Friday, April 13, 2012

Curatorial Assistant volunteers needed

Duties: The Cultural Resource program at Mount Rainier National Park is looking for detail-oriented individuals who are interested in the photographic history of the park, to assist the Park Curator with the processing of the park's historic documents 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 required: Ability to hand-print legibly; some computer skills. National Catalog Program will be taught to the volunteers, as well as digitizing.

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.

To apply: Fill out an online application here.

Other volunteer opportunities: See our complete list here.

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