Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum Internship Opportunity- Please spread the word!

The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum
5816 Clarendon Road
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Position: Museum/ Education Intern
(Part-time, Temporary, Unpaid Internship)
Reports to: Director of Education
Start date: June 19, 2012

Position Summary:
The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum’s Education department is looking for motivated
and energetic undergraduate or graduate students to assist in a variety of
departmental functions. The summer intern will assist with planning and
facilitating adult and family programs throughout the summer and will also
develop a culminating project based upon his/her interests. The Education
Intern will gain experience working within multiple contexts of a small
historic house museum, including managing memberships, giving guided public
tours, and assisting with garden programs.

Position Responsibilities:
* The Education Intern’s primary responsibilities will be to support
the Director of Education with:
* researching and contacting potential performers and speakers for
museum events
* assisting staff at museum-wide events and public programs
* collaborating with designing pre and post visit materials for school
* designing and leading guided house tours to public audiences
* Intern will also assist other members of the staff on a variety of
projects such as updating the membership database, assisting with garden
programs, and planning/distributing marketing materials
* Over the course of the internship program, the Intern will design a
culminating project based on his/her academic or professional interests.
Such opportunities may include, but are not limited to, developing small
exhibitions, working within the museum archives, drafting interpretive
labels, or developing new community programs.

The ideal candidate will have a background and interest in history, arts
and/or education as well as an ability to work flexibly with a team of
colleagues. Candidates should possess a B.A in a related field, be working
towards an M.A or a recent graduate. Undergraduate students entering Junior
and Senior years will be considered based on experience. The summer intern
will report directly to the Director of Education.

Schedule: June 19- August 17, 2012, three month summer internship with
dates negotiable. Part time position, 20 hours a week (2-3 days) including
some weekend dates.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your interest
and availability by May 1, 2012 to Melissa Branfman, Director of Education
at education@wyckoffassociation.org

The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum Summer Internship 2012.doc


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