IMPACT Museum Volunteer Program Intern
USGA Golf Museum, Liberty Corner, NJ
June through August, 2018
The USGA Golf Museum, the nation’s first sports museum, preserves and celebrates the history of the game to enhance the enjoyment of golfers, golf fans, and sports fans worldwide. Its collection of more than 70,000 artifacts, 500,000 photographs, a growing library and a robust video archive support ongoing efforts to bring golf history to life through education, outreach, and scholarship.
If you’re interested in working with a team of dedicated history and museum professionals in a distinctive internship setting, the USGA Golf Museum may be for you. The USGA Museum Volunteer Program Intern will assist with the development of a formal volunteer program that will provide long-term support in a variety of areas within the Museum. Learning and training opportunities include gaining an understanding of volunteer recruiting, training and supervising volunteers, in addition to developing research and presentation skills. The Museum Volunteer Intern will collect data, develop forms and assist with the creation of formal processes and procedures for the Museum. This comprehensive project will serve as the basis for the program.
Other learning opportunities may include assisting with group tours, public programs and youth activities scheduled throughout the summer months.
This IMPACT Internship will also feature a Professional Development focus where will have an opportunity to participate in Panel Discussions (Leadership & Former Interns), learn more about our broader organization by being exposed to "Day in the Life of" job overviews, participating in community service and social activities, and the opportunity to complete and present a capstone project for Executive and Senior Leaders.
What you can expect:
The goal of the internship is to work with the Manager of Education and Public Outreach to create a solid volunteer program that will support the overall mission of the Museum and provide diverse opportunities for members of the community to get involved. Responsibilities include:
- Establish the structure of a formal program for a Volunteer Handbook.
- Identify specific jobs or projects volunteers might engage in through observation and exposure to different areas of the Museum.
- Search and document methods and resources for volunteer recruitment.
- Develop a volunteer orientation session and steps for training volunteers, individually or as a group based on project.
- Participate in any selected committee related to human resources (i.e. safety, wellness etc.)
- Assist with Museum tours, programs and youth activities to better understand the activities and educational components that volunteers may be involved in.
- Develop a skills assessment, as well as a performance assessment.
What you bring to the USGA:
- Interest in human resource or non-profit management.
- Experience with long-term, in-depth projects.
- Preferred enrollment in general museum studies, museum education, non-profit management or related degree program.
- Ability to identify, gather and summarize important information.
- Preferred candidate should be energetic, resourceful and motivated.
- Excellent writing, research and communication skills, attention to detail, ability to multitask and strong capacity to work independently.
- Basic knowledge of golf (preferred).
About the USGA:
The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s working jurisdiction comprises the United States, its territories and Mexico.
The USGA is a global leader in the development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and funds an ongoing “For the Good of the Game” charitable giving program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.
The United States Golf Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer