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Collections Assistant, textiles
Internship Job Description

For more information, please contact Laura Mooney at 471-4780,

Position Title: Collections Assistant / Textiles
Date: 6/2/2009
Division: Nebraska History Museum
Supervisor: Laura Mooney / Deb Arenz

Duties / Responsibilities: Cataloging and photography of textiles. The intern will do some research in preparation for cataloging and enter information into the database. Interns can concentrate on areas of interest (women's clothing, men's clothing, uniforms, specific decades).


Required: Must have completed college level coursework in Museum Studies, history, textiles, or related field and pursuing a career in the museum field.

Desired: Prior experience working in a museum collections department with historic textiles; graduate level coursework in collections care and / or textile preservation; familiarity with Past Perfect museum software.

Hours per week: Minimum 10, Maximum 28
Days preferred: M-F, 9am-4:30pm

Semesters Available: Spring, Fall

Number of interns per semester: 1

What can the student expect to learn from the internship? Cataloging and research skills in a museum setting, Past Perfect collections management software

What special equipment will be available to the intern? computer

What type of training will be provided by the Society? Training to use Past Perfect computer software, museum collections cataloging techniques

Compensation: Unpaid

Credit hours: Negotiable

Job description is: Revised , Date: 6-2-09


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