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Internship at Missouri State Museum

From: Margaret Geiss-Mooney <mgmooney<-a>
Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Forwarding with permission.

    Missouri State Museum

    The deadline on applications has been extended to March 14,

    Come work with a diverse collection of over 60,000 objects and
    help conserve Civil War flags.  The Missouri State Museum,
    housed in the Missouri State Capitol, invites applications from
    graduate or advanced undergraduate students who are interested
    in working with collections and conservation. This internship is
    part of the museum's efforts to provide practical training and
    experience to those entering the museum profession.  The program
    offers interns the opportunity to work alongside Museum staff to
    gain hands-on professional training.  State Museum internships
    include work on specific projects (see below), a thorough
    orientation, and exposure to the entire museum through
    attendance at staff planning meetings and shadowing key

    Interns will work on collections inventory, re-housing, and
    cataloguing as well as on preliminary textile conservation.  The
    intern will inventory, re-house, and catalog the museum's
    photograph collection (approximately 3,000).  In addition, under
    the supervision of the Assistant Director and Curator of
    Collections, they will perform preliminary conservation work to
    prepare fragile Civil War flags for conservation and restoration
    work by an outside professional conservation team.  The intern
    will gain experience in artifact handling, collections records
    management, textile conservation, and other museum work.

    Work will be conducted at the State Museum and Jefferson Landing
    State Historic Site in Jefferson City, Missouri, and includes 10
    weeks of work at 40 hours per week for the summer 2008.  If
    needed, a successful candidate may work for a longer time-period
    (if required by their program) or adjust the begin date as late
    as September.  A stipend is available to defray travel, living
    expenses and other work-related costs.

    Interested students must submit a letter of application, a
    curriculum vitae/resume, a college transcript, a list of three
    references, and description of any research or other work
    conducted in related fields. Interns are normally working toward
    a degree in history, historic preservation, art history, museum
    studies, archives, library and informational science, or other
    related fields but students in any field may apply.  Previous
    museum experience is preferred but not required.

    Completed applications should be received by Feb. 29, 2008 and
    can be sent by regular mail, fax, or email to

        Linda Endersby
        Assistant Director
        Missouri State Museum
        Capitol Bldg.
        Room B-2
        Jefferson City
        Missouri, 65101.
        Fax: 573-526-2927
        linda.endersby<-a t->dnr< . >mo< . >gov

    Notification of awards will be made by March 14, 2008.

    For more information on the State Museum and Jefferson Landing
    State Historic Site, see


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