, email interns@plimoth.org or visit www.plimoth.org/internships.

Archives Assistant – University Archives & Special Collections

Joseph P. Healey Library

Posted 9/24/17

The UASC is looking for an Archives Assistant to assist with processing and covering the reference desk.

15 hours per week

Mon 10-3:30, Tues 10-3:30, Thur 10-2.

Students can apply online through Student Employment

Job Number – 2440324

Museum Education Assistant – Commonwealth Museum

Posted 9/19/17

Job Description

The major responsibility is working with the Education Department to conduct the museum’s popular field trip program. Programs are offered daily for elementary, middle and high school groups. Museum assistants guide students through the exhibit and make presentations in the museum classroom. Classroom programs feature costumes and props to help bring history alive.

Qualifications

The position requires interaction with teachers, parents, and students. Experience working with kids is a plus and liking children in essential. An interest in American History or a major in history would be helpful. Because the museum emphasizes customer service, a welcoming personality, patience, and flexibility are important.

Hours: 9:30 – 1:30

Daily schedule can be negotiated (2/3 days per week preferred)

Hourly pay rate: $12 (Work/Study accepted)

Respond to: Stephen Kenney, Director

Stephen.Kenney@sec.state.ma.us  or 617-727-2816 x 204

Collections and Care Management Internship – The Lynn Museum

Posted 9/14/17

The Lynn Museum seeks an intern pursuing a degree in museum studies, history or a related field for a learning experience with our collections team. The collections care intern would support a variety of initiatives in Winter 2017/2018 including general collections care activities, establishing and monitoring integrated pest management, object photography, data entry into our collections system Past Perfect, and various other projects. Training in basic collection handling and care will be provided.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collections care and housekeeping of objects on exhibit and in storage
  • Helping to install and monitor an integrated pest management program
  • Use Past Perfect for collections data entry related to accessioning and deaccessioning objects.
  • As items are being added, assist with photography, condition reporting, and creation of paper files.
  • Organize and help to manage an historic card catalog system and object records
  • Arrive to internship on-time and work the entire scheduled shift as determined with Collections Manager

Hours: One day a week commitment (4-7 hours/week, flexible)

For more information, please contact the Lynn Museum Collections Manager Susan Baker Leavitt at susan@lynnmuseum.org

Part Time Audiovisual Archives Intern – JFK Presidential Library and Museum 

Posted: 9/11/2017
Deadline: 9/22/2017

Interns primarily assist staff in answering reference requests and making reproductions of audiovisual materials. The intern’s primary responsibility will be working directly with off-site patrons. Ability to handle multiple inquiries at once, prioritizing needs according to deadlines, and initiative to start new requests are key factors to a successful internship.

The audiovisual interns will use digital resources such as the public online digital archives and the JFK Library’s digital asset management system. Interns will also handle original photographs, negatives, ¼” reel-to-reel audio tape, and motion picture film, among other analog media.  AV archives interns may learn to use the video edit suite, the digital audio workstation, and the photo scanning station. There may be limited opportunities for special projects depending on the intern’s interest and the archives’ needs.

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, ideally in archival studies, public history, or a program in media arts with a strong audiovisual focus. Interns will receive a monthly stipend (e.g., $560 for part time, 16 hours/week) paid on the 15th of the month. The internship will begin on or around October 15, 2017.

Please include the following materials in your application:

  • Cover letter stating why you are interested in an internship in the Audiovisual Archives and expected graduation date. Please include the listing number 17-AV-03 in the cover letter.
  • Résumé
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Application form (attached)

Closing date for this posting is 9/22/17. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Applications are accepted electronically (with pdf attachments) with the subject line stating “AV Internship Application-17-AV-03-[Your Name]”  to laurie.austin@nara.gov

For application PDF: https://www.jfklibrary.org/About-Us/Job-Volunteer-Internships/Vacancies.aspx

Apprentice Bookbinder – Green Dragon Bindery

256 Boylston St. / Route 140 Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Apply Immediately

Posted 9/10/17

Small established antiquarian bindery http://www.greendragonbindery.com/ seeks artistic lover of historical objects who would like to learn the craft of book and paper conservation/restoration. This is a long-term position offering the opportunity to train under four different binders with a combined 100 plus years of experience conserving books, maps, globes and all manner of ephemera.

