Old Colony History Museum

66 Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780

Date Posted:
November 23, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Education Intern


Work directly with the Community Programming Coordinator on projects related to education programs that give visitors of all ages the opportunity to make direct connections with the history of the Old Colony region through the Museum’s collection and exhibitions.

OCHM offers programs both on-site at the Museum and in the form of outreach to local schools and other community organizations. Through school programs, we see annually 1,800 students of a variety of grade levels on tours of the museum and in-school programs. We work year-round to develop and refine our offerings and to prepare appropriate training for those who lead programs. 

OCHM seeks volunteer interns who will assist in the design and planning of these programs from the brainstorming phase to testing and implementation.

This is a great learning opportunity for those interested in pursuing a career in museum education, programming, and events. Additional projects can be developed to support individual interests and this position can be amended for school internships.


This internship requires the ability to work directly with the public, ranging in age from early childhood to the elderly. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are a must. Interns will be expected to conduct independent research to support and improve current offerings and the development of new tours and programs. Additionally, interns will assist in the operations of educational programs such as set-up, presentation, and follow up.

How To Apply:
Please send a message explaining your interest and availability, along with a current resume, to ssweeney@oldcolonyhistorymuseum.org. All are invited to come by and learn more about internship opportunities at the OCHM.
Apply by:
December 22, 2018
About this Organization:

The Old Colony History Museum houses significant collections which chronicle lives lived, wars waged, fortunes won and ingenuity rewarded. We encourage visitors to walk among our exhibits and discover regional history. The Museum’s parent organization is the Old Colony Historical Society, one of the oldest organizations of its kind in New England. Founded in 1853, it serves the region of southeastern Massachusetts that was once part of the Plymouth Colony.

At OCHM, we’re committed to the preservation of our history through public engagement and community outreach. We’re here to collect, curate, interpret and bring to vibrant life the history of the Old Colony, collaborating with the community to share those meaningful connections that knit together our past, present, and future. We invite you to experience what we mean by history happens here. The Old Colony History Museum is located on historic Church Green in Taunton.

The Museum has its headquarters in the former Bristol Academy, designed in 1852 by the New York architect Richard Upjohn. The Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. For additional information, please call 508-822-1622 or visit www.oldcolonyhistorymuseum.org.