17 January 2013
1) Archive Manager, National Maritime Museum, closes January 28
2) Summer 2013 Museum Studies Intership, Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea, Mystic, CT
(Mid-June through late August 2013) – We are seeking a select group of upper-level undergraduates and graduate students curious about museum work and passionate about sharing maritime history or marine science with the world. See how the subjects you’ve studied in school get translated into public history at the nation’s fourth largest history museum. You’ll go behind-the-scenes at other exemplary New England museums through weekly field trips. A weekly discussion seminar, assigned readings, and presentations by Mystic Seaport leaders will introduce you to museum theory and current best practices. Two days each week (including one weekend day) will be spent as an exhibit interpreter, bringing what you’ve learned to a broad public audience. You’ll spend 1-2 days each week working with museum staff on a cross-disciplinary research project involving exhibits, educational programs, or collections-based work. Possible project topics include digital maps, shipwrecks, boat design, or the upcoming 38th Voyage of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan. Depending on the interns, research projects might involve maritime history, American literature, art, drama, marine archeology, or marine biology. College/graduate credit is available. This is a full-time internship that pays a small stipend to cover living expenses. To apply, submit a completed application form, two professional letters of recommendation, cover letter, and resume (or CV). Application forms and more info at: www.mysticseaport.org/summerinternship. Priority will be given to applications received by February 15, 2013, with submissions after that date considered as space allows. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Mystic Seaport is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.