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Education Internship (Remote) - Unpaid

The Mark Twain House & Museum seeks a 300-hour graduate-level intern to work with the School Programs Coordinator on the development of a new educational program. “Shop Local,” based on the contents of the Clemens family’s detailed check register, will allow middle and high school students to explore the family’s home economy in Gilded Age Hartford, with a particular emphasis on local foodways and labor relationships.

  • This intern will collaborate with the School Programs Coordinator to:
  • Determine the appropriate forms for virtual and face-to-face delivery
  • Use existing educational programming and relevant curriculum standards to determine appropriate learningoutcomes, content parameters, and accessibility
  • Digitize relevant portions of the check register
  • Select and research local, regional, national, and international businesses
  • Create materials for program delivery

This internship is unpaid, but can be taken for credit as your program allows. It is designed to be completed remotely, though on-site visits may be possible if and when public health conditions permit.

Applicants should be current graduate students in public history or museum studies. Interests in museum education, history, and mapping are a plus. Dates and hours are flexible, but interns must commit to at least 15 hours a week. The internship can begin as early as August 1st, 2020.

To apply, send resume or CV and cover letter to Erin Bartram, School Programs Coordinator, erin.bartram@marktwainhouse.org. Applications are due Monday, July 6 at 5 PM EDT

Use your acting skills to give tours as a character at the Mark Twain House!

Living History Tour Guides - Open Auditions

The Mark Twain House & Museum welcomes applications for Living History actors.  These are paid, part-time, daytime positions, with flexible schedules.  We are in particular need of actors who can work weekend days.

Living History actors primarily lead public house tours, in costume and in character.  Preparation includes learning a 75-minute script and learning about Mark Twain, his family, and his historic Hartford home.

Our current Living History characters are:

Susy Clemens: Mark Twain’s daughter (age 20+).

George Griffin: Mark Twain’s butler, confidant and friend. African-American (30 +)

The Rev. Joseph Twitchell: Twain’s best friend, older gentleman (40 +)

Livy Clemens: Mark Twain’s elegant and educated wife.(40 +)

Lizzie Wills: an energetic, snooping, gossipy maid.  English (UK) (30 +)

Katy Leary: stalwart lady’s maid, Irish, with Mark Twain’s family for thirty years. (30 +)

Patrick McAleer: Irish coachman, with Mark Twain’s family for twenty years. (40+)

Previous acting experience preferred.

Please email your cover letter and resume to: tom.raines@marktwainhouse.org

 

or call 860-280-3156.

 

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