Interns at the Martha's Vineyard Museum will enjoy a variety of museum experiences, including exhibits, programs, special events, interaction with visitors, and working with a professional staff. With the experience gained at the MVM, many of the previous interns have gone on to careers in the fields of library science, historic preservation, public history, and museum studies.
Energetic, self-motivated, flexible individuals who are independent, creative, and willing to be team players will best fit these positions. If you have any questions about the internship program or specific internships in various departments, e-mail Ann DuCharme, Intern Coordinator and Education Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-627-4441 x118.
Along with the tasks assigned by their supervisor, interns will be asked to participate in several organizational events and perform a number of organizational duties.
- Cataloging three-dimensional material. The process will involve scanning, photography, research and data entry, and will give the intern the opportunity to learn fundamentals of registration and cataloging while also learning about the unique and engaging history of Martha's Vineyard.
- Assisting with oral histories, including preparation, interviews, and all facets of processing.
- Collections care and handling.
- Environmental monitoring in exhibit and storage areas.
- Exhibition planning and installation.
Applicants for the curatorial internship should submit a 3 to 5-page writing sample in addition to the materials required of all intern applicants.
The curatorial internship is a part-time internship requiring at least 20 hours per week. This internship will be awarded a $2,000 stipend.
Marketing/special events intern
This intern will assist in the development of marketing materials and support promotion for the Museum's summer programming. The candidate will participate in the planning, execution, and follow up of the various events held throughout the summer including fundraising galas, capital campaign events, private parties, film screenings, lectures, author talks, etc. Organization and the ability to juggle multiple projects at once is a must. The candidate must possess excellent verbal communications skills and be comfortable in social situations. Good writing skills are also necessary and familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign a plus. Flexible hours with the ability to work evenings required. Sense of humor required.
The marketing and events internship is a full-time internship requiring 40 hours per week. Due to the flexibility needed in scheduling, they will be awarded a $4,000 stipend.
These energetic interns will work closely with the Education Director to design and deliver programs for school-aged children, their families, and teachers in schools and at Museum locations. Projects will include curriculum development with prototyping, lesson writing, and evaluations. In June the intern will be in schools with the Education Director, helping to coordinate and deliver museum curriculum on history, art and culture. In July and August the intern will help supervise Discovery Days - a summer program for children. Experience and interest in working with children is a must, as are excellent people skills when communicating with parents and caregivers. The intern should be a creative problem solver and be very comfortable with arts, crafts, and age appropriate design. Leadership experience with classroom management is a plus.
The education department will be hiring two interns for summer 2017. Both are part-time internships requiring at least 20 hours per week. They will each be awarded a $2,000 stipend.