Internship – The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

Paid Internship Opportunity for Fall Semester 2019
Deadline for Submitting Applications is Wednesday, August 7
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture has a paid student internship available for this fall semester, to assist with the move of our archaeological ceramic vessel collection from the main museum location to our off-site repository. This phase of the move is supported by an IMLS grant. The internship requires 150 hours of service and provides a stipend of $2,250 for the semester.
The geographical scope of the Museum’s archaeological collections is primarily New Mexico and the American Southwest. The collection of objects being moved includes funerary objects, and the intern may need to handle these items as well as work in close proximity to them. The overall learning objectives for the internship include developing familiarity with best practices for managing and tracking objects during a move; object handling and packing; reviewing condition assessments and implementing recommendations prepared by conservators; object documentation through photography, collections research and consultation with subject specialists; recording object catalog information and updating records in the collections database. There may also be opportunities to assist with other collections management duties at the Museum as needed.
To apply, please email your resume or curriculum vitae (including references), unofficial transcripts, a cover letter explaining your interest in the internship, and one letter of recommendation to by midnight, Wednesday, August 7, 2019. We anticipate completing a review of applications and selecting an intern by Wednesday, August 21.  If you have any questions regarding this posting, please send inquiries to Julia Clifton, Curator of Archaeological Research Collections, .