Museum Collections and Archeological Internship

Expected Dates
May 17, 2021 to May 13, 2022
Site
Fort Frederica National Monument
Position ID
PO-00731565

Fort Frederica is seeking an intern to work with the Cultural Resources Manager to complete tasks involving museum collections management and archival research. The intern will help the park meet National Park Service (NPS) curation standards for managing archival and museum collections. The intern will also learn NPS best practices to complete museum work tasks such as the annual inventory, museum housekeeping, cataloging, and rehousing of objects. Applicants must demonstrate strong computer, research, writing, and organizational skills. The ability to work independently is important. A museum studies or archives management background is preferred. Park housing is available. Located in St. Simons, GA.  

Compensation: 

  • One-time travel allowance: $1,100 (personal vehicle is required
  • Weekly living allowance: $275 / week
  • Housing provided by the park. 
  • Fort Frederica National Monument, on Saint Simons Island, Georgia, preserves the archaeological remnants of a fort and town built by James Oglethorpe from 1736-1748 to protect the southern boundary of the British Colony from Spanish raids. At its peak in 1742 1000-1500 men, women, and children occupied the 40 acre town site. In 1742, the Spanish attacked the island and were driven back thereby fulfilling the forts and towns purpose. The park has a robust archeological education and living history program.
  • Fort Frederica is located in St. Simons Island, Georgia. Located in the Golden Isles on the Georgia coast, Saint Simons Island is a tourist destination with numerous outdoor recreation opportunities (hiking, kayaking, fishing, surfing, festivals). Locate
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Main Area of Focus
Cultural/Historical Resource Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Education
some coursework or experience
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
History
some coursework or experience
Field Research
some experience
Hand Tools
competent without supervision
Community Engagement
competent with supervision
Public Speaking
some experience
Volunteer Coordination
some experience
Working with Children
competent with supervision