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Museum Curator Assistant - Chamizal National Memorial

Environment for the Americas El Paso, Texas
Deadline Mar 01, 2118
Job Type Internship

Environment for the Americas coordinates diversity internship programs for many organizations. Our goals are to provide science-based internships and other career-building experiences for racially and ethnically diverse undergraduate, graduate, and recently graduated students to increase relevance, diversity and inclusion in national parks, national forests, and other public lands and natural areas.

The park and cultural resources program need to be met from this internship during the 10 week period will be to assist in reducing the number of undocumented non-accessioned items in the collection while identifying those that might need to be accessioned at a future point in time. This will require updating an existing WORD document of non-accessioned files begun in February of 2018. The non-accessioned items include various objects, pieces of artwork, administration files, and other types of files. Another important goal for this project will be to assist in accessioning and cataloging various objects and documents in the park’s ICMS museum database, which are presently dedicated to a museum laptop computer. This will help in significantly reducing our backlog of non-accessioned and non-cataloged objects and archival material. By park staff prioritizing the items to be accessioned and cataloged the intern will be able to contribute to the preparation for a new park exhibit that will feature some of the items to be accessioned and cataloged. As part of the cataloging process, the intern may be asked to conduct online and/or library research on specific objects and archival materials in order to properly describe them in the ICMS database. If time allow, the intern will be able to participate with park staff in conducting a required annual inventory of park museum collections, including all archival materials.  This internship is 11 weeks starting after mid May and going until August. This internship is stipend and travel and housing cost are included. 

Qualifications:

  • Age 18 to 35
  • Possess US citizenship or permanent residence
  • Be enrolled in a post-secondary educational program or have graduated from college within the past year
  • Have a strong interest, or relevant experience, in areas pertaining to, but not limited to, history, historic preservation, public history, museum studies, archaeology, cultural interpretation, landscape architecture, anthropology or other related fields.
  • Bilingual skills (Spanish/English) helpful and more needed for some positions
  • Be social media savvy!

HOW TO APPLY

Apply at https://www.environmentamericas.org/apply/  . Also check out other internship opportunities in a variety of fields and locations around the US.

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