As the largest Armenian museum in the Diaspora, the Armenian Museum of America offers a wide-range of exciting career opportunities. Our available openings are listed below, and you can learn more about volunteering or our exciting internship program.
The Armenian Museum of America offers a wide-range of exciting internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students who want hands-on experience to build their careers.
Internships are unpaid but interns can earn college credit. Qualified interns are enthusiastic students with a background in history, art history, anthropology, communications, graphic design, web development, museum or library studies and/or are interested in Armenian history and culture.
Applications for internships are evaluated on a rolling basis.To apply, please email the following attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org, a cover letter stating your personal interests, skills, and academic/career goals, a resume, and one letter of recommendation from a professor, academic advisor or previous/current employer.
Current Internship Positions
Collections Management Intern
The Armenian Museum of America is seeking a qualified part-time (10-20 hours) collections management intern to assist with an inventory of the Museum’s collection. This intern will work directly with the Collections Manager to identify objects, improve their storage, and update their digital and paper records. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in collections or archives management to see the collections management process from beginning to end, to learn about best practices and standards, and to play a vital role in the preservation of Armenian history.
1. Upper-level undergraduate or graduate work towards a career in the museum field.
2. Experience working behind the scenes in museums collections management, especially storage.
3. Familiarity with museum best practices for handling objects.
4. Experience with museum database software, preferably PastPerfect.
5. The ability to lift 40 lbs overhead, stand for long periods of time, and climb ladders.
6. Willingness to work in and clean dusty areas.
7. Attention to detail and organization for repetitive tasks.
How To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com by December 14, 2018.
Volunteers form a vital part of the work that goes on at Armenian Museum of America.
Over the past 40 years, the Armenian Museum of America has made a fine reputation for itself as a premier destination for student groups, families and tourists to discover the rich history and culture of the Armenian people.
The Armenian Museum of America’s increasing popularity has sparked a recent rise in visitors and groups seeking guided tours.
Qualified volunteers will have an interest in Armenian history and culture. They will attend a training session and should be able to commit to a minimum of four hours per week.
Interested persons may contact the museum office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (617) 926-2562 ext. 4.
Please consider joining Armenian Museum of America’s network of volunteers!
Current Volunteer Positions
The Armenian Museum of America is looking for volunteers to enhance the visitor experience in the Museum’s galleries. Serving as a welcoming face for the Museum, the responsibilities include: daily opening and closing of the front desk and maintaining Museum front line admissions; welcoming guests with a professional and friendly demeanor; accurately managing point of sale systems for Museum admissions and gift shop purchases; maintaining a thorough knowledge of all Museum exhibitions; providing general staff support; and assisting with special events and programming as needed.
Qualifications: Strong written and verbal communication skills, knowledge of the Armenian language a plus; an interest in history or art history; the ability to work effectively as part of a team. Museum, historic site, or educational experience is preferred, but not necessary. Training will be provided.
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.