Thursday, March 15, 2012

Internship- Wisconsin Maritime Museum

Wisconsin Maritime Museum

Collections Internship, Summer 2012

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum seeks an intern to work in its collections
department full-time for approximately 12 weeks on a project to catalog
and make digitally available an important collection of historical
images, the Captain Edward Carus Collection donated by Henry N.
Barkhausen. Upon the conclusion of the internship period, the museum
expects to be poised to make the remainder of the collection publicly
available on the internet.

The Collections Intern needs to have the following skills:

* Excellent writing skills
* Good organizational skills
* Ability to properly handle and manage historic photographic
* Familiarity with digitization standards
* Excellent cataloging skills
* Knowledge of the historical significance of late 19th and early
20th century photographic materials
* Experience using PastPerfect is preferred
* Some previous experience in museums, archives, libraries or a
related field is a plus, possibly including but not limited to:
cataloging, digital imaging, metadata creation

The successful candidate must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and
able to work both as a team and independently. Preference will be given
to candidates who express a desire to pursue a career in museums,
archives, or a related field, and who are enrolled in a related academic

Compensation will be $12/hour. The internship period will run from
approximately June to August 2012. Start date and schedule are

Please send cover letter, resume, and references by April 6, 2012 to:
Caitlin Clyne, Wisconsin Maritime Museum, 75 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc,
WI 54220; or via email to