The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum provides school tours for over 4,500 students each year, which consists of a tour of the historical Dominguez Adobe ranch house and two educational activities of their choice such as adobe brick making, weaving, gold panning among other. In addition, close to 3,000 patrons attend our educational public programs throughout the year that consists of a historical battle re-enactment, a Dia de Muertos/Day of the Dead celebration, a Christmas time play and Earth Day. In an effort to support our Education based programs, we are seeking individuals looking to gain experience in arts and education.
Arts and Education Interns work closely with museum staff to plan and implement educational materials for school tours and yearly programming. Applicants interested in working in a classroom setting by leading or assisting in school tour activities are highly encouraged to apply in the Spring. Applicants interested in working with educational materials for public programs are encouraged to apply in the Fall. Fall interns are encouraged to have Saturday availability to attend our public programs. All interns will have the opportunity to work with California Education Standards in the subjects of social studies, math, science and critical thinking to help develop curriculum for students in 3rd and 4th grade. We pride ourselves in providing interns with projects that are fun and stimulating towards their career goals.
Curatorial and conservation interns will work closely with museum staff to assist with the cataloging, inventory, conservation, and curation of the archives and collections at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum. Interns gain experience working with PastPerfect, a museum archiving software, to document and catalog museum objects. They will also assist with arranging, recording and/or editing finding aids to facilitate access to materials in the repository. Interns may also be requested to research conservation techniques and create descriptions for artifacts. Opportunities to assist with preventative conservation and the curation of small exhibit displays are limited but available. Those interested in curation will likely be requested to conduct historical academic research to support advancing projects.
By the culmination of their term, interns will have gained experience with collection management and working in a small museum institution. We pride ourselves in providing interns with opportunities that are engaging and stimulating towards their career goal.
The internship provides students with first-hand experience in the fields of botany, biology, horticulture, natural resources, conservation, ecology, and park management. Interns will have the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of working in the field of Environmental Resource Management and in the formation of botanical gardens. Interns will work closely with museum volunteers and staff to assist in coordinating and executing field work projects, outreach efforts, research, and planning. Interns will work with the museum’s Rose Garden Committee to create protocols, perform research, and assist in field work that relates to botanical gardens. We pride ourselves in providing interns with projects that are fun and stimulating towards their career goals.
Media and Communication Interns will have the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in advertising and outreach. Interns will work closely with museum staff to create and edit fliers, videos, emails, social media posts, outreach campaigns, and press releases. Interns with software experience in video editing and graphic design will have the opportunity to utilize their skills to create advertising content and materials.
The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum provides interns interested in gaining real-world public relations experience a unique opportunity to practice their skills and build their resume. We pride ourselves in providing interns with projects that are fun and stimulating towards their career goals.
The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum seeks a responsible and dependable student or recent graduate seeking a career development opportunity. Information Technology Support Interns will gain experience in installation, maintenance, upgrade, and removal and induction of information technology equipment such as personal computers, printers, and related devices. Interns will troubleshoot software, hardware and/or computer networking devices. They are expected to be able to work independently, be self-directed, and capable of being trusted with museum property. Candidates will act as IT support for museum staff, interns and volunteers and should have good written and verbal communication skills. IT interns who demonstrate knowledge in the field may be asked to lead or consult for small projects that improve museum information technology access for staff, volunteers and interns.