HOURS
Tuesdays 4:00-8:00
Wednesdays 10:00-2:00
Saturdays 10:00-1:00
and by appointment
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Wednesday, Mar, 29th 6:30 PM
BOSTON MARATHON: HISTORY BY THE MILE
 AT THE NATICK FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
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Wednesday, May 10th 7:00 PM
THE LIFE AND WORK OF FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED
AT THE NHS MUSEUM

Archival/ Collections Internship

 The Natick Historical Society seeks graduate student interns for an Archival/Collection internship. The NHS, founded in 1870, holds collections that span from the town’s origins as a praying Indian community, to its development as an agricultural community, industrialized center, and suburb of Boston, to the current day. Object collections range from furniture, textiles, industrial and domestic items, natural history specimens, and Native American artifacts. Research resources include more than 12,000 images, more than 500 volumes in a special collections library, and archival materials with more than 400 subject headings.

Students may be assigned to process new archival or object donations, helping to research and catalog them, store them according to professional standards, and/or to improve existing finding aids. Hours are flexible and projects can be assigned according to each student’s interests.

 Qualifications:  Current or recent enrollment in a graduate-level program in museum studies or related program, experience safely handling museum collections, computer database skills, strong communication skills, and good organizational abilities.  Knowledge of museum registration standards and practices a plus. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and a short statement explaining why you are interested in this internship.  Send application materials via e-mail to: Aaron M. Dougherty, Executive Director at director@natickhistoricalsociety.org. Flexible schedules of 8 to 16 hours a week.

 

High School Internship

 The Natick Historical Society seeks juniors and seniors from Natick Public Schools to volunteer in its museum and research facility in South Natick. The NHS, founded in 1870, holds collections that span from the town’s origins as a praying Indian community, to its development as an agricultural community, industrialized center, and suburb of Boston, to the current day. Object collections range from furniture, textiles, industrial and domestic items, natural history specimens, and Native American artifacts. Research resources include more than 12,000 images, more than 500 volumes in a special collections library, and archival materials with more than 400 subject headings.

 Students may be assigned to help process, sort, and inventory archives, assist in the society’s library, or support Historical Society staff on a variety of projects. Hours are flexible and projects will be assigned according to each student’s interests and skill level.

 Qualifications:  Current enrollment within Natick Public Schools, strong communication skills, and good organizational abilities.  Interest in American History and museums a plus.  To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and a short statement explaining why you are interested in this internship.  Send application materials via e-mail to: Aaron M. Dougherty, Executive Director at director@natickhistoricalsociety.org. Flexible schedules of 3 to 5 hours a week.