12 October 2010

1) Executive Director, The Hudson River Maritime Museum, closes November 15

2) Museum/Public Libraries Outreach Intern

The USS Constitution Museum seeks an energetic, enthusiastic intern to assist in the development of a Museum/Public Libraries outreach program.  The Museum is reaching out to public libraries to bring the stories of USS Constitution and her crew into the home setting through discovery kits. The Old Ironsides Family Fun Kit contains engaging, hands-on games and activities that provide families with the opportunity to have fun and learn together about Constitution‘s diverse crew and what life was like at sea during the Age of Sail. Interns will be engaged in a variety of activities, including front-end evaluation with families, research into the field of museum and library education, literature reviews, contacting museum and library professionals, developing activities, and refining current elements.  Interns will work closely with project staff in the Museum’s Curatorial and Museum Learning departments.  The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about family learning and programming, has a strong interest in outreach in libraries and museums, has excellent communication skills, and is willing to work with the public. Interested individuals should send letter of interest, resume, and references to Rebecca Parmer, Archivist, at rparmer@ussconstitutionmuseum.org or PO Box 291812, Boston, MA 02129. This is an unpaid internship opportunity. For more information, please call 617-426-1812 x118.