Topic ID #34758 - posted 2/4/2015 2:19 AM

Archives and Museum Technician Internship (local) - George Washington Memorial Parkway

Jennifer Palmer

Archives and Museum Technician Internship - Local Only
Expected Dates
June 1, 2015 to August 9, 2015
George Washington Memorial Parkway
Position ID
Assists the George Washington Memorial Parkway Museum Curator with the preparation of materials related to the transcription effort being undertaken in 2015 for the Fort Hunt Oral History (FOHU) project. In the summer of 2015, the primary duties will be focused on assisting with the administrative tasks related to the transcription project for the interviews.  Duties include assisting the curator and Chief of Resource Management in coordinating the collection of the oral history media and information within the FOHU collection, track the completion of the transcriptions, and review/process the completed transcripts as well as assist with coordinating the reviews of processed transcriptions by others. Processing will include matching existing consent forms with individual oral histories and preparing transcription documents for submission to surviving interviewees/families for review. Assisting with the gathering of consent forms if not previously secured or seeking consent for public use from interviewees/ families where possible.  
The applicant may also work with park and regional staff, as well as the Friends’ group, to develop public interpretation using available oral history information and materials as appropriate.  Work may also include research efforts in locating additional veterans or information pertaining to PO Box 1142 and FOHU; additional processing of collection of materials and records related to the FOHU project including scanning/digitizing of documents for public use may be undertaken. Additional museum related work is possible as assigned.
Applicants should be well organized and possess skills in documentary research.  Background in cultural anthropology, history, or archives management is desired.  Work will occur primarily in library or office settings, however some outdoor fieldwork may be required.  Located at the George Washington Memorial Parkway, just outside of Washington, DC, in McLean,Virginia. 
Location Description
The main location will be at the George Washington Memorial Parkway, McLean, VA.
Training Provided
Training will be provided in basic archives management, oral history project management, records management and the Privacy Act, in addition to Cultural Resource management in the NPS.
Educational/Recreational Opportunities
The intern will have the opportunity to work with regional staff (Cultural Anthropology), and partners as part of this opportunity. The proximity and amenities at GWMP provide numerous recreational opportunities.
Handicap Accessible?
Main Area of Focus
Cultural/Historical Resource Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
degree major or professional experience
Resource Management
degree major or professional experience
degree major or professional experience
Computer Science
competent with supervision
Social Media
competent with supervision
Public Speaking
competent with supervision
competent without supervision
AmeriCorps Eligible
Driving Logistics
Valid Drivers License Needed
US Citizenship

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