Interns will work as interpretive guides five days a week at any one of our many locations including: the historic ghost town of Independence, located near the Continental Divide, on Independence pass (elevation 10,500ft); the historic ghost town of Ashcroft, located in the Castle Creek Valley (elevation 9521ft); the Holden/Marolt Mining and Ranching Museum, located in Aspen, or the Wheeler/Stallard Museum also located in Aspen.
Duties include interpretation of the site for visitors, assisting with preservation and maintenance projects, gift shop/book sales, and to help protect the site through education. Additional duties include helping with special events or programs associated with the Aspen Historical Society. Interns must provide own vehicle to get to the site, shared housing is provided. Some of the housing is within the ghost town and requires the ability to live without modern conveniences. A degree (or in process of) in history, archaeology, or a related field is recommended although not required. Couples considered.
There is a stipend offered.
AHS Expectations of Interns:
- Interns are expected to work a 40-hour work week, with two days off each week. Sites are open seven days/week, schedules do fluctuate.
- Internships begin and end as negotiated during the hiring process but typically begin on or around Memorial Day and end Labor Day Weekend.
- All AHS interns are expected to assume professional responsibilities and to complete required projects.
- Interns may be required to attend special events at hours that vary from the typical 8 hour work day. Work schedules will be “flexed” accordingly.
- There is no smoking or alcohol use, at any time, on the job.
- The dress code for AHS is casual, and interns are expected to dress appropriately for their job duties. Special events and docent responsibilities require a more professional appearance and or period costuming.
- Pay periods fall on/around the 1st and 16th of each month.
- Interns shall be required to attend all mandatory training unless their supervisor approves their absence.
- Interns are important ambassadors representing the Aspen Historical Society throughout the summer. It is expected that you will accept this role enthusiastically and carry it with pride.
- Certified Interpretative Guide Training through the National Association for Interpretation (5 days of intensive training with final exam)
- Local and regional history
- Site specific historical research
- Daily accounting procedures (cash counts, sales…)
- Visitor Tracking
To apply, please click the button at the top of the page to download the application.