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Internship Opportunities at the Woody Guthrie Center

The minimum qualifications to be an intern at the Woody Guthrie Center include the following:

  • Currently enrolled at an accredited college or university while pursuing a degree in Art History, Museum Studies, Information Management, Journalism, and/or Library Sciences
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe programs
  • Ability to be a self-starter with great focus and determination
  • Ability to interact professionally with museum staff and other professionals
  • Ability to work a varied and flexible schedule

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Curatorial Internships:

Under the supervision of the archivist, the role of the Curatorial Intern is to help create and assist the archivist, curatorial team, and the Executive Director with implementing special exhibits and projects that will be happening with and at The Woody Guthrie Center.

Each internship is designed to give the intern an opportunity to complete a special project for their resume’. The intern will work with the archivist and ED to develop this project. In addition the Intern may/will be responsible for:

  • Assisting with developing new Center projects/exhibits and their concepts that include: gathering artifacts, creating storylines, and supporting the overall curatorial design
  • Researching, preparing, and compiling collection information to enrich artifacts and the overall concept of the Center
  • Hours are generally Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Archival Internships:

Under the supervision of the archivist, the role of the Archival Intern is to help assist the archivist with the daily management and operations of the archives.

Each internship is designed to give the intern an opportunity to complete a special project for their resume’. The intern will work with the archivist to develop this project. In addition the Intern may/will be responsible for:

  • Working with the archivist to process the papers of incoming collections.
  • Data entry
  • Collection preservation
  • Reference assistance
  • Hours are generally Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Please submit resume to: kate@woodyguthriecenter.org


Education Internships:

The role of the Education Intern is to assist in the design of music and educational programs for the Woody Guthrie Center. The Intern will do this by creating and organizing school group tours and workshops in the Woody Guthrie Center. The workshops will be designed with the focus of the Center’s educational programs and criteria set forth by the Common Core Curriculum Standards.

The Intern will work with the Education team to:

• Prepare school groups for center tours by emailing materials, researching schools, and communicating to the staff about schools needs prior to tour date;
• Design and deliver quarterly collateral material for educational programs that will be given out to parents, educators, and students;
• Build relationships with teachers and administrators through local schools;
• Assist Education Manager on after-school tours, industry and instrument classes and family programs.

The minimum qualifications to be an Intern include the following:

• Currently enrolled at an accredited college or university while pursuing a degree in Music Education or Education;
• Proficient in Microsoft Office programs;
• Ability to multi-task and take initiative;
• Posses strong written and oral communication skills
• Ability to interact professionally with a variety of people including students, teachers, administrators and artists.

Please submit resume to: becky@woodyguthriecenter.org


Facilities and Operations Internship:

The role and responsibilities of the Facilities/Operations Intern include the following:

• Create a database and process guidelines to improve and house donation requests, so that management can easily access important information for museum.
• Assist Facilities/Operations Manager with research on center attendance based on daily, evening, and event attendance reports.
• Shadow and learn about operations process of entire center. This included pre and post event factors such as: understanding crowd trends, how to effectively staff entire facility for events, and learning.
• Create a portfolio of valuable information that pertains to the event planning process. The portfolio will be built using pre and post event logs, along with checklist and timelines. This will provided a better understanding of the event planning process.

 

Please submit resume to: rusty@woodyguthriecenter.org