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Education and Programming Intern | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Education and Programming Intern

H.H. Bennett Studio Education and Programming Intern

Education and Programming 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 TitleEducation and Programming 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 to develop a public program using studio’s stereo view collection. 20%
  • Work with WHS education staff to develop STEM related curriculum and grade appropriate K12 activities that relate to state DPI Standards. 20%
  • Develop and conduct a visitor survey, determining learning outcomes of exhibits and informal learning experiences at H.H. Bennett. 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 a suitcase museum and applicable lesson plans 10%.
  • Other duties as assigned (assist with programs, visitors, etc.) 10%

Required Qualifications:

  • Enrolled or recently completed a degree program in education, history, museum studies, 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.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • 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 K12 education and teaching standards.
  • Knowledge and experience in developing, conducting, and evaluating educational experiences.
  • 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.