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Collections Management Internship (Plant Records)
Category: Horticulture


Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Washington, DC

Posted: Friday, February 22, 2013

 

Collections Management Internship (Plant Records)

 

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, a historic house museum in Georgetown, seeks an intern to assist with the creation of its digital living plant material inventory. The project will focus on creating catalog records for woody plant material (primarily trees) in our historic gardens on the Museum’s collection database, PastPerfect. This will include field work and digitizing photographic slides/prints of the historic garden for inclusion in the catalog. This internship opportunity is ideal for anyone interested in developing hands-on experience in cataloging, collections management and managing a historic horticultural collection.

 

Responsibilities:

Confirming field identification work

Entering plant material data into PastPerfect database

Photographing plant material and adding to database records

Assessing the overall condition of woody plant material and measuring their dimensions

Creating and attaching plant labels

Gathering data on phenology and historic references related to planting

Accessioning woody plants and de-accessioning dead or discarded plants

 

Qualifications:

Applicants must currently be enrolled in or a recent graduate of a Horticulture Collections program, Horticulture program, Museum Studies program or related college level program.

Experience with museum databases, collections management procedure, and horticulture is desirable.

 

Schedule:

21 hours a week, 12 weeks (May – August)

 

Please send a resume and cover letter to:

 

Suzanne Bouchard, Director of Gardens and Grounds

Tudor Place Historic House and Gardens

1644 31st Street, NW

Washington, DC 20007

Or email: sbouchard@tudorplace.org

 

Closing date for applications: March 31, 2013

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