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The Dudley Farm Museum (www.DudleyFarm.com) is a small living history museum in North Guilford, Connecticut which seeks to reflect agricultural life common to the area during the late 19th century. The mission is “To preserve, restore, and operate the farm as an historical, educational, and recreational resource, serving the general public as a museum, education center, and recreational park.” The museum is in the process of conducting a full inventory of its collections and has recently completed a collections assessment; this position seeks an individual to assist with collections management with special emphasis placed on the many pieces of farm equipment, both hand tools and large farm equipment. The project will include: physical inventory of collections objects; reconciling objects with available records; photographing objects; basic rehousing and appropriate storage; and cataloguing all information into PastPerfect Museum software. Opportunities for exhibit planning and grant-writing will also occur. Restoration of it's large 1840 barn is nearing completion, and an interpretive plan is being developed.
This is an excellent opportunity to work hands-on with a materials reflecting rural life of the period, meet other volunteers with similar interests, and to learn something new each day. Training provided. Attention to detail, patience, teamwork skills, and interest in farm life and 19th century history are desirable qualities. The chosen individual must possess the ability to work independently on one's own initiative and as a teammate. Work will be conducted both in the museum office and outside in the barns and sheds on the museum grounds. Literacy in Microsoft Office is required. Prospective applicants should be aware that this Internship is an unpaid, volunteer position, and may require irregular hours on site. Because public transportation does not service the area, a car is a must.
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