Employment Opportunities

Carpenter Museum Education & Community Programs Intern 

Salary: $3,465 stipend 

Experience Required: < 1 year

Additional Benefit: $250 professional development stipend 

About the Carpenter Museum: The Carpenter Museum, named in honor of major benefactors Elsie and E. Windsor Carpenter is Rehoboth’s local history museum. Our mission is to:

  • Collect, document, preserve, and share material culture related to the town’s nearly 375-year history.
  • Connect the Rehoboth community with these artifacts and with local history in general through our exhibits and programming.
  • Provide the wider community with research support, especially in the area of genealogy.
  • Promote learning about American history through direct experience with objects from the past.

Goals & Duties: The Museum Education and Community Programs Intern will be a key member of the Museum’s tours and Summer Workshop Series Programs. Working with the Museum’s Assistant Director the Intern will facilitate three hands – on public summer workshops that relate to early American history. They will also help to develop a fourth workshop to take place in the fall of 2023. Day-to-day duties include providing  tours to museum visitors, creating  community outreach through social media, press releases and website updates, as well as other duties as assigned.  

Hours and Schedule: This is a 21 hours a week, 11 week internship for the summer of 2023 beginning June 6th. Start date has some flexibility. Workdays are Tuesday through Thursday from 9AM-4PM.  Some Saturday and weekday evening hours are required with no more than 4 occurrences throughout the internship.  

Professional Development: The intern will be supervised by the Acting Director and be part of a small collaborative team of experienced museum professionals. They will gain training and experience in tours, artifact interpretation, program planning, and community engagement. The $250 stipend for professional development can be used towards a training course, learning materials, a professional conference, or any other avenue found acceptable by the Acting Director. 

Requirements: Applicants must have successfully completed two years in an undergraduate program with a core concentration in  History, Public History, Museum Studies, American Studies, Communications, Anthropology, Education, or a related field. Previous museum experience is preferred but not required. Must be comfortable and enthusiastic about working with the public and have the ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences. Must have a familiarity with social media platforms. 

How to Apply / Contact: Email resume and cover letter to carpenterdirector1884@gmail.com . All applications due by March 15, 2023.