SAM welcomes students to consider an internship at the Saint Albans Museum. Applications for Fall 2018 and 2019 will open in August. Please see below for assignment descriptions. Academic credit is available by arrangement; stipends may also be available depending upon funding. This is a great opportunity for practical, hands-on experience in small museum/non-profit.

Students are also welcome to submit proposals for short-term or special projects related to our community history. They may also make a complimentary appointment to use our archives/research library for research or academic purposes.

The Saint Albans Museum was founded in 1966 (as the Saint Albans Historical Society), and is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history and heritage of Saint Albans and northwest Vermont through programs, exhibitions, performances, and special events.

Outreach & Programming Intern
Internship Length/Hours: Approx. 12 weeks; 15/hours week preferred (including some evening/weekend hours)
Project Description: Intern will gain hands-on museum/non-profit experience working with a wide variety of audiences both on-site and via community outreach. Responsibilities will include leading tours of the exhibits, managing the volunteer calendar, assisting with the implementation of public/educational programs and events, authoring original communications/social media content related to educational and public programs, and visitor engagement.

General Objectives:
– Develop original communications content (ex: social media; blog)
– Photography
– Event promotion and management (public and educational programming) – Lead exhibit tours
– Management of volunteer calendar

Intern Skills Needed/Desired:
– Demonstrated interest in history, collections, archives, Vermont towns
– Comfortable speaking to both groups and individuals
– Attention to detail
– Computer skills, including office software & social media platforms (design experience a plus)

Benefits: Stipend (as available); First Aid/CPR Training; Academic Credit

Collections Management & Archives Intern
Internship Length: Flexible (120 hours minimum preferred)
Project Description: Interns will gain hands-on experience as part of an on-going project inventorying & cataloging museum collections. Primary responsibilities will include cataloging, photography, and transporting objects/archival materials from one location to another. Additional duties will vary, including cleaning and moving artifacts, organizing documents, research, and writing. Interns can also assist with exhibit installation/care, and may be called upon occasionally to help with special events if needed.

General Objectives:
– Inventorying and cataloging (data entry) – Working with written records
– Cleaning and moving artifacts
– Photography and scanning
– Researching and writing
– Designing exhibit visuals/interactives/educational components (optional)

Intern Skills Needed/Desired:
– Demonstrated interest in history, collections, archives, Vermont towns
– Attention to detail
– Computer skills, including office software (familiarity with Past Perfect a plus but not required)

Benefits offered: Stipend (as available) First Aid/CPR training; Academic Credit; museum software training