Topic ID #23918 - posted 10/15/2012 2:04 AM

The John K. and Judith H. Powell Museum Studies Internship

Jennifer Palmer

The John K. and Judith H. Powell Museum Studies Internship
Posted by: Naper Settlement/Naperville Heritage Society
Posted date: Oct-11-12
Location: Naperville
Post Details
Job Title     The John K. and Judith H. Powell Museum Studies Internship
Posted By     Naper Settlement/Naperville Heritage Society
Job Function     Intern
Start Date     January 2013
City     Naperville
State     IL
Deadline     Nov-04-12
Job Categories
Location     Location -> Illinois -> West Chicagoland -> DuPage
Type of Work     Type of Work -> Program Management
Job Type     Job Type -> Internship

Naper Settlement is an outdoor history museum located in Naperville, IL, 30 miles west of Chicago. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, Naper Settlement offers 12 acres of learning and interactive opportunities for all ages. The museum has a preservation and education-based mission, supporting its wide-range of program offerings with a collection of over 50,000 artifacts in historic and contemporary settings. A state-of-the-art collections storage facility allows for the care and study of museum collections, further supported by the museum’s non-circulating library and archives.

The John K. and Judith H. Powell Museum Studies Internship is a competitive internship offering practical museum training experience to individuals interested in pursuing a career in the museum field. The Powell Internship is a 16-week internship between January 2013 and April 2013. This internship position offers the opportunity to gain general knowledge and a broad understanding of how the curatorial and education departments function within the context of a major museum. The internship

To be overseen by the Chief Curator, the intern will be provided with a cursory overview of curatorial practices in the museum setting. Included in the overview will be an introduction to techniques such as artifact evaluation and handling, cataloging and processing, archives digitization, introduction to Nomenclature classification systems, collection inventory, assistance with collections reorganization and re-housing, and review and management of environmental conditions in collection areas. General assistance with other curatorial operations will be incorporated into job duties as necessary for a well-rounded curatorial experience.

The intern will also assist education staff with program and educational material development in delivery to the museum’s K-12 school audiences. This may include facilitating and evaluating programs/activities and developing online resources.

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