USGA Golf Museum Intern
Position Timeframe: May through August, 2017
The USGA Golf Museum, the nation’s first sports museum, preserves and enlivens 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 to life 600 years of golf history 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 Golf Museum Intern may be called upon to help catalogue new acquisitions, reorganize and rehouse parts of the collection, research specific artifacts to enrich existing collections records, process and catalog rare books and other library acquisitions, respond to research requests from staff throughout the USGA, assist in developing and executing group education events and programs for Museum visitors, and other functions.
This USGA Internship will also feature a Professional Development focus where you'll 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, complete and present a capstone project and engage in all-intern social events.
USGA Golf Museum, 77 Liberty Corner Road, Far Hills, NJ 07931
What you can expect:
- Duties may include research, writing, handling of valuable or delicate artifacts under supervision, hosting visitors (including groups, which may include children), scanning old and rare books for digital preservation, reviewing and researching photographs, listening to and logging audio files of oral histories, and related functions.
- Proofreading, editing, writing, and possible social media posting of content for USGA web sites and related outlets, with an emphasis on fact checking.
- Collecting and collating biographical and scoring data for entry into championship player biographical database.
- Regular consultation with director and/or staff members on connecting intern experience to academic and career aspirations.
- Occasional light physical labor (examples: moving boxes of books for access or re-storage; sorting old golf clubs for eventual storage or disposal).
What you bring to the USGA:
- Preferred areas of study include museum or library sciences, history, English, journalism, communications, public relations or a related field. Non-traditional backgrounds will be considered if candidate shows strength in other areas.
- Golf knowledge is an asset, but not a requirement.
- General communications and media relations skills are necessary, including comfort and capability using MS Office and related tools.
- Familiarity with USGA history and practices is desirable.
Please click on the following link to apply: Golf Museum Intern
About the USGA:
The USGA celebrates, serves and advances the game of golf worldwide. Founded in 1894, we conduct golf’s premier professional and amateur championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. With The R&A, we govern the sport via a global set of playing, equipment and amateur status rules. Our operating jurisdiction for these governance functions includes the United States, its territories and Mexico. The USGA Handicap System is utilized in more than 40 countries and our Course Rating System covers 95 percent of the world’s golf courses, enabling all golfers to play on an equitable basis. The USGA campus in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, is home to the Association’s Research and Test Center, where science and innovation are fueling a healthy and sustainable game for the future. The campus is also home to the USGA Golf Museum, where we honor the game by curating the world’s most comprehensive archive of golf artifacts. To learn more, visit usga.org.
The United States Golf Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer