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Museum & Archive Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Volunteer will assist Cultural Resource staff in various projects associated with all museum curation. The volunteer may participate in artifact analysis, labeling artifacts including but not limited to scanning of drawings and photographs, cleaning and cataloging of artifacts, sorting archives and preparing documents and artifacts for long term storage. The work requires long periods of sitting and/or standing with occasional stooping and lifting of light to heavy objects.

Lab work is generally performed indoors with cleaning and labeling of artifacts.

  • Taking staples out and organizing documents
  • Scanning documents - digitizing documents
  • Working environment may be encountering mouse droppings, or dust from documents and archive materials, may need PPE for protection with these areas.
  • Preparing documents for permanent storage
  • Rehousing archives into archival folders or enclosures
  • Inventorying archives, folder names, etc. as needed
  • Organizing in archive folders
  • Locational information based upon archeology site, i.e., visitor brings in "new" petroglyphs or natural resources, etc. sensitive information
  • Training on maintaining confidentiality regarding locations of sensitive sites and /or information will be provided, museum handbook.
  • Properly handles museum artifacts and materials
  • Photographing museum objects

Start Date - 2022-10-17

End Date - 2023-04-28

Activities include: General Assistance;Historical Preservation;Research/Librarian

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: No Housing/Amenities Available

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About National Park Service

Location:

1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240, US

Mission Statement

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

Description

The U.S. National Park Service, www.nps.gov, cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. We care for more than 400 national parks and help communities preserve their historic places and open spaces.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Environment
Sports & Recreation
Arts & Culture, Environment, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

601 Nevada WayBoulder City, NV 89005

(35.97648,-114.83856)
 

SKILLS

  • Administrative Support

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Monday;Tuesday;Wednesday;Thursday

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