Working at the BCHA

From time to time the BCHA may have a position come up for employment.  All applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume in order to be considered for open positions.  See below for any open positions we may currently have!

We are not hiring at this time.

Volunteering & Internships

Volunteers are the life-blood of the BCHA and are an important part of our team.  Even a few hours can mean the difference when it comes to making a deadline or ensuring no one gets left behind at our many events.  You can opt to volunteer on occasion or create a regular schedule, the flexibility of the corps means that no matter if you’re in high school, working at the office, or just retired, you can still make an impact on our guests!  Some of the areas we’re seeking help include:

Our biggest project at this time is the reorganization of our collections and archives and as such, volunteers will be helping in the following areas:

  • Researching existing artifacts to increase available information
  • Assist with the rehousing of artifacts and noting their new homes for record purposes
  • Supporting the curator with research requests
  • Assist in pulling items for future exhibits as needed

Programming and events happen throughout the year and there are many ways a volunteer can help make these events wonderful for all:

  • Serve as program hosts, where you greet guests, ensure refreshments are replenished
  • During weekend-long events, help with set up and tear down as needed and serve as a point of contact for guests
  • For large scale events, help with general upkeep (i.e. collecting silent auction papers, etc.)

Due to our current budget, the BCHA is only able to offer unpaid internships to interested students.  Because of this, during the school year we will only take students from institutions located in Southwest Michigan, South Bend, and Northwest Indiana during the school year.  Students who are from these areas and who attend other colleges can seek summer internships with the BCHA with the understanding that the position is unpaid.  

 While the BCHA is a history museum and history majors are welcomed, we’re also a great location for other majors to expand their skills!  Museums are a multi-disciplinary field and we’re happy to pair an intern with an existing project or work to create a new one that advances our mission.

If you are interested in interning with the BCHA, feel free to look at our Internship Information Sheet here.  You can also email our director Rhiannon at rcizon@berrienhistory.org to discuss this further.