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2019 Summer Internships Living History Farms

  • 18 Jan 2019 11:52 AM
    Message # 7008848

    Paid internship positions available in 2019 at Living History Farms in Urbandale, Iowa--Seeking Historical Interpreters and Day Camp Counselors

    Historical Interpreters: 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.  The intern will work at some combination of the following: historic Flynn Mansion, 1700 Ioway Farm, 1850 Pioneer Farm, 1900 Horse-Powered Farm, Tangen House, Elliot Millinery Shop, Advocate Printing Office, Walnut Hill Broomworks, and/or the Wallace Exhibit Center.

            12 weeks, May 20 – August 11, 2019, averaging 30 hours per week

    Day Camp Counselors: Share your love of learning and exploration with youth of all ages as you work with likeminded colleagues to bring learning to life for the museum’s summer day camp participants!  Expand your own knowledge as you work with groups of 8 – 12 youth in an outdoor setting.  You will lead crafts, activities, games, and visits to various parts of Living History Farms, an outdoor living history museum.  Living History Farms’ Day Camp Program is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). 

    Average hours per week:  35-40 hours per week, 8:15 - 4:45 daily, Monday through Friday, and 2 Saturdays- June 29 & August 17  Total of 12 weeks as follows:  2 weeks for training and orientation, May 20 – June 4,   10 weeks leading camp:  June 5 – August 10


    Complete the official on-line intern application at https://www.lhf.org/internships/.  

    You will be asked to upload a resume and to provide 3 references.

    DEADLINE TO APPLY:      Open until filled- Interviews begin in February.


    Contact Daniel Jones, Education Director & Internship Coordinator, at 515-278-5286 ext. 157, or via e-mail at djones@lhf.org.

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