Paid Internship - Southern Oregon Historical Society

02 Jul 2015 12:43 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

Southern Oregon Historical Society Exhibition Internship

Paid Internship

Deadline to Apply: Friday, July 25

Term: October 2015 - January 2016 (25-30 hours per week)


Internship Overview:

The Southern Oregon Historical Society (www.sohs.org) seeks a motivated and creative Exhibition Intern for Fall 2015. This individual will assist the SOHS Exhibitions Curator and staff to create and install an approximately 2,000 sq ft exhibition on Chinese history in Southern Oregon. As SOHS has no formal museum galleries, this exhibition will be installed in a public location (to be determined). For example, the 2015 exhibition was installed in an empty store donated by the Rogue Valley Mall.


Interns will have the opportunity to help:

 - Research Chinese history in Southern Oregon

 - Write and edit exhibition text

 - Select objects 

 - Participate in design meetings

 - Install the exhibition as part of a team


The successful candidate will be detail oriented, organized, and able to work independently. Must be able to work with and meet deadlines, lift up to 30 pounds, and climb stairs and ladders. Preference will be given to candidates with previous museum work or course experience and/or candidates wishing to pursue a career in museums.  


Stipend: $2,000


To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, CV, and a letter of reference to Amy Drake, SOHS Exhibitions Curator, at amy@sohs.org with the subject line "Southern Oregon Historical Society Exhibition Internship." Please send your application materials (in the order listed) in one Word document or PDF file, and give your application file the following title: "[Applicant Last Name], Exhibitions Internship."


 

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