The Ruth Mott Foundation looks to recruit team members who are as economically, culturally, and ethnically diverse as the community we serve. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in all its forms, including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Applewood employees and interns are valued members of Ruth Mott Foundation’s mission.
Opportunities are listed here as they become available.
Horticulture Seasonal Assistant (Seasonal)
- To assist the Ruth Mott Foundation’s professional horticulture staff maintain Applewood’s living collections including its gardens, lawns and natural areas as well as delivery of public programs.
Mechanical Seasonal Assistant (Seasonal)
- To maintain and repair Applewood’s motorized grounds equipment and perform preventative maintenance as required to ensure that the grounds and facility systems are in good working order. To assist the Foundation’s professional horticulture team maintain Applewood’s living collections including its gardens, lawns and natural areas.
Director of Collections & Education (Full Time)
- To strategize, develop and manage the Foundation’s estate-based educational programs and events that make use of the Mott family legacy, collections and archives and advance the Foundation’s mission, vision and strategic plan. Works with community organizations and partners to shape and target foundation programs and events. Manages the preservation of and access to the historic collections.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
The Ruth Mott Foundation has paid internships available throughout the year. Internships are open to undergraduate or graduate college students. We offer a well-rounded program whereby each student learns general knowledge and practices in several areas, in addition to working on one specific project to gain a more in-depth and hands-on experience. Projects may be tailored to a student’s coursework or interests and the supervisor will work with students and professors to meet school requirements for classes and credits.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should email a cover letter highlighting specific interests, resume, and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the hours per week you are available and requirements for school credit.
Winter/Spring Semester is January 31st
Summer Semester is March 31st
Fall Semester is July 31st
*Applications accepted until position is filled.
Internships are now available in the Education Department with the Ruth Mott Foundation at Applewood Estate. Related majors include: art history, art (fine or studio), education/teaching, museum studies, history, anthropology/material culture, library science (archives), visual arts, and visual communication. Interns can expect to gain experience in the following areas:
- Education: Work with staff to learn and conduct education programs and tours, develop educational materials for the site, and help organize the department resources. Assist with scheduling educational tours and field trips.
- Events: Assist staff in event planning and delivering special programming; be on site for large events, lead activities for visitors of different ages.
- Collections: Work with the Education department and Collections department to identify artifacts to use in educational programs, learn proper care and handling for an education collection.
- Archives: Assist in researching the archival collection for educational content; help identify archives to use in educational programs, learn proper care and handling.
Internships are now available in the Collections Department with the Ruth Mott Foundation at Applewood. Related majors include: art history, art (fine or studio), education/teaching, museum studies, history, anthropology/material culture, library science (archives), visual arts, and visual communication. Interns can expect to gain experience in the following areas:
- Exhibits: Researching, writing, designing, and installing exhibits.
- Education: Work with staff to learn and conduct education programs and tours, develop educational materials for the site, and help organize the department resources.
- Collections: Assist the Collections department staff with accessioning and cataloging artifacts (using PastPerfect Software), inventory of select collections, use of computerized collections management systems, preparation of artifacts for exhibit or storage, and other registration and digitization projects.
- Archives: Assist in processing archival collections, research requests, and special projects; scan photographs and learn how to use PastPerfect Software for Archival collections.