Curatorial Aid (PO-00734323)

This position will serve within Fort Laramie National Historic Site's Cultural Resources division. The primary responsibility of this position relates to the care, maintenance, and preservation of the park's museum object, library and archives collections,  supporting records, and storage exhibits areas. This position will be performing housekeeping and preventative maintenance on museum objects and historic structures. This includes the development and utilization of museum handling and cleaning techniques. Learning basic museum environmental monitoring tasks such as checking pest traps, recording light levels, and recording temperature and humidity. Under supervision and with fellow museum staff make storage and housing containers to support museum objects, label storage units, move objects, line shelves and drawers, rehouse paper in archival folders, and install dust covers. Aid in completion of Annual Inventory reports, including library records, and enter catalog data into Interior Collections Management System (ICMS) database using established National Park Service (NPS) procedures.   

Compensation amounts:
– $1,100 – one time RT travel allowance
– $250 – weekly living allowance
– $40- weekly commuting allowance (Combined w/ Living Allowance)

– $800 – monthly housing allowance (5 months of housing)
– AmeriCorps eligible ($2,474 education award)
*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

Please note, this position's start date is dependent on a fully executed agreement coming in prior to the start date. 

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Position ID: PO-00734323

Expected Dates: May 22, 2023 - October 8, 2023

965 Gray Rocks Road
Fort Laramie, WY 82212

Training Provided: Hands on training in the practice and method of National Park Service(NPS) Museum Collection Management, include Interior Collection Management Software (ICMS),IPM/environmental monitoring practices & object rehousing. CPR/First Aid

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Curatorial training in a historic resource setting. State Parks and reservoirs are close by and include camping, hiking and fishing opportunities.

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Cultural/Historical Resource Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

Position is located in rural south east Wyoming. access to recreation, and necessities is only accessible through vehicle transportation.

Housing or Stipend Provided?
C.Partner will pay the SCA to provide housing allowance for the member.

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

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