Lincoln County Historical Association (LCHA) is seeking an Intern for Summer 2023 to participate in many aspects of a small historical organization. Current college students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
The Intern will be a valued member of the LCHA team and become familiar with many aspects of running a small nonprofit devoted to local history. Primary areas of focus will involve working with the Collections and Archives Committees to further shape the documentation and management of these collections as well as developing strategies to provide public access to this material. For example, the intern will help select and create interesting groupings from Catalogit to be incorporated into LCHA’s website. Other aspects of the position include museum interpretation and community engagement. The Intern will report to LCHA’s Executive Director and complete tasks with and under the direction of LCHA’s Collections, Archives, and Stewardship Committees.
This position is a hybrid role with some work being done in person at one or more of our three National Register listed historic properties: The 1754 Chapman Hall House in Damariscotta, the 1761 Pownalborough Court House in Dresden, and the 1811 Old Jail and 1836 Jailer’s House in Wiscasset.
In person work will include participating in meetings, collections and archives management, assisting with outreach projects, and engaging with the public as a museum guide. Remote work will include training and use of our collections database, Catalogit to develop interesting groupings of objects for online display.
Applicants must have successfully completed one year in an undergraduate program and have a demonstrated interest in History, Public History, Museum Studies, American Studies, or a related field, and be prepared to acquire collections database skills. Applicants will show commitment to following proper procedures for the careful handling of collections objects and archival material under the direction of LCHA personnel. Must be comfortable and enthusiastic about working with the public and able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences. The Intern will be working on second and third floors of historic buildings and standing for up to an hour at a time while giving museum tours. Reliable transportation is required.
Schedule: 20 hours/week, 8 weeks, with some flexibility. Work hours negotiable, but must be available for in-person work on Saturdays or Sundays, and Mondays.
The wage for this internship is $15.00/hour.
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Shannon Gilmore at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Internship” in the subject line. Position is open until filled.