Job, Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
If you’re passionate about American history, the Civil War and/or railroading, the Southern Museum has exciting opportunities for employment, as well as volunteer and internship positions.
Education Program Coordinator in Kennesaw, Georgia
The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History is seeking an energetic and creative individual for the position of Education Program Coordinator. This position is responsible for participating in educational programs for a variety of audiences as well as playing a key role in visitor services through ticket and retail sales. The Education Program Coordinator will be required to work a Sunday through Thursday schedule (although schedule may change based on museum program needs).
The selected candidate will contribute to a wide range of museum activities. Primary responsibilities include providing exceptional customer service through admission and retail sales, leading living history and costumed interpretations, working as a team member to develop educational initiatives, participating in early childhood education activities and other tour programs/outreaches, and maintaining the Museum’s model railroad collection and layouts. The Education Program Coordinator needs to be a creative team player, flexible, detail-oriented, demonstrate strong verbal skills, and enjoy working with the public.
This entry-level position provides an excellent opportunity for individuals wishing to pursue a career within the museum field. A bachelor’s degree is required along with basic knowledge of Civil War and Reconstruction, Industrialization, and/or Southeastern Railroad history. Previous education and/or museum experience is a plus. This is a full-time hourly city government position with excellent benefits. Starting compensation is $34,620 per annum. Candidates may be eligible for partial relocation expenses.
Interested applicants should send a letter of introduction and resume electronically (title e-mail “Program Coordinator”) to email@example.com and copied to firstname.lastname@example.org. Referred candidates will be contacted to provide a writing sample and three professional references. Deadline for receipt of applications and all support materials is 5:00 p.m. March 13, 2017. The City of Kennesaw is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.
College Internship Opportunities
Southern Museum Development Intern
An integral part of the Kennesaw community, the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History is supported through the efforts of the Kennesaw Museum Foundation (KMF). Established in 1998 by the state of Georgia, the Foundation has grown to a donor base of nearly 1,000 individuals, private foundations and companies.
- Research potential funding sources (foundations, corporations, individuals, public sources).
- Contribute to the development of marketing materials (i.e., graphic design, sponsor materials) in conjunction with Marketing Specialist, Assistant Director, and Events Coordinator.
- Participate and engage in meetings and events (annual Gala, Golf Tournament, 5K Race).
- Discover grant opportunities and assist with writing and editing grant proposals.
- Daily Museum membership data entry, mailing, and promotion.
- Curate social media content with Marketing Specialist.
- Assist Events Coordinator with rentals, efforts to increase rentals through marketing, and event brainstorming.
- Other responsibilities as they arise, based on intern interest and areas of organizational needs.
- Upperclassmen pursuing a bachelor's degree or students pursuing a master's degree in marketing, public relations, communications, nonprofit management, public affairs, or a related field.
- Strong writing, verbal, and research skills.
- Graphic design and layout skills a plus.
- Attention to detail.
- Internship will last duration of the spring school semester (January-May 2016) and will work 2-3 days per week.
- This is a non-paid internship and student must apply hours to earn class credit.
- This internship requires a commitment of 120 hours per semester.
To apply please submit the following to Kelly Briscoe at email@example.com:
- Intern Application
- Cover letter
- Writing sample, two-to-five pages in length
- Reference from professor at enrolled school
The application deadline is Friday, November 18, 2016. When applying, please title your e-mail “KMF Development Internship: Your Name”. Thank you for your interest.
Other Internship Opportunities
The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History offers a variety of museum related opportunities for students at the undergraduate and graduate level. Our internships provide valuable firsthand experience in various aspects of the museum field such as museum education, curatorial department, and archives. Please see the links below for further information or contact the Volunteer Coordinator, at 770.427.2117, extension 3169, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support and donations from the community have helped the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History become a Smithsonian-affiliated, world-class facility. The Museum now seeks volunteers to help maintain the Museum's commitment to providing an exciting and impressive experience to visitors. Volunteers are integral to the continued success of the Museum and provide a valuable service, not only to the Museum, but to the entire community.
Opportunities for volunteers, ages 18 and up, include:
Volunteers provide assistance in the maintenance of the Museum’s three permanent collections: The Great Locomotive Chase; Railroads: Lifelines of the Civil War; and Glover Machine Works: Casting a New South.
Library and Archives
Volunteers help preserve and conserve the Museum’s archival collection by processing and cataloging archival materials (documents, maps, photographs, books, magazines) according to collections standards. Volunteers will be trained in the appropriate handling of archival materials.
Volunteers lead individual and group tours of the Museum, providing interpretation of the three permanent collections, and, when appropriate, of visiting exhibitions. Volunteers may also assist visitors and provide private tours during special events.
The Museum is looking for a person to help the small carpentry projects including train tables, props for events, and more. This is the perfect volunteer opportunity for those who are handy and are available on an as-needed bases.
Volunteers assist the Gift Shop Manager in re-stocking, organizing, pricing, and anything retail. People are able to volunteer in this position Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Volunteers assist in a variety of areas during Museum-sponsored events throughout the year, such as exhibit openings, lectures, fundraising events, etc.
In addition to the satisfaction of working at a world-class Museum and meeting people who share a love of history and the community, volunteers will receive a FREE annual membership to the Museum that includes:
- Unlimited free admission for one year for Volunteer
- 20% discount on Museum shop purchases.
- Invitation to exclusive Members Only events, including exhibition previews.
- Priority notice and seating for all lectures and community programs.
- Subscription to Museum newsletter.
- Opportunities to participate in continuing education trips and lectures.
Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, at 770.427.2117, extension 3169 or email@example.com for more information about volunteer opportunities at the Southern Museum.