Post-Graduate Archival Collections Intern
Gaston County Museum of Art and History
Six Month Internship, 20 hours per week, with potential for extension
August 2019- January 2020
$3,000 stipend for six months
The Gaston County Museum of Art and History is currently seeking a Post-Graduate Archival Collections Intern to focus on accessioning the Museum’s extensive archive. Responsibilities of the archival inventory project will include updating current archival records in PastPerfect to accurately reflect archive holdings, accessioning archival collections into PastPerfect, and overall reorganization of the current museum archive. The end goal of the archive inventory project is to have a completely updated and searchable archive within the museum’s collection. The Archival Collections Intern will also work with the Curator and Register in aiding research and installation of exhibits when necessary.
The successful candidate will be detail oriented, organized, and able to work independently and within a team. Willingness and proficiency with data entry is essential. A strong sense of self-motivation is key. The intern must be able to work with and meet deadlines, lift up to 30 pounds, and climb stairs and ladders. Preference will be given to candidates with a graduate degree in History, Museum Studies or Library Science, and wishing to pursue a career in museums or archives. Knowledge of PastPerfect Museum Software is a plus.
Time Requirements & Location:
Intern will report to the Collections Department at the Gaston County Museum of Art and History in Dallas, NC. This is a six month internship offered at 20 hours per week, with the potential for extension. Stipend for the six month period is $3,000, to be dispersed monthly. Internship dates are August 12th, 2019-January 31st, 2020.
Interested applicants should send curriculum vitae, 2 letters of reference, and a one page cover letter detailing related experience and interest in museum archival collections to Assistant Director Alexandrea Pizza at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 12th, 2019.
The Gaston County Museum is committed to ensuring equal opportunity employment and seeks to hire talented staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations and gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, and national origins.
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