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Public Programs Intern, Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA

Plimoth Plantation is looking for dynamic, team-oriented interns passionate about public history, museum education, museum studies, primary or secondary education, social studies, Native American studies, or anthropology to assist with the planning and execution of public programs at one of the Nation's premier living museums. This internship is ideal for students looking to engage regularly with Museum guests and experience first-hand how public programs are developed, planned, and executed in our unique museum setting.

Plimoth Plantation offers a variety of public programs throughout the season, including special events, large festivals, holiday programs, our popular lunchtime lecture series, and the new Plimoth After Dark evening series. The Public Programs Intern will assist the Public Programs Manager and Director of Museum Programs & School Services with all aspects of program planning and facilitation including attending planning meetings, preparing materials, assisting with day-of program needs, and participating in the program evaluation. The Public Programs Intern will also assist the Public Programs Manager in evaluating the Museum's current list of public programs and in brainstorming new ones in preparation for the 2018 season. Guided by the Public Programs Manager, the intern will use their observations and evaluations to conduct content research and draft a program proposal for the 2018 season.  


  • Develop content and resources for Fall and Winter programs including Plymouth Bay Arts Festival, Archaeology Month, and Plimoth in December.
  • Assist with all aspects of facilitating public programs including materials preparation, working with a variety of museum audiences, and program evaluation
  • Participate in program evaluation projects guided by the Director of Museum Programs & School Services and the Public Programs Manager


The ideal candidate will demonstrate an interest in engaging museum guests in new and innovative ways, as well as early American history, Native culture and history, anthropology, material culture, social studies, and/or museum education, have excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills, the ability to take direction and work independently, a willingness to work as part of a team, and the physical ability to perform light-to-moderate lifting and work in small spaces, both indoors and outdoors. Evening or weekend work may be required. 

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