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summer internship at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum in Brooklyn

The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum
5816 Clarendon Road
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Position: Museum/ Education Intern
(Part-time, Temporary, Unpaid Internship)
Reports to: Director of Education
Start date: June 11, 2013

Position Summary:
The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum’s is looking for motivated and energetic undergraduate or graduate students to assist in a variety of museum functions. The summer intern will assist with planning and facilitating adult and family programs throughout the summer and will also develop a culminating project based upon his/her interests. The Museum Intern will gain experience working within multiple contexts of a small historic house museum, including social media management, giving guided public tours, and assisting with garden programs.

Position Responsibilities:

  • The Education Intern’s primary responsibilities will be to support the Director of Education with:
    • researching and contacting potential performers and speakers for museum events
    • assisting staff at museum-wide events and public programs
    • collaborating with Director of Education in designing pre and post visit materials for school lessons.
    • designing and leading guided house tours to public audiences
  • Intern will also assist other members of the staff on a variety of projects such as updating the membership database, assisting with garden programs, and planning/distributing marketing materials
  • Over the course of the internship program, the Intern will design a culminating project based on his/her academic or professional interests. Such opportunities may include, but are not limited to, developing small exhibitions, working within the museum archives, drafting interpretive labels, or developing new community programs.

The ideal candidate will have a background and interest in history, arts and/or education as well as an ability to work flexibly with a team of colleagues. Candidates should possess a B.A in a related field, be working towards an M.A or a recent graduate. Undergraduate students entering Junior and Senior years will be considered based on experience. The summer intern will report directly to the Director of Education.


Compensation and Benefits: While the internship is unpaid, the candidate will receive travel reimbursement in the form of MetroCards for work related travel, a free Recreation Center membership for the duration of the internship and entry to weekly Parks & Recreation events, lectures and gatherings.

Schedule:  June 11- August 27, 2013, two and a half month summer internship with dates negotiable.  Part time position, 20 hours a week (2-3 days) including some weekend dates.

To Apply:  Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your interest and availability by May 1, 2013 to Melissa Branfman, Director of Education at


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