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 Collections Intern will learn how collections are stored, managed, cataloged and cared for in a museum setting. Duties will vary according to availability of projects and student interest. Projects will include any combination of cataloguing into our PastPerfect database; assisting with the storage and organization of collections; and researching artifacts. The intern will report to the Collections and Archive Associate Manager.
Experience in the following areas is preferred: computer skills, background in art history, history, decorative arts or museum studies. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with "Collections Internship" in the subject line.