Overview

CRDIP Curatorial Member – Boston National Historical Park

American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) and through the Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program, is seeking a Curatorial Member to gain experience working with Boston National Historical Park’s collection of over 600,000 items rich in industrial history, urban archeology, and archives.

The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program (CRDIP) is a professional development internship that introduces students and recent graduates, from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the National Parks, to career opportunities within Cultural Resource Management in the NPS. CRDIP participants will have the opportunity to attend several professional development webinars as well as write blogs or create videos about their projects throughout their term. To learn more: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/tellingallamericansstories/join-us.htm

Position Overview: The Curatorial Member will get a behind-the-scenes look at the collections both on exhibit and in collection storage. Working with the park’s Museum Curator, the ACE Member will gain experience working with the park’s collection of over 600,000 items rich in industrial history, urban archeology, and archives that include textual records, photographs, and architectural drawings. Collections include historical and archeological objects as well as archives that document the sites that the park administers at the Charlestown Navy Yard, Bunker Hill, Dorchester Heights and onboard the USS Cassin Young, a WWII and Cold War Era Navy ship.

Start Date: June 3, 2024

Estimated End Date: August 25, 2024

*a 12-week minimum commitment is required *

Location Details/Description: Boston National Historical Park- Massachusetts

Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $600/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.

Housing: Park dorm-style housing is provided at no cost for the duration of their term.

AmeriCorps Education Award Program: This position may be eligible for an 450-hour AmeriCorps Education Award while serving under the EAP 2023/24 grant year program, valued up to $1,824.07 upon successful completion of a complete service term and service hours.

For more information about ACE and to apply for the position, please visit: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/1064970

Tagged as: archive, collections, conservation, museum