Hancock Shaker Village Summer Internship

Company Name: Hancock Shaker Village
Phone: 413-443-0188 / 800-817-1137

Fax: 413-447-9357
Website: www.hancockshakervillage.org

Dates: Internships begin on June 5 and end August 10, 2017.

Interns at Hancock Shaker Village work alongside staff and volunteers at a vibrant outdoor museum and living farm in western Massachusetts. Hancock Shaker Village is a National Historic Landmark dedicated to sharing the history, legacy, and continuing relevance of the Shakers, a religious group who lived at the site from 1790 until 1960. The Village is open daily April through November for self-guided tours, demonstrations, and talks. The Village has 20 historic buildings and a working farm and garden. Interns contribute to the successful operation of this dynamic public site while expanding their skills in and knowledge of professional museum functions and practices.

Intern opportunities for 2017 are available in the following departments:

  • Graphic design/social media intern We are looking for a talented intern to help convey the beauty and authentic qualities of our historic Shaker village, whose multifaceted programs illuminate Shaker values still so relevant today. Working closely with the President, you’ll be helping to create and implement social media and design strategies that increase exposure, maintain a loop between the museum’s Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram, and enhance how the museum presents to, interacts with, and expands its audience. What you will be doing: Design collateral materials and create other opportunities for branding across the campus (everything from an electronic invitation to a temporary poster to a Shaker t-shirt sold in the store) that support the mission. Plan/produce/execute social media campaigns, and collaborate with the marketing department to build exposure. Conduct research on other institutions, creating monthly reports on vital metrics.
    • Qualifications: a solid background in design and/or media production, advertising, media, PR, journalism, and/or communications. Ability to work fast, manage multiple projects and communicate effectively. Strong graphic skills. Strong computer skills, some video/media production experience helpful.
  • Farm Intern We are looking for a hard-working and energetic intern to work alongside our CSA manager as she carries out the daily operations of sustainable vegetable production on the Hancock Shaker Village Farm. The CSA garden, now in its 7th year, connects to all aspects of the Village’s operation, including its education initiatives, café and retail outlets, and development efforts. Gain invaluable experience operating a successful production garden at the heart of a public historic site, and expand your knowledge on sustainable gardening in such areas as soil health; plant fertility; weed, disease and insect ecology; specific crop rotation plans; seed orders; seed saving; planting schedules; and cover crop plans. What you will do: weed control including mulching, cultivation (tractor experience a plus but not necessary) and hand hoeing; organic pest control; plant and manage cover crops; harvest and prepare vegetables and produce for weekly CSA pick-up; and staff the CSA pick-up. In this special setting you will use both historic and modern farm tools and machinery. Because the Village also owns and manages farm animals, you will learn basic animal husbandry and participate in barn chores as needed. You will also assist with Village initiatives that present the sustainable working farm to the public, such as giving garden tours or facilitating Saturday workshops and helping with preparations for the summer fundraising.
    • Qualifications: strong commitment to learning about sustainable agriculture; demonstrated ability to take direction and work independently; success working in a dynamic environment; and willingness to work hard in all types of weather. Prior experience on a farm helpful but not required.
  • Education Intern We are looking for an energetic and well-spoken intern to join Education Department staff and volunteer interpreters throughout the Village as we share the Shakers’ story, beliefs, and continuing relevance with 50,000+ visitors. You will gain valuable experience in public speaking (both formal and informal), historical research, visitor services, customer relations, and workplace dynamics. What you will be doing: Develop a thirty-minute introductory talk about the Shakers, presented as part of the daily programming; engage younger visitors and their families with farm- and craft-related activities in the hands-on Discovery Barn; and, working with the Education Director, coordinate and oversee programmatic elements of the Village’s four special public programs. Depending on your interest, you may also present a program on Shaker education and teach lessons in the Schoolhouse; share Shaker songs and lead Shaker movements in the Shaker Music and Dance program; or lead specialty tours in several topics, including Farm and Garden.
    • Qualifications: enthusiasm for working with the public; excellent oral communication skills; a strong foundation in history, sociology, cultural studies, or another subject related to the Village; demonstrated ability to take direction and work independently; success working in a dynamic environment; experience with life on a farm a plus but not required.

