Museum Technician Intern

Student Conservation Association Staten Island, New York
Job Type Internship

Note: Only applicants within a 1-hour commute to Staten Island can be considered for this position. This is a paid internship.

The Museum Technician Intern will assistant the Park’s Curator on the preservation of Gateway National Recreation Area’s museum and archive collections. 


  • Update various accession records
  • Match field and laboratory notes with related specimens
  • Sort and clean specimens as required, with guidance
  • Catalog specimens and complete records in the museum collection database, following established National Park Service procedures
  • Makes minor repairs on specimens, with guidance
  • Maintain collection storage and laboratory areas;
  • Prepare specimens for storage, following established organizational principles and procedures
  • Make photographic records of objects as required
  • Monitor the environmental conditions of museum storage areas
  • Assist in maintaining museum exhibits

We will make every effort to expose the intern to all aspects of cultural resource and museum collection management as practiced by the NPS.  

Education and Skills Expected
History (degree minor or extensive experience)
Photography (competent with supervision)

Training Provided
The member will attend all available training both in-person and online through NYHP and the NER Museum Services Center.

Location Description
The park’s headquarters located at Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island. The location is accessible by mass transportation.


Click here to apply. Before submitting your internship application, contact Erin Nelson at to waive the $25 application fee. 

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.
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