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Internships at the National Museum of the American Indian

From: Marian Kaminitz <kaminitzm<-a>
Date: Thursday, January 6, 2005
10-week Internships with the Conservation Department of the National
Museum of the American Indian
Cultural Resources Center, Suitland, MD
June 6 - August 12, 2005

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is offering up to
three 10-week internships in ethnographic and archaeological
artifact and textile conservation funded by the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation.  The Conservation Laboratory and NMAI's Cultural
Resources Center in Suitland, MD (Metro DC area) is the work site.
Projects will focus primarily on the treatment of items chosen for
two exhibits opening at the NMAI's Mall Museum and New York City
exhibit sites in the fall of 2005.  One exhibit is about communities
from the Northwest Coast and the other is a selection of ceramics
from the NMAI's collection representing the US, Central and South

The projects are intended to cultivate practical skills as well as
to foster a solid understanding of the contexts of material culture,
the philosophies of conservation at NMAI, and the ethics of the
conservation profession.  Museum programming involves collaboration
with Native Peoples in the development of appropriate methods of
care for, and interpretation of their cultural materials.

Candidates must be fluent in English, both spoken and written.
Candidates who are currently in or recently graduated from a
recognized conservation program and demonstrate a career interest in
the conservation of material culture of the indigenous peoples of
North, Central and South America will be especially welcome.

Applications must be written in English, postmarked no later than
February 11, 2005 and include the following: a cover letter
explaining the candidate's interests and intent in applying for the
project, curriculum vitae including basic biographical information
with current and permanent addresses and telephone numbers, three
letters of recommendation (one personal and two
academic/professional), and transcripts of undergraduate and
graduate work (cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better is expected.)

Notifications will be sent by March 15, 2005.  The 10-week
internships include a generous stipend.  Dates for the internships
are June 6 - August 12, 2005.

NMAI is an equal opportunity employer.  All applications should be
sent to:

     Marian A. Kaminitz
     National Museum of the American Indian/Smithsonian Institution
     Cultural Resources Center, MRC 538
     4220 Silver Hill Road
     Suitland, MD  20746

For more information please call: 301-238-1415 after January 15th or
email kaminitzm<-a t->si< . >edu

Marian A. Kaminitz
Head of Conservation
National Museum of the American Indian
Cultural Resources Center
4220 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, MD  20746
301-238-1415 (as of 1-15-05)
Fax: 301-238-3201

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