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Curatorial Assistant & Digitization Internship

  • January 11, 2021 2:53 PM
    Message # 9849502
    Megan Eves (Administrator)

    Antique Boat Museum Job Description

    Curatorial Assistant & Digitization Internship 2021 Full-time Seasonal 40 hrs. per week

    Position starts June 7th

    Job Runs: June through September Pay - $11.80hr – Housing Provided

    Reports to: Curator

    Located in the 1000 Islands on the St. Lawrence River, the Antique Boat Museum is the premier freshwater boating museum in North America. The ABM’s collections hold over 320 unique boats and thousands of related artifacts and archives. Our 4.5 acre campus comes alive with speed boat rides, a working skiff livery and educational programs. ABM hosts many special events including the longest running annual boat show and so much more.

    Job Description

    This position provides administrative relief and assistance to the Curator’s every day responsibilities. The intern will gain practical, hands-on experience with archival materials and artifacts while learning some of the opportunities and challenges that arise in a professional museum setting.

    This internship will also assist in research requests submitted to the Museum and help with processing and cataloguing donations and the associated paperwork and would be ideal for a student pursuing an undergraduate or master’s degree in library/information science, or museum studies who has an interest in digitization, cataloging and registrar work.

    The candidate should be detail-oriented, work well with others and be self-motivated and work with limited supervision after appropriate training. The internship is for 40 hours per week onsite at the Antique Boat Museum.

    Staff often move heavy, large objects and a physical requirement to lift 50lbs., be able to stand, stoop, lift above the head, and climb ladders is required.


    Scan and create metadata records for collection items identified by the Curator. Assist in research requests submitted to the Museum.

    Assist in processing and cataloguing donations and the associated paperwork.


    Detail-oriented with advanced computer skills. Experience handling historic artifacts and objects.

    Work well with others

    Self-motivated and work with limited supervision after appropriate training.


    Housing within walking distance from ABM

    How to Apply

    Application materials due April 16, 2021

    E-mail resume, cover letter, and three references to mattmacvittie@abm.org

    Or mail to: Antique Boat Museum Curatorial Intern Search

    750 Mary St.

    Clayton, NY 13624

    Last modified: January 11, 2021 3:16 PM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

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