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CRDIP Curatorial Assistant- Boston National Historical Park

Summary: American Conservation Experience (ACE), a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) is seeking a Curatorial Assistant interested in dedicating 11 weeks to support Boston National Historical Park in conducting the Annual Inventory of their museum collection.

For more information about ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.

Start Date: June 6, 2022

End Date: August 19, 2022

The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program (CRDIP) is a professional development internship that introduces students, from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the National Parks, to career opportunities within Cultural Resource Management in the NPS. Applicants must be 18-30 (up to 35 for Veterans) and either A) in pursuit of a higher education degree or B) still be within two years of graduation from a degree program. CRDIP participants will have the opportunity to attend several professional development webinars as well as write blogs or create videos about their projects throughout the summer.

Location: The earliest Native Americans adapted this landscape for their survival. They lived on the harbor's islands and peninsulas for protection, trapped seafood on its vast tidal plains, and used the coastline and rivers for transportation. When interactions with Europeans began in the 1500s, the people of this place were called the Massachuset. By the early 1600s, English colonists chose to settle this harbor for many of the same advantages. The beginning of this settlement marks the beginning of Boston's written history.

Throughout the next four centuries, the story of Boston has been one of revolution: Stories of dramatic change, intense conflict, painful exploitation, but also empowering pursuits of freedom. Not just one singular "freedom," but many different understandings and ideas of freedom.

For more information regarding Boston National Historical Park in Boston, MA, please visit the NPS website: https://www.nps.gov/bost/index.htm

Living Allowance: ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $480/week to offset the costs of housing, food, and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.

Housing: Park dormitory style housing may be provided at no cost.

AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 300-hour AmeriCorps Education Award ($1,342.86) upon successful completion of service hours.

Position Description: ​​The main focus for the ACE Curatorial Assistant will be conducting the Annual Inventory of the Boston National Historical Park museum collection alongside the park Museum Curator. Collections include historical and archeological objects as well as archives that document the sites that the park administers at the Charlestown Navy Yard, Bunker Hill, Dorchester Heights, and onboard the USS Cassin Young, a WWII and Cold War Era navy ship. The major job responsibilities are to positively identify museum objects and archives, check object locations, accession paperwork, object and archival condition, and record findings on NPS collection inventory forms. This work is done with the Museum Curator and involves traveling to various storage locations and museum exhibit areas all around the park. In addition, through the work of the inventory, the storage environment of objects or archives is often improved in some way via a project that can focus on one portion of the museum collection that is found to require better storage, better description in catalog records or better organization. The Curatorial Assistant and the Curator will identify a group of materials to address in order to improve the archival situation.

Qualifications:

Required

  • Competitive applicants will hold or be pursuing a bachelor's degree and/or have relevant experience in subject areas such as cultural resource management, museum studies, public history, or a related discipline
  • Willing and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner
  • Ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Willing to undergo and must pass required criminal history checks
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • ACE Members must verify that they are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 by the time they start their term or request a medical or religious exemption

To Apply: Please submit your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and experience, and contact information for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/. Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact ACE EPIC Program Manager, Jen Wells at jwells@usaconservation.org.

This position will close on Friday March 18, 2022

EEO: American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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