Living History Farms is now accepting applications for paid summer seasonal internships in both the historical interpretation and day camp counselor positions!
TO APPLY: Download, complete, and return official intern application (available at www.lhf.org), along with resume, three references, and cover letter stating what you hope to gain from this internship, to: Daniel Jones, Education Director, Living History Farms, 2600 – 111th Street, Urbandale, Iowa, 5322. All application materials must be received by NOON on Friday, February 17, 2017. We will select candidates to interview, with interviews taking place in early March. Applicants must be classified as a sophomore or above to apply.
Historical Interpreter interns work 28-35 hours per week, May 19 – August 13, 2017, 8:30 - 4:15 Monday through Saturday, 11:30 – 4:15 Sundays. Schedule includes both weekend days with days off occurring during the week. Classified as temporary, part-time hourly, non-exempt, with hourly wage of $6.35. Upon successful completion of internship, interpreters also receive six hours of college credit through Graceland University tuition free. This position involves explaining through demonstrations and interactions with the public the history and trends in agriculture and rural life in the Midwest. A majority of the time, this person will be working outdoors, while wearing clothing issued by Living History Farms that reflects the clothing of the time period.
Day Camp counselor interns work 37-40 hours per week, May 19 – August 13, 2017, 8:15 - 4:45 daily, Monday through Friday, and 2 Saturdays- July 1 & August 12. Classified as temporary, part-time hourly, non-exempt, with hourly wage of $6.35. Successful completion of internship also provides Six hours of college credit through Graceland University tuition free. Counselors lead activities for day camp groups throughout the museum. Living History Farms’ Summer Day Camp sessions run Monday – Friday. Campers are at camp from 9:00 – 4:00 daily. Each day camp group will spend one day during the week at a different historical site at the 500 – acre, open – air museum. Camp activities include games, crafts, and projects that reflect the various time periods: 1700 (Native American), 1850, 1875, and 1900. You must really enjoy kids of all ages, as this position involves working with groups of day camp youth on a combination of crafts, activities, visits to historic areas, and games as the youth participate in a week-long themed history camp. Counselors and campers spend a majority of their time outdoors.
More information is available at www.lhf.org or contact Daniel Jones, Education Director & Internship Coordinator, at 515-278-5286 ext. 157, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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