Rubin Museum Internship

The Rubin Museum of Art is dedicated to developing programs that provide opportunities for meaningful and enriching engagement for diverse audiences. In the spirit of engagement for all, we are seeking a volunteer intern for the Fall 2013 semester to help implement our access and community outreach programs. If you know someone who would be a good candidate and would like to apply, please ask him/her to contact Lyndsey Anderson, Manager of Visitor Experience and Access Programslanderson@rmanyc.org or (212) 620-5000 ext. 336.

Access Programs and Community Outreach Intern

Commitment: 15-20 hours per week

Semester: Fall, Spring, or full academic year

Position Available: 1

Academic Level: Mature undergraduate, recent graduate, or graduate student

Description: Under the guidance of the Manager of Visitor Experience, the Access Programs and Community Outreach Intern will assist with the creation and implementation of museum programs for non-traditional audiences and visitors with disabilities. The intern would research existing programs at other institutions and serve as a liaison, providing outreach to community and cultural centers in New York City.

Duties may include (but are not limited to):

  • Research potential partnerships and outreach to local community
  • Provide research materials for American Sign Language (ASL) tour guides each month
  • Ensure RMA website is current with programs offered
  • Update large print labels for each gallery as exhibitions open
  • Create audio guide transcripts for each exhibition
  • Design a new, large print map for visitor orientation
  • Register participants, etc. for Mindful Connections, our program for persons with Alzheimer’s and Dementia
  • Create, distribute, and collect surveys for participants in existing programs each month

Qualifications: The ideal intern should have a strong interest in making museums accessible to diverse audiences. The candidate also should have excellent computer, organizational, design, and interpersonal skills, as well as effective reading and writing skills. Must be able to work on a PC with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet search engines. For more information please contact Lyndsey Anderson, Manager of Visitor Experience and Access Programs: landerson@rmanyc.org or (212) 620-5000 ext. 336.

Thank you,

Laura Lombard 
Head of Adult & Academic Programs


Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011
140 West 17th Street | staff and delivery entrance
212.620.5000 x246 | office
212.675.0105 | fax
llombard@rmanyc.org

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New Career Center on AIA website

The Archaeological Institute of America has just launched a new Career Services section of their website, that includes a place to search open positions and post resumes: http://careers.archaeological.org/ 

 
The American Association of Museums also has a similar career clearing house: http://www.jobtarget.com/c/search_results.cfm?site_id=8712 
 
As does the Society for Historical Archaeology: http://www.sha.org/job_board/job_board.cfm
 
 
(Thanks to Jessica Striebel MacLean for the heads up)

Paid Internship in Historical Archaeology at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest (Summer 2013)

The Department of Archaeology and Landscapes at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest is offering one funded research position for May 28 through July 26. This internship is intended for early-phase graduate students and advanced undergraduates who have previous field training and are looking for more experience conducting fieldwork and supervising field school students in a research-oriented setting.
Poplar Forest is the former retreat home and working plantation of Thomas Jefferson, and is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Lynchburg, Virginia. Over the past 27 years, archaeologists have uncovered evidence of Jefferson’s time on the property and the lives of the enslaved laborers who lived and worked on the plantation during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
This year’s fieldwork will focus on the southeast core and curtilage, two fascinating portions of Poplar Forest that have connections to both the plantation’s enslaved community and Jefferson’s ornamental landscape. The successful applicant will work alongside
the Poplar Forest staff to assist in all phases of field excavation, including working with and teaching field school students during the six week field school starting June 2. This will involve strenuous outdoor labor in the hot Virginia sun, so good physical health is a must. In addition, the intern will need to be comfortable interacting with the public and explaining the archaeological
process to museum visitors. While in residence, the successful applicant will also be granted access to the collections and research facilities of Poplar Forest. This includes a collection of several hundred thousand artifacts; a database system containing both archaeological artifact and context records; and a complete inventory containing over 2,500 historical documents relating to Poplar Forest. By partnering with the Poplar Forest staff, these collections may then be drawn upon in the future to support the student’s own research, the products of which could include professional conference papers, journal articles, Master’s theses, and
PhD dissertations.
A stipend of $2,000 will be provided for the nine week internship, which will be held in conjunction with the field school. The intern will be responsible for making their own housing arrangements as well as providing for their own meals and transportation. Information regarding housing options will be made available through the Poplar Forest archaeology staff. Successful applicants
should have at least one field school, and more field experience is a definite plus. Knowledge of historical material culture is required.
By April 22, 2013, send the following information to Jack Gary, Director of Archaeology and Landscapes, Poplar Forest, P.O. Box 419, Forest, VA 24551.
1) Personal information: Include your full name, home address, home and work/school telephone numbers, occupation, and e-mail address.
2) A resume or curriculum vitae.
3) A two-page statement of personal and professional reasons for participating.
4) Two letters of recommendation from others addressing the following: 1) your academic and professional ability and performance and 2) your personality and ability to work well with others.
Selections will be made by the Poplar Forest Archaeology Department by April 26, 2013.
For more information on Poplar Forest’s ongoing archaeological research visit: http://www.poplarforest.org. Any questions can be directed to Jack Gary at jack@poplarforest.org or 434-534-8105.

