Museum Collection Management Internships Charles Town, WV
Harpers Ferry Center
Salary: $15.00/hour (direct deposit required)
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Full time (40 hours per week) preferred but a part time schedule may be possible.
Job Summary: Works with collections staff to pack, move, and unpack collections as necessary for an internal facility move during renovations to collection storage areas and the conservation laboratories. Intern will work with a wide-variety of artifacts including art, furniture, decorative arts, paper and rare books, guns, natural history specimens, ceramics, glassware, and ethnographic objects. Inventory collections before move and after unpacking. Inventory and pack library books for off-site storage during renovation. Assist with environmental monitoring, IPM, and other preventive care. Intern will receive training and gain hands-on experience in professional registration work, use of bar coding with collections, inventory, packing, and object handling.
Qualifications: Student or recent graduate in Museum Studies or closely related degree. Experience packing and moving collections a plus but training will be provided. Attention to detail required. Applicants must have experience in using computer software, and the ability to present oral and written information in a clear and concise manner. Work requires prolonged standing, walking, bending, climbing ladders, and lifting up to 40 lbs.
Duration: Estimated start date is fall 2018, although there is some flexibility depending upon availability and course schedule (and pending completion of background check).
Other Requirements: The internship is paid through the National Center for Preservation Education (NCPE), which requires a museum studies or humanities-related degree track. A valid driver’s license is required for this position. Own transportation required as no public transport is available. Applicants must be enrolled students or have graduated within the past 12 months. US citizenship is required. Successful candidates must pass the National Park Service’s background security investigation process. This process must be started at least one month before anticipated start date and internship cannot start without this clearance.
Other information: Internship may be used for credit, subject to university approval. Housing is not provided but may be found in the local area.
Application Procedures: Applicants should submit a current resume, list of references (with contact information for references), and copy of college transcripts. All application materials should be sent via email to and must be received by midnight on August 17, 2018.
EEO Statements: The National Park Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be made solely on the basis of merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, creed, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, or any other non-merit factors.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted July 21st

Graduate Archives Intern Alexandria, VA
National Women's History Museum
The National Women's History Museum is seeking an intern to assist with a variety of tasks including but not limited to basic cataloging, data entry, and rehousing of manuscripts and records in the collections.
- Qualified candidates should be current or recent graduate students in Library Science, Archival Science, Preservation, History, or a related field.
- Applicants should have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills as well as the ability to multitask.
* Experience with archival principles highly preferred.
- Start date is flexible. The internship will run between May and August.
- Must be able to work at least 20 hours per week to total 240 work hours over the course of the internship.
- Must be able to complete all work hours in the Museum offices located in Alexandria, Virginia.
Interns will receive a stipend of $1000 to be used for travel, housing, and other expenses.
Please submit your cover letter and resume to with the subject line of “Graduate Archives Intern.” Call 703-461-1920 for more information.
To be considered for Fall 2018 applications must be submitted by 9am ET August 1st.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted July 13th

Newseum Fall Collections Internship
Washington, DC
Are you looking for an exciting internship that will provide you with the skills necessary to help you obtain full-time museum employment? If so, the Newseum’s Collections Internship is for you!
The Newseum, a revolutionary 250,000-square-foot museum that promotes, explains and defends free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment, offering visitors an experience that blends five centuries of history with technology and hands-on exhibits. At the Newseum, we pride ourselves on creating up-to-the minute exhibits and actively collecting modern and historic print news materials. As a Newseum intern you will work at our museum downtown and have the opportunity to work at our storage center in Laurel, Maryland once a week (with Newseum provided transportation from DC). Internship hours are flexible and can be arranged to fit individual’s schedules - this can include morning work. You will be a member of the small, dynamic Collections team and will be able to make an enormous contribution to the work we do. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain Collections experience and be involved in the day-to-day operations of one of Washington, D.C.’s most popular museums!
Intern responsibilities will include, but are not limited to assisting the Registrar and Collections Specialist with the following tasks:
- Daily monitoring and recording of environmental conditions (temperature, relative humidity, lighting, etc.) in gallery spaces
- Processing donations and incoming loans, including cataloging artifacts in database
- Monitoring and reporting on exhibition conditions as they pertain to exhibited collections
- Assisting with the cleaning of exhibits and artifacts on display pre-opening
- Aiding in the installation and de-installation of exhibited artifacts
- Compiling information for the new Standard Facilities Report particularly regarding the environmental conditions/calculations for each of the galleries
- Helping with basic artifact conservation
For internship:
Candidates should be currently enrolled in or should have recently finished a museum-related graduate or undergraduate program, possess basic computer skills, an interest in collections/registration work, and the ability to lift 30 pounds.
Timing/Duration/Pay: Internships last for a minimum of 12 weeks beginning in early September 2018 and may be part or full time. Interns must work a minimum of 2 ½ days/week with an 8am-4pm (full day) and 8am-12pm (half day) schedule. This internship position is primarily for college credit.
Application Deadline: July 27th, 2018
Application Process: Please send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to:
Human Resources Department
555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted July 12th

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