The Hammer Museum is now accepting applications for their 2017 summer internship program.
Founded in Haines, Alaska the Hammer Museum holds a collection that’s just as surprising as the majestic coastal mountains that surround it. This museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the hammer, man’s first tool. With 2,000 hammers on display, this small museum makes a big impression. From May-September we receive over 5,000 visitors that are just as eclectic as this quirky community.
What does a hammer intern do? A little bit of everything. The summer is filled with: leading interpretive tours, researching & cataloguing the museum’s collection, creating exhibits, & maintaining our social media presence. As a team we manage to find time to participate in community events, write a few grants, and raise some funds.
What are we looking for?
- A highly motivated self-starter
- Creative thinker
- Effective communicator
- Pleasant disposition
- An eye for detail
- Promptly arrives to work
- Positive outlook
- An adventurous spirit
- A good sense of humor
Timeline of Commitment
This internship is a 5 month commitment between May and September 2017 with a flexible schedule of 30-35 hours/week.
Wednesday is our busiest day which requires a full 8 hours.
-Interest in and aptitude for customer service and public relations.
-Computer literacy with working knowledge of MS Office software required.
-Skilled in writing, research, and collection care.
-Proficient with social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.
-Ability to interact in a welcoming and helpful manner with visitors of all ages and ethnic backgrounds.
-Strong interest in art, education, museum studies, or media studies strongly desired.
- $125/per week paid stipend
- Basic housing provided
- Opportunities to explore some of the most beautiful landscapes in Alaska.
If you are a looking for a fun & unique internship with hands-on experience, please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications and interest. Include your current resume and three letters of reference by mail or email to:
The Hammer Museum
PO Box 702
Haines, AK 99827
All submissions must be received by Monday, February 13th.
Successful applicants will be notified by Monday, February 27th.