Museum/Archives Collection Care and Outreach Intern

Expected Dates
February 28, 2022 to February 26, 2023
D.C. Booth National Historic Fish Hatchery
Position ID
Promote, preserve and enhance the educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities at the D.C. Booth Historic NFH and National Fish and Aquatic Conservation Archives. This includes working in the collection (primary duty), accommodating the public at venues, assisting with special events and outreach efforts.

Main duties are assisting the Archives program by working collaboratively with the curator and archives volunteers in routine archives work (cataloging objects, processing archives materials - this will be the bulk of the work) while assisting with research projects and lending a hand with other activities as needed in both the collection and museum and on the fish hatchery grounds. The intern will apply their skills working with historical material in ongoing research projects, assisting with exhibit redesigns, prepping, cleaning and caring for historic building venues that are open to the public, and assisting with general collection care duties such as pest control, environmental monitoring, etc. The intern will work collaboratively to draft and release up to 40 social media posts related to these projects and possibly write a few feature articles about artifacts, archival materials or the historic buildings onsite.

Additionally, the intern will play a role in helping to plan and put on a large in-person conference celebrating the National Fish Hatchery System’s 150th anniversary, as well as smaller special events throughout the year. 

Other duties may include helping with fish culture work and grounds maintenance.

An understanding of archives and museum collections as well as basic knowledge and interest in history and conservation, attention to detail, along with strong written and verbal skills are required.

This position provides:
- $600/week Living Allowance
- $1,100 one-time Travel Allowance
- Housing accommodations will be leased by SCA.

*All allowances are subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes.*

Please not that this position is NOT eligible for AmeriCorps. 

  • The National Fish & Aquatic Conservation Archives is housed on the grounds of the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, an 11-acre landscape made up of ponds, raceways, lawns and nature trails. The collection is housed in a 10,000 square-foot storage facility including work space and a lab.
  • - On the job training
    - First Aid & Safety
    - Driver’s Education
    - Internet Security
    - Other options available
  • Cultural Resources, Outreach, Special Event Coordination, working with volunteers and Fish Culture opportunities will be available. Also hiking, biking, historical tours and cultural opportunities in nearby communities in the Black Hills region.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Cultural/Historical Resource Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
degree minor or extensive experience
some coursework or experience
degree major or professional experience
Customer Service
competent without supervision
Community Engagement
competent without supervision
competent with supervision
Data Analysis
competent without supervision
Volunteer Coordination
some experience