Stratford Hall is pleased to offer paid residential internships for the summer of 2013:
Visual Archives Intern
Under the supervision of the Director of Research & Library Collections, the visual archives intern will organize the duPont Library’s collection of digital photographs, currently in various formats, for easier identification and retrieval. Duties will include identifying photograph subjects, renaming files, and creating photo descriptions in Excel. The intern will also scan items from the library’s historic image collection for cataloging and other projects.
Applicants should be familiar with scanners, Microsoft Excel and photo manipulation software such as Adobe Photoshop; have excellent organizational skills; work with accuracy and attention to detail; and be able to follow special handling procedures for historic materials. Applicants should have completed coursework (BA, BS, or MA) in library or archival management, information systems, preservation, collections management, fine arts, photography or a related field.
The Education Intern will assist the Director of Interpretation & Education with new outreach initiatives. These potential projects include: Boy and Girl Scout Patch Program, 4-H Outreach, and Homeschool Education Programs. Additional projects relating to the mobile interpretation initiative are possible.
Applicants should have completed coursework (BA, BS, or MA) in History, American Studies, Museum Studies, Education or a related field. Experience working with the public, schools, or above educational institutions a plus.
Collections Management Intern
The Collections Management Intern will be involved in the first stage of a large packing project. As Stratford Hall prepares for a new Visitor Center, complete with galleries and collection storage, the intern will learn to box small and medium-sized objects from the permanent collection using archival materials. He/she will also be responsible for packing sheets, condition reports, digital imagery, and updates to the collection database.
Applicants should be enrolled in a BA, BS, or MA program majoring in Art History, Museum Studies, or a related field with an expressed interest in pursuing either further study at the graduate level or a career in museums. Candidates should have an interest in the decorative arts, be able to lift 20 pounds, be willing to climb ladders and monitor pests, and possess knowledge in Re:discovery 6.3 or comparable database systems.
Marketing/Public Relations Intern
The Marketing/Public Relations Intern will assist the Director of Marketing and Public Relations with the marketing and promotion of the organization’s largest event, the Stratford Hall Wine and Oyster Festival, held in September of each year. Duties will include assisting in all areas of marketing and promotion of the event to include developing a media campaign, generating story ideas, working with state, regional and local tourism entities, and increasing overall awareness of the event.
Applicants should have completed coursework (BA, BS, or MA) in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or a related field. Applicants should be proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, and WordPress; have excellent organizational skills and show attention to detail. Experience with event promotion a plus.
About Stratford Hall
Stratford Hall is located in Westmoreland County on the beautiful Northern Neck of Virginia. Westmoreland County is a 45-minute drive from Fredericksburg, two hours from Washington, D.C., and 90 minutes from Richmond. Stratford is set on 1,900 acres with 2.5 miles of Potomac River waterfront. For more information visit: www.stratfordhall.org.
How to Apply
Interns will work full-time for 10 weeks with specific dates negotiable depending upon the applicant’s schedule. All internships include a $1,000 stipend and free on-site housing with kitchen and laundry facilities. Due to Stratford’s relatively remote location, personal vehicles are recommended but not required.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter stating their reasons for applying, including their goals for the internship and dates available for work. Also, please attach a resume and contact information for two references.
Applications should be received by March 30, 2013.
Inquiries and applications should be directed to:
483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558