Opportunities


Education & Interpretation

The Education Department designs and delivers programs and events for our visitors with the focus on creating and delivering compelling visitor experiences.

Early Childhood Educator (Museum of York County)
Reporting to the Director of Education, intern will assist staff with the development of educational components, activities and programs for the Tinker Tim exhibition (target ages 2 to 6 years of age) at the Museum of York County to better meet the needs of our family audience. Duties include creation of a series of craft activities for gallery; developing, teaching and evaluating weekend programs for families; and researching birthday party options. The ideal candidate will have a background in early childhood education with experience teaching early learners, be detail-oriented and creative, be able to work independently and enjoy working with children. Time commitment: 12-15 hours per week. Flexible schedule.

Historic Interpretation Intern (Historic Brattonsville)
Reporting to the Interpretation Manager, intern will assist with all aspects of interpretation of 18th- and 19th-century life-ways and customs of the Carolinas backcountry to summer camps, school groups, and the walk-in visitor. Candidates should have a background in history or museum studies, a keen interest in historic interpretation, the ability to work outdoors in a wide variety of conditions, the ability to interact with the public and work independently. Time commitment: 15-20 hours a week.

Historic Interpretation Intern - The Experience of Enslaved African Americans (Historic Brattonsville)
Reporting to staff interpreter, intern will assist with all aspects of interpretation of eighteenth and nineteenth century life-ways, focusing on the experiences of the enslaved African Americans on the plantation. Candidates will portray an African American slave and should have a background in history or museum studies; a keen interest in historic interpretation; the ability to work outdoors in a wide variety of conditions; the ability to interact with the public and work independently. Time commitment: 15-20 hours a week.

Summer Camp and Programs Intern (Museum of York County)
Reporting to the School Program and Outreach Coordinator, intern will help create dynamic, interactive learning experiences at summer camps and weekly programs for children. Activities and programs focus on environmental education, exploring nature and African culture and wildlife. Duties include providing support for camp instructors and youth volunteers, analyzing data from evaluations and making recommendations, developing new activities and lesson plans, researching presenters for next summer. The ideal candidate will have experience and enjoy working with children, possess strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently. Background in education preferred. Time commitment: 20 a week to coincide with camp schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30-3:00 during June and July.

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Human Resources

Our Human Resources interns spend ten to twelve weeks gaining real-world experience working as a part of the Human Resources team. These positions are for motivated students desiring a significant challenge and seeking to accelerate their careers.

Human Resources Intern (Museum of York County)
Reporting to the Deputy Director for Human Resources, intern will assist in multiple aspects of the HR function gaining work experience in a museum/non-profit setting. Through a variety of available and constantly changing projects, the intern will be able to focus on specific areas of interest. The ideal candidate will be graduate student in HR Management, Business Management (HR concentration), or Industrial Organizational Psychology with a 3.5 GPA; will be hardworking, enthusiastic and resourceful, able to work independently, proficient in Windows XP Office, and possess outstanding written and verbal skills. Minimum of 2-3 days/week; flexible hours are available.

Marketing
Marketing Department is responsible for marketing programs at all CHM sites, and for Visitor Services, museum stores and facilities rentals.

Facilities Rental Intern (McCelvey Center)
Reporting to the Facilities Rental Manager, intern will help develop new and innovative facilities rental program for organization with multiple museum sites. Duties include developing marketing packets; evaluation forms and checklists for event management; researching bridal fairs and marketing events; and expanding vendor resources for prospective clients. The ideal candidate will have a background in event planning and management, possess strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently, be flexible and enjoy working with people. Time commitment: 20 hours per week with flexible hours to accommodate weekend and evening events.

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Marketing

Marketing Department is responsible for marketing programs at all CHM sites, and for Visitor Services, museum stores and facilities rentals.

Facilities Rental Intern (McCelvey Center)
Reporting to the Facilities Rental Manager, intern will help develop new and innovative facilities rental program for organization with multiple museum sites. Duties include developing marketing packets; evaluation forms and checklists for event management; researching bridal fairs and marketing events; and expanding vendor resources for prospective clients. The ideal candidate will have a background in event planning and management, possess strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently, be flexible and enjoy working with people. Time commitment: 20 hours per week with flexible hours to accommodate weekend and evening events.

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Museum Collections

Collections include historic structures, archives, decorative and fine arts, furniture, quilts, collections of African and Native American artifacts and specimen collections including taxidermy mounts. Collections and artifacts are preserved, cataloged, housed and inventoried for use by scholars and the public.

Archives Intern (McCelvey Center)
Reporting to the Archivist, intern will assist in protecting and preserving historical documents and photographs and making them available for public use by placing documents in acid free folders; organizing collections of maps, news clippings and rare books; creating box lists and finding aids; indexing wills and court books; and identifying and processing photographs. Candidates should have a love of history and primary source material and enjoy detailed work. Time commitment: flexible; 10-15 hours a week.

Search Room Intern (McCelvey Center)
Reporting to the Archivist, intern will assist in answering research questions and in running search room. Duties to include assistance with research projects and walk-in requests for genealogical/family history information; answering phone and email requests for information; re-shelving, filing, making copies for users with a goal of providing excellent service; and timely answers to requests for assistance and information. Candidates should have an interest in historical research, the ability to work independently, be detail-oriented. Library research skills helpful. Time commitment: flexible; minimum eight hours a week.
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Research

The Archives and Library house a large collection of original documents and scholarly publications on topics related to the CHM mission and genealogical reference material. Serves scholars, students, and visitors doing genealogical research.

Research Intern (McCelvey Center)
Reporting to the Historian, intern will assist with a variety of projects to create reference materials and increase accessibility to information for researchers and staff at the McCelvey Center and Southern Revolutionary War Institute. Duties include transcribing original, hand written documents from Carolina Piedmont dating from the colonial period and the Revolutionary War, creating indices to reference books on the colonial period. Candidates should be interested in history, have research, computer and organizational skills, be detail-oriented and able to work independently. History major or minor preferred. Time commitment: flexible; 10-15 hours a week.

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