Work Opportunities

Summer Museum Internship (College Student)

Job Title: Museum Tour and Research Assistant
Pay & Hours: $10/hr, 20 hrs/week for 9 weeks (Some flexibility available)
Reports to: Amanda Manahan, Museum Education & Tour Coordinator
Application Deadline: March 31, 2018

Position Overview:
The Museum Tour and Research Assistant would be responsible for helping staff and volunteers lead tours, prepare and implement public educational programs, and maintain historical and administrative records. We are very interested in helping interns meet personal interest and skill goals as far as is feasible. Assigned duties may include the following:
• Giving tours of the Heritage Center's three buildings
• Assisting with some special events and youth programs
• Assisting with research projects and information requests
• Greeting the public, answering phones, and other administrative duties
• Other duties as assigned

• Be actively enrolled in a college or university
• Work well independently and with other staff, interns, volunteers, and the public
• Have a strong attention to detail and demonstrate organizational skills
• Be flexible and productive despite interruptions
• Have a professional appearance
• Climb stairs frequently due to the layout of our historic buildings
• Work some weekend hours
• Communicate effectively in writing and orally
• General office, non-profit organization, or work experience with the public and volunteers preferred but not required.
• Interest, training and experience in museums, preservation, history, architecture, or education preferred.

To Apply (by March 31, 2018):
Submit a 1-2 page letter of interest describing why you want the position and why you are qualified as well as a resume with contact information for two references to Amanda Manahan:, or mail it to Oberlin Heritage Center, PO Box 0455, Oberlin, OH 44035.


Junior Internship (Oberlin High School Student)

Job Title: Junior Intern
Pay & Hours: $8.30/hr, 25 hrs/week for 10 weeks (Some flexibility available)
Who can apply: Students enrolled in the Oberlin City School District who will be 16-18 years old by June 12, 2018
Reports to: Amanda Manahan, Museum Education & Tour Coordinator
Application Deadline: April 7, 2018

Position Overview
The Oberlin Heritage Center is hiring an Oberlin High School student employee this summer! This individual will assist with youth camps, greeting visitors at community events, mini research projects, and the ongoing activities of the Oberlin Heritage Center. If you want to learn more about the community, meet new people, learn professional skills, and earn money, then this is the job for you! Applicants should be team players who take pride in the quality of their work.


To Apply (By April 7, 2018):

Email materials to Amanda Manahan, Museum Education and Tour Coordinator, at or mail to Oberlin Heritage Center, PO Box 04355, Oberlin, OH 44074

This position is made possible by Nordson Corporation.


Other Opportunities

Consider volunteering or interning with us. Though sometimes unpaid, these positions will allow you to learn about museum work and history from the staff of a nationally-accredited small history museum.

Hundreds of people generously donate their time and skills to our organization every year. They give tours, serve on committees, balance the cash drawer, help us preserve buildings and artifacts, answer phones, prepare bulk mailings, do research, and perform many many other essential tasks.

Students from Oberlin College and other area colleges have worked for us in a variety of capacities: as volunteers, Bonner Scholars, work-study students, and summer interns. Students gain valuable skills and knowledge during their work here. Interns participate in a variety of tasks – they give tours, help staff our office, assist with research projects such as the Oberlin Historic Inventory and the Oberlin Oral History Project, catalogue and care for collections, help at special events, and maintain history resource databases. Students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply–you need not be a history major (although you certainly may be)!