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Curatorial Intern | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Curatorial Intern

H.H. Bennett Studio Curatorial Intern

Curatorial Intern | Wisconsin Historical Society
Job Information
Location(s)H.H. Bennett Studio, 215 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965
DivisionDivision of Museums and Historic Sites (DMHS)
County Adams
Classification Not Applicable
Working TitleCuratorial Intern
Type of EmploymentTemporary, schedule will vary. The expected duration of the internship is about 10 weeks at about 40 hours per work week.
SalaryA total stipend of $3500 will be provided in installments over the summer. Academic credit can be arranged in cooperation with a sponsoring college or university program. 
Contact

Alan.Hanson@wisconsinhistory.org

Deadline to Apply Application Deadline March 15, 2016

Brief description:

The H.H. Bennett Studio is a photography & history museum operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society located in downtown Wisconsin Dells, WI. The studio seeks a curatorial intern to work with the Director on a variety of projects described below.

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Compensation/Credit:

A total stipend of $3500 will be provided in installments over the summer. Academic credit can be arranged in cooperation with a sponsoring college or university program. The expected duration of the internship is about 10 weeks at about 40 hour work week.

Responsibilities:

  • Use historical research methods and skills to enhance interpretation of collections 20%.
  • Work with volunteers and interested parties to identify and research background of Ho Chunk individuals represented in the in Studio’s photographs or native artwork collections 20%
  • Interpret the history of H.H. Bennett, his studio, and Wisconsin Dells to the general public, Use and develop customer service skills in including answering queries, greeting, and directing visitors. 20%
  • Work with collections records and database to record and update information 20%
  • Use digital content standards to digitize Ho-Chunk Journals 10%
  • Other duties as assigned (assist with programs, visitors, etc.) 10%

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to work well and communicate effectively with the public and volunteers.
  • Knowledge of Native American history and culture
  • Ability to work independently, with effective organization and time management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • 2 years of previous classroom or independent historical research experience.
  • Have transportation/vehicle and ability to drive in state of Wisconsin
  • Ability to perform tasks that require moderate exertion, stand/walk for long periods.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of basic collections care and management practices
  • Knowledge of best practices in museum interpretation/education
  • Previous independent research experience
  • Basic knowledge of film photography

Special Notes

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment to determine if the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires employers to hire only individuals who are eligible to work in the United States. Upon reporting for work, an individual will be expected to present proper evidence establishing employability.

How to Apply:

Send Cover Letter, Résumé, and contact information for 3 references to:

 Alan.Hanson@wisconsinhistory.org

Application Deadline March 15, 2016

 

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The Wisconsin Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.