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    For more information contact Bruce Leutscher at (906) 387-2607 ext. 1228.

    TERM positions do not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed thirteen months, with possible extensions up to a total of four years without further competition.

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    This position is located in Calumet, Michigan, at the Lake Superior Collection Management Center's Keweenaw History Center, Keweenaw National Historical Park, with some work at the Houghton Museum Storage Facility, at the Isle Royale National Park headquarters in Houghton, Michigan. The LSCMC is a full-service museum and archives collection management provider for three national park units: Isle Royale National Park, Keweenaw National Historical Park, and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The purpose of this project-funded TERM position is principally to correct Isle Royale and Pictured Rocks museum accession and catalog documentation deficiencies. The position will also accession new and backlogged museum collections, including natural history collections generated under research permit. Some limited travel may be required. The majority of the work will take place in an office setting.

    This position is duty stationed at the Lake Superior Collection Management Center (LSCMC) in Calumet, Michigan. The LSCMC cares for the collections of Keweenaw National Historical Park, headquartered in Calumet; Isle Royale National Park, its mainland headquarters in Houghton, Michigan, 12 miles from Calumet, and the island portion of the park located approximately 70 miles from the mainland headquarters, accessed via park ship, the Ranger III; and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, headquartered in Munising, Michigan, 155 miles to the south and east. Calumet is a community of about 6,000 residents. Houghton is a town of approximately 6,000 residents and houses Michigan Technological University. The University has an average enrollment of 7,000. The bordering town of Hancock has a residential population of 4,300 and houses Finlandia University with an average enrollment of 400 students. Park housing is not available for this position. The average cost of rentals in the nearby area ranges from $500 to $800 per month.

    These are small historic mining communities with the amenities to serve two Universities, including hospitals, clinics, fitness centers, performing arts centers, museums, libraries, historic downtowns, numerous eateries, and stores. The area is a tourist destination. Winter snowfall is abundant, averaging between 150 and 200 inches per year. Winter recreational activities include down-hill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. In the summer, there are scenic overlooks, bike paths, hiking, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, and boating opportunities, countless lakes and miles of Lake Superior shoreline.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    1015 Museum Curator

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