Internship posted by: Hallockville Museum Farm
Posted on: February 21, 2013
Overview . Hallockville Museum Farm seeks interns interested in pursuing experiences in a small museum setting . Internships are unpaid and open to college and graduate students. Interns may arrange for academic credit through their college or university.
Organization. Hallockville Museum Farm is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to re-connect the community with its shared agricultural heritage. The 28-acre museum farm is located in the heart of the rural North Fork of Long Island. Hallockville preserves nineteen historic houses, barns and outbuildings ranging from the mid-18th century Hallock Homestead to the Depression-era Cichanowicz Farmhouse. Hallockville serves as an educational resource for all ages to raise awareness of Long Island's agricultural heritage and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Riverhead Town landmark.
Duties. Interns will assist staff and volunteers in a variety of tasks related to the functioning and operations associated with a small museum. Duties will include one or more of the following experiences: collections management; research on artifacts; exhibit development; program development; and special projects.
Skills required. Interns should be able to: work independently as well as collaboratively in a dynamic work environment; use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; and communicate clearly and concisely, both in oral and written form. An interest in history, agriculture, or related field is desirable but not required.
Work schedule. The position is part-time and most work will occur during regular business hours Monday through Friday. It is generally advised that an intern plan for at least a four week commitment. Internships are available year round and can be tailored to a student's particular circumstances. Interns must provide their own transportation.
Application. Applications should be submitted at least two months prior to the anticipated start of the internship and must include a cover letter detailing interest in the position and resume. Applicants should also be prepared to provide the name and contact information of at least one reference that is familiar with the applicant.
Application materials should be submitted to Dr. Herb Strobel, Executive Director, Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901. Electronic submissions (as attached pdf documents) are preferred and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.