There are many internship opportunities at the Gaston County Museum. From collections to exhibits to programs, we offer a
wide array of possibilities. Please contact Director Jason Luker at
704.922.7681 ext. 101 or [email protected] to learn more about these.
2018 Spring Internship at the Gaston County Museum in Dallas, NC
Collections Archive Inventory Project Intern (2 positions available)
Spring 2018 (hours are negotiable)
Application Deadline: January 15th, 2018
The Gaston County Museum of Art and History is currently seeking 2 collections interns for the spring of 2018. Both positions will focus on completing the 2017/2018 Archives Inventory Project. This project will equip candidates with experience using PastPerfect Museum Software, accessioning, processing and preserving archives, and an immersive work experience. Interns will work directly alongside the Museum Curator and the Museum Registrar.
The successful candidate will be detail oriented, organized, and able to work independently and with a team. Willingness and proficiency with data entry is essential. The intern must be able to work with and meet deadlines, lift up to 30 pounds, and climb stairs and ladders. Preference will be given to candidates wishing to pursue a career in museums or archives. Knowledge of PastPerfect Museum Software is a plus.
Interested applicants should send a resume, letter of recommendation, as well as a 1-2 page essay indicating why they want to do their internship at the Gaston County Museum and what they hope to gain from the experience. Applications should be sent to:
The Gaston County Museum
Attn: Hannah Buchanan
P.O. Box 429
Dallas, NC 28034
704.922.7681 ext. 104
Email to [email protected]
Amy Drake ... "Interning at the Gaston County Museum was a great experience. I had the opportunity to work independently in
the collections, inventorying and storing objects. I also learned how to use PastPerfect through accessioning and cataloging
objects. I worked with the curatorial staff to develop ideas for two history exhibitions on the roles of eggs in international folklore
and the North Carolina Orthopedic Hospital. The staff is really friendly and welcoming, with a great sense of humor, and the
housing was great too! Literally a 2 minute walk from the museum, and decked out with a 1950's electric heater and 14 foot
windows - what more could you ask for?!"
Jennie McDuffie ... "As an elementary education major, the education internship was a perfect fit! The internship took me outside
the classroom walls and into a very hands-on experience. This experience helped me not only to gain connections, but to build
a relationship with the community. Even though I am from Gaston County, I learned so much more about the area from interning
at the museum. It was an eye opening experience!"
Kaitlyn Zydel ... "The curatorial internship at the Gaston County Museum of Art and History went above and beyond any internship
I have ever experienced. Treated as a staff member, I learned something new each day and I was given the chance to fully
understand the overall responsibilities and concerns of a museum. Working in the curatorial department was a growing experience
and an internship of the graduate level. Overall,the Gaston County Museum is a cultural gem and I am forever grateful for the
opportunity to participate in this internship. Not only did I learn about the plethora of careers in the museum field, but also I learned more about the person I want to be and what career path I want to take."
131 West Main Street, Dallas, North Carolina, 28034