"My internship at the State Historical Society of North Dakota was one of the most fulfilling experiences of my educational and professional career."
- Katherine Wright
"I utilize many of the skills that I learned at SHSND on a daily basis in my current position and frequently think back to my internship when looking for inspiration for new ways to package or house objects."
- Rachel Gruszka
"The skills and completed projects I was able to add to my resume allowed me to be extremely competitive and secure the job positions I wanted by having real world experience."
- Stacie Petersen
Job ID: 3005291
Closing Date: February 19, 2016
Location: Bismarck, ND
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Salary: $14/hr stipend for graduate student
Anticipated duration: Full time, temporary. 12 weeks minimum, 6 months maximum. Length flexible, start date negotiable.
Rate of Pay: $14.00 per hour
The deadline to apply is February 19th, 2016.
Summary of Work
The intern will assist the Registrar and Assistant Registrar with all museum registration activities. Although the intern will be responsible for a high priority project, updating the Museum Collections Procedural Manual, there will also be the opportunity to work on a variety of both registration and collections management tasks. These tasks may include, but are not limited to, donor communications, accessioning, cataloging, research, artifact loans, and collections inventories.
Duties and Tasks
The intern will assist the Registrar and Assistant Registrar (Museum Division) with all registration activities as well as work with the curatorial and exhibit staff on various projects.
He/she will learn about museum registration methods by preparing Potential Acquisitions Proposals for the Museum Collections Committee to review, writing gift agreements, interacting with the public, accessioning collections, processing artifact loan renewals, facilitating collection inventories, writing deaccession proposals, and assuring PastPerfect or Re:Discovery database records are current. The intern will also have the opportunity to work with the collections staff cataloging, photographing, and housing artifacts.
The intern will also rewrite the current Museum Procedures Manual to reflect new procedural changes regarding the Museum Division collection's database, integrated pest management, and environmental monitoring.
North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum, Bismarck, ND
The State Historical Society of North Dakota, headquartered in Bismarck, North Dakota, recently added approximately 40,000 sq. ft. of new and remodeled exhibit gallery space and 14,000 sq. ft. of on-site collections storage for museum collections.
Applicant must be a graduate student with major in Museum Studies, US History, Anthropology, Natural History, or related field. Class work or experience in museum registration of collections management preferred.
To be eligible for a North Dakota State Government Stipend Student Internship, a student:
All applications for open State Historical Society of North Dakota positions must be made via the State of North Dakota Careers site. Paper submissions are not accepted.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Application materials should include information that directly addresses how the applicant meets the minimum qualifications and summary of work.
Applicants are screened based on qualifications, successful completion of the interview process and a background and criminal investigation.
Anyone needing assistance or accommodations during any part of the application please contact Erica Houn: E-mail: email@example.com phone: (701) 328-2327, fax: (701) 328-3710. If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the Application Process or uploading attachments please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (701) 328-3290.
For information regarding the position please contact Melissa Thompson at (701) 328-2691 or email@example.com.
Learn more about the State Historical Society of North Dakota: www.history.nd.gov
Visit North Dakota State government: http://www.nd.gov
Applications must be received by end of business February 19, 2016. Interviews and selection process will be completed by March 11, 2016. For more information, assistance or accommodations contact Beth Campbell at 701-328-2666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.
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