Student Employment
Student Employment

The Mountain Heritage Center is proud to employ student workers: graduate students, work study students, interns, and volunteers. Our goal is to help students advance their experience by working in a 'real world' environment.

Furthermore, an objective for the Mountain Heritage Center is to help students at work on projects that pertain to their field of study. We take pride in treating each and every student worker as a fully fledged team member in our workplace. We are pleased to offer opportunities for students regardless of major. Check out our Facebook Page to see student workers in action and see this video students created to help others learn more about what we do.

Here at the MHC you can experience the majesty of mountain history coming alive in front of you. The past collides with the present and as a student employee you can become part of something bigger then yourself. Come join our team!

MHC grad students at work

Graduate Students  [from left: Katie Bell (MA '15), Emily Baker (MA '15), Dustin Norris (MA '14)]

Ms. Bell is now with the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History & Science, Ms. Baker works at MESDA in Winston Salem, and Mr. Norris is the Curator at the Anderson County Museum, SC

Assist with a variety of museum related tasks that could include general office work; artifact description, handling, and cleaning; K-12 program support; graphic design; light construction; interior design. Must possess good attention to detail and ability to work alone; good reading and writing skill; interest in historical research, along with the additional responsibilities. Many duties and projects will be handled as part of small groups including other students and staff members.  

Christy Taylor, MA in History ('18)

 


Interns

Assist with a variety of museum related tasks that could include general office work; artifact description, handling, and cleaning; school program support; graphic design; light construction; interior design. Must possess good attention to detail and ability to work alone; good reading and writing skills; interest in historical research. 

Jason Morse, History ('17)

Kasie Rawlings, Anthropology ('18)

 


Work Study

MHC Curatorial Assistant

Assist with a variety of museum related tasks that could include general office work; artifact description, handling, and cleaning; school program support; graphic design; light construction; interior design. Must possess good attention to detail and ability to work alone; good reading and writing skill; interest in historical research.

Hannah Wade, History ('17)

Abby Powers, History and English  ('18)

 

MHC Receptionist

General office work, answer telephone, filing, copier, computer, fax, scanner. Greet visitors and provide information as needed. Handle sales from the museum store. Keep information booth up to date in the MHC gallery.

Justin Barlow, Social Work ('19)

Destiny Blevins, Education ('17)

Kayla Hicks, Education ('18)

Casey Johnson, History ('19)

Abby Powers, English ('17)

Becca Rhinehart, History ('18)

Chris Textor, Parks and Recreation ('19)

Ashton Woody, English ('18)

 

MHC Website Content Manager

Upload multi-media content to a content management system and other associated MHC websites; convert digital media to appropriate size and file format for web delivery; tag and enter media data for new content; use other technologies (i.e. Web 2.0, social networking) as needed. 


Volunteers

The Mountain Heritage Center is glad to host students for Service Learning opportunities. Tasks and roles can depend on the number of hours needed and/or the interests of the volunteer.

 

Copyright by Western Carolina University      •      Cullowhee, NC 28723      •      828.227.7211      •      Contact WCU
Maintained by the Office of Web Services      •      Directions      •      Campus Map      •      Emergency Information      •      Text-Only

Office of Web Services