Consider joining WM as an intern or volunteer and support our mission! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis Westport Museum provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or gender.
The Westport Museum is seeking a Museum Education intern to join the Programs and Education Department. The Museum Education intern will work closely with the Director of Programs and Education to coordinate the engaging programs designed by the society. This will be an paid credit-bearing internship during the Summer of 2020, with an expected start date in May 2020 and an expected end date in August 2020. Interns are expected to work between 5 and 15 hours per week. A personalized schedule will be created once an intern has been accepted.
Specific responsibilities include:
Assist the Director of Programs and Education with the coordination of programs and educational offerings
Research and gather documentation about exhibition related topics
Perform collection tasks including organizing, completing condition reports, photographing, etc.
Perform clerical duties, maintain files, etc.
The qualified candidate is:
Junior or Senior seeking a Bachelor’s degree in History, Sociology, Marketing, Education, Anthropology or American Studies
Proficient computer skills, including Office 365 (Outlook, OneDrive, etc.)
Flexible self-starter who’s able to work with little supervision
Effective multi-tasker with attention to detail
Exceptional communicator, both verbal and written
This is a unique opportunity for a student to work with museum professionals and be part of an important and lasting project that will make valuable historical resources available to the largest possible population thereby serving WM’s mission: to inspire the holistic discovery of our town’s history inclusive of our collective heritage and its place in the larger American story. We tell Westport stories as a way to examine the larger narrative of local, state, and national history. We offer engaging ways to inspire a lifelong discovery of our historic roots and our ongoing heritage in a way that is inclusive of all people and respectful of all stories.
There are many areas of WM that rely completely on volunteer help and commitment to provide the services that make the museum one of Westport’s gems. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please fill out the volunteer form below and a WM staff member will be in contact about upcoming opportunities.