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Museum Collections Member - Andersonville National Historic Site

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking ONE Museum Collections Member to assist Andersonville National Historic Park staff with museum operations and collections management.

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

Start Date: October 2022 (flexibility is available for the right candidate)

End Date: 12 weeks from start date

*A 12 week minimum commitment is required*


Location: Andersonville National Historic Site, Andersonville, Georgia.

Andersonville National Historic Site is located in south central Georgia. Andersonville National Historic Site began as a stockade built about 18 months before the end of the U.S. Civil War to hold Union Army prisoners captured by Confederate soldiers. The site is a Civil War prisoner-of-war camp, it commemorates the sacrifices borne by American prisoners not only in the 1861-65 conflict but in all wars. The prison site is partially reconstructed. It includes the National Prisoner of War Museum and an active cemetery, Andersonville National Cemetery.Today, Andersonville National Historic Site comprises three distinct components: the former site of Camp Sumter military prison, the Andersonville National Cemetery, and the National Prisoner of War Museum, which opened in 1998 to honor all U.S. prisoners of war in all wars.


For more information about the Andersonville National Historic Site, please visit https://www.nps.gov/ande.


Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $560/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly. They will also receive a $650 travel allowance to aid in the costs of relocation and commuting to the duty station.

Housing: Housing is the responsibility of the member and not provided by ACE or NPS.


Position Description:

The Member will work under the supervision of the Curator, and generally perform work related to curatorial and collection management. There is a focus on accountability, preservation, and accessibility of museum collections. The Member will assist with identifying and cataloging museum collections and supporting the long term preservation of museum collections.

Duties may include:

  • The Member will catalog 300 to 500 museum items into the museum collection following National Park Service Museum Handbook procedures. Catalog data will be entered into the Interior Collection Management System (ICMS).
  • The Member will perform museum housekeeping as outlined in the Andersonville National Historic Site's Housekeeping Plan.
  • The Member will perform museum integrated pest management as outlined in the Andersonville National Historic Site's Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPM) and enter collected data into park's IPM database.
  • The Member will perform environmental monitoring of collection spaces as outlined in Integrated Pest Management Plan using Hoboware software and creating monthly graphs of data collected.
  • The Member will assist curator in accountability of collections while performing the annual museum inventories.
  • The Member will write an article detailing their experiences learned from the Membership.
  • TheMember will upgrade housing of museum objects for proper storage and preservation of collection.

This individual placement is meant to facilitate professional development and promotes exposure to land management agencies and networking with professionals. This could include gaining experience in different conservation fields and shadowing different work groups.

Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a hiring authority upon completion of their term of service. PLC projects also include specific eligibility requirements such as age and citizenship. Please contact ACE staff with questions about eligibility.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Members must be US citizen or Permanent Resident, as required to comply with U.S. government contracts
  • 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.
  • If driving is required: A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request).
  • If Driving is NOT required: A current and valid form of ID (will be required to provide copies of ID's upon hiring)
  • 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 or have requested and been granted a medical or religious exemption to vaccination by the time they start their term.
  • To learn more about eligibility requirements, please visit our website here.

Preferred:

  • The main characteristic sought in a candidate is a background in museum studies, historic preservation, public history or archives, preferably with an interest in museum collections management.
  • Ability to be flexible, detail oriented, and responsible
  • Excellent organization skills in terms of cataloging, keeping inventory, and scanning/editing images
  • Museum collections experience
  • Environmental monitoring experience such as temperature/humidity readings, light readings, and integrated pest management
  • Deep interest in cultural/historic preservation, museum preservation, and respect for nature

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. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact ACE EPIC Recruitment and Outreach Manager, Victoria Yee at vyee@usaconservation.org.

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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