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Scott County Historical Society

Public Programs Intern

Location: Twin Cities Metro
City: Shakopee, MN
Type: Unpaid Internship
Category: Culture and Humanities
Website: http://www.scottcountyhistory.org

Position description

The Scott County Historical Society (SCHS) in Shakopee, MN is seeking interns for summer 2017. This internship position runs for approximately 3 months (June – August); SCHS requires that interns commit to at least 10 hours per week.

The Public Programs intern will be responsible for the following:

-Delivering various SCHS public programs. This may include any of the following: assisting with children’s craft workshops; staffing the SCHS booth at festivals and fairs; assisting with exhibit openings and other events; leading tours; and more.

-Preparing program materials and spaces, distributing surveys to program participants, and helping SCHS plan and promote upcoming programs.

-Assisting with other areas of museum work. This may include any of the following: exhibition development; PR & marketing; customer service; etc.

Qualifications or requirements

-Must be a college undergraduate with some background or demonstrated interest in history or museum work.

-Must have experience interacting with the public and be comfortable working with people of all ages and backgrounds.

-Must be a confident public speaker and have strong written communication skills.

-Must be enthusiastic, creative, and a proactive worker.

-Must have own transportation and must be able to intern during designated program times.

How to apply

Send resume, letter of interest, and two references to:

Kathleen Klehr
Executive Director
Scott County Historical Society
235 Fuller Street South
Shakopee, MN 55379

Or by email: [email protected].