Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum – Summer Internship

Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum
Announcement: Summer Internship
Internship Location: Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum, Douglas, WY
Compensation: This position is unpaid and no housing is provided. Qualified candidates may receive academic credit through their college or university.
Apply By: February 16, 2018
Start Date: June 2018 Open Positions: 1-3
Desired Schedule: 30 hours/week (Tuesday – Saturday) for 10-12 Weeks (June-Aug).
Job Duties: Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum interns will be working with the Curator and will chose one of the following three areas to concentrate on during their internship. The area of interest will be chosen once the intern is hired. The three areas of concentration are as follows:
1.) Collections Management/Registration:
-Primary duties include inventorying a select portion of the museum collection and reconciling any existing digital and paper records for those objects.
– Intern will work with the museum’s collection management software, PastPerfect.
– Intern will assist in processing incoming and outgoing loans and acquisitions as needed.
– Intern will be trained on object handling and condition reports.
– Intern will be required to work with staff and volunteers and interact with the public.
-Other duties as they arise.
2.) Interpretation:
– Primary duties include creating new text and labels for artifacts currently on display throughout the entire museum.
– Research, plan and design, interpretive signs and reader rails at Ft. Fetterman State Historic site.
-knowledge of Photoshop, scanning and printing is required.
– Intern will have to work with staff and volunteers and interact with the public.
– Other duties as they arise.
3.) Archival Collections:
– Primary duties include working in the Museum’s library, applying archival principles to arrangement of archival materials of various formats.
– Recording general information about archival collections, including a box and folder inventory.
– Entering archives collections into collection management software, PastPerfect.
– Photographs and all other formats throughout the collection will require assignment of accession numbers, description of images depicted, measurements, and identification of various historic formats.
-Scanning and uploading images to the archival record in PastPerfect.
-Knowledge of Archival best standards and practices in desired.
– Other duties as they arise.

The student will specify which area he/she would like to concentrate on for the duration of the internship. This decision must be provided prior to set start date and may not be changed once in the program.
There will be events that the student may be required to help other staff with and may be on a holiday such as 4th of July.
Qualifications:
– BA in Museum Studies or related discipline such as public history, history,
library science or related field.
– Detail oriented.
– Knowledge of PastPerfect museum software preferred but not required.
– Excellent written and communication skills.
– Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets.
– Knowledge of accessioning principles and standards.
– Knowledge of museum best practices and standards.
– Graduate level preferred, but not required.

To Apply for this Position:
Email Cover letter, Resume and two letters of recommendation to jenna.thorburn1@wyo.gov by February 16, 2018.

Announcement: Summer Internship
Internship Location: Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum, Douglas, WY
Compensation: This position is unpaid and no housing is provided. Qualified candidates may receive academic credit through their college or university.
Apply By: February 16, 2018
Start Date: June 2018 Open Positions: 1-3
Desired Schedule: 30 hours/week (Tuesday – Saturday) for 10-12 Weeks (June-Aug).
Job Duties: Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum interns will be working with the Curator and will chose one of the following three areas to concentrate on during their internship. The area of interest will be chosen once the intern is hired. The three areas of concentration are as follows:
1.) Collections Management/Registration:
-Primary duties include inventorying a select portion of the museum collection and reconciling any existing digital and paper records for those objects.
– Intern will work with the museum’s collection management software, PastPerfect.
– Intern will assist in processing incoming and outgoing loans and acquisitions as needed.
– Intern will be trained on object handling and condition reports.
– Intern will be required to work with staff and volunteers and interact with the public.
-Other duties as they arise.
2.) Interpretation:
– Primary duties include creating new text and labels for artifacts currently on display throughout the entire museum.
– Research, plan and design, interpretive signs and reader rails at Ft. Fetterman State Historic site.
-knowledge of Photoshop, scanning and printing is required.
– Intern will have to work with staff and volunteers and interact with the public.
– Other duties as they arise.
3.) Archival Collections:
– Primary duties include working in the Museum’s library, applying archival principles to arrangement of archival materials of various formats.
– Recording general information about archival collections, including a box and folder inventory.
– Entering archives collections into collection management software, PastPerfect.
– Photographs and all other formats throughout the collection will require assignment of accession numbers, description of images depicted, measurements, and identification of various historic formats.
-Scanning and uploading images to the archival record in PastPerfect.
-Knowledge of Archival best standards and practices in desired.
– Other duties as they arise.

The student will specify which area he/she would like to concentrate on for the duration of the internship. This decision must be provided prior to set start date and may not be changed once in the program.
There will be events that the student may be required to help other staff with and may be on a holiday such as 4th of July.
Qualifications:
– BA in Museum Studies or related discipline such as public history, history,
library science or related field.
– Detail oriented.
– Knowledge of PastPerfect museum software preferred but not required.
– Excellent written and communication skills.
– Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets.
– Knowledge of accessioning principles and standards.
– Knowledge of museum best practices and standards.
– Graduate level preferred, but not required.

To Apply for this Position:
Email Cover letter, Resume and two letters of recommendation to jenna.thorburn1@wyo.gov by February 16, 2018.