Internship: Lake Wales Museum, Lake Wales

08 May 2017 8:38 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Job Title: Museum Intern
Job Code: Student Intern
Pay Grade: 106

STATUS: Non-exempt; temporary

GENERAL PURPOSE

The intern will be involved in developing the Lake Wales Museum Passport program. The internship is a temporary, non-exempt position lasting 12 weeks.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the close supervision of the Museum Director

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Supervisory duties as necessary

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

An internship at the Lake Wales Museum & Cultural Center will provide an opportunity to gain experience in project management resulting in the creation of the Lake Wales Museum Passport program and companion website specifically designed to focus on Lake Wales pioneers.

A unique opportunity for an inquisitive and self-motivated individual interested in gaining experience in developing museum educational programming, historical narratives, and digital platforms. The successful intern will complete their project working directly in the supervisory path of the Museum Director and the Museum Assistant at the Lake Wales Museum & Cultural Center.

PERIPHERAL DUTIES

Other duties as required.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Bachelor’s Degree in history, art history, anthropology, or comparable humanities program preferred

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience doing historical research
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Passion for or understanding of history/Lake Wales history
  • Experience developing/working with website platforms
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, employees, supervisors, and the general public.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Valid Florida driver's license or other official government identification.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Computer, phone, scanner, various light-task tools

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is normal voice or quiet.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel classified in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the change.

To apply, contact Monica Drake Pierce, Director, Lake Wales Museum & Cultural Center, mdrakepierce@cityoflakewales.com or 863-676-1759 for more information.


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