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Yosemite Museum Intern

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.


Internship Tasks

  • Making cavity mounts for objects
  • Cleaning objects via museum vacuuming
  • Completing condition reports
  • Inventorying collections
  • Cataloging museum collections

Necessary Qualifications

  • Attention to detail
  • Manual dexterity
  • Patience
  • Methodical approach
  • Interest in cultural history and ethnology

Desired Skills

Humor, good memory, problem solving, flexibility and an interest in learning about the collections.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Yosemite National Park, California
Preferred Majors or Experience: 
Preference is for juniors and seniors, but any class could be suitable. Relevant majors include History, English, Sociology, Environmental Science, American Studies and Anthropology – anyone who has a passion for cultural resources.