Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati Archives Survey Internship
Summer internship to work on a project funded by a grant from the Society of the Cincinnati
3 month internship, flexible hours
Contact: Gavin W. Kleespies (email@example.com)
Applications accepted until February 3, 2012
We are looking for a summer intern to develop and lead an original walking tour on an aspect of
the history of Cambridge and then give a lecture on the same subject. The tours will take place
as a part of the Cambridge Discovery Days* (August 4 and August 11), and the lectures would
be given at the Public Library or another central location that is accessible to the city’s residents.
The tours can be on a wide variety of subjects, worked out by the intern and CHS staff. The
two main conditions are that the tours will A) advance the understanding of Cambridge History
and B) that they will be guided tours that are given as a part of the Cambridge Discovery
Days program. Other than these two conditions, the format and the content of the tours will be
relatively openly defined. They can be walking tours, bicycle tours, or smart phone tours. The
subject of these tours is also relatively open.
Working with the Cambridge Historical Society staff, the intern will be expected to develop, plan,
research, write, and presentation of a tour. The intern will also gather historic images and take
contemporary photos of the sites and we will use these images to produce a self guided tour to
be distributed in print and/or on-line.
*The Cambridge Discovery Days are two days in August when there are a series of free tours
of Cambridge given across the city by a wide variety of different non-profit groups, including but
not limited to: the Cambridge Historical Commission, the Longfellow House, the Mount Auburn
Cemetery, and numerous independent tour leaders. This will be true as long as the Cambridge
Discovery Days continue. If this program ceases to exist, the Cambridge Historical Society will
offer a tour every August as a part of our regular program schedule.
Digital Archives Assistant
The Cambridge Historical Society seeks a highly organized and self-motivated individual to fill the part-time grant-funded position of Digital Archives Assistant through July 2012. The successful candidate will be responsible for the digitization and web presentation of two small archives collections containing manuscript and photographic materials related to two pioneering Cambridge women, Lois Lilley Howe and Sarah Bull.
Cataloging photographic materials
Digitizing fragile collection material
Preparation of image files for archiving and for web display
Demonstrated experience in digital imaging, technical photography, digital libraries, and web design required. Experience working with web-based CMS a plus. Those enrolled in Library Science or Museum Studies programs are encouraged to apply.
Successful candidate will report to the executive director and work closely with the archivist.
16 hours a week. Somewhat flexible schedule.
To apply send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant Director for Membership and Events
The Cambridge Historical Society seeks a highly organized and self-motivated individual to fill the part-time position of Assistant Director for Membership and Events. This fast-paced position requires efficiently balancing a variety of administrative tasks to support the work of the Cambridge Historical
Society. The successful candidate will work closely with the Executive Director and help maintain, plan, and run educational programs; supervise the care of the Hooper-Lee-Nichols house, maintain and expand Society membership; and supervise and implement the daily operations of an innovative and expanding non-profit.
Duties will include:
• Processing donations and running reports on PastPerfect, our membership database
• Communicating effectively with donors, the media, and members
Event Planning and Management:
• Design outreach materials for both print and web
• Planning events, coordinating sponsorships, ticket sales, refreshment donations, etc.
• Supervising volunteers and interns
• Editing CHS correspondence and publications
• Assisting in grant applications
Required software fluency:
MS Office suite
Database query and design (FileMaker, Microsoft Access, PastPerfect, Raiser’s Edge, or similar)
Graphic design tools (Adobe CS4 or more recent)
The successful candidate will be self-directed, able to originate and carry out projects which will advance the membership and outreach mission of the Society, able to work independently, able to be a part of a team, will have a somewhat flexible schedule, and will have an enthusiasm for history, museums, or local culture. Prior experience in archives or museum settings a plus. 16 hours a week.
To apply send resume to: email@example.com.