Museum Collections Internship

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Historic Georgetown Inc
305 Argentine Street
Georgetown, CO
Posted: December 30 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid (College Credit Required)

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Description

Overview: Georgetown is a National Historic Landmark District (NHLD) and protected to help tell the story of the American West. Historic Georgetown was formed as a private non-profit organization in 1970 to assist in the efforts to preserve and interpret Georgetown's mining past. While federal, state, local government and local organizations work to restore landmark sites, most of Georgetown's 200 19th-century structures are privately owned, protected, and preserved by local citizens. Today, Georgetown is a study in history, architecture, and historic preservation in addition to being a living 21st-century community. The NHLD encompasses both Georgetown and Silver Plume, the narrow-gauge railroad that straddles the high valley between the two towns, along with some of the mountainsides that surround the high-mountain villages.

Description:

Broad Scope of Position: Intern will assist the Hamill House Museum (which is under the umbrella of HGI) Collection’s Manager in the process of digitally cataloging HGI’s museum collections using the PastPerfect collections management database.

Intern will also have the opportunity (if desired) to curate an exhibit for the Hamill House Museum.

This internship will teach the intern basic museum cataloguing and processing skills for a small Victorian era museum.

Outcomes: This internship will teach the intern basic museum cataloging and processing skills for a small late Victorian house museum. By the end of the internship, the intern will be able to identify and accurately describe objects including (furnishings, costumes and textiles) using HGI’s cataloging procedures; conduct research on items using a variety of online and print sources; create records for the collection items in the PastPerfect collections management database; and re-house collections per archival and institutional standards.

Responsibilities

Intern will assist the Hamill House Museum (which is under the umbrella of HGI) Collection’s Manager in the process of digitally cataloging HGI’s museum collections using the PastPerfect collections management database.

Intern will also have the opportunity (if desired) to curate an exhibit for the Hamill House Museum.

This internship will teach the intern basic museum cataloguing and processing skills for a small Victorian era museum.

Requirements

B.A. in history or related field OR Master's level coursework in library science, museum studies, public history, history, or archives management. Must have good attention to detail, ability to follow instructions and work independently, and an interest in learning how to identify and catalog historical objects from the late Victorian period.

Skills

Required - Historical Research, Accurate Data Entry, Historical Interpretation
Preferred - Museum Collections, Museum Studies

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