Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill State Historic Sites Back to Internships
Education and Programs Internship
Join the team and learn the ropes of museum and heritage management at one of the premier archeological sites of the Texas Historical Commission. We are now accepting applications for the Spring of 2024.
Education and Programs
Kreische Brewery State Historic Site interprets the stories of German immigration to Texas and 19th century Texas industry. The Site’s key points-of-interest include the historic Kreische House and ruins of the Kreische Brewery. Monument Hill State Historic Site interprets the Republic of Texas era through the monument and tomb of soldiers killed during the Dawson and Mier Expeditions. The Sites also include picnic areas, hiking trails, and scenic vistas.
The sites are managed by the Texas Historical Commission. This internship is funded by the Sites’ non-profit partner, the Friends of Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill State Historic Sites.
Work Location: Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill State Historic Sites; 414 State Loop 92, La Grange, TX 78945
Supervisor(s): Sites Manager Marsha Hendrix and Assistant Sites Manager Gavin Miculka
Semester: Spring 2024
Duration: 10-12 weeks; start and end dates are flexible
Hours/week: approx. 24hours/week; hours are flexible to accommodate student schedule, fulfil course requirements, and accomplish varying internship goals
How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Closing Date: Until filled
Under the direction of sites management, the intern will support the development and implementation of education programs at Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill. These education programs primarily serve local elementary and middle school students; however, programs will also serve families and students during spring break and on weekends.
Key internship duties include:
Education Programs (approx. 70%)
• Developing and leading education programs directed at students and youth (e.g. school fieldtrips, classroom outreach, family activities)
• Developing and implementing spring break educational programs in collaboration with sites’ educator
• Working with sites staff to market education programs and recruit school participation
• Supporting general interpretive writing initiatives including social media posts, website content, and other visitor resources
Public Programs & Visitor Services (approx. 30%)
• Developing and leading formal interpretive programs for general audiences including guided tours and public presentations
• Supporting visitors center operations including accepting admissions, providing orientations, and processing retail sales
• Supporting the development, planning, and implementation of the sites’ major and signature events including Easter on the Bluff and Bluff SchuetzenFest
• Providing roving and informal interpretation
• Contributing to the sites’ general maintenance and security through light custodial duties and the opening/closing of site facilities Special Projects (as time allows)
• Improving and updating web presence of and references to Kreische Brewery and Monument Hill, possibly including new research conducted by the intern
• There is some latitude for the intern to develop additional projects that (1) meets the student’s interests/field of study and (2) supports current or future endeavors of the Sites and/or Friends Group.
• Current college student (undergraduate or graduate) or recent college graduate
• Background in park management, interpretation, history, education, youth development, communications, or related field preferred
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work effectively independently, as a team member, and with the public
• Proficient computer skills, including word processing and database programs
• Must be able to lift 30 lbs on a regular basis
• Upon appointment, intern must successfully pass a background check