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Student Employment

Students working on quilts at MHC

 

The Mountain Heritage Center is proud to employ student workers: graduate students, students on work study, interns, and volunteers. Our goal is to help students advance their experience by working in a 'real world' environment.

Furthermore, an objective for the Mountain Heritage Center is to help students at work on projects that pertain to their field of study. We take pride in treating each and every student worker as a fully fledged team member in our workplace. We are pleased to offer opportunities for students regardless of major. Check out our Facebook Page or Instagram feed to see student workers in action.

Here at the MHC you can experience mountain history coming alive in front of you. The past collides with the present and as a student employee you can become part of something bigger then yourself. Come join our team!

MHC Curatorial Assistant


Assist with a variety of museum related tasks that can include general office work; artifact description, handling, and cleaning; K-12 program support; graphic design; light construction; interior design. Must possess attention to detail and ability to work alone; reading and writing skills; interest in historical research.

Receptionist

General office work, answering telephone, filing, copier, computer, fax, scanner. Greet visitors and provide information and gallery tours as needed. Keep information booth up to date in the MHC gallery.

  • Ava Denny, Psychology ('26)
  • Emma Holtsclaw, Recreational Therapy ('26)
  • Avery Luft, English ('26)
  • Ry Vega, Stage and Screen ('26)

MHC Website Content Manager

Upload multi-media content to a content management system and other associated MHC websites; convert digital media to appropriate size and file format for web delivery; create, tag, and utilize media for new content; use other technologies (i.e. Web 2.0, social networking) as needed. 

Interns

Get credit for working and learning through an Internship through your department. Past Interns have come from Anthropology, English, Higher Education, History, and Parks and Recreation departments. Interns assist with a variety of museum related tasks that can include artifact description, handling, and cleaning; K-12 program support; graphic design; exhibit design, light construction, interior design. Must possess attention to detail; willingness to work alone and in groups; reading and writing skill; and interest in historical research.

  • Lorraine Conrad, MLS (UNCG)
  • Remy Cox, History ('24)
  • Danielle Duffy, History MA ('24)
  • PJ Parker, Rural Studies (Warren Wilson College)
  • Ruby Pastrana, Anthropology ('24)
  • Joshua Sealy, History ('24)

 

Graduate Assistants

Get credit for working and learning through a graduate assistantship. Assist with a variety of museum related tasks that can include artifact description, handling, and cleaning; K-12 program support; graphic design; exhibit design, light construction, interior design. Must possess attention to detail; willingness to work alone and in groups; reading and writing skill; and interest in historical research.

  • Emma Potter, History MA ('25)

The Mountain Heritage Center is glad to host students for Service Learning opportunities. Tasks and roles can depend on the number of hours needed and/or the interests of the volunteer. The MHC is happy to host community members for volunteer roles too. Please call (828) 227-7129 or email Peter Koch for more information. 

 

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