Objects Internship

Internship Opportunity at the Marietta Museum of History

Area: Collections, Objects

Length of Internship: 10 to 15 weeks

Hours to Complete: Minimum of 150 hours

Non-Paid Internship


Scope: The intern will work with the Registrar in assisting with inventorying and cataloging of the Museum’s extensive object collection. The object collection contains three dimensional artifacts ranging from furniture to advertising memorabilia.


Intern Goals & Responsibilities: The internship goals will include imparting on-the-job training and experience in the world of museum objects. The internship pertains directly to the cataloging, photographing and inventorying of the three-dimensional objects collection. Interns will gain knowledge in museum inventory management along with object preservation and minor conservation work.


Main Responsibilities:

• Movement of boxes and furniture

• Examination and inventorying of box contents

• Attaching identification labels.

• Taking pictures of artifacts


Requirements: Prospective interns need to be currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program or have recently completed work in such program. Students majoring in Public History, Museum Studies or a related field are ideal.


The best candidates will be able to:

• Work independently within the guidelines established by Registrar and ask questions when new situations arise

• Work on multiple projects at the same time with minimum supervision

• Interact professionally with varying groups including staff, volunteers, museum members, donors and

• Accept supervision and critique of work


Applicants must:

• Be detail oriented, creative and resourceful

• Have a good sense of humor

• Possess excellent oral and written communication skills

• Maintain a professional and amicable demeanor and appearance

• Be able to assist in the lifting of heavy boxes and furniture

• Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite knowledge preferred

• Must complete a minimum of 150 hours


Application Procedure:

1. A cover letter indicating the internship for which you are interested. Also describe what you hope to

achieve from the experience and what you believe you can contribute.

2. A current resume

Please send the required information to Registrar, Christa McCay at Christa@MariettaHistory.org

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