Multiple Internships (7) - Holland Museum (3/1/24)

Posted 1/16/24

Collections Intern

Department:      Collections

Reports to:         Registrar

Basic Purpose

Responsible for supporting the digitization of the Holland Museum archives and collection, including the preparation of object documentation and photographs and the transfer of all collection data into an online database.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Assist in on-going collections database development and management, including creating and managing object records, drafting object descriptions, uploading object photographs and scans, recording storage locations, cataloging, unifying lexicon, accessioning, and inventory. The intern will pick a category from a selection of topics (i.e., Holland Chorale, stamps, models) not yet featured on our public database.
  • Assist in processing and documenting accessions, loans, and deaccessions in accordance with museum best practice. Learn how to handle and digitize artifacts and archival materials. 
  • Perform historic research as needed, using sources from archival documents, Internet databases, etc.
  • Greet and interact with museum visitors in an open, friendly manner 
  • Participate in the Holland Museum Summer Intern Council. The Council will be guided by the Museum staff to design, research, and install an exhibition that will develop leadership and communication skills. Responsibilities include:
    • Look for opportunities to address issues that require cross functional skills, creative problem solving, relationship building, and an understanding of the greater organizational strategy of the Museum.
    • Meet with other interns over the course of the summer to develop sub teams and plans to address the project they have chosen.
    • Commit to roughly 5 hours of work for the Council per week.
    • The Intern Council will report back to the museum staff to present results of the exhibition at the end of the summer.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent required. BA/BS in a related field preferred in museum studies, public history, information science/archives, history, or a closely related field required. Demonstrated experience handling artifacts, working with historic collections in a museum setting, creating artifacts records in a computer database, and performing historic research.

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently and prioritize tasks.
  • Reliable, with the ability to follow tasks through to completion and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and display excellent professional judgment in a collaborative environment.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to museum best practices as established by the American Alliance of Museums, including best practices for collection stewardship and digital preservation.
  • Must have exceptional customer service skills, with the ability to work with a diverse public and a diverse workforce.
  • Ability to perform physical tasks (lift 30 lbs.) with physical mobility and ability to climb stairs.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency, including an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Suite.
  • Demonstrated understanding of image capture equipment, including cameras, lighting, and digital scanners.
  • Ability to pass a background check.

Work Schedule

Collection interns must work 20 hours per week for 10 weeks, June-August. The Intern Council will meet weekly for two hours on Wednesdays. This is an on-site internship.

Compensation

A $1000 stipend will be paid upon successful completion of the internship. Housing is not included as part of this internship.

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
The Holland Museum is committed to embracing diversity, practicing equity, and ensuring accessibility and inclusion. We will continually strive to achieve a welcoming environment in all our spaces, where staff, board, and community feel reflected and valued for their unique perspectives and backgrounds.

The Holland Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, family responsibilities, national origin, or veteran status, or any other protected categories under applicable law. We encourage a diverse pool of candidates to apply. At the Holland Museum, you can bring your whole self to work.

To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references to Rick Jenkins, Registrar, rick@hollandmuseum.org by March 1, 2024.  

For more information, check the website: Holland Museum Summer Internships – Holland Museum

Communications Intern

Department:        Communications

Reports to:           Development and Communications Associate Director

Basic Purpose

Responsible for supporting the development and marketing at the Holland Museum, the Communications intern will research potential grant opportunities, work to expand our membership base, send weekly e-newsletter communications, and be responsible for curating and managing the Museum’s social media.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Perform grant research process
  • Gain experience in social media, print design, web content editing, fund development and project management
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Maintain a professional demeanor, including during training sessions and with other staff and volunteers.
  • Perform a variety of other administrative and clerical functions in support of the department’s mission including assisting with correspondence, coordinating mass mailings and data entry.
  • Other duties as requested or assigned.
  • Participate in the Holland Museum Summer Intern Council. The Council will be guided by the Museum staff to design, research, install, and market an exhibition that will develop leadership and communication skills. Responsibilities include:
    • Look for opportunities to address issues that require cross functional skills, creative problem solving, relationship building, and an understanding of the greater organizational strategy of the Museum.
    • Meet with other interns over the course of the summer to develop sub teams and plans to address the project they have chosen.
    • The Intern Council will report back to the museum staff to present results of the exhibition at the end of the summer.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent required. BA/BS in a related field preferred. One to three years’ experience working in customer service or communications.

