Are you interested in historic horticulture and workways? Do you love getting your hands dirty and learning in a collaborative environment? Plimoth Plantation, one of the regions premier living history museums, is offering an English Village Horticultural Internship for summer 2015. This position will provide the chosen candidate with a unique opportunity to explore 17th century horticultural theory and practices in a museum setting. Interns will be mentored by the Manager of the English Village, our Horticulturalist and English Village Garden Specialist in this collaborative, hands-on internship that will build insight and experience into the cultivation, maintenance, and reproduction of 17th century gardens in the English Village.
The Museum Reproductions Collections and Curatorial Internship allows the participant to gain experience working with a collection of reproductions of 17th century artifacts in a living history museum. These reproductions are used on our Native Homesite, in the English Village and on Mayflower II. The intern will work closely with our interpreters to help maintain, organize and manage the use of reproductions on a daily basis. The intern may assist with public programming involving the reproductions collections and how they are used.
The Museum’s education programs provide exciting and inspiring ways for youth, families and adults to engage with the 17th century, Wampanoag history and culture, and Plymouth Colony in the 1620s. Museum teachers work on-site and off-site, in character and in modern clothing, delivering programs for all ages. The Museum Education and Public Programs internship provides participants hands-on experience planning, developing and implementing educational programs for children, teenagers, adults and families. All interns will engage directly with the children enrolled in five sessions of our Weeklong Summer Adventure Program. These programs involve indoor and outdoor programming at the museum’s main campus, on Mayflower II, at the Plimoth Grist Mill and in downtown Plymouth.
From hand-made clothing and domestic furnishings to public demonstrations and programming, Plimoth Plantation’s Historical Clothing and Textiles Program is one of the many components that allow the Museum to bring history to life! Through practical, hands-on learning experiences, the Historical Clothing and Textiles Artisan intern will learn how reproducing historically accurate clothing in a museum setting encompasses a multitude of skills and processes, including research and development, use of period and modern construction techniques. Interns will also have the opportunity to share this knowledge and skill with our guests who visit Plimoth Plantation!
"All in all, my time here at Plimoth Plantation has been absolutely one of the best experiences of my life. I felt a bit like I was studying abroad again, getting used to a whole new culture, all while studying a whole new aspect of museums I have never seen before.."
(Jenna P, 2010 Summer Intern)
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