Internships take place during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. A schedule will be coordinated between the Intern and the Museum Director. The Intern may typically work any hours between 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday through Friday. Work outside this schedule may also be arranged.
KMHM is committed to supporting the mentorship aspect of the internship experience. We will work with you to ensure your internship meets your academic and professional goals. With the many aspects of museum management that can be explored, an internship plan may be developed to cater to your specific interests.
Interns can assist in any of these areas of Museum Management:
1. Collections Management:
Research and catalog historic artifacts.
Prepare paper and digital records related to collections; perform data entry.
Photograph and scan objects.
Safely and properly handle and store collections of various material types according to professional standards and best practices.
Perform preventative conservation methods on objects in storage and on exhibit.
2. Exhibit Management:
Assist with the installation and de-installation of current and upcoming exhibits.
Perform historical research; prepare exhibit labels and signage.
3. Visitor Assistance:
Greet visitors, provide tours, assist with events and programs.
4. Historic Preservation:
Research historic structures; assist with the development of Historic Structure Reports & Historic Furnishings Plans.
5. Museum Education:
Research and develop educational materials that align with ongoing exhibit themes as well as Common Core curriculum standards.
6. Administrative tasks and additional duties as assigned.
Meticulous attention to detail
Accuracy and consistency of data management
Ability to work independently
Professional and friendly demeanor
Must be reliable and flexible
This internship is unpaid. Students who wish to attain course credit for this internship must first notify the faculty representative/internship coordinator of their department. The Museum Director will correspond with the faculty representative regarding the student’s progress, and will work with the student to ensure academic requirements are met.
How to Apply:
Internship applications are accepted at all times of the year. KMHM accepts applications from upper-level undergraduates and graduate students. Students in programs such as Anthropology, Art, Education, History, Library Science, Public History, Recreation Management, and related fields and are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, please email a resume, two references, and a cover letter that describes your interests and background to the following:
Sarah Lynch, Director & Curator
Want to make a difference in your local community? Want to have some fun? KMHM needs you, no matter your skills, interests, or time.
Like greeting or telling stories? Interested in history? Be a docent!
Interested in museum collections? Come take care of some!
Like admin or accounts? Come and help out!
There’s a place for you whether you just want to help out day to day, would like to join a committee, or even be an intern. You’ll be joining a group of friendly volunteers and staff to share and preserve the unique history of our region. We need you to help us grow!
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