Collections & Education Intern

Boothbay Railway Village, Boothbay, ME

REPORTS TO: Education Director & Curator TERM: 40 hours per week, 10 week minimum commitment STATUS: Unpaid Internship, free private housing provided along with a small stipend for living expenses The Boothbay Railway Village is located in the beautiful coastal community of Boothbay, Maine. Our five year-strategic plan defines public education as our principle deliverable and envisions a living village that engages visitors in stories about how technologies like steam trains, automobiles, and electricity impacted life for Mainers from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries. Our collection has never been fully documented. This internship will be the first time a dedicated effort has been made to start that process. This is a unique opportunity to make a big impact on a cultural organization and to perhaps make some exciting discoveries. POSITION PURPOSE/SUMMARY Work directly with the Education Director & Curator to begin an inclusive inventory of the museum’s artifact collection. He/She will assist with the inventory process by recording, photographing, and researching objects. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Conduct research; Photograph museum objects; Data entry; Provide support to workshops, artisan demonstrations, hands-on activity stations, and special events as needed QUALIFICATIONS Preference given to graduate level candidates; Detailed-orientated & research skills; Competency with computers; experience with catalog software; Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written; Interest in history, museums, and preservation; Excellent time management skills TO APPLY Please send cover letter and resume to A full position description is posted on our employment page at Posted on: 03/30/2016