2018 Collections Management Intern-VA

Approximate date of posting June 7, 2018

Position:  Collections Management Intern



  • Internship is available to US Citizens and Permanent Residents only
  • Must be 18-35 years of age (Interns must be 21-35 to apply for any ACE position that requires or anticipates operation of agency or ACE vehicles for duties.)
  • Applicants for the position will hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and/or experience in museum studies, history, archeology, archives, natural resource management (specimen identification and documentation), cultural/historic preservation, or a related discipline.

Location: Luray, Virginia


Start Date: August 5, 2018

End Date: December 8, 2018

Company/Organization American Conservation Experience a Non-Profit Conservation Corps based in Flagstaff, AZ, in partnership with Shenandoah National Park,

Time Frame 18 weeks

Start Date: August 5, 2018

End Date: December 8, 2018

Schedule/Hours full time ~8 hour days Monday through Friday service days should be anticipated.

End Date: December 8, 2018

Compensation: The ACE Interns will receive a living allowance of $150/week to cover the cost of food and incidental expenses, paid bi-weekly. ACE interns will be accommodated in park housing at no cost for the duration of the internship. Also, a $500 travel allowance will be distributed evenly throughout the internship to aid in the costs of relocation and commuting to the duty station.

AmeriCorps: This internship may be eligible for a 450-hour AmeriCorps Education Award ($~1,500.00) upon successful completion of internship service hours. Additional enrollment is required.

Housing: Housing consists of several homes with double occupancy bedrooms. Housing will most likely be in Luray, VA or within 10 miles. If housing is located further than 10 miles from Luray, VA, a government vehicle will be provided for transportation to and from work site. Luray, VA is 5 miles from Park Headquarters and has all of the standard amenities (Grocery stores, movie theater, shops, restaurants, library etc.). Laundry facilities are also available at park housing locations.

Cell phone reception is not always reliable and personal vehicle required due to the site being remote and there is no reliable public transportation. The Intern will have use of a government vehicle for work related travel.

Source: Indeed


Description:.  in partnership with Shenandoah National Park, is seeking ONE Collections Management Intern interested in dedicating 18 weeks in support of the National Park Service to provide a broad exposure to museum collections management within the Blue Ridge Mountains of Shenandoah National Park. The ACE intern will assist the Museum Specialist with management of the park museum collections at the storage repository (Archives Building), Byrd Visitor Center, and two historic house museums Rapidan Camp, the site of President Herbert Hoover’s Summer White House and Fishing Camp, and Massanutten Lodge (part of a late 1800s resort at Skyland).

Duties include:

  • Performing routine museum preservation of stored museum objects, historic structures and furnishings
  • Preservation of housing of museum objects
  • Museum documentation cataloging (emphasis on natural history collections) using DOI Museum Collections Software (ICMS), inventory, record photography, and scanning and image editing
  • Environmental monitoring including temperature and humidity, light readings, and integrated pest management
  • Assist with researcher requests and possibly oral histories
  • Other duties may be assigned as mutually agreed upon

Website: For more information regarding Shenandoah National Park, or the National Park Service, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/shen/index.htm. For more information on American Conservation Experience and the Internship Program, please visit: https://usaconservationepic.applicantpool.com/jobs/

How to Apply:  Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website here:  https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/243376.html

POC   If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact ACE EPIC Program Manager, Peter Woodruff at (801) 989-7069 or pwoodruff@usaconservation.org.

Deadline:Early consideration will be given as applications are received.


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