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.

Click the title of the internship to learn more about the position, or if you have any questions please contact Jena Smoyer. Resumes and cover letters are due by August 18, 2017.


Collections 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 or housing is offered for these internships. Students are responsible for arranging academic credit with their sponsoring institutions. We are currently seeking a Collections Intern. Responsibilities for this position are as follows:

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

Education 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 or housing is offered for these internships. Students are responsible for arranging academic credit with their sponsoring institutions.
We are currently seeking an Educational Programming Intern. Responsibilities for this position are as follows:

  • Become familiar with current art/history exhibits and upcoming exhibits for the remainder of the calendar year
  • Research and add state core curriculum guidelines for all programming (new and old)
  • Read existing information material for “Ella Goes to School” program to become familiar with objective and theme, etc.
  • Aid in the restructuring and implementation of the “Ella Goes to School” program
  • Assist in development of age-appropriate programs for pre-K and K-12 students (including lesson plans/proposals)
  • Aid with the inventorying of supplies and re-organization of the studio space
  • Analyze evaluations from educators and general public
  • Assist the education department in other duties as needed (i.e. community festival planning and prep)

Marketing 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 or housing is offered for these internships. Students are responsible for arranging academic credit with their sponsoring institutions.

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

  • Assist in marketing efforts of Ella Sharp Museum and Cell Block 7
  • Help manage the web presence of both museums, including web sites and social media accounts.
  • Draft social media campaigns and see them executed.
  • Learn basics of non-profit marketing and industry software.
  • 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.