American Anthropological Association Short-term Internship Summer 2017

The AAA is collaborating with the Center for Folklife and Heritage during the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival June 29 – July 4; July 6 -9 2017. The AAA will be hosting three interactive workshops on the diverse experiences of migration and displacement.

These workshop events are part of the AAA’s Public Education Initiative on Human Migration.

The AAA would like to recruit graduate and undergraduate students to serve as workshop facilitators, workshop assistant, and social media interns. I believe this will be an excellent opportunity for students to use their anthropological knowledge outside the classroom and gain experience working within a large public setting. This internship is best suited for students in anthropology and sociology; however, we encourage students who are studying ethnomusicology, cultural studies, language studies, and other related disciplines to apply.

Interns will work three hours a day on a rotating shift. Interns are expected to work through the ten days of the Festival during the last week of June and the first week of July, including weekends and the July Fourth holiday. The interns should be comfortable working outdoors in high heat and humidity, in a fast-paced environment among large crowds of people. The festival hours are 11 am to 5 pm. Interns will receive a modest stipend for participating in this event.

Please circulate this message among your faculty, students, and anthropology clubs. Students interested in applying for this internship should send an electronic copy of their resume, unofficial copy of transcripts, and cover letter to

Assistant Administrator position for the Maryland Heritage Areas Program

Below please see the job announcement for an Assistant Administrator position at the Maryland Heritage Areas Program.

This position will work in the Office of Planning, Education and Outreach at the Maryland Historical Trust and will be responsible for helping to administer the Maryland Heritage Areas Program, which encourages economic development through the protection and enhancement of historical, cultural and natural resources that support heritage tourism activities across the state.
We are looking for folks with heritage tourism and grants experience.
The official job listing is here:
The position is only open for two weeks, closing on May 11, 2017.

MSMC Practicum – Invitation to Preservation Maryland Open House 4/27

Hello students of the Museum Scholarship and Material Culture program,

You are invited to an Open House this Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 5-7pm in the Maryland Room in Hornbake Library. Come join fellow MSMC student Jen Wachtel and Special Collections in recognizing the contributions of Preservation Maryland, the second-oldest statewide preservation organization in the United States, to the Historic Preservation collections. Students who are considering how to design their MSMC practicum, looking to compare practicum projects,  and/or interested  historic preservation are strongly encouraged to attend this free event.
Remarks will be at 6pm. Students, faculty, staff, and members of the public are most welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Please see the attached announcement for the Preservation Maryland Open House. Contact for more information.
I’m looking forward to seeing some of my former classmates there!
Optional: Register on Eventbrite

Don’t Let Money Stop You: Scholarships available for Program in New England Studies – New Post from Engaging Places

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Don’t Let Money Stop You: Scholarships available for Program in New England Studies

Thanks for several generous donors, Historic New England is providing scholarships for its outstanding Program in New England Studies (PINES). The scholarships are available to mid-career museum professionals and graduate students in the fields of architecture, decorative arts, material culture, preservation or public history. Candidates from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The Program in New England Studies is an intensive week-long exploration of New England decorative arts and architecture that runs from Monday, June 19 to Saturday, June 24, 2017. Participants travel throughout New England to hear lectures and presentations by some of the country’s leading experts in regional history, architecture, preservation, and decorative arts. There are workshops, visits to Historic New England properties, other museums, and private homes and collections.

If you’ve always wanted to study the architecture or decorative arts of New England, don’t let money stop you.  This year, PINES offers two generous scholarships:

Standard Scholarships

The scholarship covers the full registration fee, housing at a local university, and a travel stipend of $200. Applications should include a resume or curriculum vitae (limit five pages) and a statement (limit two pages) explaining why you’d like to attend Program in New England Studies and how you expect the program to benefit you and your career.

Diversity Scholarships

Historic New England offers a specific scholarship to encourage the participation of individuals from diverse backgrounds. Applicants must represent a racial or ethnic minority group in the U.S. including but not limited to American Indian or African American or Black, Hispanic or Latino/a, Asian, or Pacific Islander. The scholarship covers the full registration fee, housing at a local university, and a travel stipend of $200. Applications should include a resume or curriculum vitae (limit five pages) and a statement (limit two pages) explaining why you’d like to attend Program in New England Studies and how you expect the program to benefit you and your career.

