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Fall 2018 Collections Inventory Volunteer/Intern

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Dubuque, IA

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Deadline to Apply is August 26th at 1pm.

This position is 6–12 hours per week during business hours, Monday through Friday between 9:00 and 4:00. Intern will provide support for the Curatorial Services (historical collections) department at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium/Dubuque County Historical Society.


The intern will be involved with the inventory of the historical collections, which may include but is not limited to:


Assists the collections management staff with:

  • Verifies or catalogs information on each item in the collection into the database.
  • Physically locates each item in the collection. Documents or updates locations in the database.
  • Correlates all items with the correct paper and database files.  If the files do not exist, creates them.
  • Ensures all items are properly marked and tagged with accession numbers following professional museum standards and protocols.  
  • Digitally photographs or scans each item and adds images to the database.
  • Assesses condition of each item and updates condition information in the database as necessary.
  • Registers and catalogs undocumented “found in collection” items.
  • Improves storage conditions where practical.


Applicants should possess:


  • Ability to work as part of a team and follow specific directions.
  • Excellent computer skills, such as experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.
  • Education or interest in history, anthropology, research, museums, and willingness to learn about proper museum techniques.

This is a temporary, non-paid, part time position. If interested, please send museum application to Vicky Sutter, Development/Intern Manager at the following address, or by email at vsutter@rivermuseum.com


National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

350 East 3rd Street

Dubuque, Iowa 52001

(563)557-9545 ext. 276

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ID 535582
Dubuque, IA
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