Anne Ray Intern
Alaska Native Jennifer McCarty has been chosen as a 2011–2012 Anne Ray Intern. Of Iñupiaq heritage, she is a shareholder in the Bering Straits Native Corporation. She is also a graduate of Oberlin College, where she received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology.
Jennifer’s museum experience includes working as a culture host at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage, office manager at the Kodiak Maritime Museum in Kodiak, and program specialist at the Arctic Studies Center for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. Most recently, she worked as the assistant curator at the Alaska Heritage Museum at Wells Fargo, in Anchorage, where her responsibilities included assisting with collections management, registration, education, and programming.
Jennifer believes that the Anne Ray internship will provide her with the additional skills, experience, and credentials to help advance her museum career. She is also keenly interested in continuing her education through a graduate degree in anthropology, Alaska Native studies, or museum studies.
While at SAR, she will spend half of her time working on collections/registration projects, and the other half of her time working on academic/education programming projects. Jennifer will be in residence at SAR from September 1, 2011–May 31, 2012.
Sponsored by Anne Ray Charitable Trust