The Iberville Museum Association seeks to hire 1 Collections Intern for the summer of 2019. The internship will help prepare the candidate for a career in museums and collections management, granting them experience in a small local history museum. The intern will work directly with our director/curator on a collections management project focused on cataloging, organizing, and digitizing our collections. The intern will gain experience in PastPerfect museum software and Digital Curation by researching and organizing collections and enhancing metadata to support a better historical interpretation of the collections.
$12 per hour
160 hours (8 weeks, 20 hours per week) between June-August.
Exact schedule to be determined. Hours will fall within standard work week: M – F, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The collections management project will include, but is not necessarily limited to Enhancement of collections metadata; Processing, rehousing, and digitizing photographs and paper items; Research (e.g. Iberville Parish, Atchafalaya Basin, Sugarcane, Civil Rights); Curating 4-5 social media posts meant to spark conversation on items in our collection.
Meghan Sylvester, Director/Curator
Candidates should be graduate students, recent graduates, or advanced undergraduates with a major in public history, history, museum studies, or a related field.
Ideal candidate will be working towards a career in museums and has a passion for local history; Will need to work well independently and with others as needed; Strong writing and organization skills; Exceptional attention to details; Should have completed coursework in collections care and management; and Ideally have knowledge or prior experience with standard archival practices, object handling, photography, and preservation. PastPerfect experience is preferred, but not required.
Resume, cover letter, and a list of 2 references due by April 15, 2019. Please send application materials to Meghan Sylvester, Director/Curator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.