The McFaddin-Ward House, an AAM accredited historic house museum in Beaumont, Texas, is offering a paid summer internship in its collections and education department. Built 1905-1906, the Beaux-Arts Colonial mansion was the home of Mamie McFaddin Ward, who left it as a historic house museum in 1982. The museum, which opened in 1986, ranges over three city blocks and includes the main house, carriage house, visitor center, administrative office, and collections office building.
Position Summary: The intern will gain experience in all areas of a historic house museum and will spend hands-on time in collections, archives, and education.
Duties May Include:
Collections management: Organizing, cataloging and digitizing archives and photographs, collections and interpretation research, data management, storage upgrades for museum collection, object photography, environmental monitoring, and inventory.
Interpretation/Education: Working with Summer Camp and junior interpreters, planning onsite and outreach programs, organizing teaching collection.
Qualifications: Applicant must have a strong interest in any or all aspects of the museum field, including work in archives, museum collections, interpretation, and education. Ability to do precise and detail-oriented work, knowledge of proper museum artifact handling and computer literacy, and good writing skills are required. A bachelor’s degree, or coursework, training, or equivalent experience in museum studies, museum education, history, art history or art education is preferred. Interns must provide their own housing and their own transportation.
Employment Period: Ten (10) weeks at 40 hours per week, with a $2,900 stipend (taxes will be withheld). Flexible work dates between May and September. Office staff is willing to assist with necessary paperwork for interns to obtain course credit.
Deadline for Submission: Friday, March 30, 2018
How to apply: Submit a cover letter and current resume, including the contact information of three references, by mail, email, or FAX to:
725 Third Street
Beaumont, Texas 77701
Phone: (409) 832-1906
FAX: (409) 832-3483