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Monday, January 26, 2015

Internships

The North Carolina Museum of History, located in downtown Raleigh, provides internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students looking for experience in museums. 

2015 Summer Internship Projects

  • Exhibit Design and Production Shop Assistant 

    Project description: The Exhibit Design and Production Shop Assistant will be instructed by exhibit staff to perform hands-on tasks in a variety of exhibit processes. Tasks will relate to museum exhibit design, construction, and installation.

    Work schedule: The intern must be able to volunteer a minimum of 100 hours during the course of the internship: 25 hours per week for the four weeks running Monday, May 18, through Friday, June 12. The workday schedule is Tuesday through Friday at 6 hours per day and one Saturday of the intern’s choice.

    Wage: This is a volunteer (uncompensated) internship opportunity.

    Qualifications: Preferred applicants will have experience in/exposure to exhibit design, exhibit construction, mount design/making, exhibit participatory (interactive) design, and gallery preparation. Selected interns must be able to lift 25 pounds repeatedly and possess a valid NC driver’s license.

    To apply: Interested candidates should send an application (PDF or Word), cover letter, and resume (unofficial transcript is optional) to:

    Michael Scott, Adult Programs Educator
    North Carolina Museum of History
    4650 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-4650

    For more information: 
    Phone: 919-807-7969
    E-mail: Michael.B.Scott@ncdcr.gov 

    Application deadline: 
    March 1, 2015

  • Collections Assistant 

    Project description: The Collections Management section is seeking an intern to continue work on a general condition survey that was begun in Fall 2014. Tasks will include assessing an object for condition, determining if the object requires stabilization and treatment and/or rehousing, and photographing each object for the Re:discovery Proficio collections management software system. The purpose of the survey is to determine what parts of the collection require treatment and rehousing and to develop and prioritize treatment/rehousing schedules based on survey results. 

    Work schedule: The intern must be able to volunteer a minimum of 100 hours during the course of the internship. This project would require 15 to 18 hours per week: typically 3 days per week at 5 to 6 hours per day.

    Wage: This is a volunteer (uncompensated) internship opportunity.

    Qualifications: Preferred applicants will have experience in/exposure to collections management theory and practice (such as coursework in Museum Studies or Material Culture). Experience in Microsoft Access, Word, and Excel is also preferred. Photography skills would be desirable.

    To apply: Interested candidates should send an application (PDF or Word), cover letter, and resume (unofficial transcript is optional) to:

    Michael Scott, Adult Programs Educator
    North Carolina Museum of History
    4650 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-4650

    For more information: 
    Phone: 919-807-7969
    E-mail: Michael.B.Scott@ncdcr.gov 

    Application deadline: 
    March 1, 2015

  • Curation Intern

    Project description: An intern is needed to assist two curators with researching, documenting, and cataloging objects in the museum’s collection. The assignment involves becoming familiar with the museum’s collections management software system, Re:discovery Proficio; learning about collections management and curation procedures; and ultimately cataloging a collection of approximately 100 artifacts. Additionally, the intern will attend meetings in the Collections Management and Education sections, learn proper artifact handling techniques, and assist with preparing objects for presentation to the Acquisitions Committee for consideration or deaccession. 

    Work schedule: Weekly schedule is negotiable; however, the intern must be able to volunteer a minimum of 100 hours during the course of the internship and should be able to work shifts of at least 4 hours. Some after-hours and weekend work may be required.

    Wage: This is a volunteer (uncompensated) internship opportunity. 

    Qualifications: Candidates from all backgrounds with a demonstrated interest in history, public history, museum work, education, and/or publicity/marketing are encouraged to apply. Accuracy and strong attention to detail are required. Experience with digital photography and some knowledge of material culture a plus.

    To apply: Interested candidates must send an application (PDF or Word), cover letter, and resume (unofficial transcript is optional) to:

    Michael Scott, Adult Programs Educator
    North Carolina Museum of History
    4650 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-4650

    For more information: 
    Phone: 919-807-7969
    E-mail: Michael.B.Scott@ncdcr.gov 

    Application deadline: 
    March 1, 2015

North Carolina Museum of History
5 East Edenton Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
919-807-7900


   
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