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Collections Intern, Graduate School: Lincoln & Fort Stanton Historic Sites - Lincoln, NM

Monday, March 13, 2023 2:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Collections Intern, Graduate School 

Department: Department of Cultural Affairs

Type: Full Time, 10 Weeks

Salary: $18.15 - $29.04 Hourly | $37,752 - $60,403 Annually

Best Consideration Date: April 2, 2023

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An internship with Lincoln and Fort Stanton Historic sites provides a unique opportunity to work with historic collections pertaining to New Mexico and the West. With mentoring from professional staff, the collections intern will gain an introduction to collection management, cataloging, inventorying, and/or organization. During a 10-week summer internship, the collections intern will take on special projects as time and interest allow. Projects offer hands on experience in collecting, organizing, and proper storage of artifacts.

Projects may be in areas including:
-collections maintenance, i.e. documenting and amending locations and rehousing artifacts, in either the Guardhouse storage area at Fort
Stanton or the Woods Annex in Lincoln.
-working directly with an individual collection on processing or cataloging ( e.g. cataloging and adding accession numbers to the objects in
the Dr. Woods House).
-Cataloging and reorganizing of archival collections at Lincoln and Fort Stanton.

Desired Outcomes:
Students from New Mexico interested in pursuing a career in museums or historic sites have trouble entering the field because there are limited opportunities in New Mexico to gain professional experience. The intern will receive hands-on training and demonstrate a concrete contribution to a collections project. At the end of their internship, they will have applied experience in collections management functions like proper handling of artifacts; and organizing, describing, and managing permanent collections; creating and maintaining digital records; and conducting research around historical questions.

Ideal Candidate:
Desired qualifications include enrollment in or completion of a master's program in Museum Studies, Public History, History, Southwest
Studies, Anthropology, Art History, or any related field. Must demonstrate willingness and ability to work in a museum/historic site setting
with the public, coworkers, and with collections.


Currently enrolled in a Graduate School Program at an accredited college or university OR completion of at least two semesters (or equivalent) of a graduate level program at an accredited college or university within the last two (2) years.

To apply please visit the State of NM Careers Website.

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