The Sanford Museum is looking for interns interested in public history and Florida history. The museum, located in downtown Sanford next to Fort Mellon Park, has been collecting and preserving Sanford history since 1957. The Museum was originally dedicated as a memorial for the town’s founder, Henry Shelton Sanford, but has since expanded to cover local history.
Interested students should contact [email protected] with any questions or to send their CV and resume for consideration.
The Sanford Museum offers a flexible internship program during operating hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. The museum offers a wide variety of opportunities, including:
- Working as a docent (educational guide)
- Assisting in research requests
- Assisting the museum registrat with accession of items
- Archival organization
- Assisting with creation and maintenance of exhibits
- Digitizing collections
- Transcribing oral histories
- Assisting in set-up, breakdown of events, lectures, and outreach programs
- Working with local community organizers to create and maintain partnerships
Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to research a topic of interest and publish a short history in the Sanford Historical Society’s Newsletter, The Sanford Journal. Other opportunities include creating and publishing social media posts for the Museum’s social media platforms.
Interns should be:
- Enrolled and pursuing a degree in History, Anthropology, Public History, or similar field at UCF
- Familiar with technology and computers, including Microsoft Office
- Familiar or willing to learn to work with Past Perfect
- Understand artifact handling and care
- Understand the accession process
- Record condition information
- Able to work independently