Volunteer/Intern

Internship and Volunteer Opportunities


Fall 2019 Museum Education Internship

West Baltimore Education Fellowship

 

Fall 2019 Museum Education Internship

The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) seeks an enthusiastic intern (undergraduate, graduate, or recent graduate) for the fall semester to assist the Education Department in expanding our reach with our diverse youth and adult audiences. MdHS is the oldest cultural institution in the state of Maryland and contains a museum and library with over seven million documents and five hundred thousand objects.

Responsibilities: 

  • Create and lead programs designed for school, homeschool, and family audiences
  • Research topics within MdHS’s special collections
  • Be given the opportunity to learn about different museum departments
  • Be granted behind-the-scenes access to our collections.
  • Receive training on museum methodology and MdHS collections and exhibitions.

Qualifications 

  • Pursuing a degree in History, Museum Studies, Education, Public History, or American Studies.
  • Ability to lead indoor walking tours (including stairs) of up to 3 hours.
  • Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Enthusiastic desire and ability to work with children, engage visitors with history, and interact with diverse museum audiences.
  • Mature, outgoing, motivated, customer service focused and team-oriented
  • Must be able to commit 10-12 hours per week:
    • Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • One weekend day per month. 

Benefits 

  • Stipend of $1,000 for the semester
  • Complimentary MdHS membership, including free library and museum admission
  • Opportunities to strengthen resume and portfolio.
  • Free parking

To Apply 

Please email your resume and cover letter to David Armenti, darmenti@mdhs.org, Director of Education by May 31st, 2019 

 

 

West Baltimore Education Fellowship  

 

The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) is working to enhance our programmatic capacity and engage more Marylanders in learning about their important past. We are expanding outreach into classrooms around the state while emphasizing special programming designed to empower students in our immediate community of Baltimore City. Through the West Baltimore Education Partnerships Initiative (WBEPI, funded by Wells Fargo and the Whiting Foundation), the MdHS will leverage its proven, youth-driven inquiry model to inform future exhibits that tell the stories of West Baltimore residents.

 

Therefore, the Education Department at MdHS seeks an enthusiastic fellow with a strong interest in using history to promote social justice and civic engagement education in the local community. This fellowship is for the Fall 2019 Semester.

 

Responsibilities:

·          Support the development of an upcoming Civil Rights-oriented exhibit.

·          Work with staff to collect stories of local students and develop gallery interactive. 

·          Lead onsite tours and research workshops for Baltimore City school groups.

·          Represent MdHS at outreach events in the West Baltimore community.

·          Receive training on museum methodology and MdHS collections and exhibitions.

 

Qualifications:

·          Pursuing a graduate degree in History, Museum Studies, Public History, American Studies, or another related field.

·          Experience with researching in archives (experience with oral histories is a plus).

·          Ability to communicate history to the public effectively, both written and verbally.

·          Enthusiastic desire and ability to work with students and interact with diverse museum audiences.

·          Must be able to commit 14-18 hours per week:

Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM preferred. One floating day per week to support offsite community events, or program research and development, times will vary.

Benefits

·          Stipend of $2,000 for the semester

·          Complimentary MdHS membership, including free library and museum admission

·          Opportunities to strengthen resume and portfolio.

To Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter, contact information for two references, and brief writing sample (less than 10 pages) to David Armenti, darmenti@mdhs.org, Director of Education.