Internship Description: Educational Programming Internship

Educational Programming Intern

Type: Education (Fall Term, 2022)

Reports To: Iliana Morton, Executive Director

Time: Approximately 6-8 hours per week for 1 semester (Not to exceed 125 hours), Days flexible

Status: Part time-temporary, $20/hr (up to 125 hours)

Position Summary: The Educational Programming Intern will play an important role in developing engaging, educational programs for children. Intern will work in partnership with the Executive Director, Curatorial Assistant, and volunteers to develop goals and actionable plans to engage grade school visitors on field trips, homeschool days, and/or regular visitation days. Internship goals will be developed based on students professional interests.

Requirements:  

  • Current student enrolled in a Museum Studies, History, Public History, Elementary Education, or similar program. Graduate student preferred.

  • Interest in historic house museums and local history

  • Interest in and knowledge of current education practices within a museum framework

  • Computer proficiency required (Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Adobe software a plus)

  • Some familiarity with current museum methods and practices preferred

Work Environment: Most work will take place on site. Some meetings may be scheduled virtually as needed. 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.

Apply:  Please send resume and cover letter outlining your interest to imorton@cshouse.org

Posting Date: May 3, 2022

Applications will be reviewed beginning: June 1, 2022. Posting will remain open until filled. Start date is flexible, depending on the student’s Fall term dates.


This internship is generously funded by the Handumy J. Tahan Internship Fund. 

Thanks to a generous donation from Joy Tahan-Ruddell, the Handumy J. Tahan internship Fund will support funding for one student intern per academic term (Fall and Spring).

Funded internships help lay a path towards equity in the museum industry. We are grateful for this contribution, which allows Camron-Stanford House the ability to offer paid internships for emerging professionals in the fields of history, museum studies, and historic preservation.

The Handumy J. Tahan Internship Fund was established by the generosity of Joy Tahan Ruddell, a long-time supporter and former board member of Camron-Stanford House, committed to fostering the talents of future generations of museum professionals in the Bay Area. The Fund is named in honor of Ruddell’s mother, who wholeheartedly supported her museum career and inspired her to give back to others who equally deserve that support. Her generosity, strength, and perseverance is an inspiration to Ruddell everyday.

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