Thursday, March 1, 2012

Museum Internship in Annapolis, Maryland

Undergraduate or graduate level college students attending Maryland schools or Maryland residents attending out-of-state schools are eligible to apply.

During the ten-week paid summer program, the intern will process and accession the ceremonial gift collections presented to the Maryland Office of the Secretary of State. The gift collections consist of a variety of media, including ceramics, glass, textiles, furniture and paper, from numerous international sources. During this internship, the intern will develop an understanding of museum registration, and learn proper techniques and protocol for handling and storing a variety of objects and materials. The intern will assist in a variety of collection management tasks that include object numbering, cataloging works of art, and database processing. Additional
research tasks may also be assigned as needed. Attention to detail and basic computer skills are required; graduate- level experience in history, museum studies and material cultural is preferred. Some assignments may require regular off-site work.

Hourly rates are based on education level: undergraduate at $10.63 per hour, and graduate at $11.25 per hour.
Who: Undergraduate or graduate level college students attending Maryland schools or Maryland residents attending out-of-state schools are eligible to apply. The competitive selection process is based on an evaluation of the following application materials:
Cover letter (statement of how you will benefit from the program and how the agency will benefit from your participation)
Maryland State Employment Application Form (MS 100) -
may be downloaded at http://www.mdsa.net/msa/intromsa/employ/doc/ms100.doc
Note: There is no announcement number. Use "Summer Intern" as the job title on the form.
Official copy of academic transcripts, both undergraduate and graduate, if applicable
A letter of recommendation from a faculty member
A sample of the applicant's academic writing (copy of a paper written for class is accepted)
Completed Skills Assessment - may be downloaded at http://mdsa.net/msa/educ/interns/html/internskills2012.html
Where: The Maryland State Archives
Hall of Records Building
350 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, MD 21401
When: Wednesday, June 6 - Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Positions are Monday through Friday, 35 hours per week
How: Send all application materials to the address above (ATTN: Emily Oland Squires, Director of Research and Student Outreach).
Materials must be postmarked on or before Monday, April 2, 2012. We will attempt to notify candidates of decisions on Monday, April 30, 2012. It is not necessary to be a history major to participate in the program, and students of other disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Questions: email: emilyo@mdsa.net or call 410-260-6443.

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