Collections Intern


Posted by Stacy ODaniel on 01/31/2022

Collections Intern
Museum of the Bible – Application Deadline: Open until filled

Job Location: Oklahoma City, OK

The overall goal of the Collections Internship is to gain an understanding of and gather experience in collections management and curatorial research in a museum environment. In addition, the intern will learn proper object handling methods, re-housing, and the documentation of collections through cataloging and digitization. Other projects may include research projects within the collection and on policies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Improving and adding catalog database information
  • Digitizing collections
  • Inventorying
  • Curatorial research and label writing
  • Assisting with registrar work in the following areas: acquisitions, documentation, preservation and protection, access, and use of the collection

Education:
Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Museum Studies, History, or related field.

Qualifications:

  • Must currently be enrolled in or a recent graduate from a college or university
  • Must be highly sensitive to the necessity of confidentiality
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess the ability to see projects through to completion
  • Ability to work well both with others and independently
  • Ability to lift and carry moderately heavy objects
  • Ability to crouch, climb, balance, sit, and stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to safely handle and transport artifacts
  • Familiarity with database programs like Excel or museum collections database programs
  • Basic knowledge of history and/or an interest in museum studies preferred
  • Some experience/knowledge of digital photography and/or previous office or museum experiences

Skills:

  • Data Management
  • Ability to PrioritizeBottom of Form