Job Opening: Museum Technician with Cane River Creole NHP

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Want to work with a dynamic museum collection that helps tell the stories of Cane River and Natchitoches? Join the team at Cane River Creole National Historical Park.


This is a full-time TERM position. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period of not to exceed 13 months, with possible extensions up to a total of four years without further competition.

This job announcement is open to receive applications from the first 100 applicants. The job announcement will remain open until either the quota of 100 applicants, orJan. 29 is reached. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration, even those that exceed the 100 applicant limit.

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.


Work as a Museum Technician involves collaborative teamwork for collections management of cultural resources from the Oakland Plantation and Magnolia Plantation, units of the park. Each site is a National Historic Landmark (NHL) and includes significant architecture, archeological sites, and cultural heritage. The primary duty station is the park’s Headquarters and Curation Facility complex in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The park’s collections management work involves documentation, physical assessment of artifacts, field collections, archives processing and cataloging using the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS).

If selected, you will assist in the preservation maintenance of a museum collection consisting of objects recovered from the park’s plantation units. The collection consists of artifacts, other culturally deposited materials, natural resource samples, and supporting documents such as maps, negatives and photographs, field notes, and analytical data. This position will support the park’s Division of Resource Management to provide museum housekeeping functions at historically-furnished exhibits park-wide. Responsibilities will include a variety of museum collections management tasks at Cane River National Historical Park in fulfillment of two park projects including personal services related to:

unpacking and sorting museum objects and performing preliminary classification of specimens as received.

routine cleaning of museum objects and identifying objects that are damaged and may be in need of preservation treatment.
accession, inventory and preparation of objects for storage and exhibit using proper archival materials.

cataloging museum objects using the National Park Service – Department of Interior Collections Management System, ICMS.

supporting implementation of the park’s Museum Integrated pest Management Plan.