Museum Studies - Internships and Workshops

November 3, 2011

PAID Internship @ Buffalo Bill Historical Center!

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This internship provides an introduction into the varied responsibilities of multimedia production, including filming, scriptwriting, editing, distribution through electronic media, and archiving.

Specific duties include, but may not be limited to:

Assist in filming, lighting and audio recording throughout the museum covering educational programming such as the new raptor program, educational talks and interviews.
Searching through the Museum archives for appropriate images and video for multimedia projects.
Posting and organizing video content on the Center’s website and social media. This includes figuring out what works on the web and helping developing better content for the future.
Creating professional logs of video material and improving organization of video archives.
Some opportunities for video editing possible using Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere.
Requires expertise in the Web and social media operations. May require occasional travel as far away as Yellowstone National Park.


Currently enrolled or recently completed coursework in film production, screenwriting, journalish, or similar subject.
Experience with Microsoft Ofice applications and Internet and e-mail software.
Some knowledge of Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere is preferred.

October 10, 2011

Full-time Temporary Position (November 2012-July 2013) @University of Northern Iowa Museums & Collections

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Student experience will be considered. This is a full-time, temporary position scheduled to work 40 hours per week and will last from November 2011 through July 2013.

This could be a great opportunity for building work experience!
Full-time Temporary Position (November 2012-July 2013) @University of Northern Iowa Museums & Collections

Internships @ African American Museum of Iowa

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Collaboration with local educational institutions is through resume-building internships and short-term projects. To date, we have worked with students from Mt. Mercy College, Coe College, University of Iowa, Hamilton College and Kirkwood Community College.

Established in 1994, the African American Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa is a dynamic, cutting-edge non-profit institution whose mission is to seek out and preserve the rich African American heritage of Iowa.

Because the Museum has a small staff and is growing rapidly, interns have the opportunity for invaluable hands-on professional experience tailored to fit their individual talents and interests.
Internships are offered year-round. While internships are unpaid, they offer invaluable professional experience.

February 8, 2011

PAID Internship - Family Museum

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Summer Internship - 2011
Play Pals

Department: Family Museum Public Programming
Reports to: Special Events Coordinator
Purpose: Organize and present material and related activities for drop-in programming at the Family Museum. Supervision will consist of consultation rather than day-to-day direct supervision. Primary target audience for drop-in programs includes children age 2–8 and their adult caregivers.

For information regarding requirements:

Send cover letter, resume, reference letter, and application to Kristina Bouxsein, Volunteer Coordinator.

Address: Family Museum 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, IA 52722
Fax: 563.344.4164

Applications can be found at

Application deadline: April 15, 2011

June 11, 2009

Internship Opportunities - African American Museum

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The specifics of the internship projects available at the AAMI in the curatorial department are as follows:

  1. The African American Museum of Iowa flooded in June 2008.  The 1008 artifacts that remained dry were taken to a safe site for storage.  The AAMI has been reconstructed and is now re-open.  The artifacts need to be moved back into the building.  One carload of items will be brought back at a time, unpacked, placed on the shelf and the location and status noted in Past Perfect.  This will be done under the supervision of the curator.  This project will give a student excellent experience with the PastPerfect software package.
  2. The permanent exhibit of the AAMI, “Doorways:  A History of Iowa’s African Americans” was destroyed in the June 2008 flood.  A new permanent exhibit is being designed by the Spilt Rock firm of Minneapolis, Minnesota.  A student is needed to assist the curator in supplying the Spilt Rock firm with the information needed to complete the exhibit.  This will include research, choosing artifacts and photos, finding photos and requesting permission for their use.
  3. The AAMI plans an exhibit on African American women in Iowa.  The exhibit will consist of photos.  The AAMI is seeking a student to curate this exhibit.  This will involve choosing photos, making arrangements for living women to be photographed and laying out the exhibit.  This work will be done under the supervision of the curator.  While the preliminary work for this exhibit can be done June - August 2009 the installation of this exhibit will take place in February 2010 with an opening in March 2010.  This date is flexible.

In addition to these projects, there are also internship openings in the education and marketing departments of the AAMI.


Susan Kuecker

African American Museum of Iowa
55 12th Ave., SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Office - 319-862-2101 ext. 17
Cell - 319-721-7950
Fax - 319-862-2105

March 11, 2009

Internship Opportunities - Marketing

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Marketing Intern, Waterloo Center for the Arts

Duties would include: updating the Phelps Youth Pavilion website, writing press releases for upcoming classes, programs and special events, researching and writing grants, distributing posters and publicity information to the community, adding Center info to community/regional calendars, communicating with local and regional media to keep them informed, and organizing email database of constituents, among other marketing/ advertising duties.  The intern may also assist with the Friends of the Art Center membership program and the Center’s annual fundraising campaign.  We can be very flexible with the internship’s schedule.  This is an unpaid opportunity.

If interested, contact:

Shannon Farlow, Development/Marketing Director
319-291-4490 |

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