Collections Intern – Ella Sharp Museum

The Ella Sharp Museum is pleased to offer internship opportunities for qualified post-secondary students as well as those between degree programs to intern in various museum divisions throughout the year. No stipend is offered for these internships. Students are responsible for arranging academic credit with their sponsoring institutions.

We are currently seeking a Collections Intern. Responsibilities for this position are as follows:

  • Assist with collections record keeping
  • Assist with the collection inventory
  • Help affix accession numbers to objects using proper museum standards
  • Learn to properly handle artifacts
  • Participate in museum festivals, events and exhibits
  • Other related duties as assigned


  • Applicant must be detail oriented, able to accurately follow instructions and able to use good judgement in executing proper handling of artifacts.
  • Excellent skills in research, writing, communication, and basic computer knowledge is required.
  • Applicant should hold an interest in research and working with the collections database: Past Perfect.

Time commitment:

15-20 hours per week
Monday- Friday
May 15th-August 4th (12 Weeks)

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Volunteer and Membership Coordinator, Jena Smoyer, at by March 31, 2017 at NOON.

Posted on the MMA website 3/10.

 The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Michigan Museums Association       313-334-7643       PO Box 5246, Cheboygan, MI 49721

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