The Special Events /Historical Interpretation Intern will work one-on-one with the Director of Special Events 3 days a week and 2 days a week in historical interpretation to get an inside knowledge of how major special events are developed, planned, and executed in a large museum setting. They will work as part of the museum team to learn the important role that special events play in the overall museum experience. They will assist the Director with all aspects of the special events, including attending meetings to plan the event, both internally with museum staff and externally with outside consultants and vendors, preparing materials, completing paperwork, and working as part of the production team. After the event has taken place, the intern will assist in the evaluation process. They will also receive front line experience engaging the public while working in Historical Interpretation developing a first-hand knowledge of the role of Special Events and daily programming in a large scale museum.
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.
The internship is available during the 12-week summer session May 27 to August 16. The work day is generally from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., though sometimes on events day hours may vary. Work week will not exceed 40 hours. Museum is open Wednesday-Sunday.
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