The Mahoning Valley Historical Society (MVHS) in Youngstown, Ohio, seeks an intern for Summer Semester 2010 to work with its collection of historical materials at the Arms Family Museum of Local History, located at 648 Wick Avenue near the campus of Youngstown State University. The intern will assist with packing and moving collections objects and rearranging existing storage spaces to accommodate the collections being moved. This will involve lifting, carrying, and moving all sorts of museum objects including portraiture, furniture, costumes and other items housed in archival storage boxes, and more. Some museum objects will be moved off-site to a satellite storage space not far from the museum. Other curatorial duties may be assigned during the course of the internship.
The successful candidate should be willing to learn current standards in curatorial practices. Must possess excellent organizational and communication skills, be willing to work in a cooperative, team-based environment, and be able to lift 30 lbs.
Qualifications: Upperclassman undergraduate or graduate level student in museum studies, public history, history, or related field.
Stipend and Hours: A stipend totaling $1,400.00 will be paid in three (3) installments during the term. The internship totals 150 hours, or approximately 10 hours per week over the course of the summer. Intern hours should be completed during regular MVHS office hours (Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.). Other scheduling arrangements may be made at the discretion of MVHS staff.
Date Available: Monday, May 17, 2010
Application Closing Date: Open until the position is filled.
Contact: Mail resume to:
Summer 2010 Curatorial Internship
c/o Jessica D. Trickett
The Mahoning Valley Historical Society
648 Wick Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44502-1289
Or email with “Summer 2010 Curatorial Internship” as subject to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or call: 330.743.2589