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🔗Museum/Archives Lab Intern – 800 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Macon, GA
  • 17.00 USD / Hour
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park
  • Job Reference #: 4096b
  • Job Qualifications:

    Strong organizational skills, an attention to detail, museum collections and archival experience, and familiarity with indigenous cultural material (especially ceramics and lithics) are required. Current student or recent graduate of a four-year Museum, Archives, or Archaeology program are preferred. Experience with Microsoft Office and/or collection management databases are required. Good communication skills are required.

  • How to Apply:

    Click on the application button at this listing and follow the instructions to apply online.

  • Job benefits: Paid Time Off (PTO), Housing Allowance, Travel Stipend
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Work will occur in a well-lit, large basement lab/office of a historic visitor center. The position requires sitting and standing and working at a computer. The position also requires hands-on work with archeological collections brought in from the field. Washing, labeling, and bagging artifacts while controlling provenience information is required. Scanning and digitizing records will be daily activities. Optional visits to the field will require preparation for outdoor work. Macon, GA can be extremely hot and humid during the summer months. The work conditions can change quickly with summer storm events. Position requires hiking on uneven or swampy terrain. Biting insects are common and poisonous snakes and other wildlife are present. Poison ivy and thorny vegetation are present. Crew safety is the most important priority at the park and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is provided.
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Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program

Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park is the sacred homeland to the Muscogee people. The park’s archeology spans 12,000 years encompassing indigenous and post-removal occupations. The Muscogee people were forcibly removed for the Macon plateau in the early 19th-century but still return to experience the landscape of their ancestors. Situated along the Ocmulgee River, the park includes both floodplain and upland forests. Mississippian mounds are the most prominent cultural features on the landscape. The city of Macon’s downtown is visible from the summit of the Great Temple Mound. A trail system allows visitors to explore the vegetation and wildlife of the wetland and upland environments.

Under the direction of the Park Archeologist and/or Curator, the successful candidate will process incoming field collections and documentation for archeological inventory. Other duties include washing and cataloging artifacts; entering cataloged artifacts into collections database; digitizing photo logs, shovel test pit forms, and site forms; downloading and archiving photos daily; entering archeological site data the Cultural Resources Inventory Systems (CRIS) database; and preparing all project records for accessioning into the park’s archives. Primarily, this is an office position; however, there will be opportunities for field visits. An attention to detail and excellent organizational skills are required.

This position is part of the Internship Program administered by the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE). The program is a partnership between the National Park Service and NCPE. Eligibility requirements apply; visit for details and instructions on how to apply.

Qualified NCPE interns who successfully complete their internships may count their position towards earning a Public Land Corps (PLC) Non-Competitive Hiring Authority certificate.  Once earned, the PLC hiring authority certificate may be used to apply for eligible Federal temporary, term, or permanent positions. Visit the website listed above for details about this benefit. Successful completion of the internship does not guarantee Federal employment.