Project Development Intern, Westfield Museum, Westfield, MA

The present Westfield Museum Inc. was established in 2012 by merger of two organizations, Westfield Museum Inc (WMI) and the Westfield Historic Preservation Project (WHIPP), in pursuit of their common goal: the establishment of a working museum in Westfield, MA, commonly known as “The Whip City.”

The Museum is housed in a traditional factory Building, Westfield’s last working whip manufactory of the more than 40 that existed here in the 1800’s. The building and its contents are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

To date, restoration of the exterior of the building has been complete; a preservation restriction, insuring that the building will remain authentic and intact in perpetuity has been placed; an accessibility solution is underway; and the Museum expects to open its doors to the public in 2019 as part of the celebration of Westfield’s 350th Anniversary.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION: We are seeking an intern with an interest in project development and history. Working with WMI’s Board of Directors and Project Coordinator, the intern will participate in all aspects of bringing this complex project to its opening day.

The intern will:

  • assist in the design of interior spaces, selection of design and display features, and outreach
  • assist in the ongoing maintenance of records and communications with constituents
  • learn first-hand the challenges, pitfalls and successes involved in establishing an Arts-and-Culture based nonprofit organization
  • obtain an overview of the early stages of a fledgling nonprofit, and play an active role in forging creative solutions.

PERIOD OF INTERNSHIP/EMPLOYMENT: Summer and/or Fall 2019

PAY TYPE: Unpaid

OPPORTUNITY TYPE: Internship

JOB STATUS: Part-time, 4-6 hours/week

LOCATION: 360 Elm Street; Westfield MA 01085

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Rolling

REQUIRED DEGREE: All majors

CONTACT: Carol Martin, Project Coordinator: cam@westfieldwhip.com

HOW TO APPLY: Submit resume and letter of interest to cam@westfieldwhip.com