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Paid Exhibition Research Internship

The North Canton Heritage Society is seeking a short-term exhibition intern to assist with an April 2019 exhibit on four historic churches in North Canton. The intern will gain hands-on experience with exhibition research, exhibition planning, and oral histories. Internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students in History, Museum Studies, or a related humanities field. The intern will be supervised by the NCHS Director, who will provide the necessary training and materials. No course credit is available.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Amanda Sedlak-Hevener, Executive Director, at by February 22, 2019.

Responsibilities include:

  • Using print and digital resources to research the history of the four churches and religion in North Canton
  • Consulting primary and secondary sources, including newspaper clippings, photographs, maps, oral histories, etc.
  • Compiling bibliographies of research
  • Consulting church leaders and congregations for information
  • Collecting oral histories from parishioners and/or church leaders

Timeframe: February – March 2019 (2 months)

Schedule: 5 hours/week (20 hours total, schedule flexible)

Compensation: $9.00/hr ($180 total)

Required Qualifications:

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited program
  • Completed coursework in history, museum studies, and/or related humanities fields
  • Familiarity with online databases and digital resources
  • Comfortable interacting with people and conducting oral histories
  • Ability to compile a properly-cited bibliography
  • Ability to work independently
  • Detail-oriented

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in local history
  • Familiarity with local history collections and newspaper research
  • Experience handling museum objects
  • Experience conducting oral history interviews

Contact: Amanda Sedlak-Hevener, Executive Director

(330) 494-4791