Employer: Washburn-Norlands Living History Center
Internship Number: 622
Internship Title: Curatorial Assistant
Location: Livermore, Maine
Period of Engagement: Year-round opportunity
Compensation: Unpaid
Description of the Internship:
The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center is a museum and working farm that preserves the heritage and traditions of 19th-century rural life in Maine, celebrates the achievements of Livermore’s Washburn family, and uses living history methods to make values, activities, and issues of the past relevant to present and future generations.

The Norlands’ living history experience has become a cornerstone of Maine history lessons for school children and adult learners during the course of its 40-year history.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks, the Norlands consists of a working farmland, a preserved 200-seat 1828 Universalist meeting house, the Washburn’s 1867 mansion and attached farmer’s cottage and barn, an 1883 granite library, and a restored 1853 one-room school house.

A curatorial/archival intern will learn and carry out basic collections management activities.

Responsibilities
Interns will work directly with the Washburn family archival collection, scanning original letters and photographs, transcribing hand-written letters, and creating an inventory.  Other tasks include digital imaging projects and cataloging, storage and inventory work with the artifact collections.
Qualifications:
  • Good organizational skills
  • Familiarity with computers and databases
  • Detail oriented
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Dependable and punctual
Application Process:
Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.
Complete and submit the Internship Application Form online.
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