Internship Description: Collections and Curatorial Intern

Type: Collections and Curatorial
Reports To: Iliana Morton, Assistant Director (Collections and Exhibits)
Time: 5-12 hours per week (flexible), 1 semester/3 month commitment
Status: Unpaid internship. Student may arrange to receive academic credit from their university.

Position Summary
The Collections and Curatorial Intern will play an important role in broadening digital access to the Camron-Stanford House and its collection. As an Intern, you will help with curatorial projects including research and development for a new online exhibit. You will also assist with collections management tasks including object research, updating object records, and preparing records for public access.

In this learning role, you will develop familiarity and confidence in using collections management software, doing historic and object-based research, developing museum exhibits (including online exhibits), and an overall appreciation and understanding of the work of historic house museums.

– Current student enrolled in a Museum Studies, History, Public History, or similar program. Graduate student preferred.
– Interest in historic house museums and local history
– Computer proficiency required (Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Adobe software a plus)
– Knowledge of current museum methods and practices preferred
– Local student preferred, but majority of internship will take place remotely

Work Environment: Due to COVID-19 this internship will be remote until local health conditions improve. The Camron-Stanford House is a 19th century building and is not fully ADA accessible. This role may require using narrow staircases and lifting up to 50 lbs.

About the Camron-Stanford House
The Camron-Stanford House is the last of the beautiful 19th century mansions that once surrounded Lake Merritt, and was the home to five influential families before becoming the first museum in the City of Oakland. The restored home helps visitors time travel to the 1880s and enter meticulously recreated living spaces. In addition, the house presents various exhibits throughout the year that focus on aspects of Victorian life and culture.

The Camron-Stanford House celebrates diversity in all forms, and we are committed to creating an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment for all staff, volunteers, and visitors.

Please send resume and cover letter to

Posting Date: 09/25/2020


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