To provide young members of Old Sturbridge Village with a special way to learn about American history by experiencing first-hand some of the work and pastimes of everyday life in early 19th-century rural New England. Using information about 19th-century New England farming communities, the costumed Junior Intern will help Village staff depict family life and childhood for the visitor.
About the program:
Junior Interns must be a minimum of 14 years of age before September 1, 2014. All Junior Interns are expected to attend orientation and training sessions, which are designed to prepare them to engage visitors and help lead activities in Village exhibits. Junior Interns will be required to do related readings and make a commitment to working a set schedule of at least 15 days.
The initial fee for the Junior Intern program is $250 for the first year. Junior Interns who remain in the program for subsequent years will also be asked to submit an annual costume fee of $75. Junior Interns will be responsible for maintaining the costume issued to them.
Applicants must have an active Old Sturbridge Village membership to apply. There are a limited number of Junior Intern positions available. Applicants must submit a completed application form and two letters of recommendation that reference relevant skills by the December 22, 2013 deadline. Applicants will be scheduled for an interview in January. Successful candidates for the positions will be familiar with Old Sturbridge Village, possess outstanding communication skills, and demonstrate a willingness to take directions from a supervisor.
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If you have questions regarding the Junior Intern Program, please send an E-mail or contact:Kim Adams