Work Opportunities

 


Summer Internship (College Student)

Museum Tour and Research Assistant

Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

Position Summary:

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.

Position Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

• 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.

Compensation: $10/hr, 20-40 hrs/week for 10 weeks (Some flexibility available)

To Apply by March 15, 2019: 

Applicants must submit a current resume, contact information for two references, and a letter of interest to oberlinheritagecenter@gmail.com. (Please include in the subject line: Summer Internship Application.) Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

 


 

Junior Internship (Oberlin High School Student)

Application Deadline: April 6, 2019

Position Summary:

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!

Position Responsibilities:

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

 

Qualifications:

Compensation: $8.30/hr, 25 hrs/week for 10 weeks (Some flexibility available) 

To Apply by April 6, 2019:

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

This position is made possible by Nordson Corporation.


 

Oberlin Heritage Center Non-Discrimination Statement
Approved by the Board of Trustees March 1, 2017

The Oberlin Heritage Center is committed to providing a museum experience and programs in which everyone feels welcome and safe to learn about Oberlin's nationally significant history and to access historical resources. The Oberlin Heritage Center does not and shall not discriminate - and will not tolerate - discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship status, military status, genetic information, medical condition or on account of any other basis prohibited by City, State, or Federal law.

The Oberlin Heritage Center is an equal opportunity employer. It is our strong belief that equal opportunity for all staff members is central to the continuing success of our organization. We cultivate a work environment that encourages fairness, teamwork and respect among all staff members. We are firmly committed to maintaining a work atmosphere in which people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally. We will not discriminate based on any of the factors listed above in hiring, promotion, demotion, training, benefits, transfers, layoffs, determinations, recommendations, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. Opportunity is provided to all staff members on the basis of qualifications and job requirements.

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.

Volunteer 
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.

Intern
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)!