Davies Internship2013 by HC12091118272


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             Paid Museum Internship beginning January 2013
        Ethnology & Textiles Division, Museum of Texas Tech University
        Job Description: Museum Collections Intern – Davies Gallery

Job Description: Davies Gallery Graduate Intern, Ethnology & Textiles Division
(paid, full-time with benefits)

Accountability: The Davies Gallery Graduate Intern reports to the Curator of
Ethnology & Textiles

The Ethnology & Textiles Division of the Museum of Texas Tech University
supports one, full-time internship position for graduate-level students, and most
recent graduates of masters degree programs, who intend to pursue careers in
collection management and curatorship in museums and cultural institutions.

The intern will assist in the development of the redesign and renovation of the
William D. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art, scheduled to
open at the end of 2013. The intern will gain valuable hands-on experience and
understanding of the inner working of exhibit development, from planning to
execution of an in-house developed exhibit. Additionally, the intern is expected
to participate in and contribute to all aspects of collections care and management
of the Davies Collection.

Terms and Length of Service: This full-time internship is for a 1-year (12
months) period. Starting date is January 1, 2013 with some flexibility within
January. Selected intern must be committed to the entire 12 months of the

Compensation: The pay is $1700 per month (before deductions) for 12 months
of work ($20,400 annual) paid at the hourly rate of $9.81. The compensation for
this internship includes benefits. University credit is available when applicable.
Some professional development funds also are available to attend conferences
and workshops.

Responsibilities and Duties:
   Assist in the de-installation of the existing Davies Gallery – to inventory,
     condition examination and recording, and rehousing of the objects removed
     from the Davies Gallery into Ethnology Collections Room;
   Assist in in-depth assessment and research of the Davies Collection,
     including the artists, tribes, and the objects;

      Assist the Curator of Ethnology & Textiles to develop a storyline for the
       exhibit, including sections in the exhibit;
      Participate in meetings with staff and other interns regarding exhibit and
       programming development;
      Generate a list of objects that are deemed suitable for the proposed exhibit
      Update and, when necessary, generate a condition examination report for all
       selected objects;
      Work with the Curator of Ethnology & Textiles to evaluate the conservation
       needs for each object being considered for exhibit and draft
       conservation/stabilization proposals for objects that may require additional
       stabilization work;
      Perform, under the supervision of the Curator, basic stabilization and other
       treatments of selected objects to ensure their stability for the extended period
       of exhibit;
      Research and design appropriate mounting devises for objects in the
       proposed new exhibit;
      Assist in the research for interpretive texts, labels, images, and other multi-
       media formats for the exhibit;
      Assist with updating information on the Davies Gallery renovation project on
       the divisional blog;
      Update the divisional databases (both artifact and photographic) to reflect the
       utilization of the Davies Collection objects selected for the proposed exhibit;
      Assist with other institution activities as needed.

   Familiarity with basic collections management and preventive
       conservation of ethnographic objects;
   Effective communication skills, including interpersonal and written;
   Strong organization and research skills;
   Ability to work independently and manage time effectively;
   Ability to work simultaneously on multiple, diverse tasks, with overlapping
   High standards for the care and preservation of museum objects
   Computer proficiency; skills with FileMaker Pro, Photo Shop, and digital
       photography desired.

Physical Requirements
This internship requires a moderate level of physical activity. The intern must be
physically able to:
    Sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time
    Lift and carry a minimum of 25 pounds
    Bend, stoop, reach, kneel, climb moveable staircases and/or ladders
    Effectively use a laptop and/or desktop computer, as well as telephone,
       fax, and email

      Be able to perform competent visual inspections of museum objects

The Museum of Texas Tech University is the university museum for Texas Tech
University, a State of Texas institution of higher education, located in Lubbock,
Texas. Lubbock is located in northwestern Texas, approximately 5 hours west of
Dallas, Texas, two hours south of Amarillo, Texas; and six hours east of
Albuquerque, New Mexico. Travel to Lubbock is possible by car, and/or by air
via the Preston Smith International Airport. Southwest and American are the
major commercial carriers that service the Lubbock airport.

 Texas Tech University is an equal employment opportunity organization.

To apply:
Send a paper copy of:
1.) Letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references;
2.) A one-page description of relevant experience that demonstrates possession
of the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this internship; and
3.) A previous writing sample

                       Curator of Ethnology & Textiles
                      Museum of Texas Tech University,
              4th & Indiana, Box 43191, Lubbock, Texas, 79409

                 Applications must be postmarked no later than
                               October 30, 2012

 Questions by email are acceptable <mei.campbell@ttu.edu> Please, no phone


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