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monserrat-intern

Intern Charles Miro-Quesada from Monserrat College of Art

Internship Openings as of January 17, 2024

WENHAM MUSEUM COLLECTIONS INTERN – Summer 2024, Fall 2024, and  Rolling Enrollment

We currently steward a diverse collection of approximately 45,000 artifacts that include textiles, household items, dolls, trains, toys, photographs and a large archive. We have pledged to adhere to best practices in ethics, collections management, education, exhibit design, financial stewardship, and strategic planning. Come join this dynamic group of staff and volunteers as you further your education with real world museum experience.

Collection Interns become an integral part of the Curatorial Team and will assist the Collections Manager in the ongoing inventory of the collections, research and cataloging, photography and rehousing of objects and to provide general administrative support.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Using CatalogIt Museum Software to enter, maintain and enhance collections records
  • Reconciling paper and digital records
  • Learning and using proper handling techniques and supplies as we rehouse artifacts within the museum and to offsite storage facility
  • Opportunity to collaborate with others on small congruent exhibits and educational programing either in-house or online.

Qualifications and Skills Sought:

  • Junior/Senior or above in college program with focus in Museum Studies, History, Historic Preservation or related fields
  • Computer efficiency with experience working with databases
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and keen problem solving ability
  • Self-motivation and ability to work well with others
  • Ability to lift 40lb+ objects/climb ladders to reach top shelves of storage units

Time Commitment:

We ask interns to commit to 8-10 hours per week for 100 hours total.

Compensation:

Stipend Available, College Credit Available.

To Apply:

Send a letter of interest and resume via e-mail to Samantha Grantham, Collections Manager at samantha.grantham@wenhammuseum.org

WENHAM MUSEUM MARKETING INTERN – Summer 2024 or Fall 2024

Wenham Museum in Wenham, MA is seeking a Marketing Intern to join its dynamic and energetic team. The Marketing Intern assists the Marketing Manager and Executive Director with promotion of museum exhibitions, events and programs.  

Responsibilities:

Writing press releases for newspapers, magazines and websites; designing mass promotional marketing collateral and emails using Constant Contact to promote upcoming museum events and exhibitions. Collaborate on print, social media and radio campaigns for upcoming exhibitions, programs and events. The Marketing Intern is also responsible for organizing digital assets and for maintaining records relating to departmental activities, files, and press clippings.

Qualifications:

Excellent written, interpersonal communication skills and the ability to represent the Wenham Museum in a professional manner are necessary. Ability to perform multiple tasks quickly and work independently, with moderate supervision. Expertise in general computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point), and PhotoShop Elements are required. Familiarity with website content management, WordPress, Constant Contact, Canva, and graphic design skills are a plus.

Compensation:

Stipend Available, College Credit Available.

To apply: 

Please send a résumé and e-mail explaining your interest in the internship to Kristin Noon, Executive Director, by e-mail to kristin.noon@wenhammuseum.org.

WENHAM MUSEUM EDUCATION INTERN – Summer 2024 or Fall 2024

Wenham Museum in Wenham, MA is seeking an Education Intern to join its dynamic and energetic team. The Education Intern assists the museum’s Educator and with the development and implementation of programs for children, families, and adults.  

Responsibilities:

Leading art/craft-based and storybook-based activities with children and families; teaching programs based in colonial history to an early education audience; and, coordinating and planning programs for children and adults. Assistance may also be required from time to time with historical research, exhibition installation, and collections care.

Qualifications:

We are seeking a candidate who has experience working with and/or teaching children, the ability to research and develop engaging and interactive activities based on local and national history, and is welcoming, reliable, and enjoys working with the public.  Excellent written, interpersonal communication skills and the ability to represent the Wenham Museum in a professional manner are necessary. Ability to perform multiple tasks quickly and work independently, with moderate supervision. General computer skills with the web and the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point) are required.

Compensation:

Stipend Available, College Credit Available.

To apply: 

Please send a résumé and e-mail explaining your interest in the internship to Margaurita Spear, Museum Educator, via e-mail at margaurita.spear@wenhammuseum.org.