10 1/2 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108
Date Posted: March 29, 2019
Region: Eastern Massachusetts
Category: Public Relations/Marketing
The Boston Athenæum seeks a reliable, eager intern for the Communications and Patron Services team. The intern will play an important role in supporting daily functions and strategic goals.
The ideal candidate will be articulate, organized, and hard-working. This position is available to start in May 2019.
Hours: Flexible schedule; 17 hours per week, occasional weekday evening hours for events as needed and 2-3 hours on Saturdays.
Compensation/Benefits: $13 per hour; paid sick time; free membership concurrent with employment and one year following the date of departure.
Founded in 1807 as “a fountain, at which all, who choose, may
gratify their thirst for knowledge,” the Boston Athenæum has evolved into a
beloved subscription library, specializing in history, biography, literature,
and art. 5,000 Households maintain active memberships in the Athenæum, and
enjoy a range of services from individualized reference assistance to superb
children’s programming, from discussion groups to curated selections of digital
and print resources. Tourists and scholars from around the world consult the
quarter-million rare items in the collection, which includes George
Washington’s personal library; an important collection of early American
portraits; rich holdings related to the Civil War and documenting New England’s
built environment; and the Athenæum’s own historical archives, attesting to the
institution’s role in American arts and letters. Each year, the Athenæum offers
hundreds of cultural programs— including lectures, concerts, performances,
exhibitions, and tastings—within its exquisite National Historic Landmark
structure, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.