Position Description: 6 month internship assisting the Assistant Director with the cataloging, digitizing and inventorying of the artifact collection

Position Responsibility:

  • Enter accession and donor information on every object in the collection(s) not already entered into the Museum collection software program PastPerfect
  • Update old records already in PastPerfect
  • Correlate all items with correct paper and database files. If files do not already exist, create files
  • Ensure all objects are properly marked with old and new accession/catalog numbers. If missing, determine the correct number and mark properly
  • Digitally photograph or scan each object and add images to PastPerfect
  • Update donor information and condition reports for each object placed in PastPerfect
  • Improve storage conditions where practical and note storage location for each object in PastPerfect

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in museum studies or history required
  • One year experience working with museum collections
  • Basic understanding of collections management practices
  • Experience assessing the condition of objects
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of PastPerfect
  • Digital photography and scanning experience preferred
  • Must have ability to lift and move objects weighing up to 40 lbs, and to climb a ladder

Position Duration: 6 months, 28 hours per week, Federal holidays

Application Details: Qualified applicants should submit a completed ATSU application, resume and cover letter to [email protected]


About Museum of Osteopathic Medicine

The Museum of Osteopathic Medicine and the International Center for Osteopathic History are dedicated to preserving the heritage of osteopathic medicine. Its mission is to “preserve and promote the history and tenets of osteopathy through collections and research to a global audience”. The collection of over 80,000 artifacts traces the roots of osteopathy, beginning with its founder, Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, and his establishment of the first osteopathic medical school in Kirksville, Missouri to its growth into a worldwide profession.