Ralph Bloom Curatorial Internship, 2012
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge , MA
Responsibilities: 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 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. Requirements: In
return for meeting these requirements, the intern will receive a stipend of $1,500 and shared
lodging (with another summer intern) on the museum campus. 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.
Applications are on the College Intern page on Old Sturbridge Village’s website, www.osv.org.
Applications due no later than February 17, 2012. The internship is from June 4, 2012 – August
11, 2012. The intern will work three days a week, on a regular schedule established with the
intern’s supervisor. The work day is 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.