Woman’s National Democratic Club, Washington DC (The Historic Whittemore House)
Collections Management Internship Spring/Summer 2018
The Woman’s National Democratic Club (WNDC) in Washington, DC, is looking for an intern for Spring 2018.
The Whittemore House, home of the Woman’s National Democratic Club, is an elegant historic mansion located in Washington’s Dupont Circle neighborhood. Built between 1892 and 1894 as a private residence, it has a kinship to both the English Arts and Crafts movement and American “Shingle Style” architecture. It houses a wide range of antique furniture and fine arts from the 18th, 19th and early 20th century, and also features political campaign memorabilia, portraits, photographs, political cartoons, and rotating exhibits of female artists of the greater Washington, DC area.
The intern will work for the Visual Arts and Museum Committee (VAMA) and will assist the collections manager in researching and preserving the collections of the historic Whittemore House. He/she will be able to gain direct hands on experience in collections and archive management, and will have the opportunity to work with a small staff on identifying objects, contacting research institutes, and maintaining the archives and records of the house and club. He/she will be vital to organizing and maintaining a fully functioning archive, including the gathering and editing of objects and materials. The intern will also have the opportunity to attend monthly VAMA meetings, work directly with antique European and American furniture, and gain important administrative and organizational skills relating to managing a small scale museum and gallery space. The intern will occasionally assist with upcoming gallery exhibitions and promotions, and conservation consultations.
To be considered, please email the following application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org