Old Sturbridge Village seeks a college student or recent graduate interested in gaining direct hands-on experience archiving the records of the Association of Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM). The intern will work with ALHFAM and OSV staff. The intern will help preserve, arrange, describe, and catalog the collection, and develop finding aids. Orientation to the museum and archives will be provided. The intern will also have the opportunity to experience the workings of New England's largest outdoor history museum.
The ideal candidate for this internship will have a thorough understanding of archival theory, familiarity with aspects of computer sciences as they relate to archives (metadata, databases etc.) and must be extremely detail- oriented. The selection process will be competitive, with preference given to students or recent graduates with previous experience in museum studies coursework and/or working with historic objects and/or exhibits. Interested applicants must submit a written application and will be interviewed in person or by phone.
In return, the intern will receive a stipend of $1,000 through the ALHFAM organization, and shared lodging (with another summer intern) on the museum campus.
The internship is for twelve weeks from May 30 to August 19. The intern will work two days a week, on a regular schedule established with the intern’s supervisor. The workday is from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. The intern may opt to work additional days as a costumed historian if so desired and opportunities exist, to expand the scope and depth of the experience.