The Fairfield Museum and History Center invites junior and senior college students and graduate students to apply for an internship to explore museum careers including curatorial, research, education and marketing. Call 203-259-1598 or contact us for more information.
Library Studies Internships
The Fairfield Museum and History Center’s research library offers an unpaid 12-week Internship for students interested in archives, museums, and special libraries. The intern will work with the library director on projects including processing new collections, updating finding aids, digitizing photographs and documents, and responding to reference queries on local history and genealogy. Other projects may be developed based on the intern’s interests and time commitment.
The Fairfield Museum and History Center is a regional museum dedicated to expanding the community’s understanding of its past through dynamic exhibitions and public programming. The library serves patrons from the local area and around the country with its collection of archives, historical photographs, books on local history and culture, and genealogical resources, and is the base for the museum’s exhibits and educational programs. Read more about the library here >>
Please submit a letter outlining your interest and background, along with a resume to Elizabeth Rose, Library Director, through the contact form or by mail to Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield CT 06824.
Museum Education Internships
The Fairfield Museum and History Center seeks education interns to assist with the development of programs for students, teachers and families in conjunction with its new and upcoming programs. The Fairfield Museum’s exhibits and programs strive to make history personal, engaging and meaningful by connecting people with the complex history of this region and its broader context in the nation and the world.
The intern will work with the Director of Education and other Museum staff to research, develop and present educational activities in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibitions and programs. These activities serve a wide audience including adults, families and children as well as teachers and students from Pre-K through high school in the region. Education programs serve to utilize broad history and humanities themes to create engaging and hands-on activities for diverse audiences. d teacher guides that complement educational programs.
Potential candidates should have an interest in working in a museum environment that promotes education through artifacts, objects, primary sources and history to develop innovative, engaging and inquiry-based projects and activities. A Bachelor’s degree (or currently completing) in education, history, museum studies; career interest in museum education; and experience working with the public (including teachers, families and students) and the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds. Excellent written skills are recommended as well as an attention to detail, ability to work both independently and with multiple staff, dependable and organized with excellent research skills. Proficient computer skills in word processing, database management, and desktop publishing are preferred.
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Christine Jewell, Director of Education and Community Programs through the contact form or by mail to Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield CT 06824.
Social Media/Communications Internship
The Fairfield Museum & History Center is seeking a part-time, social media specialist to enhance our communications/marketing / public relations efforts to build brand awareness, build active social communities and to increase visitation and membership.
Primary responsibility will be to disseminate editorial content through FaceBook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ and tumblr, etc. with eye on emerging/new media opportunities.
Track and analyze online campaigns and stay atop industry trends and emerging technologies, including developing regular dashboard analytic reports and identifying benchmarks for success.
Required Education, Skills and Abilities:
- Graduate or Undergraduate communications or digital media student
- Familiarity with all social media/networking platforms and automated posting tools and analytics dashboards
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
- Creative thinker with pro-active problem solving skills
- Attention to detail, high energy and positive attitude
- Self-starter who can act in a non-structured environment
- Interest in art/history a plus
Please submit a letter outlining your interest and background, along with a resume to Meri Erickson, Director of External Affairs, through the contact form or by mail at 370 Beach Road, Fairfield CT 06824; phone (203) 259-1598.