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Wethersfield Historical Society

Collections Management Intern

80 hours, $15/hour stipend. Wednesdays beginning October 2, 2019.

Wethersfield Historical Society (WHS) is seeking a graduate intern to work with Museum Consultant Elizabeth Pratt Fox on a CT Humanities-funded collections management project. Activities will include assisting Ms. Fox with a portion of the collections review, photography and data entry using Excel and PastPerfect. The intern will learn collections storage, handling cataloging and research techniques, will participate in the review of objects’ appropriateness for scope of the institution’s collection as well as the deaccession process. The intern will research and write a paper on a WHS collection-related topic of their choice which may be presented as a public program and be published on the WHS website. Objects under review include furniture, looking glasses, clocks and agricultural equipment. Successful candidates will be enrolled in an accredited Museum Studies or Public History graduate program, be experienced with Excel and PastPerfect, have excellent research and writing skills, and be available to work with Ms. Fox on Wednesdays. This position requires the ability to climb stairs and lift moderately heavy collection objects and storage boxes.

Send cover letter, resume and references to Amy Northrop Wittorff, Executive Director at amy.wittorff@wethersfieldhistory.org. EOE.

















Connecticut League of History Organizations
Central Connecticut State University
Department of History
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
(860) 832-2674

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