Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, MO (Summer 2018)
The Missouri Historical Society (MHS) is accepting applications from students interested in an unpaid assistantship or internship within the exhibitions and research division. The intern will assist in research for MHS’s artifact collection and in the content development of exhibits.
The intern’s responsibilities may include:
- Identifying library, photography archive, and document archive holdings related to specific collection artifacts, including source and finding aid citations in a comprehensive summary report
- Researching maker/manufacturer, industry, materials, ownership, and/or usage information of specified artifacts, including source and finding aid citations in a comprehensive summary report
- Providing researched characterizations of discrete aspects of regional resource exploitation or conservation
- Measuring, describing, and entering artifact identification information into Mimsy, the collections database management system
- Assisting with artifact photography, document scanning, and/or interview transcription
A minimum of 10 hours per week for 12 to 15 weeks is desired, with a flexible schedule between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. The final schedule will be determined with the supervisor.
Preferred assistantship candidates will be graduate students; undergraduate students in good academic standing with a passion for and competency in the subject will be considered for internship. Appropriate fields of academic study include: environmental studies, archaeology, material culture studies, history, museum studies, archive management, or similar fields. The applicant should have good communication, computer, and research skills, and sensitivity to and care for delicate artifacts.
To apply for this position, please submit a résumé to Vicki Kaffenberger and Tamaki A. Harvey Stratman at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Candidates will then be directed to complete a full application. If selected for an interview, candidates will be asked to supply two references.
For questions, please contact: Vicki Kaffenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tamaki A. Harvey Stratman at email@example.com.
The Missouri Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that serves as the confluence of historical perspectives and contemporary issues to inspire and engage audiences.