Summer 2022 Education Internship
Rokeby Museum Education Intern — $2,500 Stipend (additional housing stipend included)
Minimum 120 Hours
Apply by March 18, 2022 – EXTENDED to March 31, 2022
Rokeby Museum is seeking an Education Intern for summer 2022. The Education Intern will conduct historical research for new interpretive signage that meets the mission and standards of Rokeby Museum. Additionally, the intern will support the Education Programs Manager with Rokeby’s summer day camp and other programs for children and teens.
This position offers hands-on experience in both museum education and interpretation with opportunities for teaching and re-envisioning Rokeby’s agricultural story. Learn the ins and outs of museum public program operations at a dynamic, historic site.
- Research 19th and 20th century New England farming history, methods, tools, and change over time
- Evaluate, research, and develop new interpretive signage for Rokeby’s historic outbuildings and grounds
- Identify engaging storylines, educational opportunities, and outline lesson plans
- Support staff with Rokeby’s weeklong summer camp focused on theater, history, and nature education. Assist with other day-programs and projects as needed
Currently enrolled in college or university and working towards a BA or MA, in history, museum studies, public history, education, or a related field.
Desired Knowledge & Experience
- Experience teaching young people in a classroom, camp, or professional learning environment
- Able to research, understand, and interpret history
- Experience writing exhibit text and/or designing signage
- Experience handling, cleaning, or storing museum collection objects
- Positive attitude and ability to think on your feet
- Outstanding written and communication skills
- Comfortable speaking in front of a group and leading activities
Working Conditions & Certification
Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining the physical condition necessary for standing or sitting for extended periods: moderate lifting such as setting up tables and chairs for programs may be necessary. The position involves working both indoors and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. May require minimal weekend or evening hours.
Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining the physical condition necessary for standing or sitting for Please send a CV/resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 18, 2022.
Before starting, the individual must obtain a Federal background check.
About Rokeby Museum
Rokeby is a vibrant museum located in the beautiful Lake Champlain region, halfway between Burlington and Middlebury, Vermont. A fully documented Underground Railroad site, Rokeby is a National Historic Landmark located in Ferrisburgh, Vermont. The 18th-century historic house, with its later additions, is furnished with nearly 200 years of domestic belongings. Together with its nationally significant archive of over 15,000 family letters, the museum provides an intimate glimpse into the remarkable Robinson family of agriculturists, abolitionists, artists, and authors. The 90- acre site includes nine historic buildings and walking trails. The modern Education Center offers an award-winning Underground Railroad exhibition, a gallery for seasonal exhibitions, collections storage, and offices. Our education programs serve learners of all ages, centering on the interpretive themes of Art, Abolition and Agriculture.
Rokeby Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Members of underrepresented groups and those committed to diversity and inclusivity are encouraged to apply.