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2016 Summer Internships - Plimoth Plantation - Plimouth, MA

  • 18 Mar 2016 11:35 AM
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    ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

    2016 Summer Internships
    Plimoth Plantation
    Plimouth, MA

    Marketing & Communications

    Plimoth Plantation’s Marketing & Communications department is responsible for developing and implementing Operational and Strategic plans to advance the Museum’s brand and support the overall goals and objectives of the organization. The Marketing & Communications Internship provides a unique educational experience to focus on targeted marketing and media research for key affinity groups as well as social media engagement for the nation’s premier living history museum and tourist destination.

    The Marketing & Communications Intern will hone their marketing and public relations skills researching and cultivating affinity media groups and outlets while assisting with building a new media contact database. The position will also enable interns to hone their communication skills generating and monitoring social media content using best practices to engage the museum’s online communities under the supervision of the Manager of Media Relations & Promotions. The Marketing & Communications Intern will also participate in marketing and communications for the Museum’s special events as well as assist with developing marketing and advertising campaigns. 

    For full internship description and online applications, please visit www.plimoth.org/internships

    Museum Education & Public Programs

    The Museum Education & Public Programs Internship provides participants hands-on experience planning, developing and implementing educational programs for children, teenagers, adults and families. These programs involve indoor and outdoor programming at the museum’s main campus, on Mayflower II, at the Plimoth Grist Mill and in downtown Plymouth. All interns will engage directly with the children enrolled in five sessions of our Week-long Summer Adventure Program.

    Interns will gain invaluable museum education and program development experience alongside Public Programs & School Services staff planning and implementing on-site public programs for diverse audiences as well as our popular summer day camps. In addition, the Museum Education & Public Programs Interns will use their academic knowledge of education, museums, history or culture to research, develop, teach and evaluate an original public program under the supervision of the Director of Public Programs & School Services. Interns will also collaborate with other interns in the 2016 summer class on an assigned, museum-wide project based on a selected interpretive theme. This internship reports to the Director of Public Programs & School Services.

    For full internship description and online applications, please visit www.plimoth.org/internships

    Historical Horticulture 

    Plimoth Plantation’s internship in Historical Horticulture offers the opportunity to explore both 17th- and 21st-century plants and horticultural practices through practical, hands-on learning experiences. Interns learn how experienced horticultural staff combine historical research with practical skills and knowledge to create, maintain and preserve historical landscapes in a variety of settings around our Museum campus.

    This internship provides a unique educational experience in 17th-century horticulture, focusing on both native and imported plants and their myriad uses in English/European and Native societies. Additionally, the horticulture intern will have opportunities to participate in the ongoing renovations to the kitchen gardens exhibited in our 17th-Century English Village and the formal Hornblower Olmstead Garden (1920), as well as assist in the design and maintenance of the Museum’s overall campus landscape. Working alongside Horticulture staff, the Historical Horticulture Intern will learn 17th-century horticultural techniques and practice their 21st-century skills including planting, pruning, weeding, watering, fertilizing, propagating, greenhouse and nursery management, plant identification, and basic garden design. This internship also provides the opportunity to collaborate with staff, volunteers, and fellow interns in complementary departments across the Museum. This internship reports to the Director of Living Collections, Crafts, Trades and Domestic Skills. Stipend available. 

    For full internship description and online applications, please visit www.plimoth.org/internships

    Historical Clothing & Textiles: Collections Management

    Plimoth Plantation’s Historical Clothing & Textiles program is seeking an intern with an interest in historical clothing, research, and/or archives. The ideal candidate would like to gain experience working with museum collections and organizing research materials; some research skills are necessary, as the tasks will include refining memos and papers. Additionally, the internship includes some hands-on work with our reproduction clothing and textiles, so basic sewing skills will be helpful.

    The Historical Clothing & Textiles Collections intern will be working with our reproduction clothing and textiles collection, with an emphasis on documenting and cataloguing each piece in the department’s inventory. The catalogue is being digitized and the intern will be instrumental in moving that project forward. This internship is an excellent opportunity to become familiar with managing active collections and the research materials necessary to further the Historical Clothing & Textiles program. This internship reports to the Manager of Historic Clothing & Textiles.

    For full internship description and online applications, please visit www.plimoth.org/internships

    Historical Clothing & Textiles: Wardrobe Production

    Reproducing historically accurate clothing in a museum setting encompasses a multitude of skills and processes, including research and development, use of period and modern construction techniques, as well as sharing this knowledge and skill with our guests who visit Plimoth Plantation.

    The Historical Clothing and Textiles: Wardrobe Production intern will learn, practice and apply the steps involved in reproducing period clothing for a living history museum. This will include historical research with access to departmental and museum libraries, pattern drafting, period construction techniques, and 17th-century accessories or trims (thread-wrapped buttons, card woven trim, hat making, etc.). They will also experience the unique workings of a wardrobe shop in a museum environment. This internship reports to the Manager of Historic Clothing & Textiles. Stipend available. 

    For full internship description and online applications, please visit www.plimoth.org/internships.

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