Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Volunteers needed to assist with Mount Rainier's historical archives!

Curatorial Reconciliation Project
Open: Immediately
Dates: 6/1/2015 to 9/30/2015 (Dates are slightly flexible)
# of positions: 3 volunteers/interns
Supervisor: Brooke Childrey, Park Curator

Duties: The Cultural Resource program at Mount Rainier National Park is looking for detail-oriented individuals to process the park's historic documents to 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: Three volunteers are needed for the period of June through September.

Skills and abilities required: Ability to hand-print legibly for 8 hours per day; some computer skills; ability to lift boxes up to 25 pounds; ability to stand or sit for long periods of time. National Catalog Program will be taught to the volunteers.

Other Information: PLEASE NOTE: Housing and stipends are NOT available for this position. Please apply ONLY if you are able to be self-sufficient with living expenses and housing.

For more information: Contact Brooke Childrey, Park Curator, at 360-569-6784.

Apply: At volunteer.gov.

Corrected: Housing IS available for this position.

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