Curatorial Internship

Research, Collections & Exhibits

Old Sturbridge Village seeks a college student or recent graduate interested in gaining direct hands-on experience with historical collections. The intern will work with the museum's curatorial staff in the care and exhibition of artifacts from the museum's important collection of 60,000 early American artifacts. Duties will be comparable to the work of the staff, including, but not limited to: collections records management, inventory and documentation of collections objects, care and cleaning of artifacts, developing and mounting collections-based exhibits. Orientation to the museum and specific training to complete the tasks will be provided. The intern will have the opportunity to experience the workings of New England's largest outdoor history museum.

The Curatorial Intern will work with the Curatorial Staff  3 days a week allowing the intern to spend the remaining two work days interning with the Research Library or with the Interpretation Department. 

In return for meeting these requirements, the intern will receive $1,500. 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 are interviewed by phone or in person.

The internship is available for the 12-week summer session only, beginning May 31. The work day is from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and the museum is open Wednesday - Sunday (administrative departments operate Monday-Friday only). Schedules will be established with the intern's supervisor. 

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