Scott County Historical Society: Offsite Exhibit Intern

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018 1:37 PM
    Message # 6955710

    Exhibit Intern

    Position Description:

    The Scott County Historical Society (SCHS) is seeking an Exhibit Intern.  The intern is responsible for developing exhibits from inception to installation at SCHS off-site exhibit locations (Shakopee Courthouse, Elko New Market Library, Prior Lake City Hall).  The intern will research, design, and install a separate exhibit at each location using objects from the SCHS collection to support their concept. This unpaid position runs for approximately 3 months (February – April, or June – August), or October – December) with flexible hours. We ask interns to commit to at least 10 hours per week. The intern is supervised by the Curator of Collections.

    General Information:

    SCHS is a countywide professional institution taking a leadership role in managing Scott County’s historical resources; it operates a museum and historic house in downtown Shakopee, MN.  We serve our communities by preserving information and making it available through professional collection practices, exhibits, and education/outreach programs for people of all ages. We strive to make history relevant and fun.

    Responsibilities:

    • ·         Research historical concept and topical history
    • ·         Write exhibit text and signage
    • ·         Generate artifact list
    • ·         Create object mounts as needed
    • ·         Create exhibit design, including graphic design
    • ·         De-install previous exhibits
    • ·         Install exhibits
    • ·         Represent the SCHS in a professional manner
    • ·         Represent SCHS at one (or more) town festival(s) – if summer intern
    • ·         Write one SCHS Blog post with an exhibit focus
    • ·         Write one article for the Scott County SCENE publication on a topic related to Scott County history
    • ·         Intern may also assist in other areas of museum work, including other public programs, marketing and publicity, and/or visitor services

    Requirements:

    • ·         Must have an educational background or demonstrated interest in museum studies, Library science, graphic design, or history
    • ·         Must have strong research, writing and oral communication skills
    • ·         Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and stand or sit for long periods of time
    • ·         Proficiency with MS Office
    • ·         Experience with PastPerfect Software a plus.

    To apply: please send letter of interest, resume, and two references one month prior to internship start (see above)

    David Nichols, Curator of Collections
    dnichols@scottcountyhistory.org  

    Scott County Historical Society

    235 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, MN 55379


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