National Museum of American Jewish History Summer 2013 Internship
The National Museum of American Jewish History, one of Philadelphia’s newest major cultural institution, is offering a remarkable internship opportunity during the summer of 2013. The candidate selected for this position will work closely with the Registration and Curatorial Departments on managing the Museum’s artifact collection. The Museum is actively collecting and recently has been the recipient of numerous individual artifacts as well as large family collections. For anyone interested in museums and/or history this will be a unique opportunity to experience how a major national museum operates up close. Specific duties may entail photography of artifacts, unpacking and rehousing artifacts, describing and measuring artifacts, capturing historic information about artifacts and entering that information into database records to ensure maximum accessibility for future researchers. Intern will be asked to assist with occasional administrative and research projects when need arises.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Able to work independently and follow directions
- Attention to detail * Historical research skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
- Ability to work on a team and take direction .
The internship starts any time after May 2013 and runs through August 2013. Interns work their hours at the museum on a Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. schedule.
Interns report to Claire Pingel, Chief Registrar and Associate Curator
The museum is located at 101 S. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA
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