Ohio History Connection
  • Wilberforce, OH, USA
  • Internship

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The Ohio History Connection's mission is to

Spark Discovery of Ohio's stories.

Embrace the present, share the past, and transform the future.


Archives Intern


GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the NAAMCC Collection Manager, the intern will assist with all aspects of collections management including the documentation, management, movement, and care of the museum collection and loan objects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Taking weekly measurements of environment factors in storage rooms and exhibition areas
  • Processing new acquisitions, found-in-collections, and delayed cataloging objects: including researching, photographing, marking, cataloging, preventative care, housing, and storing
  • Assist with social media publications of collections including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
  • Assist in implementing best practices in collection storage areas by re-housing and inventorying permanent collection objects
  • Record reconciliation
  • Assist in public research requests, donor/vendor relations, and newsletter articles
  • Assist with exhibition installation, de-installation, and condition reporting
  • Assist with unpacking, packing, and shipping of loaned objects
  • Other duties as needed including clerical and maintenance duties

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education and/or Experience: Currently enrolled in or recently completed an accredited African American studies, museum studies, public history, history, art history, fine art, archaeology, or other related program. Familiarity with registration methods, museum collections management, and artifact handling practices required. Prior experience with artifact care preferred.
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel and familiarity with Microsoft Access are required. Familiarity with QuadraStar (or other collections management database experience), Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator preferred.
  • Reasoning Ability: Requires ability to research the history and provenance of permanent collection objects and objects on loan and make reasoned judgments about management and care of those objects.
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