Collections Intern-Cincinnati Museum Center-Cincinnati, OH

Description

Cincinnati Museum Center is a one-of-a-kind, multi-museum complex housed in Union Terminal, a historic Art Deco train station and National Historic Landmark. Museum Center’s major offerings at Union Terminal include the Cincinnati History Museum, the Cincinnati History Library and Archives, the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science and the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater. Museum Center is the largest cultural institution in the city of Cincinnati, with more than 1.4 million visitors per year. Our permanent and temporary exhibits are supported and complemented by a state-of-the-art collections and research facility, the Geier Collections & Research Center, educational programs, professional development programs for teachers, day and overnight camps, public lectures and programs, tours of historic sites and community-wide cultural events. Museum Center’s collection encompass more than 1.8 million artifacts, art works and archives and is incorporated into our exhibition, research and education programs.

INTERN TITLE: Collections Intern

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Assists with multiple projects involving Cincinnati Museum Center’s artifact collections. These projects include, but are not limited to, inventorying, cataloging, documenting, researching and appropriately housing museum artifacts; taking digital images and scans; preparing and entering catalog records into the Ke EMU database.

For more information and to access an online application, go to:
http://www.cincymuseum.org/volunteer/internships

Responsibilities

LEARNING COMPONENT: Museum Collection’s Internship provides in depth training for students or recent graduates interested in gaining curatorial or collection’s management experience in a museum setting. The intern will be introduced to current collection’s management practice and related administrative responsibilities including research skills related to the curatorial profession, project planning and implementation skills, and CMC’s collections policies, registration procedures, and collections management practices. In addition, the Intern will have ample opportunity to learn about many operations of the Museum including meeting staff members in Development, Education, and, Exhibitions.

Requirements

SKILLS REQUIRED: Students in Museum Studies, Anthropology, Art History, History and Historic Preservation programs that have had coursework or experience in collections care and management, cataloging, records management and/or historical research methods are encouraged to apply. The candidate should have excellent PC skills with knowledge of Windows applications; be familiar with database systems and digital imaging; have excellent organizational skills; be detail-oriented, responsible and dependable; have working knowledge of office procedures and equipment.

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