The Gardens Intern will work one-on-one with the Coordinator of Horticulture and the Garden Interpretation team to gain an inside knowledge of how public garden spaces are planned, interpreted, maintained, and presented to the public in a large museum setting. Interns will have the opportunity to work as a part of the Garden Interpretation team, both in-costume and behind the scenes, and to learn about heirloom vegetables and ornamental plants, historic gardening techniques, and how historic research is presented to the public on a large scale. The Gardens Intern will also have the option of working on a directed garden research project or within a historic household, under the supervision of the Coordinator of Horticulture.
All interns will first undergo historical training of the museum’s time period, training in the assigned area of interpretation, and training in customer service. All interns will be mentored by OSV interpretation staff at all times. Interns working in interpretation will be costumed by the OSV costume department.
Please check with your school to see if you’re eligible for academic credit. Summer interns receive a stipend of $1,500. Interested applicants must submit a written application and are interviewed by phone, Skype, or in person. For application or more information please visit https://www.osv.org/about/working-at-the-village/internship-opportunities-at-the-village/college-internships/
The internship is available during the 12-week summer session May 27 to August 16. The work day is from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and the museum is open Wednesday – Sunday
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