Internships are full-time, five days/week, and include some weekends. Weekly schedules will be mutually decided on between the intern and his or her supervisor. Internships begin on June 5 and end August 10. All interns will receive a $100/week stipend; off-site housing may be available if needed. Interns must provide their own transportation.

All interns will be required to:

  • Participate in a weekly lunch discussion with a Village department head and/or visiting scholars
  • Assist in preparing for and staffing at least one special public program during the summer
  • Take part in excursions to other regional cultural and agricultural institutions.
  •  Prepare one to three work-related Facebook postings, in consultation with the Village’s PR dept
  •  Maintain a daily work journal (in Shaker tradition) to record their experience

Interns will have opportunities to work across departments to gain a richer experience of the Village.

Qualifications and Application Procedures:

Internships are open to qualified undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in or just graduated from academic institutions within the United States and its territories. Additional qualifications are listed for individual internships.

Submit the items listed below via e-mail to Cindy Dickinson, Director of Education, Hancock Shaker Village, at cdickinson@hancockshakervillage.org or by mail at PO Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202. Deadline for applications: Thursday, March 30, 2017. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest describing your qualifications and reasons for applying
  • Three professional/academic references (be sure to include full names, relationship to you, and contact information). Please do NOT send letters of recommendation.

Questions? Contact Cindy Dickinson at cdickinson@hancockshakervillage.org or at 413-443-0188 x213.

Gallery Officer – Seasonal Security

LOCATION: Securitas Security Inc., at the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA

POSITION: Part-time Seasonal Security May 15, 2017 through August 27, 2017

PAY RATE: $12.00 per hours

JOB SUMMARY: Observes and reports activities and incidents at an assigned client site, The Security Officer enforces Museum security regulations for the public as well as the staff. They will guard and patrol an assigned area, usually at the Museum entrances.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • The functions listed describe the business purpose of this job. Specific duties or tasks may vary and be documented separately. The employee might not be required to perform all functions listed. Additional duties may be assigned, and functions may be modified, according to business necessity.
  • All assigned duties or tasks are deemed to be part of the essential functions, unless such duties or tasks are unrelated to the functions listed, in which case they are deemed to be other (non-essential) functions.
  • Employees are held accountable for successful job performance. Job performance standards may be documented separately, and may include functions, objectives, duties or tasks not specifically listed herein.
  • In performing functions, duties or tasks, employees are required to know and follow safe work practices, and to be aware of company policies and procedures related to job safety, including safety rules and regulations. Employees are required to notify superiors upon becoming aware of unsafe working conditions.
  • All functions, duties or tasks are to be carried out in an honest, ethical and professional manner, and to be performed in conformance with applicable company policies and procedures. In the event of uncertainty or lack of knowledge of company policies and procedures, employees are required to request clarification or explanations from superiors or authorized company representatives.
  1. Provides an atmosphere in which all client employees and visitors know that the client responds to and cares about their needs; provides a courteous, respectful and pleasant interaction with each client employee and visitor as perceived from their point of view; presents a good image of the client and its security department.
  2. Communicates in a manner that is open, honest and responsive in all situations; to the extent authorized, provides information regarding the site and surrounding area as requested by visitors.
  3. Enforce the Museum rules of conduct for visitors ensure that the public, the Museum Staff and other outside contractors adhere to certain fundamental rules of security to prevent theft, fire, damage, and personal injury, responsible for preventing disorder and overcrowding
  4. Monitors entrances and exits; acts to prevent unapproved or unlawful entry; controls entrances, the movement of people.
  5. Protects evidence or scene of incident in the event of accidents, emergencies, or security investigations; sets up barriers and signage, and provides direction or information to others.
  6. Observes and reports incidents or suspicious activity to client representatives, company management, life/safety personnel or public safety authorities as appropriate for the circumstances and/or as required by the site.
  7. Responds to incidents of fire, medical emergency, bomb threat, flooding, water discharge, elevator
    emergency, hazardous materials, inclement weather, and other incidents or conditions following procedures established for the site, by the company, and/or through training or certification.
  1. Carries out specific tasks and duties of a similar nature and scope as required for the assigned site.
  2. The ability to be on your feet for 7 hour shifts on different flooring (marble, hardwood, cement, tile, carpet).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AT ENTRY

