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Intern, Archaeology Collections

Posted: 05/05/2022

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Status: Unfilled
Term: June 8-Aug 12
FLSA Status: Nonexempt/ hourly
Compensation: $11 per hour
Position Title: Archaeology Collections Intern
Location: Geier Collections and Research Center – 760 West Fifth St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203
Reports to: Curator of Archaeology and Manager, NAGPRA and Tribal Liaison
Position Overview
The Archaeology Collections Intern reports to the Curator of Archaeology or the Manager, NAGPRA and 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. 
Position Responsibilities

  • 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
  • Assist with fieldwork, as needed
Requirements for the Position
  • A minimum of two years of college
  • Must pass a background check
  • Be at least 20 years of age
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Experience with PC computers (preferably data base experience)
  • Ability to initiate and perform tasks with limited supervision
Physical Requirements
  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Performing repetitive tasks
Working Conditions
  • 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, breastfeeding, 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.
Please apply at or send resume to 

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