History Intern

History Intern

Department: Visitor Services

Reports to: Visitor Services Director

Classification: Part-Time, Seasonal

Job Overview: This part time, paid internship opportunity is available to college students who have a demonstrated knowledge of and interest in historical preservation, museum curation and the hospitality industry. The History Internship position is designed to provide practical experience, with supervision from the Visitors Services Director and Admissions Supervisor, in all components of the Visitors Services department with a strong focus on preservation and historical interpretation. This internship will have the opportunity to lead tours, assist in the restoration and curation of Kingwood Hall, a popular tourist destination, and work broadly with multiple departments at Kingwood Center Gardens to gain a broad understanding of how a non-profit estate garden operates.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Work with the Visitors Services Director and other staff to develop upcoming history-related educational programs to be offered to the public at Kingwood Center Gardens
  •  Assist with organizing, filing, staging, interpretation, and preservation of Kingwood Hall
  •  Lead and further develop historical tours of Kingwood Hall
  •  Historic preservation of the Kingwood Horticultural Library
  •  Other duties as assigned


  •  Ability to multi-task and oversee multiple projects at a time
  •  Candidates must have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and be comfortable working with the public in both organized and informal situations
  •  Candidates with an educational focus on History or Museum Studies is preferred, but not required
  •  Must be enrolled in a college or university during the 2021 – 2022 school year
  •  Positive, guest-engaged focus
  •  Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License
  •  Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends
  •  Must pass a background check
  •  Must pass drug test

Send resume and cover letter to humanresources@kingwoodcenter.org