Additional qualifications may be specified and receive preference, depending upon the nature of the position.

MINIMUM HIRING STANDARDS

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a reliable means of communication (i.e., pager or phone).
  • Must have a reliable means of transportation (public or private).
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States.
  • Must have the ability to speak, read, and write English.
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED. If not, must be willing to complete the GED program within six months.
  • Must be willing to participate in the Company’s pre-employment screening process, including drug screen and background investigation.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma or G.E.D.; related experience preferred.

Competencies (as demonstrated through experience, training, and/or testing):

  • Must be able to meet and continue to meet any applicable state, county and municipal licensing requirements for Security Officers.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn security operations and procedures.
  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form.
  • Ability to be an effective team member.
  • Ability to maintain professional composure when dealing with unusual circumstances.
  • Courteous telephone manner.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the external environment and organization.
  • Ability to write routine correspondence, including logs and reports.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to provide high quality customer service.
  • Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively at various social levels and across diverse cultures.

WORKING CONDITIONS (Physical/Mental Demands)

With or without reasonable accommodation, requires the physical and mental capacity to perform

effectively all essential functions. In addition to other demands, the demands of the job include:

  • Maintaining composure in dealing with authorities, executives, clients, staff and the public, occasionally under conditions of urgency and in pressure situations.
  • May be exposed to stressful situations, such as challenging individuals who are in or approaching an unauthorized area.
  • Must undergo and meet company standards for background and reference checks, controlled substance testing, and behavioral selection survey, in addition to any mandatory licensing requirements.
  • May be required to work overtime without advance notice.
  • Required ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Keyboarding, basic computer usage and operating controls.
  • Seeing, hearing, speaking, and writing clearly in order to communicate with employees and clients, observe and report incidents, and direct others.
  • Frequent sitting, standing and walking, which may be required for long periods of time, and may involve climbing stairs and walking up inclines and on uneven terrain.
  • Occasional reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling.
  • Frequent lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds and occasional lifting and/or moving up to 25 pounds.
  • Close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • May be required to use vehicle in the performance of duties.
  • On occasion may be required to perform stressful and physical activity.
  • Depending upon assignment may be exposed to inclement weather or be required to work in environments or under conditions that require the use of protective gear and devices and/or awareness of personal safety and safety of others.
  • May be exposed to or required to handle sensitive and confidential information.

To apply, please email HumanResources@clarkart.edu

Tanglewood

The following Summer positions are available at Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

  • Assistant Front of House Manager
  • Box Office Representative
  • Cashiers / Sale Associates
  • Chief Librarian
  • Assistant Librarian
  • Development Special Events Summer Assistant
  • Environmental Services Crew
  • Front of House Coordinator
  • Gate Attendants
  • Grounds Crew
  • IT Assistant
  • Lawn / Wheel Chair Attendants
  • Lifeguards
  • Parking Attendants
  • Seranak Assistants
  • Senior Grounds Crew
  • Stage Assistants
  • Tanglewood Public Representatives
  • TMC Artist Assitant
  • TMC Office and Scheduling Associate
  • TMC Personnel Manager
  • Visitors Center Representative

Additional information can be found at bso.org/contactus/jobs

English Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Academic Counselor

Based in Easton, MA, BostonWise LLC is a young company focusing on international education and training programs. we build two-way bridges between China and the U.S. We run dozens of programs each year, serving hundreds of both US and China students. In 2016, we have and are working on over 10 summer camps, student exchange programs, study-abroad programs, executive/investment training, etc.

