Park Introduction
Things to Do
Admission & Membership
Special Events
Children's Adventures
Schools and Scouting
Group Outings
Dining & Shopping
Media Center
About the Foundation
Support the Park
Employment
Contact Us


 

current vacancies

Administration

- No positions available at this time

Education

- No positions available at this time

Interpretation and Visitor Services

Collections Intern

Maintenance

- No positions available at this time

Marketing and Membership Services

- No positions available at this time

Park Operations

- No positions available at this time

Technical and Museum Services

Information Technology and Exhibits Assistant


 Title:

Collections Intern

 
 Status: Part time  
 Hiring Date: Open until filled  
 Compensation:

$240 weekly stipend and housing provided. College credit available.

 
 Schedule: Must be able to work flexible schedule including weekends and holidays
 Eligibility: All Sources  
 Principal Functions:  

The Collections Intern is responsible for assisting with the editing of descriptions for historical documents and the data entry of those descriptions into the Parkís collections database. The intern also helps the Parkís Collections Specialist with document cataloging, labeling, and processing of archival materials in accordance with approved operating procedures. The Collections Intern will work a minimum of 30 hours per week for an estimated 12-week period. The incumbent maintains secondary duties as assigned by the Associate Director and Collections Specialist.

 
 Responsibilities:  

  • Assist in the documentation, care, and conservation of all Park collections in accordance with Park standards and policies.
  • Document, catalog, and prepare archival materials for display or storage in accordance with Park standards and policies.
  • Assist with information entry into the Collections database ensuring the completeness and accuracy of the information therein.
  • Assist with the proper curatorial storage of historic documents.
  • Assist in the management of the Parkís archives in accordance with approved operating procedures.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use word processing and database management computer software.
  • Maintain proficiency in using word processing and spreadsheet computer software applications.
  • Maintain effective oral and written communications skills using Standard English grammar and writing styles.
  • Maintain reliable attendance and punctuality.
  • Possess the ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, holidays, and in critical situations as required.
  • Maintain cordial, cooperative, and professional work relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and the public.
  • Maintain a professional appearance consistent with Park standards.
  • Maintain the ability to support multiple tasks simultaneously without close supervision.
  • Assist other departments and participate in special events as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 
 Preferred Qualifications:  

  • The successful applicant will be either an undergraduate rising senior or graduate student in the field of history, public history, museum studies, or archival management; or a student that has completed their undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the above fields within the past calendar year.
  • A familiarity with the Civil War era, particularly military aspects, is preferred.
  • The successful applicant will have strong computer skills and demonstrate the ability to work with complex databases. Experience with Past Perfect software is desirable.
  • Previous experience editing document descriptions or finding aids is preferred.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, holidays, and in critical situations as required.

 
 An Important Note:  

  • The Park will provide housing at the Wood House and pay the Collection Internís portion of utilities during their stay. The Park will also provide a stipend of $240 per week.
  • The Park will certify the internís work with his/her educational institution if the intern is eligible for academic credit.

Back to Top

 

 


 Title:

Information Technology and Exhibits Assistant

 
 Status: Part time, hourly with no benefits  
 Hiring Date: Open until filled  
Hourly Rate Range:

$13.94 to $14.42 per hour based on experience

 
 Schedule: Must be able to work flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays  
 Principal Functions:  

The Information Technology and Exhibits Assistant participates in maintenance and operation of all information services equipment, including computers, servers, networks, and telephones, and assists with the maintenance and installation of exhibits, including audio-visuals and computer-based inter-actives.  The incumbent advises the Director of Operations on audio-visual equipment and exhibit design, and helps prepare and install in-house exhibits.

 
 Responsibilities:  

  • Effectively install and operate complex audio-visual equipment.
  • Effectively install and operate IT hardware.
  • Demonstrate a solid mechanical aptitude.
  • Effectively serve on exhibit development teams as assigned; work effectively with exhibit designers on exhibit construction, installation, and operation. 
  • Help maintain all exhibits and IT equipment, including the operation and servicing of all audio-visuals, interactive exhibits, and exhibit lighting.
  • Assist with the proper mounting and care of all artifacts on exhibit and assist the Collections Assistant with cleaning artifacts on display.
  • Effectively communicate with visitor services staff regarding the daily operation of all exhibits and technical services, in particular the activation of audio-visual and interactive exhibits and audio guides.
  • Assist in the maintenance all exhibit lighting.
  • Repair, or assist with the contracting for the repair of, any damaged or malfunctioning exhibits including electronic, audio-visual, and computer equipment in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Be willing to work at high elevations from ladders and lifts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Maintain a professional appearance consistent with Park standards.
  • Demonstrate reliable attendance and punctuality.
  • Maintain cordial, cooperative, and professional working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and the public.
  • Possess the ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, holidays, and evenings.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously with limited supervision.
  • Assist other departments and participate in special events as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
 Preferred Qualifications:  

  • An Associate’s Degree or technical college degree in an appropriate field such as museum studies, information technology or electronics or two years of electronics, audio-visual, or network maintenance experience in a professional setting
  • Ability to perform tasks that require moderate physical exertion as required (lifting, climbing, bending, pulling) and willingness to work at high elevations. 
  • A positive work record demonstrating reliability.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays


Back to Top