Curatorial Technician Intern
State Historical Society of North Dakota
Salary: $14/hr stipend for graduate student
Closing Date: December 20, 2013
Position Number: 701Curatorial Intern
Requisition Number: None
Status: Full-time, temporary (12 weeks minimum, 6 months maximum, length and dates otherwise flexible)
Type of Recruitment: Internal/External
Date Posted to Web: November 27, 2013
Graduate student in anthropology, U.S. History, American studies, museum studies, natural history, or related field. All applicants must demonstrate a general knowledge of the humanities and/or history, organizational skills, strong communication skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks, and the ability to work independently as well as with a variety of people.
Graduate student in anthropology, U.S. History, American studies, museum studies, natural history, or related field. Education or experience in collections management/museum registration preferred.
To be eligible for a North Dakota State Government Student Internship, a student:
- Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college, or university in the United States, and
- Must be a current full-time student, as defined by that school, in the semester or quarter in which he/she applies for internship, and
- Must have a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Although any student in the United States meeting the above requirements may apply for internship, preference will be given to those students who are attending a college, university, or vocational/technical school within North Dakota and who are North Dakota residents. The internship must be taken for academic credit. It is the student’s responsibility to contact their school or advisor to obtain academic credit within the school’s guidelines.Successful applicants will undergo a criminal background check. The Society may decline to offer an applicant an internship based on the results of that check.
Mail the following required application documents to:
State Historical Society of North Dakota
Attn: Beth Campbell, Visitor Services Coordinator
612 E. Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0830
OR email email@example.com
Required application documents:
- Internship Program Application for Employment, SFN 59151 (Application can also be found at http://www.nd.gov/hrms/jobs/appforms.html.)
- Cover letter
- Official transcript(s)
- One letter of recommendation from an instructor in the subject area.
Applications must be received by December 20, 2013. For more information, assistance or accommodation contact Beth Campbell at 701-328-2666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ND Relay Number: 1-800-366-6888
Summary of Work:
Assist curator of collections management and the registrar (Museum Division) with collections management and registration activities. The intern will have a chance to work on a variety of tasks including accessioning, and cataloging. The intern will receive practical experience in all aspects of registration and collections management as well as other areas of museum work.
The North Dakota Heritage Center is in the final stages of a $55M expansion. The intern will help with a variety of tasks as we move into the new spaces. He or she will assist with inventory and movement of artifacts into new storage areas and help with the installation of exhibits in new and renovated spaces.
The intern will work with updating and cleaning up collections records dealing the military uniform collection and potentially other collections as time permits.
They will help prepare potential acquisitions paperwork so new items can be considered by the museum collections committee.
The intern will develop skills in identification, classification, description, documentation, and storage of museum artifacts. They will also learn about museum registration methods by taking collections from donor offer through the accessioning process.
Location: North Dakota Heritage Center, Bismarck, NDSupervisor: Jenny Yearous, curator of collections management.
As employers, the State of North Dakota and political subdivisions prohibit smoking in all places of state and political subdivision employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.