The Niagara History Center is now accepting applications to fill a paid student intern position funded by the Grigg Lewis Foundation Workership Program at the museum this summer.
The grant will support the student position of a registrar assistant. The staff member will work from mid May to mid-August, from 9 a. m. - 5 p.m. daily.
The registrar assistant will be supervised by the curator and executive director and will work at the 215 Niagara St. museum complex and Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St., both in Lockport.
This person must have good organizational skills, Microsoft Office program knowledge and aptitude for customer relations. This individual should also be highly motivated, have phone and customer relations skills, and multi-tasking abilities. The registrar will need to learn Erie Canal history to assist the education curator with school tours of the Flight of Five Locks on site, In addition, the candidate will need to learn the History Center’s Past-Perfect museum software.
The position will also include light housekeeping and assisting with moving light objects, such as books and artifacts, writing, filing, copying and working in the museum gift shop.
Summer is particularly busy at the History Center, with many additional visitors and research requests. The position will enable staff to be more responsive to visitor’s needs. The diversity of duties and skills in our non-profit museum setting offers students many new learning experiences.
Eligible applicants must be students currently attending college and must be residents of Eastern Niagara County. This geographic area includes Lockport, Newfane, Gasport, Sanborn, Cambria, Wilson, Ransomville, Wheatfield, Royalton, Hartland, Barker, Pendleton, Middleport and Somerset. Students living outside of Eastern Niagara County, but enrolled at Niagara University or Niagara Community College are also eligible to apply.
Applicants cannot be a close relative of a History Center staff or Board member.
Interested students should contact the History Center for an application at xxx-xxx-xxxx or email xxx-xxx-xxxx
The Grigg Lewis Workerships are intended to provide financial assistance to local college students, allow institutions to expand summer programs and provide meaningful summer experiences to participating students.
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