Society Internship Opportunity

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2018 Membership Internship

Sons of the Revolutionsm in the State of New York, Inc., New York, NY

(8 – 24 hours per week)

Application Deadline: Rolling deadline

 

Sons of the Revolution’s mission is to perpetuate the memory of the men who, in military, naval or civil service, by their acts or counsel, achieved American Independence; to promote and assist in the proper celebration of the anniversaries of Washington’s Birthday, the Battles of Lexington and Bunker Hill, the Fourth of July, the Capitulations of Saratoga and Yorktown, the Evacuation of New York by the British Army, and other prominent events relating to or connected with the War of the Revolution; to collect and secure for preservation the manuscript rolls, records and other documents relating to that War; to inspire among the members and their descendants the patriotic spirit of their forefathers; to inculcate in the community in general, sentiments of Nationality and respect for the principles for which the patriots of the Revolution contended; to assist in the commemorative celebration of other great historical events of National importance, and to promote social intercourse and the feeling of fellowship among its members. 

 

Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York owns and operates Fraunces Tavern Museum, which assists the Society in fulfilling its education mission as a Section 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.

 

The Society has over 700 members. In order to better serve its members and fulfill the mission, the Society securely moved its membership data to a new program, GiftWorks.  To ensure the Society has retained all member details a membership inventory must be done. Reporting to the Executive Director, intern’s duties will include:

 

  1. Learning membership parameters, classifications, and cultivation
  2. Verifying member files to database entries
  3. Researching historic member data using internal database and making updates when necessary
  4. Updating member contact information
  5. Assist with member program activities

 

The internship start and end dates are flexible. It is unpaid.  No room and board available.

 

Qualifications:

 

Must be currently enrolled in undergraduate studies (history, politics, anthropology, English, or similar) or graduate studies (museum studies, public history, arts administration, education, American History or similar), or have completed either/or.  Intern should be detail oriented, patient, organized, and able to work independently.  Must be able to climb stairs and ladders. An in person interview is required.

 

If interested please send cover letter and resume to exd@frauncestavernmuseum.org

No phone calls, faxes or drop-ins please.

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