Friday, April 24, 2009

Wanted: collections management intern

We're looking to hire a collections management intern for a three-month period. The job description and requirements are below. If you are interested, make sure to contact me.

Judge Thomas Proctor Hughes and Tom E. Nelson Families Museum Internship

Description: The Williamson Museum is located in Georgetown, Texas, 30 miles north of Austin. The Williamson Museum is housed in the 1911 Farmers State Bank building and serves as the county history museum. The Museum Intern will assist with the research, cataloguing, organization and the updating of information in the Museum’s collections database (PastPerfect). Working under the supervision of the Curator, the intern will be assigned collections management projects to complete both independently and as part of a team. This internship program is named for and is established to honor two Williamson County pioneering families: the T.P. Hughes and the Nelson families. To learn more about The Williamson Museum, visit our website at

Required Qualifications: Applicants are required to have completed or working to complete a master’s degree in museum studies, public history, archival studies or other related field. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in a historical organization or museum. All applicants must demonstrate organizational skills, strong communication skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks, and the ability to work independently as well as in a group.

Compensation: The full-time, three-month internship pays a stipend of $1000 per month (for a total of $3000 for the internship). In addition, the internship can be completed for course credit depending on school requirements.

Dates of Internship: The internship may be scheduled any time from June 1 through the end of 2009.

How to apply: For consideration, please send cover letter and resume with three (3) references to Lisa Worley, Curator at The Williamson Museum, by email to, or by fax to 512-943-1672. Applications should be received by May 8, 2009.

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