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Photography Intern | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Photography Intern

H.H. Bennett Studio Photography Intern

Photography 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 TitlePhotography 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 photography 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:

  • Research 19th century photographic processes and techniques used by H.H. Bennett, and develop programming to share techniques with the public. 25%
  • Assist in developing a traveling photography show 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%
  • Develop an index of non-digitized Bennett Photos with Library-Archives and HHB volunteers 10%
  • Assist volunteers and staff in chemical darkroom work 10%
  • Other duties as assigned 10%
  • Serve as site photographer for special events 5%

Required Qualifications:

  • Enrolled or recently completed a graduate degree program in photography, art, museum studies, history, education, or related field.
  • Ability to work well and communicate effectively with the public and volunteers.
  • Ability to work independently, with effective organization and time management skills.
  • 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:

  • Previous experience with darkroom chemistry relating to 19th century darkroom processes
  • Experience or training in developing a gallery show or similar exhibit
  • Previous independent research experience
  • Previous experience in interpreting/explaining to public audiences
  • Basic knowledge of best practices in museum interpretation/education

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.