NEW Internships available @SVM

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Swannanoa Valley Museum

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Gain practical work experience.

The staff at the Swannanoa Valley Museum would love to work with you and your students. We are pleased to announce that new internships opportunities are available for the Fall, Spring or Summer semester. Through part-time internships, students can gain practical museum experience, as well as professional workplace experience. Interns can also provide much needed help to this local non-profit dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Swannanoa Valley history. Internships are currently unpaid, however there is an opportunity for interns to become paid staff.

Areas to Intern

Education

Education interns work with museum staff to design lesson plans for school groups, text panels for exhibits, news articles for local papers and have a first hand experience of working in a local history museum.

Curatorial

Curatorial interns gain experience in how to care for museum objects, package, label and research new acquisitions. Museum interns will also gain knowledge of ephemera, oral histories, photographs, and Past Perfect software.

Programming

Programming interns interested in events, hikes, tours, book signings and working with the general public will work directly with museum staff and volunteers to assist with the details of creating successful museum programs.

Marketing

Having an online presence is the virtual "storefront" of the museum. Marketing interns will have an in depth look at what goes on behind the scenes to get the word out about new museum offerings.

If your students are interested in interning at the Museum, please contact me directly by email or by phone (828)669-9569, visit the museum's website for more information and application form. I look forward to hearing from you and your students about these exciting new internship opportunities at the Swannanoa Valley Museum.

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About Swannanoa Valley Museum

Location:

PO BOX 306, 223 W. State Street, BLACK MTN, NC 28711, US

Mission Statement

The Swannanoa Valley Museum preserves and interprets the social, cultural and natural history of the Swannanoa Valley, a pathway to Western North Carolina, by developing dynamic programs and engaging exhibitions for the education and enrichment of the community, its children, and future generations.

Description

The Swannanoa Valley Museum is open:

mid-April through the end of October
Tuesday through Saturday
10:00am until 5:00pm
or by appointment

Please call (828) 669-9566 or email info@swannanoavalleymuseum.org to schedule an appointment outside normal operating hours.

Admission by Donation
Members, Students, and Children Free

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

223 West State StreetBlack Mountain, NC 28711

(35.61619,-82.32143)
 

SKILLS

  • Research
  • History
  • Community Outreach
  • Library Sciences
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Data Entry

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training

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