Type: Curatorial (Fall Term, 2021)
Reports To: Iliana Morton, Executive Director
Time: 5-10 hours per week (flexible), 1 semester, or minimum 4 month commitment
Status: Unpaid internship. Students may arrange for academic credit from their university.
Position Summary: The Curatorial Intern will play an important role in planning, developing, and installing a new permanent exhibit at the Camron-Stanford House. As an Intern, you will assist with curatorial projects including research, object selection, exhibit writing, etc. You will also be given the opportunity to learn about Collections Management including gaining confidence in using collections software, understanding proper object handling and exhibit preparation. It is our goal that every intern leave with an overall appreciation and understanding of the work of historic house museums and small history 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)
- Some familiarity with current museum methods and practices preferred
Work Environment: Due to COVID-19, some meetings may take place remotely, with on-site work required. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Posting Date: June 14, 2021
Applications will be reviewed beginning: July 15, 2021. Posting will remain open until filled. Start date is flexible, depending on the student’s Fall 2021 term dates.