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Museum Management Member (part time)- Eugene O' Neill National Historic Site

Employer
American Conservation Experience EPIC
Location
Danville, Virginia
Closing date
Feb 21, 2022

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Position Type
Archivist / Curator / Librarian
Hours
Full Time
Specialty
Museum Studies
Organization Type
Nonprofit
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Museum Management Member Part Time

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site, is seeking One Member to contribute to the Museum Management project alongside NPS curatorial Staff.

For more information about ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.

Start Date: 03/7/2022

End Date: 05/20/2022 *a [11-week] minimum commitment is required *

Location: The Eugene O' Neill National Historic Site is located in Danville, California, preserves Tao House, the Monterey Colonial hillside home of America's only Nobel-prize winning playwright, Eugene O' Neill. Eugene O' Neill won the Nobel prize for Literature in 1936. The site occupies 13 acres and the home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

For more information about Eugene O' Neill National Historic Site, please visit https://www.nps.gov/euon/index.htm.

Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $410/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.

Housing: Housing is the responsibility of the member and not provided by ACE or NPS.

Scheduling: This is a part time position. The selected member will serve a minimum of 20 hours per week.

Position Description: The Museum Management Member will work on a variety of museum program tasks focused around curatorial and collections management. These will include cataloging and rehousing museum objects, digital asset management, archival data collection, housekeeping tasks in historic installations, preparing deaccessioning documentation, and the completion of the annual museum inventory report. The Member will also assist museum curator and museum technician with various public engagement events. Public engagement responsibilities may include assistance with tabling at events and event planning and preparation. At all times the member will be expected to represent ACE and the NPS, in a professional manner, when sharing park history and museum objects with the public.

This individual placement is meant to facilitate professional development and promotes exposure to land management agencies and networking with professionals. This could include gaining experience in different conservation fields and shadowing different work groups.

Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a hiring authority upon completion of their term of service.

Qualifications:

Required
  • Members must be US citizen or Permanent Resident, as required to comply with U.S. government contracts
  • Willing and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.
  • Ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group.
  • A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request).
  • Willing to undergo and must pass required criminal history checks.
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • ACE Members must verify that they are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 or have requested and been granted a medical or religious exemption to vaccination by the time they start their term.

Preferred Skills:
  • Competitive applicants for this position can hold or be pursuing a degree in Anthropology, History, Museum Studies and/or have relevant experience in subject areas.
  • Knowledge of museum collection and preservation methods.

To Apply: Please submit your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and experience, and contact information for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/. Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact Western Programs Manager, Deanna Stark at 719-822-8178 or dstark@usaconservation.org.

EEO: American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
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