William Austin McMeans Internship Program at the Texas Military Forces Museum
Camp Mabry, 2200 W 35th St. Austin, Tx
The Texas Military Forces Museum intern will be intimately involved in learning the operations of a large museum with a small staff. The intern will engage in all aspects of museum work including cataloging, collections management, exhibit design and construction, special and educational events, fulfilling research requests, giving guided tours, administrative duties to include non-profit retail management, and operational management of the museum. The intern will become well-versed in use of the Past Perfect curatorial database program used by all military and Federal museums. At the end of the internship the successful candidate will be well-grounded in the curatorial, exhibit, operational and education components of museum operation. The museum is open to additional requirements that may be required by faculty for intern to receive course credit.
The applicant should be pursuing a degree and may be either a graduate or undergraduate student. A specialization, knowledge or interest in United States military history is preferred but not required. Applicant should feel comfortable interacting with the public and providing tours for secondary age school children. Applicant must feel comfortable working for the United States Armed Forces and around military personal and should comport themselves accordingly.
Minimum Work Requirement
15 hours per week, to include one to two Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each month. Weekday schedule may involve full days or several half days.
The Texas Military Forces Historical Foundation will pay a $1250 stipend per semester to the selected candidate. Payment of $312.50 will be paid at the end of each month of completed work.
The Texas Military Forces Museum is located on Camp Mabry at the intersection of 35th St. and MoPac. There is no bus access to the museum and private transportation will be required. Intern must have a valid photo ID, such as a driver’s license to enter Camp Mabry. The museum has wifi internet access and interns are allowed to bring a laptop to work.
Send a copy of your resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org Call 512-782-5394 with any questions. Deadline is August 28, 2017 with a start date of September 15, 2017.