Student Employment

Students working on quilts at MHC

The Mountain Heritage Center is proud to employ student workers: graduate students, work study students, 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 and see this video students created to help others learn more about what we do.

Here at the MHC you can experience the majesty of 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!

Assist with a variety of museum related tasks that could include general office work; artifact description, handling, and cleaning; K-12 program support; graphic design; light construction; interior design. Must possess good attention to detail and ability to work alone; good reading and writing skill; interest in historical research, along with the additional responsibilities. Many duties and projects will be handled as part of small groups including other students and staff members.


MHC Curatorial Assistant


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

  • Casey Johnson, History ('19)
  • Abby Powers, History and English ('18)
  • Becca Rhinehart, History ('18)

Receptionist 

General office work, answer telephone, filing, copier, computer, fax, scanner. Greet visitors and provide information as needed. Handle sales from the museum store. Keep information booth up to date in the MHC gallery.

  • Kayla Hardin, Accounting ('19)
  • Kayla Hicks, Education ('18)
  • Paula Keeter, Parks and Recreation ('19)
  • Chris Textor, Parks and Recreation ('19)

 

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; tag and enter media data 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; school program support; graphic design; exhibit design, light construction, interior design. Must possess attention to detail and ability to work alone; reading and writing skill; interest in historical research.

  • Justine Dale, History ('18)
  • TJ Peck, Higher Education MA program ('18)
  • Jaclyn Prevette, History ('18)
  • Ashton Woody, English ('19)

 

 

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.

 

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