Our office is in Stonehill College, Easton, MA. We are an affiliated partner of the college as well, responsible for its marketing and admission in China.

Intern Positions:  English Teachers, Assistant Teacher, Academic Counselor

Job location: Jinan, Shandong, China.  Across a foreign language school where lots of foreigners working and living. Life will be easy.

Length of job: half year or longer

Expected start date: December, 2016

Responsibilities:

Build an English environment for students in grade 1 to 3 in elementary schools by playing with the children, telling the children illustrated stories, helping them with handcrafts and stage performance.

Requirements:

· Freshman and above in college

· Have some talent of art

· Good public speaker preferred

· Strong communication skills

· Be patient and love children

· Teaching experience preferred

Compensation

· Free One-way ticket for interns who work for half a year, free two-way ticket for one year

· Free Chinese language classes, free calligraphy class and other cultural activities

· Free accommodations including lunch/dinner, and single bedroom [Five-star dining service, providing safe and health food and ingredients that meet quality standard]

· Monthly wage is RMB 2000-5000 or $ 320 – $750

· If you have a Teacher’s License, we will offer higher wage. Contact us for more details

· Free travelling to famous tourist sites on weekend, including Confucius’s hometown, Tai Mountain, etc.  Free travelling to the Great Wall in Beijing and Terra Cotta in Xi’an in long holidays. You may travel with the children. Local Chinese teachers will take the lead in travelling.

Contact:

Fredjdie Qi | Director of Professional Development
Bostonwise LLC
Phone: 508-565-1978 (O) 774-284-1338 (C)
Email: freddieqi@bostonwise.com
Web: www.bostonwise.com

Events Assistant

Company Name: New School
Location: New York, New York

NS short term Events Assistant position w/tuition/health benefits

The New School is seeking a part-time Events Assistant to support conferences, receptions, meetings and other activities for several of its academic programs in the School of Undergraduate Studies (SUS).

The salary is $21.08 per hour. The job begins on September 19, 2016 and will end on June 30, 2017.

The assistant reports to the Director of Administration and works closely with the Program Manager. The assistant is scheduled to work, on average, fewer than 15 hours per week; work hours vary from week to week, depending on the number of events scheduled. Applicants must be able to work a flexible schedule that includes days, evenings and occasional weekends.

Applicants must be available to start work by September 19.

The assistant must have strong writing skills and be comfortable dealing with the public. Proven event or catering experience and some knowledge of audio-visual equipment strongly preferred.

Duties include but are not limited to:

·  Assisting with logistics such as processing room reservations, facilities and audio-visual requests, catering orders and University calendar postings;
·  Creating and proofreading electronic and print publicity materials;
·  Facilitating events, assisting with set-up, troubleshooting during events and helping with cleanup;
·  Posting flyers, scheduling targeted emails and social media messages for events;
·  Performing clerical duties such as maintaining databases, submitting work orders and responding to e-mail requests.

Requirements:

·  Self-starter with excellent customer service skills
·  Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google applications
·  Strong attention to detail.
·  Able to multitask, meet deadlines and work independently.

Qualifications:

· A minimum of at least one year of administrative office experience, preferably in an academic setting; ability to meet deadlines in a hectic environment. Strong spreadsheet and database skills; excellent written and verbal facility are required. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Google Docs, are essential. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Please note that this clerical position is associated with the Local 1205 Clerical Union, and employees hired in this position must become a member of the Local 1205.  For information regarding the nature of this position, applicants can visit http://www.newschool.edu/forms/hr_contract_local1205.pdf .

Apply with us and discover the rewards and opportunities in working for a world-class, urban university.

Interested candidates must apply online at: https://careers.newschool.edu/postings/13480