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Position Title: Intern
About the Internship Program:
Internships at Arch Street Meeting House are educational experiences designed to provide the practical experience necessary to complement students’ academic programs of study. Our goal is to create an experience that ensures students gain behind-the-scenes knowledge of what it is really like to work at a historic site.
Interns will work closely with staff to support the development and implementation of new interpretive and educational programs, performing tasks related, but not limited to giving tours, manning the greeter desk, assisting with programs and large rental events, and data entry. An intern at Arch Street Meeting House will partner with staff to develop a mutually beneficial course of study to satisfy academic requirements and further the mission and vision of our site. Stipends may be available to interns who can be on site at least three days a week (about 18 hours), pending funding.
Education and background:
The ideal candidate is an undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in museum education, history, and/or public history. We are looking for someone who is flexible, able to work independently, and someone who is enthusiastic about history.
Characteristics and Experience:
Comfortable with speaking to large and small groups
Warm, enthusiastic, and welcoming personality
Interest in working with people of all ages and nationalities
Reliable, responsible, punctual
Physically able to lead tours around the site
Able to work cooperatively and accept supervision
An attitude of tolerance and respect for all people’s points of view
Interest in religion, history, and or architecture
Available internships will be announced in Spring 2017 for Summer 2017 work.
Interested applicants should check back to this page in Spring 2017 for announcements, updates, and information.