Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Internship - Bennington Museum

The Bennington Museum is pleased to offer the following paid internship for

Position: Archives Assistant
Starting date: May 2012 (date negotiable)
Duration: 4 months
Stipend: $6,300

The Bennington Museum’s archival and rare book collections reflect the
museum’s focus on Vermont and Bennington area history and culture and
include local business papers, family collections, documents related to
local artists and military papers relating to the Battle of Bennington,
Vermont militia and local men and women who served in the armed
forces. Although the museum has been collecting archival material since its
creation in 1928, it has never had a professional archivist on staff. Most
pieces and collections are cataloged as objects, and many are not cataloged
at all. The archives assistant will assist in an ongoing inventory and
cataloging project of the museum’s archival collections.


Working closely with the Collections Manager, the Archives Assistant will
catalog the museum’s archival collections in keeping with the
professional principles of provenance and in accordance with accepted
professional standards.

- Create basic catalog records for archival collections at the
collection level using PastPerfect Museum Software
- Research donor and accession records when necessary to match up
unlabeled papers with their proper accession number
- Implement minimal preventative conservation measures and identify
materials needing professional conservation or extensive rehousing
- Identify significant archival collections for future full processing


- Knowledge of archival best practices standards
- Extremely organized and detailed, consistent and reliable
- Proficient computer skills
- Familiarity with history of the Northeastern United States, with a
working knowledge of Vermont history and Bennington preferred
- Good communication skills
- Strong research and analytic skills

Preference given to students currently enrolled in, or who have recently
completed, a graduate degree program.

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to the address below
by April 6, 2012. Please call or email with any questions.

Callie Stewart
Collections Manager
Bennington Museum
75 Main St.
Bennington, VT 05201


(802) 447-1571 ext. 214

Callie R. Stewart
Collections Manager
Bennington Museum
75 Main Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201
tel (802) 447-1571
fax (802) 442-8305