Summer Intern

The Dudley Foundation/Dudley Farm Museum, Guilford, CT

The Dudley Farm Museum ( is a small living history museum in North Guilford, Connecticut which reflects the agricultural life common to the area during the late 19th century.The museum is in the process of conducting a full inventory of its collections and seeks an individual to assist with collections management, including textiles, household items, and the many hand tools and pieces of large farm equipment. The project will include: physical inventory of collections objects; reconciling objects with available records; photography objects; basic rehouse and storage of objects; and cataloging all information into PastPerfect Museum software. Participation in developing materials to be used in a major capital campaign is also anticipated. This is an excellent opportunity to work hands-on with materials reflecting rural life of the period, meet other volunteers with similar interests, network with other museum professionals,and to learn something new each day. Training will be provided. Attention to detail; patience; teamwork skills, and interest in farm life and 19th century history are desirable qualities. The chosen individual must possess the ability to work independently on one’s own initiative and as a teammate. Work will be conducted in the museum office, the museum house, and outside in the barns and sheds on the museum grounds. Literacy in Microsoft Office is required. Prospective applicants should be aware that this internship is an unpaid, volunteer position, and may require irregular hours on site. Because public transportation does not service the area, a car is a must. Interested individuals should email with “Intern” in the subject line. Posted on: 02/22/2016