2020 SUMMER INTERN POSITION DESCRIPTION
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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