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🔗Museum Technician Intern – 800 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Interior, SD, USA
  • Hourly USD / Year
  • August 11, 2022
  • Department: Badlands National Park - Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
  • Job Reference #: 4043
  • Hourly Salary ($): 17.00
  • Job Qualifications:

    Graduate student or recent graduate (within the past 12 months) working in Museum Studies or archives preferred; a combination of experience in the field and relevant coursework will also be considered. Attention to detail is very important.

  • How to Apply:

    Click on the application button at this listing and follow the instructions for applying online.

  • Job benefits: Paid time off (PTO); housing may be available.
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: May include repetitious movement, working on step ladders, and requires the ability to lift 50lbs.
  • Application Email: waso_cr-intern@nps.gov

Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program

The successful candidate will work directly with the Museum Curator to meet National Park Service (NPS) curation standards for managing museum collections. The intern will be responsible for a variety of projects including processing and cataloging museum collections as reported on two parks’ Collections Management Report (CMR) using the Interior Collection Management System (ICMS), re-housing museum records and archival materials, and cataloging and updating natural and cultural catalog records. Other duties include inventorying, unpacking, and re-housing museum objects and artifacts in the museum storage space. Assisting curatorial staff in regular housekeeping and environmental monitoring, and maintaining an access and use log.  Housing may be available but transportation is the intern’s responsibility. The start date and weekly schedule are negotiable.

This position is offered by the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) in cooperation with the National Park Service. To be eligible you must be a current college-level student or recent graduate (within the past 12 months) in the cultural resources or allied fields; show academic promise; and a U.S. citizen. For more about eligibility and how to apply, visit https://preservenet.org/ncpe-internships/#

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply

    Eligibility

    To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program or recently graduated (within the past 12 months) and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $15.00 or $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

    The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at manager@preservenet.org.

    Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.

    How to Apply

    You may review NCPE's internship opportunities during the Summer and Winter application rounds without registering. Use the search function to find listings by location, keyword, or area of interest/category. Once you identify one or more positions of interest, there is a 3-step application process.

    Step 1: Click on the Apply for Job button, then select Universal Application. Click on Register to create a User Account, which requires a username and email. A link will be sent to you from manager@preservenet.org to create a password. We suggest that you add this email to your safe senders list so you don't miss receiving this important link. You will be instructed to Log In to Preservenet using your user name or email and password, which will take you back to the Universal Application.

    Step 2: The Universal Application is required to apply for all NCPE internships. You fill out this form only once. In addition to contact information, educational status, work history, and experience, it requires two attachments: (1) the 2 most recent years of academic transcripts. These may be unofficial transcripts if official versions are unavailable. PDF only. (2) a resume or CV (curriculum vitae). Please limit to a maximum of 4 pages; 2 pages preferred. May be .doc, .docx or PDF. This form may be saved as a draft and completed later. Use the link provided to return to the form.

    Step 3: Once you submit the Universal Application, you may browse and apply for NCPE internships using the link provided. Complete the application process by clicking on the Apply for job button found at each internship listing and upload the required Essay. Use the essay to explain why you are applying for an internship, including how your interest areas will benefit the National Park Service (NPS) and how the internship will further your studies and career goals. Be as specific as possible; there is a 400-word maximum length. Submit the essay to finish the application for that position. You may apply for a maximum of 6 internships during this application round. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!

    Once the deadline for submission has passed, NPS supervisors will review the applications and may contact candidates for a phone interview. Candidates who are not selected will be notified. Please allow about 4 weeks after the deadline before inquiring about the status of your application.

Logging in with a Registered User Account and completing the Universal Application is required to apply for NCPE Internships. Please visit the Universal Application page to register for an account and complete the form. After logging in and completing the form, refreshing this listing will display the Job Application to apply online.



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