Mapping Decline Traveling Exhibit Intern – Summer 2016
Missouri History Museum
St. Louis, MO
The Missouri History Museum is accepting applications from graduate students and recent graduates who are interested in a paid internship with our Exhibitions and Research division. This position will report to the director of exhibitions and research.
The intern will assist in creating a traveling exhibit based on the work of Colin Gordon. Gordon’s book, “Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City,” is an important examination of racial segregation in St. Louis. We are partnering with Gordon and the Missouri Humanities Council to create a traveling exhibit that will appear throughout the state over the next few years.
The intern’s responsibilities will include:
- Developing a thematic framework for the exhibit.
- Researching, writing, editing, and fact checking labels.
- Working with outside media developers to create associated media elements.
- Obtaining photos and other illustrations that can be used in the design of the exhibit.
- Working with an outside designer to develop the look of the exhibit.
The desired intern will have a flexible schedule with the ability to work a minimum of 20 hours a week in June, July, and August.
Preferred candidates will have a proven record of strong research and writing skills. This can be shown through published essays or articles, but can also be shown through classwork.
To apply, the applicant must provide a cover letter, a resume with at least two references, and two writing samples. Completed applications should be sent by May 27 through the History Museum’s website: http://mohistory.org/employment/internships
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- St. Louis, Missouri, 63101, United States
- May 17, 2016
- Mapping Decline Traveling Exhibit Intern
- Missouri History Museum