Topic ID #34577 - posted 1/23/2015 1:52 AM

Museum Intern - Grey Towers National Historic Site, PA

Jennifer Palmer

Museum Intern
Expected Dates
March 16, 2015 to June 7, 2015
Grey Towers National Historic Site
Position ID
Your responsibilities will include: assist with various collection care tasks such as museum registration, cataloguing, inventorying, photographing, rehousing of historic photos and documents in archival materials, data entry of collections information, and creating exhibits related to Pinchot family interests, (75%); provide historic housekeeping and minor conservation of artifacts such as documents, paintings, sculpture, books and furniture, (15%); assist with public tours of house and gardens, (10%). Your office will be in a historic house setting as well as in off-site storage buildings.
(Desired) Intern has experience with Past Perfect Software and prior museum collections cataloguing.
Location Description
Grey Towers is located 1 mile from the borough of Milford, Pike County, on the eastern slope of the Pocono Mountain range of northeastern Pennsylvania. It is approximately 10 miles southwest of the point where the state boundaries of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York meet, situated on 102 acres overlooking the Delaware River Valley and Kittatinny Mountains.
Training Provided
Historic museum sensitivity, cataloguing and registration methods, defensive driving, CPR/First Aid. Grey Towers is also a conference and training center for conservation and environmental issues.
Educational/Recreational Opportunities
Opportunity to visit 3 major cities for sightseeing — Boston, New York and Philadelphia which are close by. The Delaware River also provides many recreation opportunities.
Handicap Accessible?
Main Area of Focus
Cultural/Historical Resource Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
degree minor or extensive experience
Computer Science
some experience
Data Analysis
some experience
AmeriCorps Eligible
Driving Logistics
Valid Drivers License Needed
Housing or Stipend Provided?
Housing is a beautiful restored farmhouse with full kitchen, 2 full baths, washer/dryer and 3 bedrooms (2 singles, 1 double occupancy) shared room will be with same sex.. Local cable TV provided, however there is no central air conditioning, fans provided, no long distance phone service spotty cell service (verizon is most reliable and no internet access in house. Internet access is available at work station. and WIFI in town
US Citizenship

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