Ohio History Connection
  • Heath, OH, USA
  • 14.00
  • Hourly
  • Internship

Free museum membership including free admission to Ohio History Connection sites, discounts on food & retail, college course credit (subject to university review)



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Newark Earthworks Interpretive Intern


Duration of Internship: SUMMER 2022 (May through September)

Schedule: 32 hours per week, must work weekends

Pay Rate: $14.00hr



The Newark Earthworks Interpretive Internship will support the Cultural Resources Division/Historic Sites and Museums Department on specific projects related to the interpretation of Newark Earthworks, including but not limited to its place in the World Heritage Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks sites. This internship will focus on the engagement and connection of diverse audiences and communities to the site by participating in mentorship, American Indian policy compliance, and primary (K-12) education, and providing event support.


Internship is open to: Undergraduate college juniors or seniors or graduate students pursuing degrees in: Natural History, Public History, Interpretation, or other closely related academic program


Benefits of Internship Weekly mentorship meetings

  • Access to learning page, YouTube training videos and resources
  • Review and comments received regarding first draft interpretive tours and curriculum development
  • Practical application of tangible and intangible interpretive techniques

Internship Learning Objectives

  • Build knowledge of interpretive foundations, practices, techniques including researching and selecting content for program development; developing age- and audience appropriate thematic messaging; and writing, editing, and delivering content
  • Learn and demonstrate the differences between formal and informal interpretation
  • Build skills for communicating with audiences with consideration to the principles of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion
  • Write objectives and outcomes for interpretive tours and programs
  • Identify and/or create hands-on, relevant props that strengthen messaging



Essential Duties and Responsibilities during Internship

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this posting represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualifying disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Support all aspects of marketing and public relations in order to advance a project, programming, and marketing goals
  • Manage calendar of on-site tours, including public, private and educational
  • Research similarities and differences between Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks and produce a poster
  • Develop first draft K-12 educational tours that provide support to teachers fulfilling Ohio's Academic Content Standards
  • Conduct guided tours of Great Circle for general public, private tours and K-12 schools
  • Assist with planning and presentation of Octagon Open Houses
  • Create surveys and summarize survey results by presentation/series
  • Provide post-event reports with participation count and collection of questions and comments
  • Participate in meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Relevant Skills Required for Internship

  • Ability to work collaboratively with fellow interns and Ohio History Connection colleagues to achieve program goals
  • Ability to communicate with diverse audiences by demonstrating commitment to equitable, accessible, and inclusive programming and relationships; comfort with public speaking
  • Demonstrated flexibility in handling multiple assignments and tasks; ability to prioritize duties and communicate on progress
  • Open to learning and engaging in skills development and practice
  • Ability to address problems and resolve conflicts with empathy and mindfulness Comfort using technology including computers, related applications, and video conferencing (i.e., Zoom, Teams)

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

Constant work in outdoor weather conditions while onsite. Ability to move/traverse over paved and unpaved terrain in both outdoor and indoor areas including office and museum settings. Frequent communication with other interns and colleagues including conversing with visitors and conveying information about the historical site(s). Constant positioning of self to operate on computer including communicating, conversing, and exchanging information.


Application Instructions:

Attach resume through the application portal at https://ohiohistory.org/jobs.

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