Lower East Side Tenement Museum Intern

Position: Tenement Talks Intern

Reports to: Tenement Talks Manager

Fall 2010

The Tenement Talks Intern will work on all aspects of Tenement Talks, providing media, administrative, and program support. This person will work 15-20 hours/week and will be expected to work at least one evening Tenement Talk per week. The ideal candidate has an interest in creating museum programs and is equally comfortable hosting a party or sitting at a desk. Students often receive class credit for this internship.

Please send résumé and cover letter to events@tenement.org


Media Support

Write copy for e-blasts
Research biographical information on presenters
Maintain a photo database of presenters and images needed for our website
Update Twitter and Facebook accounts
Monitor press for event listings

Administrative Support:

Maintain mailing. Compose and send e-mails to all individuals who register to receive e-mails.
Manage Tenement Talks membership packets
Manage ticket and book sales for talks when appropriate
Coordinate with other departments to maintain interdepartmental communication

Event Support:

· Keep folders for each event with contact information, press clipping and other important resources

· Track attendance, book sales, donations and other relevant event details

· Manage one entire event from beginning to end before the end of the semester

Amanda Lydon

Manager & Curator, Tenement Talks

91 Orchard Street

New York, NY 10002

212.431.0233 EXT 259


Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
Room 503
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017



Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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