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David Palmquist <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 27 Jan 2008 12:49:20 -0500
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TO:  Anyone interested

FROM:  David Palmquist, NY State Museum

Attached in a position description for an Intern for Lower Hudson Conference of Historical Agencies and Museums (Westchester County, NY).  Please distribute or post as widely as you can.  Although dated December, the position is open and candidates are encouraged to apply.

Dear David:
Included in the many attachments to this e-mail is the job description for LHC's new Historic House Museum Resource Development Intern. I would so appreciate it if you could post or circulate the position announcement (2-year, p-t, grant-funded) at SUNY Albany or other graduate museum and history network listings you know.    

12/07: New LHC Intern Position Open:

Historic House Museum Resource Development Intern

Lower Hudson Conference is pleased to announce receipt of a Services to the Field grant from the Museum Program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for 2008 and 2009, which will create a new part-time position of Historic House Museum Resource Development Intern to identify, develop and track historic house planning and preservation resources; to organize, produce and link dedicated house museum web pages on www.lowerhudsonconference.org, and a new electronic discussion forum to serve an audience of house museum staff, trustees and consultants.  
New web pages will contain presentations delivered at Practicum symposia and workshops (2007-08-09), resource reference materials such as sample interpretive plans, furnishing plans, historic structure reports; collections management, assessment and preservation policies, and a notebook of case studies, in an effort to serve the field, advance institutional planning and elevate individual professional skills among museum professionals in 21st century house museums.

These services will be provided to enhance the work of more than 150 house museums, historic houses, sites and societies throughout the greater Hudson Valley and  metropolitan region, who steward common collections, settings, interpretive themes and a diversity of community heritages.  A dedicated resource network will be provided for access statewide.
Intern Position Requirements:  B.A. required/graduate degree preferred in museum studies, art history, American Studies, material culture, communications design, conservation or historic preservation. Two years' experience w/BA or minimum 1 yr post-grad experience in historic house, historical society or museum, or practical project experience with collections management, preservation and/or web & on-line technology for educational or cultural organization required. The position requires facility & creativity with web and communications technology; independent research & analysis skills; clarity in writing/speaking; cooperative, collegial team member; some travel to historic house museums to attend professional workshops & programs, document evaluative data, and attend outcome-based evaluation training .

Positive, collegial, learning atmosphere, coupled with the opportunity to impact the museum & history field, and aid in the advancement of LHC. Grant-funded, part-time position at $18,000 salary + (limited) benefits; flexible work schedule, 24 hrs/wk x 50 wks, to begin late January, 2008.

The Historic House Museum Resource Development Intern will be hired early in the new year, in order to prepare for and participate in the spring 2008 and 2009 Historic House Museum Practicum symposia and workshops. This new position is additionally supported in part by grants from the Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS) and The Bay and Paul Foundation.

Please send resumes, with references, and all interest inquiries to Tema Harnik, Executive Director, Lower Hudson Conference via e-mail to: [log in to unmask] 
Lower Hudson Conference 
Becoming a Greater Hudson Heritage Network
2199 Saw Mill River Road 
Elmsford, NY 10523
Phone 914-592-6726 (but prefer applicant inquiries by e-mail)