Cornish, NH: ACE CRDIP Summer Curatorial Assistant, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Park

Job Opening Title: ACE CRDIP Curatorial Assistant: Saint-Gaudens National Historic Park- Americorps Eligible

Employer Name: American Conservation Experience

Job Location: Cornish, NH

Application Deadline: 04/31/2020

Salary Range: $480/week

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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service is seeking a candidate for a Curatorial Assistant with the CRDIP Program willing to dedicate 11 weeks in support of the National Park Service at Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park in Cornish, NH.

This excellent opportunity is ideal for an enthusiastic young professional who is deeply committed to curatorial work. Applicants should have strong interest in History, Art History, and or Library Science.

Start: May/June, 2020
End:August, 2020
Duration: 11 weeks minimum commitment required

The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program (CRDIP) is a special professional development program offering that supports undergraduate and graduate students, from underrepresented populations, who wish to gain exposure to and experience in the historic preservation/cultural resources fields of work. Applicants must be 18-35 and either A) in pursuit of a higher education degree or B) still be within two years of graduation from a degree program.

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Project Website:For more information regarding the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Park, or the National Park Service, please visit: For more information on ACE, please

Compensation:The ACE Member will receive a living allowance of $480/week to cover the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.

AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 300-hour ($1,289.95). AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of internship service hours. Additional enrollment is required.

Housing: Park housing is not available, but reasonable housing costs in the area will be subsidized by ACE.

Project Background: Curatorial assistants receive practical hands-on experience working with cultural resources. They assist with the annual inventory for a vast collection of sculptural works, paintings, prints, photographs, books, textiles, medals, coins, ceramics, furnishings, and ephemera.

Project Goals: Curatorial assistants will be introduced to the duties and responsibilities of the Curatorial department in areas of collection management and exhibition development. They will develop skills and knowledge of museum practices and procedures through practical assignments. Through career development field trips and projects, Curatorial assistants will further their understanding of the cultural resource field. They will network with professionals from a wide variety of cultural institutions to learn about different cultural resource sub-fields.

Interns are expected to develop and practice their public speaking and presenting skills.

Interns may participate in trainings and workshops hosted by Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park and Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. In the past, participants have participated in professional workshops at other local cultural institutions.

Position Description: Participants learn proper object handling techniques and basic methods for object care. Interns assist with the rehousing and labeling of museum objects for storage. They will perform routine museum housekeeping of historic structures and exhibition spaces. They assist with the packing and transportation of museum objects. Interns assist with the installation of museum objects in exhibition spaces and the creation of exhibition text. Additional opportunities exist for research projects, hosting and engaging public forms, exhibition development, and contributing content to social media platforms.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate their skills and experience through their resume and application and be in pursuit of obtaining or within two years of having obtained a Bachelor/Master/PhD degree in history, anthropology, cultural resource management, archaeology, library science, public history, or another relevant field.

Willing and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.
Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
Proven ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group
Proficient in English
Must be 18-35 years of age (Members must be at least 21 to apply for any ACE position that requires or anticipates operation of agency or ACE vehicles for duties.)
U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
A valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request)
Willing to undergo and must pass a federal criminal background check

Some knowledge of museum practices and or collections management
Interest in pursuing a career in museums or libraries
Ability to work with park staff, independently or in a group
Excellent interpersonal skills and strong communication skills (oral and written)
Ability to work in outdoors and indoors environments in all type of weather (hot, cold, wet, dry)
Please note: Marijuana and other controlled substances are not allowed at any time during the performance of duties or while on federal property, regardless of State law or qualified medical marijuana card status. ACE reserves the right to drug test at any time.

To Apply: Please submit your resume, thoughtful cover letter, and contact information for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here: Early consideration will be given as applications are received. This posting may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact Michelle Daneri at (385) 228 7827 or mdaneri@usaconservation.orgwith any questions not identified herein.

EOE: American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.