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Fall 2024 Museum Education Intern

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ORGANIZATION: Lee-Fendall House Museum

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The Fall 2024 Museum Education Intern at the Lee-Fendall House Museum will assist in the organization of current programs and events, create ideas to boost Lee-Fendall’s social media presence, and develop new ideas for future programs and events at the museum.

This internship opportunity is ideal for anyone who is interested in a career in the museum field and is seeking experience in museum education and programming. This is an unpaid internship, but college credit can be arranged.

Tasks

  • Assist in the organization of events and programs currently scheduled for the 2024 fall/winter season.

  • Create ideas to boost social media engagement.

  • Collaborate with the museum staff on developing new events and programs at Lee-Fendall.

  • Assist with the research and development of new educational experiences in the Lee-Fendall garden.

  • Provide general house tours, if needed.

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in an education, museum education, or museum studies bachelor or graduate degree program or be a recent graduate within twelve months of program completion.

  • Previous experience in leading tours and/or presenting to large groups.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

  • Previous experience in historical research.

Schedule

  • Duration: September-November (dates are flexible)

  • 15 hours a week (equivalent to two full days and one half-day in the museum)

To apply, send an e-mail to Jenny Waters, Collections & Programming Manager, at jenny.waters@leefendallhouse.org and include the following information:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Contact Information of professor or advisor overseeing the internship (if seeking college credit)

    Please submit your application by August 14, 2024.

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About Lee-Fendall House Museum

Location:

614 ORONOCO ST, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314, US

Mission Statement

The Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden interprets American history through the experiences of those who lived and worked on the property from 1785 to 1969. As an educational center, the museum preserves its historic resources to promote community engagement about the relevance of the past to our present.

Description

The Lee-Fendall House, located in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, is a showcase of American history. Since its construction in 1785, the house has served as home to several generations of the Lee family (1785-1903), hundreds of convalescing Union soldiers during the American Civil War (1863-1865), the locally prominent Downham family (1903-1937), and one of our nation’s most controversial and significant labor leaders, John L. Lewis (1937-1969). Throughout its history, the home was also lived and worked in by generations of enslaved and free African Americans.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture

WHEN

Sun Sep 01, 2024 - Sat Nov 30, 2024

WHERE

Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden614 Oronoco St.Alexandria, VA 22314

(38.80944,-77.04572)
 

SKILLS

  • Program Management
  • Research
  • Social Media / Blogging

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 15 hours

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