With funding from the Snow Endowment the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) offers annual 10 to 15 week summer internships between May 1st and August 30th. Requests for longer internships will be considered. Housing and a stipend of $200 a week are provided to offset expenses. These internships provide on the job experience to students that are seeking or have recently completed a certificate or masters in museum studies.
Several Collection Internships are offered for Summer 2008. Interns will select either a Natural Science, Cultural, or Archive track. Interns can expect to gain experience with the Argus collection management system, environmental monitoring, imaging, and a range of collections management issues. Tasks will include data entry, cataloging, inventory reconciliation, and collection rehousing. Cultural Interns will participate in an exhibit installation of newly acquired donations.
The collections include 870,000 cultural (ethnology, archaeology, and fine art) objects and natural science (botany, zoology, geology, and paleontology) specimens along with 3500 linear feet of archives. MNA is in the process of constructing a new Collection Center (LEED Certified) to house first and second priority collections in the spring of 2009.
Founded in 1928, MNA’s mission is to “inspire a sense of love and responsibility for the beauty and diversity of the Colorado Plateau through collecting, studying, interpreting, and preserving the region’s natural and cultural heritage”. MNA is located in Flagstaff, AZ (pop. 61,270) at an elevation of 7000′ in the cool Ponderosa pine forests at the base of the San Francisco Peaks. The area includes several national forests (Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott), National Parks and Monuments (Grand Canyon, Wupatki, Walnut Crater, and Sunset Crater), a ski resort (Snow Bowl), Arboretum, Lowell Observatory, Northern Arizona University, and numerous other attractions.
To apply submit a letter of interest, resume, and 3 letters of reference by March 17th.
Send applications to:
Elaine Hughes, Collections Manager
Museum of Northern Arizona
3101 North Fort Valley Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
928/774-5211, ext. 228