Monthly Archives: April 2018

Unpaid Internship: Photographs and Prints Internship, Missouri Historical Society

Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, MO (Summer 2018)

The Missouri Historical Society is accepting applications from students who are interested in an unpaid internship within our photographs and prints department at the Library & Research Center. This position will report directly to the photographs and prints archivist.

The intern will work on completing an inventory of 1950s-era photographic negatives from the St. Louis Public Schools Photograph Collection. The intern will compare negatives to a listing of images; learn to identify film types, and evaluate and record their conditions; arrange the film in appropriate storage containers; and record their locations. The ideal candidate will have strong attention to detail and an interest in photographic history.

The work schedule is flexible, with hours typically between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. A minimum of 15 hours of work per week is required. The final schedule will be determined with the supervisor.

The ideal candidate will be an undergraduate majoring in library science, history, American studies, or a similar field of study. Some experience with Adobe Photoshop is preferred. The ideal candidate will also be detail oriented and have strong written communication skills.

To apply for this position, please submit a résumé to Vicki Kaffenberger and Tamaki A. Harvey Stratman at vak@mohistory.org and tamaki@mohistory.org. 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 vak@mohistory.org or Tamaki A. Harvey Stratman at tamaki@mohistory.org.

The Missouri Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that serves as the confluence of historical perspectives and contemporary issues to inspire and engage audiences.

Unpaid Internship Opportunity: Environmental History Collection and Exhibit Development, Missouri Historical Society

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 vak@mohistory.org and tamaki@mohistory.org. 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 vak@mohistory.org or Tamaki A. Harvey Stratman at tamaki@mohistory.org.

The Missouri Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that serves as the confluence of historical perspectives and contemporary issues to inspire and engage audiences.

Job Opening: Curator of Collections, Riley Co KS Historical Museum

This is a specialized, professional position which provides collections curatorial leadership, vision and planning, and oversees the museum collections management system.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises selection, registration, documentation, exhibition, and storage of incoming and outgoing artifacts.
  • Oversees the management of the collection by maintaining appropriate records, supervising proper environmental control, directing and following professional standards and practices.
  • Develops policy and procedures for collections management as needed.
  • Conducts research and prepares reports as needed.
  • Recruits, trains, and supervises collections interns, volunteers, and staff.
  • Assists with interpretive plans, education programs, exhibits, and other projects of the Museum.
  • Interacts with donors or potential donors and assists the public as needed.

Qualifications

Education: Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, American history, or in a relevant field. Master’s degree in museum studies or history preferred. Experience: Three or more years of experience in supervision of museum collections preferred. Knowledge of collections rules, practices, standards, and procedures necessary to professionally perform and manage a wide variety of interrelated and possibly non-standard procedural assignments and to resolve a wide range of problems using independent judgment.

Special Requirements

Knowledge of Riley County history, the history of the American West, and material culture preferred. Pre-employment drug screening and background check is required upon conditional offer of employment.

To Apply, visit http://www.rileycountyks.gov/321/Employment-Information. Application deadline is May 1st.

Summer Internship: Missouri Coordinated Campaign

The Missouri Coordinated Campaign is looking for summer interns and fellows to join the campaign. The campaign is looking for motivated, dedicated individuals who want to learn the inner workings of a major political campaign and the ins and outs of the grassroots program it takes to win an election.

With flexible hours, this program is available to all students regardless of schedule. This internship will teach you what goes in to creating a grassroots field program, how to conduct a cutting-edge persuasion direct voter contact program, and you will meet friends and make professional contacts that will last a lifetime.

The campaign is also offering a fellowship program for interns interested in taking their involvement to the next level. Fellows will take on even more responsibility and leadership roles, and will participate in specialized training programs on campaign data, reporting, and community engagement. The skills fellows will learn will equip them with all of the tools they need to find future employment in the fields of organizing, campaigns, and government. Greater time commitment is required.

The Missouri Coordinated Campaign internship and fellowship programs are designed to be a top-notch, informative, and educational experience – providing an entry-level launching point for future careers in politics and campaigns. Program participants will engage with voters in their communities, learn from and work directly with seasoned campaign staff, and hear from a number of guest speakers. In addition, participation in a program like this is an excellent addition to a college application, so rising Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to apply.

To apply for an internship or a fellowship with the Missouri Coordinated Campaign or to learn about general volunteer opportunities, apply online at https://missouridemocrats.org/intern/, call us at (314) 690-8108, or email us at intern@missouridems.org.

 

Education Intern & Summer Camp Manager Wornall/Majors House Museums

The Wornall/Majors House Museums is seeking one individual to assist with developing curriculum and educational programming for children for our summer camp series. This position is a hybrid position of an unpaid internship and paid camp management position. Building on the groundwork laid by previous camp sessions, the Curriculum Intern will work to create thematic lesson plans centering on various topic relevant to mid-nineteenth century history education, including, but not limited to: frontier life, the Civil War, Native American culture, horticulture, and arts and crafts. The intern will put their lesson plans into action as Summer Camp Manager for two weeks of camp programming.

Responsibilities:
• Develop Summer Camp curriculum, including but not limited to: scheduling presenters, developing new activities, refining or refreshing existing activities, and researching new curriculum strategies.
• Communicate with parents prior to camp start dates.
• Work with the Volunteer Manager to recruit and manage Junior Volunteers (ages 12+) prior to and during camp.
• Assist in creating and maintaining budget for program expenses.
• Serve as Summer Camp Manager through the summer of 2017, managing all day-to-day operations of the Museum’s camp program, which will consist of two weeks (10 days) of camp sessions.
• Inventory and organize camp supplies during and following camp sessions.
• Other administrative tasks as assigned.
Requirements
• Must be available June 11-15 and July 9-13 for all camp sessions.
• Good people skills, including comfort in speaking to a group and managing others.
• Good time management skills when creating and adhering to a schedule, with the ability to be flexible if needed.
• Must pass an NCSI background check.
• CPR/First Aid certified, or willing to obtain certification, paid for by Wornall/Majors.
• Experience with children preferred.
• Either majoring in or experience with education, history, or recreation management.

The position of Curriculum Intern begins in May and extends through July. This portion of the internship is unpaid. 5-15 hours per week.

During the time that the intern is serving as Summer Camp Manager (June 11-15, July 16-20, and any time directly related to set up/tear down logistics of camp), the intern will be paid $10/hr.
Intern will work primarily out of our Wornall House location during camp planning session (6115 Wornall Rd., KCMO), and at the Majors House location during the duration of summer camp (8201 State Line Rd., KCMO).

Apply: 
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Sarah Bader-King at programs@wornallmajors.org.

The Wornall/Majors House Museums is a non-profit that preserves and protects two of Kansas City’s most significant antebellum landmarks – the John Wornall House Museum and the Alexander Majors House Museum. The Museums engage the Kansas City community by bringing history to life through innovative, hands-on programs and experiences. The houses, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places, feature hands-on tours, field trips, summer camps, adult education programs, and more.

Our interns will experience many facets of museum management, educational programming, and nonprofit administration. We value our interns and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals. Internships can be tailored to fit requirements for college credit.