Topic ID #24936 - posted 11/22/2012 1:51 AM

Curation Assistant: Collections - Mount Rainier National Park

Jennifer Palmer


Position     Curation Assistant: Collections
Mount Rainier National Park
Address     55210 238th Ave E Ashford, WA 98304
Contact     Kevin Bacher 360-569-6567
Dates     5/1/2013--9/15/2013    
• Computers
• Research Library
• Historical Preservation
• Office/Clerical
• General Assistance
Record Date    11/20/2012
Suitable For     Adults,Seniors
Difficulty Level     Average

Opportunity Description:

Duties: The Cultural Resource program at Mount Rainier National Park is looking for detail-oriented individuals to process the park's historic documents to National Park Service archival standards.  Once this project is complete, there may be an opportunity to catalog natural history specimens into the Interior Collections Management Program (ICMS).

This work will benefit Mount Rainier National Park by improving the organization of its historic collections and making them more accessible for use by park naturalists, resource managers, and the public.

Location: The park's curation facility at Park Headquarters near Ashford.

Time Commitment Required: Four volunteers are needed for the period of May to September.

Skills and abilities required: Ability to hand-print legibly for 8 hours per day; some computer skills; ability to lift boxes up to 25 pounds; ability to stand or sit for long periods of time. National Catalog Program will be taught to the volunteers.

Other Information: Housing and a small reimbursement for living expenses are available, if needed, for volunteers who can work at least 32 hours per week.

For more information: Contact Brooke Childrey, Park Curator, at 360-569-6784.

Housing Availability:

  • Housing Type:
  • Housing Description:
Housing is in shared houses or apartments. RV spaces are also available.
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