Lindbergh Public History Intern

Little Falls, MN
United States

Industry
Education
Listing Start Date
3/10/2020
Listing End Date
3/31/2020
Application Closing Date
3/31/2020
Manages Others
No
Security Clearance Required
Yes Background Check required
Pay
From $14.25 To $15.25
Per Hour
Employment Type
Intern - Paid
Work Schedule
Temporary
Travel
No Travel

Description
Current undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent graduates can apply up to one year after graduation.
 

The intern will work with the Site Manager and Site Supervisor behind the scenes and with the public to learn the skills of interpreting historical material for public consumption, lead tours, work with young students who visit the museum for educational programs, and conduct research for public programs with guests and learn about budgets for museums based on public funding, donation and grants.

Ideal degrees: History, public history, museum studies

Student Qualifications:

  • Ability to travel to the Charles Lindbergh House

  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills; ability to effectively deliver verbal presentations

  • Ability to listen to the public and be responsive to inquiries and comments

  • Ability to master program information and present it according to interpretive or learning objectives

  • Ability to master and apply a wide variety of interpretive techniques

  • Flexibility to adjust to changes in schedule assignments

  • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions

  • Ability to perform basic historical research

  • Knowledge of Minnesota history and ability to learn about Charles A. Lindbergh and site-related history


Student Responsibilities:

  • Shadow the on‐site director of the Lindbergh Historic Site

  • Learn interpretation skills

  • Lead interpretative sessions at Lindbergh Historic Site

  • Interact with the public in an interpreter role

  • Conduct research for exhibits or public programming

  • Interact with elementary school groups visiting the museum

  • Learn behind‐the‐scenes planning, budgeting, implementation of programs

Knowledge intern is expected to gain:

  • The breadth and depth of work associated with the field of public history

  • Research and program development skills

  • Public communication/interpretation skills

How to apply: Send a cover letter, resume, PDF copy of school transcripts, and any required additional materials to internships@mnhs.org. Applications are open March 1-31, 2020.