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have exceptional customer service and communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Interest in marketing, public relations, event management, graphic design, and fund development.
  • Willingness to learn, a “can do” mentality.
  • Creative, with analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to work independently and follow through on tasks to completion.
  • Ability to work with a diverse public and a diverse workforce.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency, including an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Windows/Mac OS, email, the Internet, social media, etc. Database software knowledge a plus.
Work

The Communication Intern must work 20 hours per week for 10 weeks, June-August. Some evening and weekend hours may be required. Intern Council will meet weekly for two hours on Wednesdays. This is an on-site internship.

Compensation

This is a grant supported internship with a $1,000 stipend.

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
The Holland Museum is committed to embracing diversity, practicing equity, and ensuring accessibility and inclusion. We will continually strive to achieve a welcoming environment in all our spaces, where staff, board, and community feel reflected and valued for their unique perspectives and backgrounds.

The Holland Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, family responsibilities, national origin, or veteran status, or any other protected categories under applicable law. We encourage a diverse pool of candidates to apply. At the Holland Museum, you can bring your whole self to work.

To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and social media post example/way to demonstrate understanding of social media to Joseph McClusky, Development and Communications Associate Director, joseph@hollandmuseum.org by March 1, 2024.

For more information, check the website: Holland Museum Summer Internships – Holland Museum

Education Intern

Department:      Education

Reports to:         Education and Community Programs Manager

Basic Purpose

The Education Intern researches and designs educational materials for schools and programs including educator packets, History in a Box kits, and interactive exhibition activities.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Work with staff to create curriculum-based traveling trunks to be used in K-12 schools and in concert with museum/historic house visits.
  • Perform historic research using sources from archival documents, Internet databases, etc. to create educational materials and programs for the Fall season.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor, including during training sessions and with other staff and volunteers.
  • Perform a variety of other administrative and clerical functions in support of the department’s mission including assisting with correspondence; coordinating mass mailings; preparing materials for tours, programs, and exhibits, etc.
  • Participate in the Holland Museum Summer Intern Council. The Council will be guided by the Museum staff to design, research, and install an exhibition that will develop leadership and communication skills. Responsibilities include:
  • Look for opportunities to address issues that require cross functional skills, creative problem solving, relationship building, and an understanding of the greater organizational strategy of the Museum.
  • Meet with other interns over the course of the summer to develop sub teams and plans to address the project they have chosen.
  • The Intern Council will report back to the museum staff to present results of the exhibition at the end of the summer.

Education and Experience

Must be currently enrolled in high school, undergraduate, or graduate degree program, or a recent graduate. Demonstrated experience performing historic research and an interest in K-12 education or museum education preferred. Proficiency in Spanish is desirable.

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have exceptional customer service and communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Willingness to learn, a “can do” mentality.
  • Creative, with analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to work independently and follow through on tasks to completion.
  • Ability to work with a diverse public and a diverse workforce.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency, including an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Windows/Mac OS, email, the Internet, etc.
  • Ability to pass a background check.

Work Schedule

Education Intern must work 20 hours per week for 10 weeks, June-August. Some evening and weekend hours may be required. Intern Council will meet weekly for two hours on Wednesdays. This is an on-site internship.

Compensation

A $1000 stipend will be paid upon successful completion of the internship. Housing is not included as part of this internship.

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
The Holland Museum is committed to embracing diversity, practicing equity, and ensuring accessibility and inclusion. We will continually strive to achieve a welcoming environment in all our spaces, where staff, board, and community feel reflected and valued for their unique perspectives and backgrounds.

The Holland Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, family responsibilities, national origin, or veteran status, or any other protected categories under applicable law. We encourage a diverse pool of candidates to apply. At the Holland Museum, you can bring your whole self to work.

To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Michelle Stempien, at michelle@hollandmuseum.org. Materials must be submitted by March 1, 2024.

For more information, check the website: Holland Museum Summer Internships – Holland Museum

Exhibits Intern

Department:    Education and Exhibitions

Reports to:       Exhibits Coordinator

Basic Purpose  

To conduct research for future exhibits at the Holland Museum, assist Exhibits Coordinator in developing new ways to exhibit our collection, and help with the installation of the summer exhibition.

