Paid History/Museum Intern with Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
$12.28 - $20.05 an hour
Full Job Description
INTERNSHIP DATES: September 20, 2021 through November 12, 2021
Thank you for your interest in Marietta House Museum, an historic house that was built around 1813 and was the plantation dwelling of enslaver U.S. Supreme Court Justice Gabriel Duvall and his second wife, Jane Duvall, his grandchildren, and upwards of 36 enslaved men, women and children. Once a 650-acre tobacco plantation in Prince George’s County, Marietta’s story traverses the slavery-era, Reconstruction period, Jim Crow era and into the 20th century civil rights era. Today the site includes 25 wooded acres, the two-story brick Marietta House, law office building, root cellar and tack room, and a cemetery.
Marietta House Museum has undertaken a major reinterpretation effort called Giving Voice. We are focused on elevating and expanding the historical interpretation of the enslaved community that lived and labored at Marietta and follows the stories of marginalized workers in the early 20th century who worked at Marietta in Prince George’s County.
Examples of Important Duties
The intern will assist in developing accessible public engagement programs including an online exhibition, historical display in a period room, walking tour brochure, and give guided tours. The intern will help staff set up for programs and install exhibits. Under the supervision of the historic site manager.
Must have completed two years of college course work in related field or museum studies and currently enrolled in a college or university .
This internship is open to undergraduate students and graduate students.
Work schedule 10-15 hours/week, weekdays; Intern’s schedule in coordination with his/her/their school schedule.
Must complete a criminal background check prior to hire.