Summer Archaeology Internship at Landmarks Preservation Commission, NYC

The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission is looking for a summer intern.  Interested students should see:

 

http://www.nyc.gov/html/lpc/downloads/pdf/jobs/ArchaeologyInternship2013.pdf

Contact:

  Amanda Sutphin

Director of Archaeology
1 Centre St., 9th Fl.  |  New York, NY 10007
p: 212.669.7823 |  f: 212.669.7818 |  asutphin@lpc.nyc.gov

Quick Links!

Forms and Publications: Archaeological Reports

Check Landmark Status at NYCityMap

Application Form | Guidelines for Work on Designated Properties

Designation Reports | Historic District Maps | Request LPC Records

 

Zvi Grunberg Resident Internship at the Bruce Museum

Internship position, 35 hours per week, 34 weeks maximum

The Bruce Museum promotes the understanding and appreciation of Art and Science to enrich the lives of all people. The Museum is located in Greenwich, Connecticut, 40 miles east of New York City, just off I-95 and steps away from Metro-North Railroad’s Greenwich station. The Museum features the long-term environmental history exhibition Changes In Our Land, as well as four galleries showcasing fine and decorative arts, costumes, science and ethnology exhibits. The museum holds a permanent collection of natural history, Native American, and archaeological objects, and a growing collection of art of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Description
The internship provides an opportunity to learn about the operation of museums and to gain professional experience. These internships are offered annually through the Education Department.

Internship terms are 34 weeks, mid-September to mid-May, with a stipend of $15,550 with benefits. This is a full-time temporary position, 35 hours per week, for a maximum of 34 weeks. Includes paid: five days vacation, three standard holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day) and four floating holidays, four sick days, and one personal day.

Responsibilities
Intern will work with program directors on a variety of projects related to the Museum’s exhibitions and programs.

Interns will be treated as staff members and will assist staff members with routine work as well as special projects.

The intern’s educational background, interests, work experience, and museum department needs with the final goal of implementing and completing a specific project will determine specific duties.

Terms are full-time, 35 hours per week, with two or three segments. Each segment of the internship will focus on one aspect of the museum: education, collections management, curatorial (either arts or sciences), exhibition design, public relations, development, and/or administration.

Segment assignments are determined by the Museum’s Executive Director and professional staff.

Eligibility
The internship is open to applicants who have completed at least an undergraduate degree by the beginning of the internship. Candidates with training in science, education, art history, fine arts, as well as other fields including business, communications, law, and other areas of the humanities that may be useful to the museum, are eligible. Familiarity with office procedures, computer skills are necessary.

For information contact the Director of Education, 203-413-6740

Or email rgarr@brucemuseum.org

Application Procedures
The following items are to be included in the application (incomplete applications cannot be considered).

1. A personal statement indicating how this internship fits in with your preparation, experience, and goals. Essay should not exceed 500 words, or two double-space typed pages.

2. A resume or curriculum vitae with phone and email contacts listed.

3. Two letters of recommendation, one should be from Department Chair or Academic Advisor if possible. Letters should be sent directly by recommenders.

4. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all colleges, universities, and professional schools previously attended.

Selection
The Intern Selection Committee of the Education Committee will review applications. A small group of applicants will be invited for final interviews. All applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision by Memorial Day weekend.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 
The 2012-2013 post has been filled. Applications for the 2013-2014 Zvi Grunberg Resident Internship will be accepted beginning in January of 2013. The final application deadline is APRIL 12, 2013.

Submit all material to: 
Zvi Grunberg Resident Internship Program
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830-7157

Historic Preservation Internship Summer 2013

The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Council for Preservation Education, is announcing their historic preservation internships for summer 2013. The program is designed to allow students in historic preservation programs and allied disciplines to gain an awareness of National Park Service cultural resource management activities and to provide an opportunity to work alongside professionals in the field of historic preservation. A variety of positions in preservation and related fields are being offered at the National Park Service and partnering agencies.

Attached you will find a copy of our announcement for the summer positions. I would appreciate it if you could post or pass along the notice and make it available to any students you think might be interested. The information will also be available on the Web site of the National Park Service at www.nps.gov/tps/education/internships.htm and the National Council atwww.preservenet.cornell.edu/employ/ncpe.php . A downloadable application will be available from each site as well. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2013.

If this is not the most appropriate email address to send this information to, please send a corrected address to my attention at NPS_HPS_Intern@nps.gov .

If you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to e-mail me at the above address, or call me at 202-354-2025.

list of opportunities for fieldwork/internships/language study in Belize and Peru

http://www.summer.harvard.edu/programs/study-abroad/san-jose-de-moro-peru

http://www.piaraperu.org/hualcayanfieldschool

http://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/articulo?codigo=4100946

http://peru.usembassy.gov/internship.html

www.isisbelize.com

http://www.savethemoche.org

http://studyabroad.unc.edu/programs.cfm?pk=1750

WWW.BVAR.ORG

http://www.ifrglobal.org/programs/current/colombia-ciudad-perdida