Topic ID #36443 - posted 11/30/2015 10:43 AM

Strawbery Banke Museum 2016 Archaeology Internship



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Strawbery Banke Museum Summer 2016 Archaeology Internship
Portsmouth, NH 

The archaeology department seeks advanced undergraduate or graduate level applicants in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, or history, to assist with the museum’s 20th annual archaeological field school. This summer’s session will focus on the historic Penhallow House, which is soon to be rehabilitated under the Heritage House Program. Before the field school, the archaeology intern will help prepare equipment and course materials, carry out historical research, and ready the site. During the field school, the archaeology intern will assist students with excavation methodology, field records, public interpretation, artifact identification, and lab processing. Maintenance of our existing archaeological collection of over 1 million artifacts, along with photos, maps, and paperwork; contributions to the archaeology blog; and development of the department’s digital database will also be part of the intern’s responsibilities. The successful applicant must be computer savvy, very organized, an excellent writer, and a great leader. Prior archaeological field work (e.g. a field school) is required and lab work is a plus.

Please contact Alexandra Martin, the museum's archaeologist, with any questions at amartin@strawberybanke.org.

About Strawbery Banke Museum 

Strawbery Banke is an outdoor history museum located in the heart of Portsmouth, NH, a vibrant coastal city. The museum’s 10-acre site tells compelling stories of life during 350 years of change in a New England waterfront neighborhood. Furnished restored houses and interiors depict change over time from 1695-1955. The site is also home to exhibits on craftsmanship, archaeology, architecture, historic landscapes, and preservation. 

Museum programs feature engaging learning experiences for all audiences. Each year, Strawbery Banke welcomes more than 60,000 visitors; delivers learning experiences to more than 12,000 school-age students; conducts original archaeological and collections research; and offers a wide-ranging array of public programs. The daily program has featured interactive opportunities, family discovery learning, roleplaying, interpretation, hearth cooking, themed tours, and much more.

How to Apply

Internships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications for summer positions are due by March 1, 2016. Applicants for open enrollment internships will be accepted until position is filled. Successful candidates will be contacted to arrange a phone or personal interview. 

Visit the internship page on the museum’s website www.strawberybanke.org to find the application. Please complete the application and submit by postal mail or by email.  Along with your application form, please submit:

·       A personal statement of up to one page in length (this can be included in your cover letter), detailing your interest in the internship program. Clearly state your professional goals and areas of interest and what skills and abilities you can contribute to the museum’s work. Finally, describe the outcomes you hope the experience will produce.

·       Two letters of recommendation from professors or supervisors in a related field.

·       Current resume or CV

Applications for summer positions are due by March 1, 2016. Applicants will be notified by the end of March.

Please direct questions and send applications to:
bhallen@strawberybanke.org OR

Bethany Allen
Education Coordinator 
Strawbery Banke Museum 
PO Box 300 
Portsmouth, NH 03802






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