Cataloging Intern

Company Name: 

Park City Museum


528 Main Street
Park City, UT 84060

Contact Name: 

Ms. Courtney Titus


Job Description: 

The Park City Museum in Park City, Utah has a summer opening for a Cataloging Intern. The successful candidate will assist the Museum with a large backlog of cataloging projects (including objects, photographs and archives). The intern will become well versed in cataloguing, condition reporting, object labeling, preservation and re-housing of the Museum’s collection.

Internship duties include:

  • Assign and apply object ID numbers
  • Create database records and enter information into PastPerfect
  • Photograph or scan items and add images to PastPerfect
  • Complete condition reports
  • Re-house objects using appropriate materials

Additional duties may include assisting the front desk staff, operating a cash register, answering visitors’ questions, researching and writing two articles for the local paper, helping install an exhibit and other tasks as needed.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) in History, Museum Studies, Public History or related field.
  • Knowledge and experience with correct artifact handling techniques.
  • Experience with database software (PastPerfect a plus); standard office computer skills are required.
  • Self-motivated with strong organizational, teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written communication skills and legible handwriting.
  • Must be detail-oriented and able to work independently.
  • Ability to climb ladders and lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of museum management and procedures.
  • Experience with cataloging a plus.


This is a summer internship with a preferred start date of June 4, 2018 (negotiable.) The internship will be 35 hours per week for 10 weeks at $9.00/hour.  Typical work week will be Monday – Friday; intern will be required to stay until closing at 7:00 pm one night per week, and work one Saturday a month.

Please send a letter of interest and resume by Monday, April 2, 2018 to:  Ms. Courtney Titus, Curator of Collections and Exhibits, (with "INTERNSHIP" in the subject).