PHILADELPHIA SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF LANDMARKS
321 South Fourth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
SUMMER INTERNSHIPS IN VISITOR SERVICES & HISTORIC SITES
The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation ofLandmarks(Landmarks) inspires people to engage with history by protecting its four unique historic house museums in Philadelphia and surrounding area (Grumblethorpe, Powel House, Physick House and Historic Waynesborough), and providing related educational, historical and cultural programming including Landmarks Road Scholar,LandmarksExhibitions and Learning with Landmarks’ Hands On History Programs. Landmarks is committed to providing students with valuable professional experience.
Summer Internships in Visitor Services, Historic Site Administration & Operation
Interests: History, Architecture, Decorative Arts, Cultural & Historic Tourism, Arts & Non-profit Administration, Publicity
Description: Interns participating in Landmarks Internship Program in Visitor Services will spend two days a week serving as guides and helping to publicize tours at the Powel and Physick Houses and one day a week providing administrative support in the Landmarks central office or at the house sites.
Qualifications: Excellent communication, interpersonal and research skills, ability to work independently within a given framework and as a team player. Willingness to wear period clothing a plus.
Skills Developed: Cultural Tourism, Historic House Administration, Membership, Grant Writing, Research, Special Events, Publicity
Reports to: Internship Coordinator & Landmarks Senior Staff
Internship Time Frame: May/June 2011 through August 15, 2011, training dates TBA
Time Commitment: 12-18 hours per week, to be arranged with supervisor between 11-5:30. Must be available one weekend day per week.
CONTACT: Stephanie Corrigan, Visitor Services Internship Coordinator