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 December 1, 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

Cell Block 7 Museum Professional 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 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
  • 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

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.