Topic ID #23387 - posted 9/24/2012 2:16 AM

Volunteer Internship - Museum Operations - Stones River National Battlefield, TN

Jennifer Palmer


Position     Volunteer Internship - Museum Operations
Stones River National Battlefield

Address     3501 Old Nashville Highway Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Contact     Jim Lewis 615-893-9501
Dates     4/1/2013--10/31/2013    
• Research Library
• Historical Preservation
• Office/Clerical
Record Date    9/21/2012
Suitable For     Adults
Difficulty Level     Average

Opportunity Description:

TIME REQUIREMENTS: 24-40 hours per week SUPERVISOR: Park Ranger (Protection) DUTIES: Accessions and catalogs museum objects, archives and library items, Monitors of environmental conditions, Performs routine housekeeping tasks, Conducts research using museum and library collections Prepares or update museum management procedures and plans, Performs conservation treatment of museum objects, and Conducts collection inventories. Volunteers may also be assigned special projects based on their skills and interests including digitizing park photographs and archives, designing temporary museum exhibits, and creating park publications and web pages. In addition, participants will be offered the opportunity to learn and practice visitor service skills including preparation of an interpretive talk using museum objects. We will work with internship candidates to customize your work assignments in order to meet your learning needs. KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, Ability to work independently, Ability to concentrate on and perform repetitive tasks, Some knowledge or experience in museum and library fields is desirable but not required, General knowledge of the Civil War and the Battle of Stones River is desirable, Ability to use computers. TRAINING PROVIDED (R-Required, O-Optional) Volunteer Orientation (R) Orientation to the Battle of Stones River (R) Museum and Library Operations Orientation (R) Introduction to the National Park Service: The History of the NPS (R) Foundations of Interpretation (R) Effective Informal Interpretation (R) First Aid and CPR (O) Housing may be available to interns who commit to at least 32 hours of work per week for a period of at least four weeks.

Housing Availability:

  • Housing Type:
Bunk House
  • Housing Description:
Housing in a shared 3-bedroom house may be available for volunteers who commit to working at least 32 hours per week for at least 8 weeks.
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