Externship Job Listing

Organization Information
Organization / Company:
New Jersey State Museum, Bureau of Natural History
Organization Description:
The New Jersey State Museum (NJSM) was established in 1895 with a mission to collect and exhibit specimens in natural history, archaeology, and industrial history. Today, the NJSM is comprised of four collecting bureaus: Natural History, Archaeology and Ethnography, Cultural History and Fine Art. In addition to acquiring and conserving collections, the NJSM is an educational institution. The museum creates its own exhibits and interprets the natural and cultural history of the state. The NJSM is a center for the exploration of science, history and the arts. We preserve and share stories that inspire curiosity and creativity for the enrichment of our communities.
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625-0530
Health, General Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Internship / Externship:
Summer - TWO WEEKS (June 5-16)
Session and Deadline Information
Student Application Open Date/Time
10/1/2022 12:00 AM
Student Application Deadline Date/Time
4/14/2023 12:01 AM
Date the Externship Session Begins
Date the Externship Session Ends
Position Information
Description of Position:
The Collections Curatorial Assistant (CCA) assists the Natural History (NH) Bureau Registrar with the management of the diverse NH collections of the New Jersey State Museum (NJSM). The selected applicants will receive basic training in museum object handling, storing, organizing, and record keeping, and will work hands-on with collection objects (under supervision). The NH collections of the NJSM include fossils of all kinds, taxidermy, life-like models, modern shells, bones, eggs, herbarium, and fluid-preserved specimens among others. If you ever wanted to see and work in a museum "behind the scenes" this is your chance.
Pre-requisites or Requirements:
There are no prerequisites however, an interest or background in natural history would be beneficial. Strong organization skills will be helpful; ability to follow instruction. We encourage people who are detail-oriented and take initiative.

This externship is in-person
Can Work Remotely: