RealArts@Penn internship with The Concord Museum

The Concord Museum is located in Concord, Massachusetts, a town of 16,000 people located 25 miles northwest of Boston. The Museum educates visitors of all ages about the history of Concord and its continuing influence on American political, literary and cultural life. The Museum’s nationally significant collection serves as a catalyst for changing exhibitions, extended classroom learning, dynamic programs and publications relevant to an ever-changing world. Founded in 1886, the Museum is a center of cultural enjoyment for the region and a gateway to the town of Concord for visitors from around the world. In the fall of 2018, the Museum opened the Anna and Neil Rasmussen Education Center, a purpose-built space that provides the Museum with four classrooms, a Lyceum meeting hall, and a new state-of-the-art collections storage facility. For more information about the museum, visit www.concordmuseum.org.

What We’re Looking For and What You Can Expect…This internship is intended as an introduction to the museum field as a whole, and to the various functions of a small history museum. Working under the general supervision of the Director of Education and Public Programs, the intern will rotate through various museum departments over the course of the summer, including collections management, education and public programs, development, and public relations, and work on a series of meaningful projects that will enhance their understanding of the museum field. The intern will also be able to participate in all-staff meetings and trainings, off-site field trips, and other opportunities as they arise.

Interns should have an interest in history, literature, and/or museum work. Strong organizational and communication skills are a must.

Schedule

The Concord Museum offers a flexible 3-5 day week schedule, to be agreed upon by the intern and museum staff.