A LITTLE ABOUT US:
The Custer Battlefield Museum is located in Garryowen, Montana, "Where the Battle of the Little Big Horn Began." The Museum is recognized as a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation, supported exclusively through private funding. We are located on the historic site where Sitting Bull’s camp was attacked by Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer’s troops in 1876. This year is the 143rd commemoration of the Battle.
The Museum's primary mission is to educate the general public on the Western Migration Movement, American expansion, and the Battle of the Little Big Horn. This institution also collects, preserves, and exhibits original artifacts, Native American beadwork, photographs, paintings, and rare books and manuscripts related to Custer, the Battle, and other frontier subjects. Extensive exhibits of Native American and 7th Cavalry artifacts include many items excavated from the Battlefield, as well as ephemera belonging to General George Armstrong Custer, his brother Tom Custer, Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Lewis & Clark, and other important figures of the time.
The Museum’s collection of more than one hundred D.F. Barry photographs has toured internationally and is now on permanent display. The Tomb of the Unknown United States Soldier, dedicated during the 50th anniversary of Custer’s massacre, is a highlight on the Museum grounds and is maintained by this institution. During the 125th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, a Peace Memorial monument was erected with life-sized busts of Sioux Chief Sitting Bull and 7th Cavalry General George Custer.
Seeking a mature and experienced individual with history in their veins to fill a three-month or longer internship position with the Custer Battlefield Museum in beautiful Garryowen, Montana (May through September; exact dates are flexible). Responsibilities include serving as Museum / Trading Post staff in a variety of projects and promotions related to the Museum’s collection and displays, such as brainstorming ideas to promote the Museum and collaborating with staff on promotional and fundraising ideas for the planned Elizabeth Custer Library and Museum. Additional duties include admissions, handling cash, helping with retail Trading Post inventory and sales (Trading Post sales support the Museum’s activities), answering questions and online inquiries, and educating tourists in various aspects of the famous Battle. The Museum and Trading Post average 100+ visitors daily. Intern will also be asked to maintain social media sites.
Custer Battlefield Museum is a state-approved tourist information center. In addition to answering questions about the Battle of the Little Bighorn, the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, and the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, intern should be prepared to answer general questions about Eastern Montana tourist sites, Yellowstone National Park, and Mount Rushmore.
Submit your resume and a cover letter with background information and your qualifications. BE SURE TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: interest/education in American/Western history, exact availability dates, and three academic/professional references.