Position Title: Firelands Historical Society Internship-Prehistoric Artifact Collection
Company Name: Firelands Historical Society
Job Function: Internship
Location: Norwalk, Ohio 44857, United States
Posted: April 2013
Entry Level: No
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Duration: 8 Weeks
Minimum Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
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Contact Person: Kristie Bilger
The Firelands Historical Society was established in 1857 and comprises two buildings, the Preston-Wickham House Museum, the oldest museum in the state of Ohio, and the Lanning-Young Research Center, which houses exhibits, collections, and over 4,000 volumes of historical and genealogical materials. Since its founding the Firelands Historical Society has sought to promote, preserve, and educate the public about the history and genealogy of the Firelands area of Ohio.
The Firelands Historical Society seeks for the summer of 2013, an intern to research, identify, catalog, and interpret the Prehistoric Artifact Collection. Specific duties include cataloging the entire Prehistoric Artifact collection through the creation of a database, identification of temporal/cultural affiliations of specimens, and researching, organizing, and generating histories and installation ideas for the Museum’s exhibit gallery.
Undergraduates or Masters-level graduate students majoring in Archaeology, Anthropology, or History are preferred. The intern should have experience in database creation and entry using Excel and Access. Other skills required include excellent writing ability, self-motivation, and basic knowledge of archaeological and/or museum practices and procedures.
The internship is for 8 weeks, with 40 hours per week and a rate of pay of $10.00/hour. Candidates should be available to start in June, 2013.
To Apply: Candidates must submit a cover letter, CV, three references, and a short writing sample in one document and submit by May 15, 2013, to: Kristie Bilger, Firelands Historical Society, 4 Case Avenue, Norwalk, OH 44857.
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The Firelands Historical Society is an equal opportunity, equal access employer.