History Intern - Cortland


: $62,886.67 - $162,260.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Hospitality - Lodging/Resort/Travel

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Department Job Description/Duties

The intern will report to the Director of CEOE and may receive direct instructions and supervision from her or the Assistant Director.

Room, board and access to a motorboat will be provided to the intern, along with a $250 per week stipend.

The intern will report for duty at the appointed time daily, be prepared for assignments, and dress appropriately at all times.

Along with specific assignments, the intern will be have the opportunity to complete a long term project, agreeable to both parties, which will provide an in depth learning opportunity in the recreation field. It should also have a practical application for Center. Progress reports will be made on an ongoing basis to assure completion of the project by the end of the term.

Days/Hours Needed

The possible internship period will be Monday, May 20, through Friday, August 23, 2019. 2) The intern will be available to work as scheduled throughout this period unless arrangements are made for time off at least two weeks in advance.3) The work week will consist of five or six days per week totaling approximately 40 hours. There is no provision for overtime pay beyond 40 hours in a given week.

Campus Location/Bldg.

Raquette Lake Outdoor Education CenterCamp Huntington

Required Qualifications HIS

Student must be enrolled in HIS 398 Internship in Public History

Preferred Qualifications

The intern will work in a wide variety of settings related to history and living history at both Antlers and Camp Huntington. The intent is for the student to assist in historical tours, connection of the Guilded Age players, record, analyze and organize historical documents and pieces. In addition, a long-term project, selected jointly by the intern and his/her supervisor will be completed throughout the term.

Programming Each week, a different group arrives in camp. The intern will plan and assist with specific historical program activities at both the Antlers and Camp Huntington locations. This might include leading tours, giving a talk about new found data, or talks about objects of interest. He or she will also deliver historical tours to both resident and visiting groups.

Maintenance Running a facility requires a breadth of practical hands-on skills and use of equipment. The intern will be involved in a number of projects throughout the summer as needed.

Program planning The intern will have the opportunity to observe the detailed planning of Cortland faculty in running two-week outdoor education trips, as well as plan and supervise their own shorter programs in and out of camp. They will also serve as support staff for crews in the field, helping with transportation, and emergency response as needed.

Evaluation Programs are evaluated by Center staff to provide continuous improvement for students, faculty and guests. Interns will become familiar with various methods for evaluating programs and even pilot test their own ideas for gathering feedback from participants.

Special Project

The intern will have an opportunity to develop a long-term project in consultation with the director and assistant director of the W.H. Parks Family Outdoor Center. There is flexibility in the choice of the project, based on the interests of the intern. With an abundance of history of the Adirondacks, Great Camps literally at your fingertips, researching a specific topic or restoring an artifact of early life in the area is a natural choice. The project should provide several months of experience in planning, executing and producing a lasting result for the Center.

Physical Demands

Ability to bend, stoop, lift up to 40 pounds. May be on feet for prolonged periods of time, up to 3 hours at one time. Ability to work in an office environment.

Special Conditions for Eligibility

Rhonda Pitoniak


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