Founded in 1936 by artist Edith Barry, the Brick Store Museum is a history and art museum and archives housed within five 19th-century buildings in Kennebunk’s National Register Historic District. It is open year-round, and produces 5-6 exhibitions per year, with programs and special events for all learning levels and ages. The Museum houses about 70,000 items in its collections, which range from documents and photos to chests of drawers and portraits. Volunteers and interns are an integral part of what makes The Brick Store Museum function and they perform a broad range of tasks in a variety of departments across the Museum. All internships provide an introduction to standard museum practice and hands-on experience in museum/archive work.
Current Summer 2018 Positions:
Join the team this summer to work as a Merchandising Intern, to help develop the Museum market, develop, and build its Museum Store. You will support the Museum in growing online store offerings; writing and developing content for social media; writing content for and photographing new products; and developing prototypes of new products based on Museum collections (in a team atmosphere). The intern will report to the Executive Director.
Qualifications Preferred: The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest in one or more of the following: Art history, American History, Merchandising, Fine Arts or Museum Studies. The intern should demonstrate attention to detail, patience, ability to work within a budget, and can think out-of-the-box. The candidate must possess the ability to work independently on one’s own initiative.
10 hours per week, for 8 weeks. $350 stipend.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Cynthia Walker, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.