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Published on February 21, 2020

Summer employment opportunity for History majors at the Old New-Gate Prison and Copper Mine

Old New-Gate Prison and Copper Mine in East Granby is looking for volunteers and interns in the period between May and August 2020.

Look for more information and application form (due March 13) here:

Intern Duties will include: 

  • Assist visitors while they experience the museum. This will include the opportunity to shadow interpretive tours and demonstrations.
  • Assisting museum staff at the front desk; checking visitors in, and monitoring phone/email communication.
  • Research historic content to further advance the museum interpretation, and social media platforms.
  • Completing a special project related to the enhancement of the museum. Projects may be focused on the following areas: education, visitor experience, marketing, exhibit design, or collections.

Intern Desired Skills and Qualifications:
The intern should be enrolled in a degree or certificate program and be able to work between 10-15 hours a week, including weekends, and must possess:

  • A college sophomore standing or higher.
  • Future degree in; public history, museum studies, education, marketing, criminal justice, political science, geology, archaeology, wildlife biology, or preservation.
  • Prior customer service experience.
  • Resourcefulness and willingness to self‐start on projects.
  • Impeccable writing and research skills.
  • Internet and Microsoft Office Savvy
  • The ability to climb stairs, and maneuver uneven terrain.

Written by Ania Kirchmann