 

Responsibilities and Accountabilities 

  • Conduct historic research in a variety of different ways (archives, library, online research, etc.)
  • Work with museum staff and exhibits committee to develop exhibit content
  • Assist with writing labels and choosing artifacts from the museum collection
  • Handle historic artifacts under the supervision of museum staff
  • Perform a variety of other administrative and clerical functions in support of the department.
  • Participate in the Holland Museum Summer Intern Council. The Council will be guided by the Museum staff to design, research, and install an exhibition that will develop leadership and communication skills. Responsibilities include:
    • Look for opportunities to address issues that require cross functional skills, creative problem solving, relationship building, and an understanding of the greater organizational strategy of the Museum.
    • Meet with other interns over the course of the summer to develop sub teams and plans to address the project they have chosen.
    • The Intern Council will report back to the museum staff to present results of the exhibition at the end of the summer.

Education and Experience 

High school diploma or equivalent required. Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, or a recent graduate. Proficiency in Spanish desired.   

 

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Must have exceptional customer service and communication (verbal and written) skills.  
  • Represent the Museum positively and professionally at all times.
  • Willingness to learn, a “can do” mentality. 
  • Creative, with analytical and problem-solving skills and a focus on DEI education.  
  • Able to work independently and follow through on tasks to completion.  
  • Ability to work with a diverse public and workforce.  
  • Ability to perform physical tasks (lift 30 lbs.) with physical mobility and ability to climb stairs.  
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency, including an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Windows/Mac OS, email, the Internet, etc.  
  • Ability to pass a background check.  

Work Schedule  

Exhibits Intern must work 20 hours per week for 10 weeks, June-August. Intern Council meets weekly for two hours on Wednesdays. This is an on-site internship.

Compensation

A $1000 stipend will be paid upon successful completion of the internship. Housing is not included as part of this internship.

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
The Holland Museum is committed to embracing diversity, practicing equity, and ensuring accessibility and inclusion. We will continually strive to achieve a welcoming environment in all our spaces, where staff, board, and community feel reflected and valued for their unique perspectives and backgrounds.

The Holland Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, family responsibilities, national origin, or veteran status, or any other protected categories under applicable law. We encourage a diverse pool of candidates to apply. At the Holland Museum, you can bring your whole self to work.

To apply: Send Cover Letter, Resume, and three professional references to: Maddalena Frissora, Exhibits Coordinator, maddalena@hollandmuseum.org. Materials must be submitted by March 1, 2024.

For more information, check the website: Holland Museum Summer Internships – Holland Museum

History Interpretation Intern

Department:      Education

Reports to:         Education and Community Programs Manager

Basic Purpose

History Interpretation Interns share the stories behind the Settlers House and Cappon House historic homes by conducting weekly public tours, helping our visitors make personal connections with the people and places of the past. This position also conducts historical research and develops interpretive tours for the Cappon and Settlers House sites.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Greet and interact with museum visitors in an open, friendly manner.
  • Interpret historic events and facts for a wide range of audiences.
  • Staff all operating hours at the historic Cappon and Settlers House sites, as well as additional office hours as assigned.
  • Perform tours by appointment, assist visitors as a docent, and assist with public programs on occasion and/or when requested.
  • Perform historic research using sources from archival documents, Internet databases, etc. Finish the inventory of the Museum’s Educational object collection located at the historic homes.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor, including during training sessions and with other staff and volunteers.
  • Participate in the Holland Museum Summer Intern Council. The Council will be guided by the Museum staff to design, research, and install an exhibition that will develop leadership and communication skills. Responsibilities include:
    • Look for opportunities to address issues that require cross functional skills, creative problem solving, relationship building, and an understanding of the greater organizational strategy of the Museum.
    • Meet with other interns over the course of the summer to develop sub teams and plans to address the project they have chosen.
    • The Intern Council will report back to the museum staff to present the results of the exhibition at the end of the summer.

    Education and Experience

    Must be currently enrolled in high school, undergraduate, or graduate degree program, or a recent graduate. Demonstrated experience performing historic research in an academic setting. Experience working in customer service is preferred. Proficiency in Spanish is desirable.

    Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Must have strong customer service and communication (verbal and written) skills.
    • Willingness to learn, a “can do” mentality.
    • Creative, with analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Able to work independently and follow through on tasks to completion.
    • Ability to work with a diverse public and a diverse workforce.
    • Ability to perform physical tasks (lift 30 lbs.) with physical mobility and to climb stairs.
    • Demonstrated computer proficiency, including an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Windows/Mac OS, email, the Internet, etc.
    • Ability to pass a background check.

    Work Schedule

    Interns must work 20 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks, June-August. History Interpretation interns must be available on Fridays and Saturdays. Intern Council will meet weekly for two hours on Wednesdays. This is an on-site internship.

    Compensation

    A $1000 stipend will be paid upon successful completion of the internship. Housing is not included as part of this internship.

    Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
    The Holland Museum is committed to embracing diversity, practicing equity, and ensuring accessibility and inclusion. We will continually strive to achieve a welcoming environment in all our spaces, where staff, board, and community feel reflected and valued for their unique perspectives and backgrounds.

    The Holland Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, family responsibilities, national origin, or veteran status, or any other protected categories under applicable law. We encourage a diverse pool of candidates to apply. At the Holland Museum, you can bring your whole self to work.

    To Apply

    Submit cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Michelle Stempien, Education and Community Programs Manager, at michelle@hollandmuseum.org. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2024.  

    For more information, check the website: Holland Museum Summer Internships – Holland Museum

    STEAM Learning/Spark!Lab Intern

    Department:      Education

    Reports to:         Education and Volunteer Coordinator

    Basic Purpose

    Working primarily in the Holland Museum’s Spark!Lab Smithsonian Education Lab, this position will engage visitors in completing hands-on design challenges by encouraging them to invent and build their own solutions. STEAM Learning /Spark!Lab Interns will also work closely with museum staff on outreach and programming opportunities throughout the summer.

    Responsibilities and Accountabilities

    • Greet and interact with museum visitors in an open, friendly manner.
    • Interpret design thinking concepts and facilitate hands-on learning for a wide range of audiences.
    • Staff operating hours of Spark!Lab, as well as additional outreach and program hours as needed.
    • Work with the Education and Volunteer Coordinator on additional Spark!Lab and other STEAM programming throughout the summer.
    • Working with museum staff, develop new activities for the Spark!Lab exhibit space that fulfill the Smithsonian’s guidelines.
    • Maintain a professional demeanor, including during training sessions and with other staff and volunteers.
    • Other duties as requested or assigned in support of the department’s mission including assisting with correspondence; coordinating mass mailings; preparing materials for tours, programs, and exhibits, etc.
    • Participate in the Holland Museum Summer Intern Council. The Council will be guided by the Museum staff to design, research, and install an exhibition that will develop leadership and communication skills. Responsibilities include:
    • Look for opportunities to address issues that require cross functional skills, creative problem solving, relationship building, and an understanding of the greater organizational strategy of the Museum.
    • Meet with other interns over the course of the summer to develop sub teams and plans to address the project they have chosen.
    • The Intern Council will report back to the museum staff to present the results of the exhibition at the end of the summer.

    Education and Experience

    Must be currently enrolled in high school, undergraduate, or graduate degree program, or a recent graduate. Demonstrated experience working with children and families. Experience working in customer service is preferred. Proficiency in Spanish is desirable.

    Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Must have exceptional customer service and communication (verbal and written) skills.
    • Willingness to learn, a “can do” mentality.
    • Creative, with analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Able to work independently and follow through on tasks to completion.
    • Ability to work with a diverse public and a diverse workforce.
    • Ability to perform physical tasks (lift 30 lbs.) with physical mobility and ability to climb stairs.
    • Demonstrated computer proficiency, including an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Windows/Mac OS, email, the Internet, etc.
    • Ability to pass a background check.

    Work Schedule

    STEAM Learning/Spark!Lab Interns must be available to work Mondays, Fridays, and some Saturdays. Intern Council will meet weekly for two hours on Wednesdays. This is an on-site internship. Interns must work 20 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks, June-August.

    Compensation

    A $1000 stipend will be paid upon successful completion of the internship. Housing is not included as part of this internship. High school/college credit may be available dependent on school requirements.

    Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
    The Holland Museum is committed to embracing diversity, practicing equity, and ensuring accessibility and inclusion. We will continually strive to achieve a welcoming environment in all our spaces, where staff, board, and community feel reflected and valued for their unique perspectives and backgrounds.