Compensation: Apprentice salary range is 21,000 to 30,000 during a six-month trial period. Upon satisfactory completion of trial period applicant will be eligible for full time employment with salary and benefits to be discussed.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to

info@greendragonbindery.com Attn. Christine

Facilitator – Tsongas Industrial History Center, Lowell, Mass.

Job no: 492551

Apply immediately

Posted: 8/24/2017

Position type:Staff Part TimeBenefit Status: Non-Benefited – Non-UnionCampus:UMass LowellDepartment: Tsongas Industrial History CtrSalary: $13-$15, commensurate with experience

Description

Facilitates School Group Visits

  • Meets and directs multiple groups of students, teachers, and bus drivers (stepping onto bus for communications). During busy season, as many as 16 groups a day may visit.
  • Coordinates and communicates transportation logistics at curb
  • Uses radio system to report questions, emergencies, schedule alterations
  • Assists with moving carts filled with student lunches
  • Oversees group movement and monitors groups in lunchroom, in conjunction with Park Maintenance staff
  • Distributes program evaluations to teachers
  • Records daily visitation statistics and provides weekly report

Prepares for School Group Visits

  • Opens the Tsongas Industrial History Center daily
  • Assists with implementation of bad-weather plans through timely communications with TIHC Assistant Director for Operations (at times prior to work hours, by phone from home).

Facilitation of Special Groups

  • Assists with staff and teacher professional development programming
  • Assists with occasional visitors and groups wishing to observe programs
  • Conducts morning update meetings with all staff present
  • Maintains master program/staffing whiteboard

 Promotes the University’s commitment to customer service by

  • Building effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the University by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance when needed.
  • Ensuring optimum service to all internal and external partners in response to all requests for service and information.
  • Maintaining an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles.Impact of Actions

Minimum Qualifications

Required:

Education: High school diploma or GED

Experience: Minimum 2 years’ prior experience in managing groups of youth, interacting with visitors to a site, organizing information and anticipating possible problems to ensure smooth logistics for visitors, collaborating across various workgroups.

Skills:excellent interpersonal and communication skillsable to communicate and collaborate with diverse groups (NPS Maintenance staff, museum teachers, visiting educators and students, and TIHC leadership team) to manage movement of school groups in a positive, effective waystrong dedication to customer serviceorganized and attentive to detailability to predict and troubleshoot logistical complicationsability to exercise discretion and independent judgmentSpecial Instructions to Applicants:This is a temporary, part-time, non-benefited, non-unit position.

For full description and link to apply, see: http://explorejobs.uml.edu/lowell/en-us/job/492551/facilitator-tsongas-industrial-history-center

Archives Assistant– Healey Library Archives and Special Collections Department 

 

Job Number: #13861

Posted: 8/03/2017
Apply immediately
Description
Assist University Archives and Special Collections staff in the day-to-day operations of the Archives by performing a variety of duties including, but not limited to, staffing the reception desk, welcoming researchers and visitors, responding to basic reference questions, assisting researchers with signing in and filling out required forms, doing data entry for Archival administrative and research projects, including the Mass Memories Road Show, re-foldering archival collections, re-shelving research materials after patron use, moving and shelving full archival cartons, other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
Ability to work carefully and with attention to detail. Ability to work equally well independently and with supervision. Ability and willingness to understand the mission of the Archives department and to follow all procedures and policies related to security and collection care. Ability to deal with the public in a friendly and informative manner. Coursework and/or interest in history, public history, archival studies, American Studies or related field is desirable but not required. Ability to lift 50 lbs.
20 hours/week
Pay Level: III: $11.25/hr – 12.25/hr
Full job description is posted on the Student Employment Services website. https://www.umb.edu/life_on_campus/student_employment

To apply:Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to library.archives@umb.edu

Collections Care Intern (Volunteer)–House of the Seven Gables–Salem, Mass.

