Museum Technician #32266
Position Type: Internship
Open until Fri, April 30, 2021
Work Hours: 40
Location: Cedar City, UT
Schedule: Monday through Friday, May-August (40 hours/week). The schedule may include weekends and holidays. Start/end dates are flexible.
Dates: May 2021 - August 2021
Agency: National Park Service
Location: Pipe Spring National Monument
This position is within the Cultural Resource Program at Pipe Spring National Monument. The position will focus on museum collections management but may also include opportunities to work with other areas such as exhibits, research, and education. Academic disciplines and areas of interest related to this position include history, museum studies, library and information science, public history, education, archaeology, anthropology, art, and art history.
The tasks and responsibilities may include activities such as care and cleaning of museum objects following prescribed museum housekeeping plans; identifying and labeling objects by matching documentation with physical objects, such as through routine annual inventories or condition reporting; preparing objects for storage or display; entering or updating cataloging data into the NPS’s Integrated Collections Management System (Re:Discovery Proficio); supervise, assist and monitor visitors to the museum facility as needed. Additional opportunities for the successful candidate may include work on a field project with other departments, conduct individual research, attend educational events, and receive training and guidance from local experts. Work is primarily in a climate-controlled office setting, but some work may take place outdoors or in non-climate controlled historic structures. Some climbing of ladders, stooping, bending, and lifting of up to 30 lbs. may be required.
The successful candidate will have strong writing ability, attention to detail, proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, the ability to work independently or as part of a team, excellent time management skills, the ability to receive specific instructions for tasks, and excellent manual dexterity to complete tasks that involve unique or fragile museum artifacts.
Housing: Park Housing may be available.