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Museum Collections Intern (paid) - Bureau of Land Management

11 Oct 2021 1:04 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

The Oregon Washington Bureau of Land Management is looking for an intern through the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) Internship Program. This internship will assist the OR/WA in identifying the breadth of museum collections needs across the two states. To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program or recently graduated (within the past 12 months) and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Start date is flexible and will begin in 2022, a summer work schedule could be accommodated.

The intern will assist the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Oregon/Washington Deputy Preservation Officer in bringing museum collections into compliance with regulations for curation of Federally-owned and administered archaeological collections at 36 CFR part 79, and Departmental Manual 411 for identifying and managing museum property.  Tasks may include archival research; digitizing and organizing records; coordinating with non-Federal repositories and other partners; visiting BLM district offices and repositories to locate, organize, and re-house collections; reviewing accession and catalog records; drafting various documents; and data entry. The desired end product will be a summary of the BLM museum collections in Oregon and Washington and a draft plan for addressing outstanding needs. The majority of the work will be located at the BLM-Oregon/Washington State Office in Portland, OR. Some travel may be required, some work may be done remotely as well.

The intern should have very good writing and documentation skills and be able to present complex or multi-layered concepts and plans in a thorough and clear manner. They should be proficient in Microsoft Office software, particularly Excel, Access, and Word, and possess good organizational, communication, and time management skills.  This opportunity is open to both undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in museum studies, collections management, anthropology, archaeology, history, or related fields.

Application deadline October 25, 2021.

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8604, Portland, OR 97207
Contact: connect@oregonmuseums.org 
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