Job Overview


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This is a full time temporary position not-to-exceed 1039 hours, duty stationed at Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, Williston, North Dakota. 

AREA INFORMATION: Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site is located 25 miles west of Williston, North Dakota (population 12,000), and 26 miles north of Sidney, Montana (population 6,200). Park housing is available for rental, consisting of a shared or single room in seasonal house. Temporary housing difficult to locate in Williston and Sidney. Services such as shopping, schools, hospitals, churches, gyms and city parks are available in both towns.     

Area climate has distinct seasons. Winters can be severe, (January-March) temperatures range from -25 F to 40 F, with short periods of severe wind chill and intermittent, dry snow. Summers (June-September) temperatures range from 85-100 with afternoon thunderstorms. Spring and Fall temperatures range from 25 F to 85 F, with increased moisture.

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Who May Apply:  This position is open to all US citizens.

Number of Vacancies: One position will be filled from this job opportunity announcement.


The selectee inventories, catalogues, and processes archeological collections for storage. Removes specimens from storage and re-packs specimens with complete labeling that preserves data associated with the specimens. Organizes collections in storage on shelves or in cabinets as appropriate.  Assists in cleaning storage and exhibit areas. Inventories incoming accessions. Updates specimen lists. Maintains computerized museum records such as inventories and catalog files, using a computer and the Interior Collection Management System (ICMS). Monitors museum climate, downloads and graphs data loggers. Implements pest control plan. Creates content for park web pages to educate about the park museum collection.