Sam Rayburn House Museum Texas Historical Commission Fall 2014 Internship

Issue Date: August 11, 2014
Closing Date: EXTENDED to August 25, 2014 / Start Date: September 8, 2014 (negotiable)
POSITION TITLE: Intern (1 opening)
LOCATION: Sam Rayburn House Museum, 890 W. State Hwy 56, Bonham, Texas.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
Interns may work on one or more of the following projects: packing and storing artifacts; cataloging and researching the museum collection; taking digital photographs of artifacts; re-housing and cleaning artifacts; data entry of collections records; developing  events and programming at the site as well as developing themed guided tours and presentations; and organizing site resources.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Interest in museums, history, and/or education.  Strong writing, research and communications skills.  Strong organizational, multitasking and people skills.  Knowledge of American and Texas history.  Knowledge of standard office computer skills, including database software and word processing.  Ability to work independently and on detailed tasks.  Degree or expected degree in history, education, museum studies, humanities or a related field.  Demonstrated interest in museum programs, education and/or history.

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday (negotiable)

PROJECT SUPERVISOR: Anne Ruppert, Curator, Sam Rayburn House Museum
TERM OF POSITION: Preferably September--December 2014 (negotiable)

WHO MAY APPLY:
Applications will be accepted from currently enrolled college students who are in their second, third or fourth year of coursework as well as graduate students and recent Bachelor’s and Master’s degree graduates. 

COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid position.

HOW TO APPLY:
Submit a cover letter and current resume including the names/contact information of three references by email to anne.ruppert@thc.state.tx.us.

To learn more about previous SRHM interns, visit: http://www.visitsamrayburnhouse.com/index.aspx?page=848 and http://www.visitsamrayburnhouse.com/index.aspx?page=897