Museum Collections Cataloging Assistant for Locust Grove

This opportunity is available during Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 semester. This is an in person opportunity only available for CEL credit.

Locust Grove is a not-for-profit museum, education center, and nature preserve. Set on a hill overlooking the scenic Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, New York the not-for-profit Locust Grove Estate includes a historic Italianate mansion open for tours, 200 acres of landscaped grounds with five miles of hiking trails, and a visitor welcome center with art galleries, museum shop, and classrooms for educational programs.

Location: 2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Position Description:

  • Students interested in museum collections, history, and material culture are invited to work with the Locust Grove Estate collections and create mini virtual exhibits to improve access to collections not regularly on view to the public. Examples include ceramics, textiles, glass, silver, and paintings.

Desired Skills:

  • MS Word
  • Interest in history, art history, public history
  • Students must be able to walk, stand, type, and lift up to 20 pounds

Hours:  Students should be available between Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm.

To Apply:  Please email a statement of interest and your resume to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu

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