Internship Positions Available - Fall 2017

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The Italian American Museum is currently seeking part-time interns to assist with the daily operations of the museum and provide visitor services. The internship is perfect for students looking to gain experience in a small museum setting.

Responsibilities include: Assisting visitors with general questions and admissions transactions. Assisting with opening and closing the museum. Occasionally assisting with programs and events. Other tasks appropriately assigned. Qualifications: An interest in museum studies, Italian and Italian American studies, or a related field. Motivated. Responsible. Italian language preferred, but not required. Available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 12 - 6pm

In addition to our regularly scheduled weekend hours, part time/full time availability during the Feast of San Gennaro from Thursday, September 14 through Sunday, September 24, 12 - 7pm.
About the Feast of San Gennaro: The 91st Annual Feast of San Gennaro will be held in Little Italy for 11 days from September 14, through September 24, 2017, on the streets of historic Little Italy, the lower Manhattan neighborhood which served as the first home in America for hundreds of thousands of Italian immigrants who came here seeking to improve their lives beginning in the early part of the 20th century. This year’s Feast is expected once again to attract more than one-million people from the four corners of the globe to the streets of Little Italy to participate in the annual Salute to the Patron Saint of Naples.

Although this is an annual celebration of faith, the Feast of San Gennaro is known the world over for its festive atmosphere, an 11-day event featuring religious processions and colorful parades, free musical entertainment every day, a wide variety of ethnic food delicacies, charming restaurants and cafes and even a world-famous cannoli-eating competition! The central focus of the celebration takes place every September 19th, the official Saint Day when a celebratory Mass is held in Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood, followed immediately by a religious procession in which the Statue of San Gennaro is carried from its permanent home in the church through the streets that comprise Little Italy.

Compensation: Although this is an unpaid internship position, the Museum is happy to facilitate course credit and provide letters of recommendation. Successful completion of internship can lead to a paid part time/full time position with the Italian American Museum.

Reimbursement for MTA travel expense to and from the Museum.

To apply, please email resume to

Italian American Museum - 155 Mulberry Street (Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets) - New York, NY 10013. Tel. 212.965.9000. Email: Fax: 347.810.1028.


SOURCE: Italian American Museum

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