Application deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019
Internship time frame: June 3, 2019 – September 2, 2019
Aspen Historical Society Internships: Interns will have the opportunity to serve the society in various positions. We offer interpretive tours five to seven days a week in many locations including: the historic ghost town of Independence, located near the Continental Divide on Independence Pass (elevation 10,800 ft.); the historic ghost town of Ashcroft located in the Castle Creek Valley (elevation 9,521 ft.); the Holden/Marolt Mining and Ranching Museum located in Aspen, CO, and the Wheeler/Stallard Museum, home of the Aspen Historical Society.
In addition, we are looking for event and program interns to work with our staff on the daily business of operations.
Interns are paid a stipend for the summer based on experience and availability. Interns must provide their own vehicles.
The Aspen Historical Society has limited housing available. Included is the opportunity to live in the ghost towns in renovated historic cabins (rent free), which requires the ability to live without many modern conveniences; no running water, no electricity and no cell phone/internet access (access to these are available in town).
The Aspen Historical Society will supply basic camping supplies for the cabins (emergency satellite beacons, coolers/ice packs, cooking stoves, fire wood, lanterns, minimal furnishings); interns are responsible for food and other items they deem necessary. The Aspen Historical Society will supply a pass to the Aspen Recreation Center for showering, as well as access the other amenities of that facility (pools, hot tub, workout equipment).
A degree (or in process of) in history, archaeology, or a related field is recommended, although not required.
Keywords: summer, internship, paid
Posted: February 12, 2019
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