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Special Programs & Engagement Intern

  • June 01, 2021 2:52 PM
    Message # 10580823

    Special Programs & Engagement Internship - Summer 2021

    Application Deadline: June 18, 2021
    Hours: Flexible, on-site hours are required

    Fraunces Tavern Museum’s mission is to preserve and interpret the history of the American Revolutionary era through public education. The Museum was founded in 1907 by Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, Inc. Housed in historic Fraunces Tavern, the permanent collection focuses on 18th and 19th century buildings, period rooms, prints, paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, and manuscripts relating to or reflecting aspects of early American culture and history. Also included in the collection are items associated with the history of the Sons of the Revolution of the State of New York.

    The intern, reporting to the Special Programs and Engagement Manager, will help assist in the development and implementation of upcoming summer programming.

    Responsibilities:

    • Research and development content for upcoming special programming, including Fraunces Tavern Museum’s Tavern Week.

    • Help research and develop content for the museum’s digital presence, including social media content, blog posts, and other mission-driven content.  

    • Must be comfortable providing in-person support during outdoor events at the Museum including event set-up, interacting one-on-one with visitors, and assisting with tasks as needed.

    • Research engagement initiatives to grow the museum’s relationship with the public through special programming.

    • Comfortable working independently to conduct research.

    Qualifications:

    • Must be a recent college graduate or currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate studies program in History, Museum Studies, Public History, Social Studies, or related field.  

    • Strong oral and written communication skills. 

    • Interest in the Revolutionary War and Colonial period is required.

    If interested, please send cover letter and resume to Mary Tsaltas-Ottomanelli, Special Programs & Engagement Manager: mtsaltas@frauncestavernmuseum.org. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted

    *NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

The Museum Association of New York strengthens the capacity of New York State’s cultural community by supporting professional standards and organizational development. We provide advocacy, training, and networking opportunities so that museums and museum professionals may better serve their missions and communities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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