Job Opening: American Revolution Museum Studies Intern

Job TitleAmerican Revolution Museum Studies Intern
Reports ToPatricia Reid, Collections Manager
ScheduleSeasonal, starting mid-June thru mid-August: 32-40 hours/week, flexible schedule with start and end dates based on candidate’s availability. Some weekend and holiday time required.

Job Description

The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s American Revolution Museum Studies Internship is a paid summer internship for undergraduate or graduate students interested in the curatorial or museum studies field. We are seeking a motivated student who wants to practice museum studies skills in a real-world setting. The intern will support collections inventory and cataloguing, public programming and interpretation, and artifact documentation and conservation of materials related to the American Revolution on Lake Champlain. At the Museum, we seek to foster meaningful and unique connections between museum collections and critical issues of Lake Champlain and we are looking for a passionate candidate to engage with these issues.

Funding from the American Battlefield Protection Program will support this seasonal internship in 2024. The candidate will work closely with the Research and Archaeology team and can expect the position to be tailored to their educational goals within our capacity.

Basic Qualifications

  • Interest and enthusiasm for working with object collections, with special concern for physical care of artifacts and awareness of managing their intellectual control (preserving their historic/archaeological context).
  • Interest in engaging with the public and developing connections between collections and the public.
  • Experience or strong interest in working in the curatorial or museum studies fields.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks, including strong communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative team skills.
  • Facility with MS Office software required. Facility with CatalogIt Museum software preferred. Experience in 3D object scanning preferred.
  • A commitment to collaboration and an enthusiasm for Lake Champlain, its history, and its future.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Inventorying and cataloguing American Revolution-related collections materials and enhancing existing catalog records.
  • Documenting (photographing and potentially scanning) American Revolution artifacts.
  • Rehousing and potentially conserving American Revolution artifacts.
  • Hosting public programs using collections materials and offering regular interpretation aboard the replica American Revolution gunboat Philadelphia II.
  • Developing material for our social media platforms.
  • Supporting public events onsite and collaborating with Museum staff, onsite interpreters, and volunteers.

Work Conditions

This position will include onsite, offsite, and on water work. Work outside will occur in all weather conditions. 

How to Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to PatriciaR@lcmm.org  with the subject line “American Revolution Museum Studies Intern.” Applications will close on May 1, 2024.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. The Museum prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.