Mount Rainier Curatorial Collection Assistant 2024

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

2-3 positions are being filled at Mount Rainier National Park. Housing for is available, or mileage reimbursement for those who live local but would be commuting at least 50 miles each way. An additional position is available in Seattle, which does not include housing.


Duties:

1) entering the metadata for the digitized historic photographs as well as converting tiffs to jpegs so that they can be uploaded to NPGallery--they need it searchable without the excel spreadsheets, so the metadata needs to be part of the image file.


2) Curatorial work at the park including conducting the annual museum property inventory, cataloging history artifacts and natural history specimens, and processing archives, and other curatorial projects.


3) Digitizing the herbarium. I have a UW Museology student already signed up for this project but she could use assistance. The project is at the UW herbarium and involves photographing the park’s vascular plant collection which will be uploaded to the PNWConsortium webpage for scientist around the globe to search and study. If time allows, our non-vascular plants will also be digitized. This position is at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. No housing is available.


Housing for curatorial volunteers at Mount Rainier may include a trailer pad, shared house, or a shared apartment.


Location: The park's curation facility at Park Headquarters near Ashford; one position, as described above, is at the University of Washington.


Time required: 32 hours/week


Dates: ASAP to September 20, 2024; negotiable.


For more information: Contact Brooke Childrey, Park Curator, at 360-569-6784 or Brooke_Childrey@nps.gov.

Start Date - 2024-06-17

End Date - 2024-09-20

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

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