2018 Historical Society Intern-NJ

Approximate date of posting May 22, 2018

Position: Gail F. Stern Collections Internship

Eligibility- College undergraduate pursing a degree in the humanities, with an interest in

Museum Studies and/or Library Science.

Location: Princeton, New Jersey

Company/Organization  Historical Society of Princeton https://princetonhistory.org/

The Historical Society of Princeton (HSP) is located at the Updike Farmstead at 354 Quaker Road in Princeton − a six-acre property with a late 18th century farmhouse, large barn and several other outbuildings. The Updike Farmstead currently houses a museum that interprets Princeton’s rich history through changing and permanent exhibitions; space for educational and community programs; and HSP staff offices. The museum is open to the public Wednesdays through Sundays. HSP is also the custodian of a diverse and considerably-sized local history collection, stored off-site, which includes a range of social history, decorative art, fine art, archaeology, and archival items. HSP holds between around 3000 objects in its three-dimensional collection, including 65 pieces of Albert Einstein’s furniture, almost 1000 manuscript and archival collections (some collections are several linear feet), approximately 35,000 photographs and negatives, and over 2,000 large maps and architectural drawings

Schedule/Hours  10 hours a week

Time Frame 10 weeks- during summer 2018

Compensation: $10/hr.

Source: https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/17835947/posts/1864067854

Description: The intern with work closely with the Curator of Collections and Research to help expanddigital access to HSP’s archival and museum holdings. Projects might include:

– Digitizing and cataloging historic photographs in PastPerfect Museum Software

– Compiling research and collections materials for digital walking tours

– Assisting with the Papers of Princeton newspaper digitalization project

– Other tasks as needed

Website: https://princetonhistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HSP_Internship-Description_2018-1.pdf

How to Apply: Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to Stephanie Schwartz at stephanie@princetonhistory.org

Deadline: Unspecified

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