Museum Opportunities

In the past several weeks we’ve received a couple new museum opportunities we’d like to share with our network.

2016 Summer Internships at Alaskan Museums:

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The Alaska State Museum (ASM) is continuing to coordinate summer internships at small museums and Tribal cultural centers throughout Alaska. These 8 week summer internships will begin in late May or early June and will encompass one or more of the following areas: collections management, exhibit development, collections database management, and collections research. Although the project sites are at small museums with volunteer or limited professional staffing, there will be ongoing supervision by the ASM Curator of Museum Services. Applications should be emailed to by Friday, February 5. See the linked flyer for more information: Alaskan summer Internships 2016.

Political History Curator Position Open Until Feb. 15th:

A Smithsonian Curator position was posted for a Political History Curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History​. You can view the announcement on USAjobs here:

If you have an opportunity for our network of students and alumni, feel free to send us the details to post on our website. Email

Symposium on Museums in Prince George’s County


Join a conversation about working collectively to address common issues faced by historical, cultural, and museum organizations in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Be part of the effort of Museum Scholarship and Material Culture Certificate program to connect the University of Maryland with surrounding cultural and historical institutions in Prince George’s County.

Tuesday, December 8th from 5:00-8:00 pm

Benjamin Banneker Room 2212-B
The Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland, College Park

This symposium is geared toward new and seasoned professionals invested in museum issues: students, community members, and professionals of historical, cultural, and museum organizations in Prince George’s County.

Please RSVP by November 10th to with the number of people in your group who will attend and a key issue you’d like to discuss at the symposium.

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The Symposium will feature opening remarks by key speakers followed by group discussions on issues over food and drinks. It will close with attendees reflecting on ways to address issues collectively inside and outside of the University.

Free Parking is available in Lots Z and 1b just west of the The Stamp Student Union.

Join the conversation over food and drinks on December 8th!


Cultural Heritage Information Management Forum

Registration is now open for the Cultural Heritage Information Management Forum that will take place at the Catholic University of America on June 5, 2015. The forum is designed for cultural heritage practitioners, students, and researchers from private and public sectors to share strategies and best practices for creating digital cultural heritage collections, engaging current and potential users, and providing access to digital collections as easily as possible.

The forum is open to the public and lunch will be provided. However, space is limited and registration is required to participate. Registration is free and will be accepted until openings are filled or by May 31. To ensure a space, please register at your earliest convenience. To register, please follow the link:

Martin R. Kalfatovic, Associate Director, Smithsonian Libraries, and Program Director, The Biodiversity Heritage Library, will be the keynote speaker. Panels of invited speakers from libraries, archives, museums and other cultural institutions will present on topics related to the theme of the forum, including:

*    Infrastructure for collection sharing, research, and access

*         Creation of digital collections

*         Access to digital cultural heritage collections

*         Outreach and engagement of users

*         Stewardship of cultural heritage collections

*         Partnerships and collaboration

*         Sustainability and funding models

For program details please visit

Any questions about the forum can be sent to Dr. Youngok Choi at