2020 Summer Internship Opportunity at the McFaddin-Ward House Museum
The McFaddin-Ward House Museum, a historic house museum in Beaumont, Texas, is offering a paid summer internship in its collections 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, facilities building, and collections office building.
Position Summary: The intern will work primarily in the museum’s collections, while also gaining general experience in archival and educational operations of a historic house museum.
Collections Duties: Responsibilities include the cataloging and digitization of archives, oral interviews, and artifacts into the museum’s collections database. Additionally, the intern will assist with inventory, object photography, collections storage, and the research of collections as required.
Qualifications: Applicant must have a strong interest in any or all aspects of the museum field, including work in museum collections, archives, interpretation, and education. The intern must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to perform detail-oriented tasks. Knowledge of proper artifact handling and experience with collections management software preferred. A bachelor’s degree 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 20, 2020
How to apply: Submit a cover letter and current resume, along with contact information for three references, by mail, email, or FAX to:
725 Third Street
Beaumont, Texas 77701
Phone: (409) 832-1906
FAX: (409) 832-3483