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Archaeology Collections Intern

Archaeology Collections Intern 
Reports to: Curator of Archaeology and NAGPRA Coordinator/Tribal Liaison
Department: Archaeology
Deadline to Apply:
January 31, 2021
Work Location:
Geier Collections and Research Center
760 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203
Work Hours:
Full Time/Part Time (Internship)
8 to 10 weeks
9.50 Per Hour
Requirements (Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification):  
  • A minimum of two years of college
  • Be at least 20 years of age
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must pass a background check
  • Ability to initiate and perform tasks with limited supervision
Job Overview
The Archaeology Collections Intern reports to the Curator of Archaeology or the NAGPRA Coordinator/Tribal Liaison and is responsible for executing a variety of collections management tasks in the Archaeology Department at the Geier Collections and Research Center. These tasks include processing of archaeological field collections in the laboratory and collections room, the performance of soil sample processing on the loading dock, and other duties as assigned. The successful applicant will perform a variety of skills including washing, sorting, and numbering of artifacts; re-bagging/re-boxing of collections; data entry of specimens; as well as flotation (water separation of soil samples).  
The ideal candidate shares our vision for the future, demonstrates epic standards and values our missions, and has: 
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Experience with PC computers (preferably data base experience)
Essential Duties:
  • Washing, sorting, and numbering of artifacts
  • Writing provenience information onto cards and bags
  • Re-bagging or re-boxing of collections
  • Performing flotation (the water separation of light and heavy fractions in soil samples)
  • Performing data entry 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to initiate and perform tasks with limited supervision

Working Conditions: 
  • Must also be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Performing repetitive tasks
  • Office/Laboratory setting
  • Out-of-doors (warm weather)

Cincinnati Museum Center and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers. We do not discriminate against any applicant or employee based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast feeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, military status, veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law 
This opportunity is possible due to the generous support of CITI Foundation through their Pathways to Progress initiative.