The South County History Center is currently seeking applications for our Summer 2017 Internship and Volunteer Program!

Collections Internship
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
TERM: Summer 2017 (minimum of 12 weeks), 6-12 hours per week
STATUS: Unpaid Internship, multiple positions available

Position Purpose/Summary
The Collections Intern will work directly with SCHC staff to support the completion of a comprehensive inventory of the Center’s artifact collection.  The Collection Intern will verify collections, update information in the Center’s collections management database (PastPerfect), and research objects.  Interns will gain insight into how a historical organization manages and maintains collections, develop skills with PastPerfect software and conduct object-based research. 

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities
Catalogue inventoried collections in PastPerfect Software
Research aspects of the collection or specific objects
Support the daily operations of SCHC, including giving tours and assisting with research inquiries
 
Qualifications
Detailed-orientated
Research skills
Competency with computers

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
Enthusiasm for history, museums and preservation
Excellent time management and organizational skills

 

Archives Internship
REPORTS TO: Collections Manager
TERM: Summer 2017 semester (minimum of 12 weeks), 6-12 hours per week
STATUS: Unpaid internship; multiple positions available

Position Purpose/Summary
The Archives Intern will work directly with the SCHC Collections Manager to create finding aids for the SCHC archival collections.  The Archives Intern will collaborate with the Collections Manager to develop a finding aid structure for the Center, create metadata for individual collections and develop itemized lists of the individual items held within each collection.  Interns will gain insight into how a historical organization manages and maintains collections, gain training and experience in the creation of finding aids and archival work, and develop skills with research and collection management. 

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities
Work with Collections Manager to develop a finding aid structure
Create finding aids for the SCHC archival collections that will assist researchers of South County history
Research specific documents, people, and events relevant to archival collections

Qualifications
Competency with computers; experience with Microsoft Office
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written; must be detail oriented
Interest in history, archives and preservation
Research skills
Graduate student or upper-level undergraduate preferred

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are critical to the success of the Center and support many areas of our work.  
We will be posting volunteer positions on our website and Facebook page as they become available.                                                                                                                                                                         
 

 

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements for Interns and Volunteers

Physical requirements include repeated climbing up/down stairs, ability to lift up to 20 pounds and to perform duties while standing, sitting and walking. 
 

To Apply

Internship and volunteer candidates must be 18 years or older.

Please fill out Internship & Volunteer Application below

or

Click here to download the Center's Volunteer and Internship application.

Please send application, cover letter and resume to Erica Luke at erica@southcountyhistorycenter.org.  

 

Candidates may be asked to participate in an interview.  Successful applicants will begin in May or June. 

To request additional information, call us at 401.783.1328 or email: erica@southcountyhistorycenter.org.