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Hammer Museum hiring intern

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
  • Flexibility
  • 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.

Desired Qualifications

-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.

The Perks

  • $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:

Ashleigh Reed
Executive Director
The Hammer Museum
PO Box 702
Haines, AK 99827
907.766.2374
hammerdirector@aptalaska.net

All submissions must be received by Monday, February 13th.
Successful applicants will be notified by Monday, February 27th.

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