[updated deadline] Islamorada, FL: Paid Internships (housing incl), Florida Keys History and Discovery Center

Job Opening Title:

Name of Employer:
Florida Keys History and Discovery Center

Job Site Location (City, State) :
Islamorada Florida

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Include instructions for how to apply.:
The Florida Keys History & Discovery Foundation is offering a summer intensive program for graduate students and would like your help in promoting our program. Our museum explores the incredible history associated with the Florida Keys— especially the history of the Upper Keys and its unique ecological features. The geographic emphasis is on the Upper Keys but encompasses other areas to tell the stories in a way that preserves our history in a meaningful, educational, and entertaining manner. Major themes of interest are the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane, the Flagler’s Over-Sea Railway, as well as our fishing and maritime heritage. https://www.keysdiscovery.com/collections

This is an opportunity for graduate students or recent MA/PhD graduates to gain hands-on technical experience and help us improve our collection accessibility.
We are seeking students pursuing a graduate degree in information studies, history, public history, library science, museum studies or a related program, or a recent graduate from such a program. We are also seeking a biological anthropologist or archaeologist to help with the bone fragments and potsherds that are in the collection.

Working alongside a senior museum professional, the interns will be processing donated collections.

The work includes:
Rehousing and planning collection storage, using the best methods of preventive conservation
Environmental monitoring and insect control recommendations
Data entry-Documentation of the collection with CatalogIt
Digitization and photo editing, including processing videos
Research the materials

We are looking for 8 interns for a 4-week session July 11-August 4.
A Stipend, Housing and Transportation to and from the museum each day will be provided.
For more information and to apply Please email Lisa Kelman at lisakelmanconservation@gmail.com

Application deadline: April 16, 2023

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