The NMCDC  in partnership with the Moon Randolph Homestead are currently looking for a 2020 Summer Intern to continue curatorial work, documenting a unique homestead site.


The City of Missoula and the NMCDC seek one curatorial intern to provide support for the continued interpretation, preservation and outreach for the Moon-Randolph Homestead Historic District. This position will be exposed to the many facets of a community-based historic preservation program; organizing and archiving artifacts, creating and installing interpretive displays, outreach and tour leading, and some hands-on carpentry and maintenance.  A detailed Job Description is available HERE.

The intern will work in a collaborative setting through a partnership consisting of municipal agencies, Missoula City Parks & Recreation – Conservation Lands Management, City Planning – Historic Preservation Office, and the NMCDC, a nonprofit devoted to community development, and will work with an enthusiastic staff of preservation and conservation professionals.


  • Aid in archiving and organizing historic material and artifacts
  • Assist in curating meaningful displays
  • Assist the Moon-Randolph Caretakers in planning and leading community tours


  • Attend Homestead Steering Committee meetings, Historic Preservation Commission meetings, and other agency meetings as appropriate
  • Assist with summer camps and hosting fundraising and volunteer events, as needed
  • Aid in daily Homestead duties such as maintaining the historic fruit orchard and garden, caring for Homestead livestock and other related tasks as needed


  • Currently enrolled in, or having recently graduated from a university program with an emphasis in historic preservation, history, architectural history, archeology, anthropology or a closely related field
  • Experience in curation, archiving, handling of artifacts and delicate documents, interpretation and museum studies
  • Strong writing skills and ability to interpret historic meaning and relevancy to the public
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, the ability to participate successfully as a member of team-based environment, work with and educate the public, and work independently
  • Self-starter with a demonstrated willingness to take initiative and follow-through
  • Applicant should be comfortable around children and livestock
  • Applicant should be comfortable working in a rural and natural setting, and must have the ability to perform some physical labor and hike up and down hills as needed
  • Some familiarity of western settlement, vernacular architecture and historic preservation process is preferred but not required


Position will work with caretakers who live on-site

DETAILS: $2000 stipend for 180 hours of work

 SERVICE DATES: 6/1/20 – mid August (some flexibility to accommodate college schedules and hours per week)

HOW TO APPLY: Email a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, contact information for two professional or academic references, as well as any questions to Caroline Stephens at Please explain your interest in the position, describe your educational background and work history, and discuss your qualifications for this internship.

 APPLY BY April 15, 2020