🔗Preservation & Outreach Intern
Website SS United States Conservancy
The SS United States Conservancy, a national nonprofit organization founded in 2004, is dedicated to protecting, revitalizing, and promoting the historic ocean liner SS United States, the largest passenger ship ever built in the U.S. and current holder of the transatlantic speed record. The Conservancy purchased the ship in 2011 and is working to secure her future as a mixed-use, stationary development which will include a museum. The Conservancy is building its permanent collection of archives, art, and artifacts from the ship. Our dedicated staff continues to explore how to best preserve, celebrate, and disseminate the range of items in the Conservancy’s collections through various social media platforms, earned media outreach, digital exhibitions, and partnerships with museums, institutions, and other organizations.
The SS United States Conservancy is currently recruiting for a part-time Preservation & Outreach Intern to be based in its Philadelphia office, in addition to working remotely.
The Preservation & Outreach Intern will work with Conservancy staff to develop and disseminate the Conservancy’s permanent collection of art, artifacts, and objects and assist in shipboard museum planning. Tasks will include drafting and editing descriptions of the Conservancy’s collections for digital and print outreach and display, potentially scanning and cataloguing historic documents and photographs, responding to inquiries from Conservancy members and the general public on historic topics, contributing to the Conservancy’s oral history initiative, and drafting blogposts and social media content about the Conservancy’s collections and the history of the SS United States. The specific position description will be fine-tuned based on the interests of the applicant and the Conservancy’s evolving needs.
Commitment: 20 hours per week. This is a part-time position and specific hours and schedule are negotiable and flexible. This opportunity can be combined with other part-time work or internship opportunities.