American Conservation Experience - EPIC & CORPS
  • National Park Service
  • Cornish, NH, USA
  • 200/week
  • Other
  • Fellowship
  • EPIC

Summary:American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service is seeking ONE Curatorial Fellow interested in dedicating 52 weeks in support of National Park Service at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in New Hampshire.

This Fellowship is an experience in the multifaceted duties and responsibilities of the Curatorial department in areas of collections maintenance and exhibitions development. The Fellow will enhance skills and knowledge of museum practices and procedures through their year of assignments.

 

Start: Fall, 2018 (likely September)

End: Fall, 2019 (52 weeks from start date) 

Duration: *a 52-week minimum commitment is required*

 

Location: Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, NH

 

Project Website:For more information regarding Saint-Gaudens National Historical Site, or the National Park Service, please visit:http://www.nps.gov/saga. For more information on the ACE Internship Program, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.

 

Compensation:The ACE Intern will receive a $200/week living stipend paid out biweekly and funds for approved project-related travel will be available.

AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 1700-hour ($5,815) AmeriCorps Education Award, or 2x 900-hour awards ($2,907.50 each) upon successful completion of internship service hours. Additional enrollment is required for AmeriCorps participation.

Housing: Housing is available within walking distance to the park at no cost to the intern. A personal vehicle is required for the duration of the Fellowship as no mass transit is locally available. 

 

Position Description: Assisting the Curator and Museum Technician, the ACE Fellow will receive practical hands-on experience working in the Curatorial Department at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site.

 

Duties will include:

 

  • Assist with recording inventory for a vast collection featuring sculptural works in bronze and plaster, oil and watercolor paintings, prints, photographs, post cards and other ephemera, books, textiles, medals, coins, and ceramics.
  • Proper object handling techniques and basic methods for object care, specifically treatments in bronze preservation (training included).
  • Rehousing and labeling objects for storage, catalogue artifacts and maintain archival records.
  • Opportunities exist for exhibit development, hosting and engaging public forums and contributing content for social media platforms.
  • Routine maintenance of the historic home, art studio, and exhibit gallery spaces.

 

Training: Curatorial staff will provide orientation to the park, historical overview and introduction to collections. Opportunities to gain a broader knowledge of the museum profession would include attending staff meetings, shadowing park staff in different activities, and outings to other museum institutions. The intern will also have the opportunity to meet professionals from other museums in the Upper Connecticut River Valley to broaden their museum experience.

 

Qualifications:The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate their skills and experience through their resume and application and be in pursuit of obtainingorwithin two years of having obtaineda Bachelor/Master/PhD degree in history, anthropology, cultural resource management, archaeology, public history, or other relevant field.

Required:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Must be 18 to 35 years of age (21 to 35 if driving is part of the project duties)
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals within NPS.
  • Must have effective communication skills with diverse audiences; ability to serve alone and in a group.
  • Must have a valid driver's license, clean driving record, and ability to provide documentation.
  • Deep interest in American history, art, research and respect for nature is critical.
  • Ability to serve both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather (heat, cold, etc.)
  • English proficiency is imperative.
  • Ability and willingness to undergo a federal criminal background check is required.

Preferred:

  • Knowledge and skills in the principles of museum practices.
  • Be somewhat dexterous and spatially mindful when exercising caution to care for and handle artifacts.
  • Basic Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Excellent writing, research, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Bilingual applicants are encouraged and welcome.

The CRDIP Intern must be willing and able to represent ACE and the NPS in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing. 

To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with contact information for 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right-hand corner of the position listing on our website here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/.

NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications are received. This posting may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the ACE EPIC Outreach and Recruitment Technician at tklotz@usaconservation.org or 385.522.3171.

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