Posted: 7/25/2017

Deadline: open.  Position begins Fall 2017
Overview
The House of the Seven Gables seeks an intern pursuing a degree in history, public history, museum studies, conservation, or a related field for a learning experience with our part-time collections care team. The Collections Care intern would support a variety of initiatives in the fall 2018 including general collection care, integrated pest management in a museum collection, data entry and condition reporting for the collection inventory project, and preparation for a major accession/deaccession project. Training in basic collections handling and care will be provided.  This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to work with two experienced professionals in the field, and gain valuable job skills.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Collections care and housekeeping in museum exhibit space.
• Assist with integrated pest management program.
• Use PastPerfect for collections data entry related to an inventory project. As items are being entered assist with creating object files and condition reports.
• Assist with preparation of an accession/deaccession project.
• Support the formation of an updated collections policy for The House of the Seven Gables SettlementAssociation.
• Arrive to the internship on-time and work the entire scheduled shift as determined with collections care team.
Qualifications

• Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills

• Must be able to take direction and adjust to changing circumstances quickly
• Must have the ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public and other staff members
• Must be able to accept supervision, work both independently and in a group, and be flexible to changing situations.
• Have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
• Have a basic knowledge of PastPerfect or another data collection software platform
• Have a basic knowledge of historic Salem
• Interest in history and museum work.
• Be presentable, well groomed, and wear name badge with lanyard, when appropriate (given by The Gables).

 

For more information or questions, please contact Special Projects Manager Julie Arrison-Bishop at 978-744-0991 x152 or jarrison@7Gables.org.

Educator–Old North Foundation of Boston, Inc

193 Salem Street
Boston, MA 02113

Posted: 7/27/2017
Deadline: 8/11/2017

Overview:
This position is perfect for those who love to share their passion for history with others and facilitate meaning-making for visitors in a historic site.  As the public faces of the Old North Church, educators must be friendly, outgoing, and engaging to our visitors (approximately 500,000 annually), ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Responsibilities

· Welcoming and providing excellent customer service to all visitors
· Leading brief presentations on the history of the church to groups as large as 200 people and as small as 10
· Facilitating thirty minute tours and additional educational programs
· Engaging various audiences (such as families and K-12 groups) with the history of Old North Church· Providing information on the North End neighborhood and the city of Boston
· Opening and closing the church campus; keeping the church building clean
· Encouraging visitors to donate upon entrance and visit the gift shop upon exit
Qualifications:
· Excellent public speaking skills and a friendly smile
· Mature and outgoing personality; must love talking with people!
· Outstanding customer service skills
· Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment and manage several tasks simultaneously· Interest in education, history, or museums
· Reliability and professional appearance
Previous education, theater, hospitality, and customer service experience a plus!

This position requires climbing steep stairs, navigating narrow passageways and working in indoor and outdoor New England weather conditions.

Requires near-full time commitment through late October with fewer hours after that.

How To Apply:
To apply for this position, please email your resume (no more than 2 pages) and letter of interest to jobs@oldnorth.com. Please include position you are applying for in the subject line. Resumes will be accepted until August 14th. Please no phone calls!

The Old North is an Equal Opportunity Employer.www.oldnorth.com

Part time Audiovisual Archives Intern – JFK Presidential Library and Museum, Boston MA

Posted: 7/11/2017
Deadline:7/30/2017

Interns in the Audiovisual Archives of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library primarily assist staff in answering reference requests and making reproductions of audiovisual materials. The intern’s primary responsibility will be working directly with off-site patrons, which requires excellent research dexterity and customer service skills, to work with a wide variety of patrons. Ability to handle multiple inquiries at once, prioritizing needs according to deadlines, and initiative to start new requests are key factors to a successful internship.

The Audiovisual interns will use digital resources such as the public online digital archives and the JFK Library’s digital asset management system. Interns will also handle original photographs, negatives, ¼” reel-to-reel audio tape, and motion picture film, among other analog media.  AV archives interns may learn to use the video edit suite, the digital audio workstation, and the photo scanning station. There may be limited opportunities for special projects depending on the intern’s interest and the archives’ needs.

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, ideally in archival studies, public history, or a program in media arts with a strong audiovisual focus. Interns will receive a monthly stipend (e.g., $560 for part time, 16 hours/week) paid on the 15th of the month. The internship will begin on or around September 15, 2017. The hours are Monday through Friday, 9-5:00.

The Audiovisual Archives has openings for two interns to work 16 hours per week.

To Apply:

Please include the following materials in your application:

Cover letter stating why you are interested in an internship in the Audiovisual Archives and expected graduation date. Please include the  LISTING NUMBER 17-AV-03 in the cover letter.

Résumé

Unofficial transcript

Letter of recommendation

Application form (attached)

Closing date for this posting is 30 July 2017. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Applications are accepted electronically (with pdf attachments) with the subject line stating “AV Internship Application-17-AV-03-[Your Name]”  to laurie.austin@nara.gov

 

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