Washburn-Norlands seeks applicants for summer fellow position

LIVERMORE — The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center is seeking its next Ethel “Billie” Gammon History Education Fellow to join its summer staff. College students and graduating high school seniors enrolled in college starting this fall may apply. The posiiton is as a member of Norlands summer staff team, and it comes with a $1,500 stipend that can be used towards education expenses.
The summer fellow gains valuable experience in living history education, museum operations and other topics that may relate to his or her interests. The professional development opportunity is designed to honor Norlands founder’s endless enthusiasm for sharing American history using living history methods.
Applications are due by May 1. Visit norlands.org/internships-at-norlands.html or emailing norlands@norlands.org for an application form and for information on requirements.
To receive the full award, the fellow is expected to work for the Norlands for 90 hours (approximately two days/10 hours per week) during mid-June through August. The fellow’s primary role is to assist with tours of the Washburn family mansion and other historic buildings on site and help in the gift shop during open tour days. The fellow also has the opportunity to work on a project of interest such as conducting research, writing a grant application, inventorying or digitizing the museum’s archives, creating a social media plan, or planning an event. The fellow will round out his/her experience by sharing a summary of their project with Norlands key staff and volunteers. The Billie Gammon Fellowship is an advantageous training opportunity designed to give students the chance to tailor a project to his/her interests and broaden their horizons while learning new skills, all while experiencing the joy and magic of Norlands.