History Gallery Intern - Ella Sharp Museum (2/21/2020)
We are currently seeking a collections intern to assist in depth with the deconstruction, cataloging, research, and rehousing of our Jackson History gallery and all objects within as we transition to a new major exhibit. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage in several different aspects of collections care and gain rounded experience in the curatorial field.
The goals of this internship will be to:
● Deconstruct the manufacturing section of our Jackson History exhibit, consisting of collections objects from throughout Jackson’s past.
● Current or recent graduate student with a focus on Museum Studies, Public History, Art Handling, Cultural Studies, or related field.
Compensation: $12.00 per hour
Term: 20 - 40 hours per week
Duration: May 11 - August 28
Reports to: Curator of Collections
This position requires the ability to do one or more of the following throughout the day: sit, stand, and walk, to lift up to 30 lbs. occasionally, do close work in an office environment using a computer monitor and perform repetitive hand movements. Employee must be able to communicate verbally. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. All job applicants receive equal consideration for employment.
About the Ella Sharp Museum
The Ella Sharp Museum, founded in 1965, offers programs, exhibits, and experiences preserving community history, advancing art appreciation and understanding, and connecting children with science. Our 6-acre campus includes the Hadwin Center with exhibit galleries, program spaces, offices and a museum store; the Merriman Sharp farmhouse, a one-room schoolhouse, a log cabin, barn and other historic structures; and the Hurst Planetarium. Our mission focuses on providing opportunities to connect our community with history, the arts, and science. We received American Alliance of Museums accreditation in 1978 and have been reaccredited twice. One of the first small museums in the country to receive such distinction, the Ella Sharp Museum is one of only 38 accredited institutions in the state of Michigan.
How to apply: Please email cover letter and resume to Curator of Collections, Harrison Marcott, at HarrisonM@ellasharp.org by February 21, 2020.