Employment, Internships and Volunteering

Employment, Internships and Volunteering

Employment

There are currently no job opportunities at the EHC.


 

Internships:
A Hands-on Learning Experience!

Museum Internships

EHC Museum Internships provide experience in all areas of museum work, including our archives and research room, museum tours and collection care.  Internships are tailored to the intern’s interests and skills, but generally include some time assisting patrons in the research room, conducting tours of the Dawes House, working with a specific archival or artifact collection, and generally taking part in the daily life and work of a small museum and history center.

Archives Internship

The Archives Internship focuses on learning how to process an archival collection comprised of personal papers or the records of an organization. The intern will be responsible for arranging the collection in archival order, researching the biography or history of the subject of the collection, writing a descriptive finding aid for the collection, and final housing of the collection.

EHC is currently looking for individuals with an interest in local history and/or training in libraries and archives to help staff its Research Room. Applicants should have an enthusiastic, customer-service attitude as their primary responsibility will be to assist visitors with their research projects. Applicants should have some computer skills and be able to lift boxes weighing 20 lbs. For an application with more information, click here.

Collection Processing Internship

This internship will focus on learning how to process, arrange and describe a specific collection within the artifacts collection.  The intern will be responsible for cataloging, marking and re-housing accessioned materials; inventorying unprocessed collections, researching the history of the collection in museum records and gathering information for materials to be processed.

Development Intern

The Development Internship focuses on researching prospects, locating grant opportunities, database management and mailings, planning and staffing special events and some writing.  A high degree of confidentiality is required.

Evanston Women’s History Project

The Evanston Women’s History Project is pleased to announce the creation of the Vickie Burke Internship for Women’s History, honoring her work for women and for the EWHP. Vickie Burke interns will be involved in project work in some or all of the following areas: continued research on Evanston women and women’s organizations; website and research database updates and management; program development and event planning, including the 2020 Suffrage Anniversary Project and our annual Women’s History Month event; and online and onsite exhibit development. Other projects will be determined based on project needs and interns interests and abilities. For more information and an application, please email ewhp@evanstonhistorycenter.org or call (847) 475-3410.

Application Procedure

If you are interested in any of these internships, please contact us at (847) 475-3410 or e-mail Grace Lehner to discuss internship opportunities or request an application.  Please specify which internship you are interested in and when you would like your internship to begin.  All internships are first-come, first-served and unpaid, and great experience!


 

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Volunteering

Volunteers are a vital part to the success of the Evanston History Center.  We are always looking for new volunteers who are interested in sharing history with others.

Opportunities

Currently we are seeking volunteers in the following areas:

Docents and Visitor Services

Volunteers will help with tours of the Charles Gates Dawes House, school group tours, large group tours and assist other Museum visitors. Both day time and weekend hours are available.

Research Room

If you have an interest in local history and/or training in libraries and archives, we need your help staffing our Research Room. Applicants should have an enthusiastic, customer-service attitude as their primary responsibility will be to assist visitors with their research projects. Applicants should have some computer skills and be able to lift boxes weighing 20 lbs.

Collections

Volunteers will work with staff on organizing and processing collection materials and will sometimes help with exhibits.

Development Volunteers

Volunteers will work on occasional mailings, available with short notice. Also distribution of marketing materials to the community and set up, staffing and clean up at fundraising events.

Museum Administration

Volunteers will help behind the scenes and will contribute to the museum management and administration.

Commitment

We request that you are willing to commit to at least one-year of volunteering with the Evanston History Center.  Weekly and hourly commitment is negotiable and varies depending on the volunteer position.

We are always looking for volunteers!  If you are interested please contact Grace Lehner or call (847) 475-3410, during normal business hours.