Jobs & Internships



Employment Opportunities:

Maintenance Specialist (part-time)

Application Form

Application Deadline: November 14, 2018

Applications can be mailed to the following address or dropped off at the Front Desk.

The Schiele Museum of Natural History

Attention: Mark Rudisill

1500 E. Garrison Blvd.

Gastonia, NC 28054

Store Clerk

The Schiele Museum Store is seeking a Store Clerk to join the retail team. The Store Clerk is responsible for greeting visitors and informing them about museum store items. Responsibilities include using a Point of Sale (POS) system, handling money, assisting with receiving stock, stocking shelves, balancing cash receipts with a member of management, and opening and closing the store.

Applicants should have exceptional customer service skills, demonstrated experience in retail or hospitality, and enthusiasm for being a part of a team. Computer and cashier experience is preferred. The position hours and days vary, including weekends, holidays, and occasional evenings. Please email Darlene Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to apply.


The Schiele Museum's internship and fellowship program is designed to provide an educational opportunity for students in the area of museum practice, research, and programming through guided work/research experiences using the resources of the museum. An internship at The Schiele Museum is a prearranged, structured learning experience scheduled within a specific time frame under the direct supervision of Schiele staff and may apply toward academic credit. Most interns work 15 to 25 hours a week. Some interns choose to find a part-time job to help support their stay.

Archaeology Internships:

Will provide an in-service learning experience that illustrates a career in Archaeology and Archaeological Collections management. The intern will learn about critical steps in the application and administration of archaeological research.

Live Animal Husbandry Internships:

Will provide in-service learning experiences in museum live animal care, education and exhibition activities. For a full internship description click here.

For more information and to submit applications please complete the Internship Applicant Form and return to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or mail to 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28054.

Projects vary by department. Past projects include:

- Archaeology: fieldwork on prehistoric sites and artifact analysis.
- Education: assist with developing, presenting and evaluating public programs and workshops.
- 18th Century History and Backcountry Lifeways: researching and presenting living history programs.
- Aboriginal Studies and Primitive Skills: learning primitive skills and assisting with programs and workshops.
- Exhibits: fabricating and installing exhibits, developing databases for exhibitions, developing press kits and editing label text.
- Visitor Services: developing and evaluating visitor guides and giving tours.
- Collections: organizing and cataloging photos, monitoring museum environmental conditions and assisting with upgrading collections storage.
- Exhibits: learn about critical steps in the exhibit development and implementation process. .
- History Education: will learn about application and administration of education programs in the museum setting.
- Interpretation: learn about critical steps development, implementation, and evaluation of program and exhibits products