Volunteer/Intern

Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

 

Fall Museum Education Intern

Internship Range: August 15th – December 14th

The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS), a museum and library in Baltimore, is pleased to offer internship opportunities for qualified undergraduate and graduate candidates within the Education Department of MdHS. Through assisting full-time staff with program development and facilitation, the internship will enable interns to gain knowledge of how a museum education department operates and be able to apply the skills learned to future professional goals. We are seeking candidates who have an interest in history, museum education, enjoy working with the public (including children and families), and feel comfortable speaking to groups. Training on MdHS collections, exhibitions, tour methodology and themes, and museum policies will be provided. Interns work with MdHS education staff and volunteers on a range of tasks, including the following:

Duties

• Assist with the facilitation of school, youth and family, and adult programs.

• Work with MdHS staff to develop school, homeschool, and family programs.

• Collaborate with other museum departments (archives, curatorial) to research and find material that supports visitor engagement.

• Other tasks aimed at furthering the mission of the education department and meeting the intern’s interests and goals.

• Occasionally assisting with off-site outreach programs.

Qualifications

• 18 years or older

• Pursuing a degree in history, museum studies, or education.

• Knowledge of American history and culture (Maryland history desired)

• Physical ability to lead indoor walking tours (including stairs) of up to 3 hours

• Enthusiastic and friendly personality

• We are looking for interns to commit to 10-12 hours per week.

  • Must be able to work on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM.
  • Must be able to work one weekend Youth and Family program a month.

Benefits

• A stipend of $1,000 for the semester

• Complimentary MdHS membership, including free library and museum admission

• Complimentary admission to MdHS lectures and programs

• Professional orientation and ongoing monthly training

 

To Apply

• Please email your resume and cover letter to David Armenti, darmenti@mdhs.org, Director of Education.

 

Volunteer Docent

The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS), a museum and library in Baltimore, is recruiting volunteer docents to deliver interactive tours and programs for student and adult groups. We are seeking candidates who have an interest in history, enjoy working with the public, and feel comfortable speaking to groups.

For more information about this position click here!

To apply for this position, please download and complete the application

For general volunteer inquiries, please email volunteers@mdhs.org. Include your resume and areas of interest and, we will connect you with a staff member.