Bard College ART HISTORY and VISUAL CULTURE PROGRAM

Posted on April 17th, 2015

Student Opportunities

Shaker Museum Internship

mtleb_22015 Summer/Fall Internship: Museum Tour Guide

The Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon is currently hiring for part-time interns to be the public face of the Museum and to provide tours at the North Family, part of Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, a National Historic Landmark in New Lebanon, NY. During the summer and fall season, interns are needed to be on site during open hours, lead tours, provide information and operate the museum store. The position offers an opportunity to gain practical work experience in a field of study while sharing the Shaker story with visitors.

Responsibilities:
-Greet and welcome visitors as they arrive
-Lead daily tours of the North Family historic site to visitors
-Articulate the mission of the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon
-Encourage return visits through promoting memberships, programs and events
-Open, operate and close the museum store, cleaning as needed
-Monitor exhibition spaces and historic grounds
-Interns must be comfortable with public speaking and able to convey the story of the Shakers with accuracy and enthusiasm

Qualifications:
-Excellent communication and people skills

-Background or interest in history, religious history, art history, and/or historic preservation
-Experience in public presentations, historical interpretation, or related activities
-Bachelor’s degree preferred

Hours and Benefits:
Position begins June 19th and ends October 12th. Paid training will be held the week prior to opening. The position is part-time, 24 hours per week, Friday – Monday, 10am – 4pm, with the possibility of additional time to assist with special events. Interns must be available all four days for the entirety of the season. $10/hour.

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to Wyatt Erchak at jobs@shakerml.org.

About:
In 2004, the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon became the owner and steward of the North Family site at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village – consisting of 10 remaining Shaker buildings on 30 acres, part of the Mount Lebanon Shaker Society National Historic Landmark. Mount Lebanon was America’s largest and leading Shaker community from 1787 to 1947. While the historic site is under restoration, the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon is open to visitors, June through October. Visit our website for more: www.shakerml.org

It is the policy of the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon to provide for equal employment opportunity in and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status.