Education Intern

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

Organization Description: 
Established in 1950 by W. Parsons Todd (1877-1976), Macculloch Hall Historical Museum preserves and interprets its historic house and gardens, unparalleled collection of the work of political cartoonist Thomas Nast (1840-1902), fine and decorative arts collections and Macculloch family archives, inspiring visitors to experience everyday American history where it happened. The museum’s unique historic setting, its period rooms and professional galleries excite and educate visitors of all ages, connecting present to past in a dynamic cultural environment. On site, online and through outreach, MHHM serves local, state, national and international communities.

Position Description:
Working under the direct supervision of the Curator of Education and Community Engagement, the Summer Education Intern at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum (MHHM) will assist with the summer garden education program, “Dig it! Plant it! Eat it!.” This internship may be taken for course credit as determined by the appropriate college or university representative.

Reports to:
Curator of Education and Community Engagement

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
The Summer Education Intern responsibilities include:
– Welcoming visitors who are participating in a variety of MHHM programs
– Working with children, teens, and young adults in small groups in garden and art activities led by MHHM staff and teaching artist
– Preparing materials for summer programs and art kits
– Helping care for a 2-acre garden and teaching beds of vegetables, herbs, and flowers
– Assisting with setup and cleanup for weekday and Saturday morning programs
– Participating in the evaluation process to improve the garden program

Candidate Qualifications:
The successful candidate will work well independently and as part of a team, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, demonstrate punctuality, dependability, and flexibility and be enthusiastic and able to support museum visitors at all ability levels. A background check is required for this position.

Position Type:
Paid Internship

Union Status:

FLSA Status:

21 hours per week for the 10-week internship including Saturdays, May 31 to August 5, 2023. Applicants must be able to work the 10 weeks consecutively.

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Application Info:
To apply, please email a cover letter detailing your interest in interning at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, resume, and two references to: Patricia Pongracz, Executive Director,