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390 A Summit Road
Exeter, RI, 02822
United States

(401)491-9063

Tomaquag Museum is dedicated to educating the public and promote thoughtful dialogue regarding Indigenous history, culture, arts, Mother Earth and to connect to native issues of today.

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IEN Intern Job Description

TITLE:        IEN Museum Intern    

REPORTS TO:    Executive Director (ED) or Assistant Director (AD) or Indigenous Empowerment Network Coordinator (IENC)

TERM:         20 hours per week; term varies from 20 - 8 weeks

Salary:         $10/hr

 

POSITION PURPOSE/SUMMARY:

 

Tomaquag Museum is looking for a Museum Intern (MI) to support the staff by undertaking a variety of tasks for the growth of the museum. MI will help with museum education, programs, administrative tasks, marketing, retail, admissions, environmental education and other areas of museum work. The ideal candidate will be willing to learn new things, work with a team and be self motivated. The candidate will have opportunities to learn many facets of museum work and be focused in the establishment of our outdoor fishing camp and Three Sisters Garden.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Support Museum Education staff with tours, programs and classes and other arts & culture programming;

Support Administrative staff with administrative tasks, program planning and preparation;

Support Marketing staff with drafting media messages for social media; posting flyers, other promotion;

Support Archive and Collections staff with accessioning, documentation and curatorial planning;

Support Admissions and retail sales, online store expansion and event sales & museum bookings promo:

Support Indigenous Empowerment Network staff with outreach, communications and documentation;

Attend meetings, workshops and other learning opportunities;

Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

 

Minimum of high school diploma/GED; some college preferred; 

Good computer skills; (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher etc.) 

Good writing and problem‐solving skills. 

Good communication skills.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Mature, high energy, self motivated and organized.

Ability to work well either alone and as part of a team.

Sincere commitment to working with staff, board, volunteers, interns, partners and consultants.

Experience working in museums or Native communities, a plus.

A desire to learn and grow as a person.

 

 

Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Contact: Samantha Cullen-Fry; Sfry@tomaquagmuseum.org