Nichols House Museum

55 Mount Vernon Street
Boston, MA 02108
www.nicholshousemuseum.org

Date Posted:
August 23, 2018

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Other

Type:
Intern

Collections Internship

Description:

The Nichols House Museum is currently seeking a part-time intern to assist with collections-based projects in the fall 2018 semester. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:


  • Updating both the paper and electronic object records

  • Creating object indetification guides for docents and visitors to use in the museum's period rooms

  • Collections tasks related to the installation and deinstallation of exhibitions

  • Collecting temperature and relative humidity data from the museum rooms

  • Assisting in the accessioning of new acquisitions

  • Researching the collection in preparation for public programs and upcoming exhibitions

  • Assisting the Programs and Collections Coordinator in day-to-day collections maintenance tasks

Interns are also required to provide routine tour support and contribute content to the museum’s monthly blog. Internships can be used for course credit.


Qualifications:

The Nichols House Museum seeks highly motivated graduate students or upper-level undergraduate students in the fields of decorative arts, historic preservation, art history, history, museum studies, and library and information science. Applicants should be curious, passionate, and exhibit an attention to detail. Interns must commit to a minimum of one, eight-hour day per week.


How To Apply:

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by email to info@nicholshousemuseum.org with Fall Internship – Collections in the subject line.


Apply by:
August 31, 2018
Salary:
Unpaid
About this Organization:

The Nichols House Museum preserves and interprets the 1804 Bulfinch townhouse that was home to the garden designer, writer, and social reformer Rose Standish Nichols and her family. Since 1961 the Nichols House Museum has been open to the public as a historic house museum reflecting the domestic life of a typical Beacon Hill family at the turn of the last century. The house is furnished with wonderful possessions accumulated over several generations. The collection includes European and American decorative arts from the seventeenth through twentieth centuries, ancestral portraits, Flemish tapestries, Japanese woodblock prints, and works by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, America’s foremost sculptor of the nineteenth century. An AAM accredited institution, the museum educates and inspires the public through innovative programs, and it continues the conversation on the social concerns embraced by the Nichols family embraced that remain relevant today. 


Open year-round, the Nichols House Museum welcomes a growing number of international and domestic visitors. It provides an active schedule of lectures, programs, and special events for its members and the community. The Nichols House offers a variety of tours and experiences for educational groups of all ages.


The museum offers a collegial and intellectually stimulating work environment in a unique setting. Members of staff are encouraged to purse interests related to the museum’s collection and interpretive themes. The NHM cultivates a team-based approach and welcomes ideas from all levels of the organization.