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.
Curatorial Intern - collection management
The curatorial intern will assist the curators in preparing the collection for the move to our new museum.
Under the guidance of the chief curator, the curatorial intern will gain experience in object handling, inventory, and inventory reconciliation, cataloging, rehousing, packing, collections housekeeping, database work, incoming and outgoing loans, photographing collections, and other tasks relating to moving a museum collection.
The curatorial internship is a full-time internship requiring 40 hours per week. This internship will be awarded a $4,000 stipend. A graduate students with some museum experience is preferred.
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.
This energetic intern will work closely with the Education Director to design and deliver programs for school-aged children, their families, and teachers. 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 with special emphasis on end-of-year projects. In July and August the intern will help supervise Discovery Days, a summer program for children, and an Extended School Year program for children with special needs. 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 internship is apart-time internship requiring at least 20 hours per week. This internship will be awarded a $2,000 stipend.