Founded in 1936, the Brick Store Museum is a small museum of history and art in Kennebunk, Maine. It is open year-round, and produces 3-4 exhibitions per year, with programs and special events for all learning levels and ages. The Museum houses about 70,000 items in its collections, which range from documents and photos to chests of drawers and portraits. All staff members, as well as interns, are often called on to do any number of things such as assisting with public programs, basic office work, mailings and visitor services.
An internship with the Brick Store Museum is a great way to gain hands-on experience in museum practice. You will have access to areas of the Museum that most people do not get to see, and you will be entrusted with projects that are a valuable part of the work we do at the Museum. Through this commitment, an intern will gain a better understanding of museum work while contributing to the development of the Brick Store Museum as a whole.
The Education/Special Events internship will provide opportunities to develop educational curriculum for programs and exhibitions. Duties will vary according to availability of projects and student interests. Projects will include preparing materials for classes; interacting with visitors and groups; developing educational programs and public programs for specific exhibits; and developing outreach programs for local schools. The intern will report to the Collections and Archive Associate Manager.
Experience in the following areas is preferred: experience supervising children; good written communication skills; background in educational theory and practice; understanding of Maine’s Common Core Standards; computer skills; word-processing; and basic office skills. Please inform your museum supervisor of any requirements if you are completing this internship for college credit. It is the responsibility of the student/intern to complete these requirements.
The Museum offers a $350.00 stipend to ease cost of travel. Time required: 10 - 15 hours per week for eight weeks, beginning in June and ending in August.
To apply: E-mail your resume and cover letter to email@example.com with "Education Internship" in the subject line.