Internships


INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT ELLA SHARP MUSEUM

The Ella Sharp Museum is an accredited museum of art, history and science located in the city of Jackson, Michigan.  The Ella Sharp Museum places a high priority on sustaining a supportive and creative work environment that recognizes the importance of serving a diverse audience. It is an equal opportunity employer committed to advancing women and men equally and supporting a diverse community.


Cell Block 7 Museum Professional Intern

We are currently seeking a Cell Block 7 Museum Professional Intern. This internship will provide the applicant with a wide array of museum experiences. Based on the applicant’s area of interest (collections, exhibits, interpretation, education, etc.), their experience can be enhanced beyond the listed responsibilities through a project coordinated by the Museum Manager.

Responsibilities for this position are as follows:

  • Become fluent in the historical interpretation of Cell Block 7 and the Michigan Prison system
  • Have a general understanding of the history and operations of the Ella Sharp Museum
  • Conduct guided tours of Cell Block 7.
  • Participate in Cell Block 7 and Ella Sharp Museum events. This includes working during the Ella Sharp’s annual Art, Beer and Wine festival.
  • Assist in research, design and installation of future exhibitions and educational programs.
  • Work in Past Perfect Software to manage collections records in the database.
  • Admissions and customer service activities including ticketing and cash register management.
  • Assist in cleaning and maintenance of museum.
  • Help in other museum duties as needed or assigned.

Collections Intern

We are currently seeking a Collections Intern. Responsibilities for this position are as follows:

  • Assist with collections record keeping
  • Assist with the collection inventory
  • Help affix accession numbers to objects using proper museum standards
  • Learn to properly handle artifacts
  • Participate in museum festivals, events and exhibits
  • Other related duties as assigned

Google Cultural Institute Intern

The Ella Sharp Museum is pleased to offer internship opportunities for qualified post-secondary students as well as those between degree programs to intern in various museum divisions throughout the year. No stipend is offered for these internships. Students are responsible for arranging academic credit with their sponsoring institutions.
We are currently seeking a Google Cultural Institute Intern. The Google Arts & Culture is a digital repository for collections and virtual exhibits. Responsibilities for this position are as follows:

  • Handling, scanning, and photographing artifacts and archival materials
  • Completing meta data for all images produced
  • Uploading images to the Ella Sharp Museum’s Google Dashboard
  • Participate in museum festivals, events, and exhibits
  • Other related duties as assigned

 

The mission of the Ella Sharp Museum is to provide opportunities for everyone to explore, engage in, and enjoy history and the arts.