    The Holland Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, family responsibilities, national origin, or veteran status, or any other protected categories under applicable law. We encourage a diverse pool of candidates to apply. At the Holland Museum, you can bring your whole self to work.

    To Apply

    Submit cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Deb Wake, Education and Volunteer Coordinator, at debra@hollandmuseum.org. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2024.   

    For more information, check the website: Holland Museum Summer Internships – Holland Museum

    Youth and Family Engagement Intern

    Department: Education

    Reports to: Education and Volunteer Coordinator 

    Basic Purpose

    Youth and Engagement Programs Interns support the museum’s community outreach initiatives through developing children’s educational programs and activity kits for the offsite Meet Up and Eat Up summer meal program, conducting community walking tours, and representing the Holland Museum at other public outreach events. 

    Responsibilities and Accountabilities

    • Youth & Family Engagement Interns will be onsite two days a week at several Meet Up and Eat UP sites, distributing STEAM based activities, and greeting and interacting in an open, friendly manner with children and families participating in the summer meal program.
    • Work with museum staff to create a monthly calendar of inclusive, weekly activities for the site, with program curriculum to be submitted to supervisor for approval at least two weeks prior to the start of the month.
    • Order all supplies and create activity bags for each week, keeping within budget.
    • Conduct walking tours engaging community members in the history of the Holland community.
    • Represent the Holland Museum at local summer outreach events like Juneteenth and Macatawa Water Festival, which develop and build the Museum’s relationships with a diverse local community.
    • Maintain a professional demeanor, including during training sessions and with other staff and volunteers.
    • Other duties as requested or assigned in support of the department’s mission including assisting with correspondence; coordinating mass mailings; preparing materials for tours, programs, and exhibits, etc.
    • Participate in the Holland Museum Summer Intern Council. The Council will be guided by the Museum staff to design, research, and install an exhibition that will develop leadership and communication skills. Responsibilities include:
      • Look for opportunities to address issues that require cross functional skills, creative problem solving, relationship building, and an understanding of the greater organizational strategy of the Museum.
      • Meet with other interns over the course of the summer to develop sub teams and plans to address the project they have chosen.
      • The Intern Council will report back to the museum staff to present the results of the exhibition at the end of the summer.

    Education and Experience

    Must be currently enrolled in high school, undergraduate or graduate degree program, or a recent graduate. Demonstrated experience working with children and families. Experience working in customer service is preferred. Proficiency in Spanish desired. 

    Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Must be outgoing, with exceptional customer service and communication (verbal and written) skills.
    •  Willingness to learn, a “can do” mentality.
    • Creative, with analytical and problem-solving skills and an interest in DEI education.
    • Able to work independently and follow through on tasks to completion.
    • Ability to work with a diverse public and a diverse workforce.
    • Ability to perform physical tasks (lift 30 lbs.) with physical mobility and ability to climb stairs.
    • Must have valid driver’s license and must be able to provide own transportation to and from Meet Up and Eat Up meeting sites.
    • Demonstrated computer proficiency, including an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Windows/Mac OS, email, the Internet, etc.
    • Ability to pass a background check.

    Work Schedule

    Youth and Family Engagement Interns must be available to work Tuesday-Friday including the lunch hour (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.), one evening a week, plus some weekend hours as needed. Intern Council will meet weekly for two hours on Wednesdays. This is an on-site internship. Interns must work 20 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks, June-August.

    Compensation

    A $1000 stipend will be paid upon successful completion of the internship. Housing is not included as part of this internship.

    Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
    The Holland Museum is committed to embracing diversity, practicing equity, and ensuring accessibility and inclusion. We will continually strive to achieve a welcoming environment in all our spaces, where staff, board, and community feel reflected and valued for their unique perspectives and backgrounds.

    The Holland Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, family responsibilities, national origin, or veteran status, or any other protected categories under applicable law. We encourage a diverse pool of candidates to apply. At the Holland Museum, you can bring your whole self to work.

    To Apply

    Submit cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Deb Wake, Education and Volunteer Coordinator, at debra@hollandmuseum.org. Materials must be submitted by March 1, 2024.

    For more information, check the website: Holland Museum Summer Internships – Holland Museum


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