Scott County Historical Society: Offsite Exhibit Intern

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018 1:37 PM
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    Exhibit Intern

    Position Description:

    The Scott County Historical Society (SCHS) is seeking an Exhibit Intern.  The intern is responsible for developing exhibits from inception to installation at SCHS off-site exhibit locations (Shakopee Courthouse, Elko New Market Library, Prior Lake City Hall).  The intern will research, design, and install a separate exhibit at each location using objects from the SCHS collection to support their concept. This unpaid position runs for approximately 3 months (February – April, or June – August), or October – December) with flexible hours. We ask interns to commit to at least 10 hours per week. The intern is supervised by the Curator of Collections.

    General Information:

    SCHS is a countywide professional institution taking a leadership role in managing Scott County’s historical resources; it operates a museum and historic house in downtown Shakopee, MN.  We serve our communities by preserving information and making it available through professional collection practices, exhibits, and education/outreach programs for people of all ages. We strive to make history relevant and fun.


    • ·         Research historical concept and topical history
    • ·         Write exhibit text and signage
    • ·         Generate artifact list
    • ·         Create object mounts as needed
    • ·         Create exhibit design, including graphic design
    • ·         De-install previous exhibits
    • ·         Install exhibits
    • ·         Represent the SCHS in a professional manner
    • ·         Represent SCHS at one (or more) town festival(s) – if summer intern
    • ·         Write one SCHS Blog post with an exhibit focus
    • ·         Write one article for the Scott County SCENE publication on a topic related to Scott County history
    • ·         Intern may also assist in other areas of museum work, including other public programs, marketing and publicity, and/or visitor services


    • ·         Must have an educational background or demonstrated interest in museum studies, Library science, graphic design, or history
    • ·         Must have strong research, writing and oral communication skills
    • ·         Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and stand or sit for long periods of time
    • ·         Proficiency with MS Office
    • ·         Experience with PastPerfect Software a plus.

    To apply: please send letter of interest, resume, and two references one month prior to internship start (see above)

    David Nichols, Curator of Collections  

    Scott County Historical Society

    235 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, MN 55379

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