Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida
Historical & Cultural Sites
We do this through: Collecting artifacts that tell the individual stories within the larger history of the Holocaust • Providing educational programs and activities to students at all grade levels • Presenting general public programs that highlight elements of our collection and stories related to the Holocaust and other genocides.
The Museum hosts a permanent exhibit dedicated to the Holocaust with documents and artifacts of local community members imapcted by WWII and the Holocaust. In addition, the Museum hosts at least 3 traveling exhibits each year on lesser-known aspects of the Holocaust, or other geneocides.
||The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida is seeking volunteers to fill various roles. The main opportunities are:
1.Museum educators: assist in the presentation of Museum programs to middle and high school students in Southwest Florida; varied schedule; reliable transportation needed.
2. Students interested in the fields of Public History, Museum Studies, History, Library Sciences, and Judaic and Genocide Studies are great candidates for the Curatorial Department internship. Interns will receive hand-on experience in a local museum. The nature of the museum’s collections, size, and goals leads to a well-rounded experience for those looking to go into curation, archiving, collections management, and public history.
A intern with the Curatorial Department will participate in the following: (1) Assist with preservation activities for objects, including re-housing of collections in field-accepted storage containers; (2) catalogue recently acquired collections using guidelines set by Curatorial Specialist; (3) digitize objects to assist with identification within the collections catalogue; (5) ; translation of documents to allow for use in permanent and temporary displays (if possessing applicable skills – (working knowledge of German, Polish, or French); (6) assist with installation of exhibits permanent or temporary, including documentation of artifact condition.
Curatorial interns typically work between 60-200 hours over a Semester. Some academic programs require a minimum amount for an internship to count as academic credit. Please check with your department if they possess their own requirements for credit.
If interested, contact Cody Rademacher, Curatorial Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org
3.Special event volunteers: occasional assistance with set-up, implementation and break-down of special exhibits and events.
4. Data Entry – approximately 10 to 12 hours:
The Holocaust Museum requires the accurate transfer of individual records consisting of names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses from a printed directory into our database.
5. Marketing and Advertising:
Internet Research Tasks:
- Research potential topics for inclusion in Museum monthly newsletter - both general interest WWII history and Holocaust-related topics; include article/website links for future use
- Survey websites of major Holocaust and World War II Museums in the U.S. and compile a report of current and upcoming exhibit and special events
- Create a comprehensive review of online travel organization websites; review sites for mention of our Museum; contact/update any which require revisions to erroneous information; contact those which do not mention us and send information to get us listed
- Review pertinent Holocaust and WWII historical museums and organization websites to be sure we are listed as a “resource”; if not, contact appropriate person and request our Museum’s inclusion; ask them to include a link to our website; create a digital standard information kit to send with requests for inclusion on their websites;
- Research available traveling exhibit subjects/rental costs from suitable sources for potential use by our Museum
- Review current fiction and non-fiction Holocaust and WWII-themed literature, with an eye towards creating future author events at the Museum; compile Author Event contacts for the book publishers
- Create report comparing admission prices/target audiences/current selling points/ for local SWFL attractions
- Create report comparing current admission prices/selling points of Holocaust and WWII history museums in US , Canada; look at European countries, too
- Research topics for potential development of our own in-house exhibits and those with potential to become traveling exhibits
- Organize e-mail and postal addresses from AAA-generated info requests into separate lists for future mailings; develop a promotional piece in both digital and print formats to acknowledge initial request for information, create another piece which can be used to maintain periodic just prior to seasonal vacation periods
- Compile list of pertinent frequently-asked visitor questions and, with Staff assistance, a corresponding list of accurate answers; potential uses are as a handout, for a section on our website; a standard category for future newsletters; a lecture for Museum speakers to use when addressing local organizations
- Compile a list of "best" visitor comments as listed in comment book for use by Museum in various situations – promotional materials, website, newsletters, front lobby placard
- Create and personally conduct, when possible, a brief exit survey among visitors - likes, dislikes, “wish list” for future exhibits or speakers, films, etc. Prepare and present a report on findings
|Times of Work:
||Weekdays daytime, Weekends daytime
||Mr. Sam Parish
4760 Tamiami Trail North Suite 7
Naples, FL 34103
Fax: (239) 263-9500
Phone: (239) 263-9200 205
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