University of Alaska Southeast


Company: Hammer Museum
Location: Haines, AK
Position: Intern - Museum
Requirements: See posting

Founded in Haines, Alaska the Hammer Museum holds a collection that’s just as surprising as the majestic coastal mountains that surround it. This museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the hammer, man’s first tool. With 2,000 hammers on display, this small museum makes a big impression.

What does a hammer intern do? A little bit of everything. The summer is filled with: leading interpretive tours, researching & cataloguing the museum’s collection, creating exhibits, & maintaining our social media presence.

What are we looking for?

  • A highly motivated self-starter
  • Creative thinker
  • Effective communicator
  • Pleasant disposition
  • An eye for detail

This internship is a 5 month commitment between May and September 2017 with a flexible schedule of 30-35 hours/week.

Desired qualifications:

  • Interest in and aptitude for customer service and public relations.
  • Computer literacy with working knowledge of MS Office software required.
  • Skilled in writing, research, and collection care.
  • Proficient with social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.
  • Ability to interact in a welcoming and helpful manner with visitors of all ages and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Strong interest in art, education, museum studies, or media studies strongly desired.

The Perks

  • $125/per week paid stipend
  • Basic housing provided
  • Opportunities to explore some of the most beautiful landscapes in Alaska.

See the intern posting for more information. 

If you are a looking for a fun & unique internship with hands-on experience, please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications and interest. Include your current resume and three letters of reference by mail or email to the contact.

Contact: Ashleigh Reed, Executive Director
Contact at: (907)-766-2374
Closing Date: Open Until Filled