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JOB OPENINGS

Interim Education and Volunteer Coordinator

Office Manager, Greenbelt Museum

VOLUNTEERS  

The Greenbelt Museum is a partnership between the City of Greenbelt of Maryland and the nonprofit 501(c)(3) Friends of the Greenbelt Museum. Volunteers play a vital role at the Museum, the organization could not function without them.  The historic house is largely staffed by volunteers each Sunday whose collective knowledge about Greenbelt’s history is immense. Volunteers also guide walking tours, help with children’s activities, assist with special events, and perform administrative work.  From the FOGM Board of Directors, to those who only wish to help occasionally , we truly value our volunteers. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Sheila Maffay-Tuthill, Education and Volunteer Coordinator, greenbeltmuseumedu@gmail.com.

INTERNSHIPS

We also offer a paid internship through the Dorothy Sucher Memorial Internship program.

ABOUT US

IMG_5310The Greenbelt Museum opened in 1987 on the occasion of the town’s 50th anniversary. It was founded and operated by a dedicated group of volunteers who formed the Friends of the Greenbelt Museum or FOGM. Today, the Museum is a public/private partnership between the City of Greenbelt and the Friends of the Greenbelt Museum (FOGM). FOGM is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and relies on the support of generous donors like you who support exhibitions, tours, educational programs and many other museum initiatives. Curious about what we do?  Take a look at our Greenbelt Museum Annual Report Fiscal Year 2015.

Our Mission:  We are a community museum that provides gateways to the New Deal history and living legacy of Greenbelt, Maryland. The Greenbelt Museum inspires residents, students and visitors to explore this planned cooperative community.

Vision:  We envision a cooperative society that is inspired and empowered by its awareness of history and uses its knowledge of the past to shape the future.

Dorothy Sucher Memorial Internship Program

Dorothy Sucher, 1933-2010

Dorothy Sucher, 1933-2010

Overview: The Dorothy Sucher Memorial Internship is awarded annually to an outstanding college-level or graduate student interested in supporting the work of the Greenbelt Museum. The internship was established in 2012 by Dr. Joseph Sucher to commemorate the life and work of his late wife, Dorothy Sucher, who initiated the founding of the Greenbelt Museum with a letter to the editor of the Greenbelt News Review in 1972. “Greenbelt,” she wrote, “was built during the Great Depression as an expression of the philosophy behind the New Deal. What better place could be found in which to create a museum devoted to that significant period in our nation’s history?” Mrs. Sucher went on to become one of the Museum’s founders and to serve on its Board of Directors. She was also a psychotherapist, an author, and a reporter for the Greenbelt News Review, through which she was involved in a landmark Supreme Court case that defended the freedom of the press.

The Dorothy Sucher Memorial Internship is to be completed at the Greenbelt Museum, located at 10B Crescent Road in Greenbelt, Maryland, and at the Museum staff office in the Greenbelt Community Center at 15 Crescent Road. It will further the mission of the Museum, which is to serve as a community museum that provides gateways to the New Deal history and living legacy of Greenbelt, Maryland and to inspire residents, students and visitors to explore this planned cooperative community. Through this generous gift from Dr. Sucher, the Dorothy Sucher Memorial Intern will receive a stipend of $1,000. For more information about the Dorothy Sucher Memorial Internship, contact the Greenbelt Museum by e-mail at museum@greenbeltmd.gov.

Internship Description: The Dorothy Sucher Memorial Intern will assist the Museum Director and the Education/Volunteer Coordinator with the planning and execution of educational programs, collections care and cataloging, maintenance of the historic house, performing historical research, and administrative tasks such as responding to inquiries, maintaining membership records, and other duties as assigned. While clerical work is part of the position, there will be opportunities for creative thinking and substantive contributions to the work of the Museum.

Desired Qualifications: The ideal candidate should have an interest in one or more of these areas: 20th century American history, the New Deal, the Great Depression, World War II, housing history, architecture, planning, and decorative arts and design. S/he must be a currently enrolled college or graduate student, and must be able to meet the physical demands of the position, which may include scaling stairs while carrying collections objects, climbing a stepladder, and sitting and standing for long periods of time.  The Dorothy Sucher Memorial Intern will be professional, organized, motivated, and have strong writing and communication skills. Adeptness at multitasking is a must, as is the ability to work independently. Knowledge of 20th century American history and museum experience are helpful but not required.

Compensation: The Dorothy Sucher Memorial Intern will receive a stipend of $1,000, which will be disbursed in two installments. The first payment of $500 will be made after the Intern has completed 80 hours of work, and the second payment will be made after the 160 internship hours have been completed. Once the Intern is selected, s/he and the Museum Director will agree upon an internship schedule.

How to Apply

 Completed applications must be submitted by date July 22, 2016. The following materials are required:

  • A completed Sucher Internship Application 2016
  • A one-page personal statement describing your reasons for seeking an internship at the Greenbelt Museum and what you hope to gain from the experience
  • Résumé detailing your experience, career interests, and internship goals
  • Contact information for two references

Applicants will be notified of the Museum’s decision by August 5, 2016.

Submit completed application by mail or e-mail by end of the day July 22, 2016 to:

Megan Searing Young, Director

Greenbelt Museum

PO Box 1025

Greenbelt, MD 20768

museum@greenbeltmd.gov

This internship description is not intended to be an express or implied contract between the Greenbelt Museum and anyone. The Greenbelt Museum reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this intern position as necessary. Greenbelt Museum is an equal opportunity institution.

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ABOUT US

IMG_5310The Greenbelt Museum opened in 1987 on the occasion of the town’s 50th anniversary. It was founded and operated by a dedicated group of volunteers who formed the Friends of the Greenbelt Museum or FOGM. Today, the Museum is a public/private partnership between the City of Greenbelt and the Friends of the Greenbelt Museum (FOGM). FOGM is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and relies on the support of generous donors like you who support exhibitions, tours, educational programs and many other museum initiatives. Curious about what we do?  Take a look at our Greenbelt Museum Annual Report Fiscal Year 2015.

Our Mission:  We are a community museum that provides gateways to the New Deal history and living legacy of Greenbelt, Maryland. The Greenbelt Museum inspires residents, students and visitors to explore this planned cooperative community.

Vision:  We envision a cooperative society that is inspired and empowered by its awareness of history and uses its knowledge of the past to shape the future.

BACK ISSUES of the Utopian

To see back issues of the Utopian, the Museum’s newlsetter click on an issue below:

2014 Summer Fall Utopian

2014 Spring Utopian 

Fall 2013 Utopian

Summer 2013 Utopian

Utopian Spring 2013 full issue

GBMuseum newsletter FALL 2012

Greenbelt Museum Newsletter/Utopian Summer 2012

Spring 2012 Utopian Museum Newsletter   

GBMuseumNewsletter2011fall

Spring 2012 Utopian Museum Newsletter

GBMuseumNewsletter2011fallwinterFINAL

GBNewsletterSummer 2011

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  1. Congratulations to Greenbelt on its 75th year. I l

    I lived in Greenbelt (at 4A Crescent Road) – from l94l with my family -Edward and Lillian Schurr and David Schurr. Dad worked in the government till retirement from the OPA – and then joined my mother in a childrens clothing business which they operated from their home – , I worked for the Greenbelt Coop while going to high school, my brother, David worked at the movies and at the swimming pool before going off to college. I was married in the Elementary school as there was no synagogue there at the time. So I have wonderful and fond memories of Greenbelt – Sending good wishes to all, and hope to get back one of these days……….

    Bernice Ezekiel Brant

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