The Yosemite Museum is responsible for preserving cultural and natural collections, as well as for making them available for education and enjoyment. Collections consist of a variety of types of objects, touching on the disciplines of archeology, art, biology, ethnology, geology, and history.
The intern will help preserve ethnographic collections by implementing recommendations from a condition survey, such as rehousing objects, and perform basic conservation tasks. The intern will also be able to assist in a variety of ongoing museum projects to broaden the learning experience.
- Making cavity mounts for objects
- Cleaning objects via museum vacuuming
- Completing condition reports
- Inventorying collections
- Cataloging museum collections
- Attention to detail
- Manual dexterity
- Methodical approach
- Interest in cultural history and ethnology
Humor, good memory, problem solving, flexibility and an interest in learning about the collections.