Submission Deadlines

The deadline is Friday, April 21, 2017. Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. EST on April 21 to Subject line should include “Historic New England Scholarship Proposal.” Successful applicants will be contacted by April 28, 2017.

Thanks to Ralph Bloom, Decorative Arts Trust, and Tom and Alice Gould for making these scholarships available.

About Historic New England

Historic New England is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional preservation organization in the country.  It offers a unique opportunity to experience the lives and stories of New Englanders through their homes and possessions.  For more information visit online at

Small Museum Association Meeting: Panel and Networking Reception!

Small Museum Association meeting @ University Marriott Conference Center, February 19-21 [Registration Fee]  Check out the website for registration details:

This conference traditionally attracts 200-250 staff and volunteers from small museums across the mid-Atlantic region.  Many participants are associated with Maryland museums.

Conference theme:  All Hands on Deck

Monday, February 20, panel discussion of the role of internships in museums:  “Making Use of ‘All Hands,’ including interns”  3:45-5:30 [Room to be assigned]

Following the panel discussion students in the Certificate Program and graduates are invited to a reception to promote professional networking.  This part of the program is sponsored by the UMd Certificate in Museum Scholarship and Material Culture Program and the  Alumni organization. Open to public.

Please Share With Your Networks!

Call for Papers: 10th Int’l Conference on the Inclusive Museum

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Tenth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum, held 15–17 September 2017 at the University of Manchester in Manchester, UK.

Founded in 2008, the International Conference on the Inclusive Museum brings together a community of museum practitioners, researchers, and thinkers. The key question addressed by the conference: How can the institution of the museum become more inclusive? In this time of fundamental social change, what is the role of the museum, both as a creature of that change, and perhaps also as an agent of change?

We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2017 Special Focus: “Diaspora, Integration and Museums.”

For more information regarding the conference, use the links below to explore our conference website.

The Inclusive Museum Conference Call for Papers


Mount Clare Museum House Docents Needed!

Mount Clare Museum House is accepting applications for volunteer docents with the possibility of becoming paid staff.  Duties include giving tours to visitors and, when time permits, taking on additional projects in line with student’s academic interest.

Must be available Thursdays, Fridays, and/or Saturdays from 10:30 am until 4:15 pm.

Graduate and undergraduate students are both welcome.  Areas of study preferred include African American Studies, American Studies, Art History, History, and other related fields.  Must have an interest in educating the public, both adults and children.

Email or call 414-350-7038for more information and/or application materials.

Mount Clare Museum House is the 1760s home of Charles Carroll, Barrister and his wife, Margaret Tilghman Carroll in addition to multiple slaves and indentured servants.  Today, it serves as Baltimore’s revolutionary experience, containing fine collection of antiques portraying life from the eve of Revolution through the War of 1812.

1500 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, Maryland 21230

Intern Opportunity at NMAH Spring 2017

Project Description:

Many Voices, One Nation website content intern (


The Many Voices, One Nation exhibition will open in summer 2017 with an accompanying website. The exhibit team would like to feature many of the exhibit’s objects on this website, with live links to the page. However, many of the objects in the exhibition are not yet on the page. We require a student who will conduct research, write labels, and input needed data into the collections database so they may be processed and publicized on the web.


Learning objectives:


  • Student will learn to research from material culture and museum acquisition files
  • Student will learn to write object labels for public use by combining original research with secondary source research
  • Student will be trained on museum database software (XG) and learn to update object files


Please have interested students send their résumé and cover letters to Lauren Safranek at and cc: me


Deadline Jan 17, 2017 by 12pm!

Assistant Director Position at Baltimore Museum of Industry

Assistant Director

Baltimore Museum of Industry

The Baltimore Museum of Industry seeks an Assistant Director to serve as an integral member of the BMI’s senior management team, participating in long-range planning and providing overall management of the museum. The Assistant Director supports the Executive Director in efforts to ensure long-term financial stability, expand creative capacity, and enhance overall institutional reputation. In the absence of the Executive Director, the Assistant Director is charged with day-to-day leadership decisions.

Responsibilities include a series of tasks under planning, management, finance, staff supervision and human resources management, facilities, board, and outreach and government relations.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and names of three references to Carole Baker, Deputy Director:

For more information please see attached flyer: bmi-assistant-director-2016-11-28-1