Collections Intern - Dow Gardens 

Supervisor: Historian

Employment Type:

$10 - $11/hour

Please send cover letter, resume, and three references (including email addresses)

Mail to:    Dow Gardens

                 ATTN: Human Resources
                 1018 W. Main Street
                 Midland, MI 48640


Dow Gardens is seeking an intern for its History Department, which is responsible for managing the family archives as well as preservation and programs inside of Herbert and Grace’s 1899 home, The Pines. The intern will work under the leadership of the Historian and focus on cataloguing, researching, moving, and storing artifacts in the collection. The intern will also gain experience leading tours, working in the archive, and running programs. The intern will be expected to lead a presentation of their work to the Dow Gardens staff.

This is a 14-week, paid internship.


  • Junior or Senior in a four-year program, or currently enrolled in a graduate program, in history, public history, archaeology, anthropology, or related field
  • Applicants need to be comfortable working both collaboratively and independently
  • Comfortable working behind the scenes and speaking to the public in a tour or program setting
  • Physical Requirements Include: Ability to lift up to 30 pounds and climb multiple sets of stairs
About Dow Gardens

Since being established in 1899, as a home for Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow and family, the 110-acre Dow Gardens now welcomes more than 300,000 guests per year. Visitors are invited to leave the pathway and explore the uniquely-designed landscape, take a tour of the historic Pines Home, participate in one of many hands-on educational programs, and discover beautiful art and music in a relaxed setting. Dow Gardens is comprised of an Estate Garden, Exploration Garden, and Whiting Forest, which takes visitors four stories high to stroll along the nation’s longest canopy walk.

Posted on MMA website 3/3/2020


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