Narramissic Summer Intern/Caretaker
In 2012 the Narramissic Summer Intern will be responsible for helping to develop special tours and exhibits during June, and for staffing the house during regular open hours in July and August. Duties include conducting guided tours of the house and outbuildings, which involves enforcing policies and procedures regarding personal safety and the security of the collections, taking care of a small gift shop, performing light housekeeping and maintenance duties, and assisting with workshops and special events. Since visitation during the week is generally low, interns are also encouraged to undertake another project. This usually involves the on-going task of cataloging the extensive collection of artifacts associated with the house, although other projects may be designed according to the intern’s interests and experience, and institutional needs.
Museum/Archives Intern: Collections Assistant
Internships are also available at the Museum and Archives on Gibbs Avenue in Bridgton. These positions involve cataloging object and/or archival collections, scanning photographs and documents, and other collections-related tasks. Specific projects may be designed depending on the intern’s interests and experience, and institutional needs. Interns will learn procedures for proper handling, housing, describing, and cataloging collections.
Particularly during the summer, interns may also be responsible for helping to staff the facility, which involves greeting visitors, politely enforcing policies and procedures regarding personal safety and the security of the collections, conducting tours, answering questions, and assisting researchers. Professional training and supervision will be provided. Unfortunately, budgetary constraints currently rule out the provision of a stipend. Hours to be arranged, minimum 3-4 hours per week, depending on the duration of the internship.
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