Oldest Dutch Farm in Mohawk Valley Seeks Interns


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The Mabee Farm Historic Site on the Mohawk River in Rotterdam Junction, Schenectady County, is considered the oldest house in the Mohawk Valley. The Schenectady County Historical Society is continuing to develop the farm site as a museum and educational center for the community and holds Colonial events, workshops, tours and educational programs which reflect the historical significance of this early Mohawk River farmstead.

The Mabee Farm Historic Site is a young, rapidly growing historic site, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and on the New York State Register of Historic Places. Originally established in the mid to late 1600′s possibly as an early trading post, the Mabee Farm Historic Site contains one of the oldest houses in New York State. This riverside complex, a time capsule to the past, includes a 17th century dutch style stone house, slave quarters, Inn, 1760 dutch barn family cemetery and other outbuildings. When the farmstead was donated to the Schenectady County Historical Society in 1993, much of the family’s heirlooms and furniture were found, some dating to the 17th century and are presently on display.

Site Manager, Pat Barrot is announcing the following two paid internships:

COLLECTIONS INTERN

The Mabee Farm Historic Site is seeking a Collections Management Intern for a summer project. The intern will be responsible for the accessioning process including collections registration, photographing, cataloguing and labeling of artifacts, organizing, housing and documenting completed work. Previous experience working with collections and a knowledge of Past Perfect software is preferred but not necessary.
Must be computer savvy. Responsibilities also include: interpretive guide, participating in special events, school programs and more. We are looking for a strongly motivated, detail oriented person, able to work independently and possessing excellent organizational skills. Must be flexible and able to deal with the public.
Available: May to the end of August from Tuesdays to Saturdays, 9 am – 5 pm. (occasional hours outside that time frame). Compensation: $10.00 per hour/40 hour work week.

HISTORIC SITE INTERNSHIP

The Mabee Farm Historic Site, a three hundred year old historic site located on the Mohawk River in Rotterdam Junction, NY has an opening for a summer intern to work from May to the end of August/September 2010. Tasks include but are not limited to: tour guide, school programs, preparing publicity, gift shop sales, special events and coordinating volunteers. Must be flexible and able to deal with the public. We are
looking for someone with excellent organization skills, able to work independently and able to work well with the public. Must be computer savvy. Available: May to the end of August. The intern will work 40 hours per week Tuesdays through Saturdays 9 am – 5 pm. (occasional hours outside that time frame). Compensation: $10.00 per hour.

To apply email mabeefarm@gmail.com or send a CV to Mabee Farm Historic Site,
1080 Main St., Rotterdam Jct., NY 12150.

 

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