Forbes House Museum College Internship Program
The Forbes House Museum, Milton, MA, seeks energetic college undergraduate and graduate students eager to work in a historic house museum for spring semester and/or summer 2013. Internships are available in four areas of concentration: collections cataloging and care,
development, museum education and marketing.
The internship program at FHM provides students with the opportunity to work directly with the museum director and staff. Along with assigned projects in collections, development, education or marketing, interns will gain experience in day-to-day operations. They will participate in implementing museum tours, special events and routine office work.
More information about the FHM internship opportunities can be found in the new Internship Description PDF.
Applicants must have excellent communication, interpersonal and organization skills. They must be willing to work collaboratively with a small staff, and be willing to work on occasion with the public. Applicants must be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs in museum studies, public history, museum and/or arts education, non-profit management or other related field. Strong computer and social media skills are a must. Internships for spring semester require 10 hours per week or more; summer internships can be more intensive. The FHM offers flexible hours during the week; on occasion interns may be asked to participate in weekend programs or special events.
Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to Robin M. Tagliaferri, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Paolo Di Gregorio, Museum Educator, at email@example.com.
Workshop Instructors Needed: A Call to Artists and Historians
The Forbes House Museum is currently accepting proposals from visual, literary, and performing artists and historians to design and implement workshops or seminars for adults and/or children. Topics for exploration should address aspects of the Museum’s collection, which includes holdings in American China Trade decorative arts; Chinese, American, and European painting and furniture; Greek Revival architecture; President Lincoln memorabilia, Forbes family history (which originated in Aberdeenshire, Scotland); and nautical artifacts, ship replicas, and designs. These workshops/seminars will be offered to the public primarily on Saturdays, with additional time slots on Sundays and evenings.
Artists and historians may submit a resume, proposal letter, and examples of their original work to: Robin Tagliaferri, Executive Director, Forbes House Museum, 215 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Museum educators are also welcome to apply and should send examples/samples/templates of the proposed activity in place of a portfolio.