Working with the Collections Manager, the intern will inventory and re-house designated collections.
Responsibilities include: creating custom boxes, photographing and packing objects, creating inventories and recording locations. The internship provides an opportunity to further develop collections management skills, with an emphasis on object handling, cataloging, re-housing, and storage.
Applicants should be:
- Currently enrolled in a graduate program, or have recently completed a program in museum studies or related field
- Have previous hands-on collections management experience (specifically, familiarity with and skills in object handling, housing or inventory, and object numbering)
- Have strong attention to detail, problem solving skills and flexibility.
- Be able to bend, stoop, lift 40 lbs occasionally and 25 lbs frequently and independently, and climb stairs and ladders.
The internship is accompanied by stipend compensation for 8 to 12 weeks beginning in early to mid June 2018. Hagley is willing to work with the intern’s institution to meet course credit requirements.
Send letter of interest and resume with references to Sarah Ann Snyder, Hagley Museum and Library, P.O. Box 3630, Wilmington, DE 19807 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is May 15, 2018.
Hagley Museum and Library collects, preserves and interprets the unfolding history of American enterprise. Hagley is located on 235 acres by the Brandywine River in Wilmington, Delaware. Hagley is the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802. This example of early American industry includes restored mills, a workers’ community and the ancestral home and gardens of the du Pont family.