Our flexible volunteer program allows people of all ages and backgrounds to come learn about the inner workings of a museum. We’re always in need of an extra pair of hands to help handle fragile mammoth tasks, wash projectile points, or carefully catalog prehistoric ceramics. Contact us if you’re interested in getting involved at the Sanford Museum Internships Internships at the Sanford Museum offer a great, well-rounded museum experience. Our internships can suit any level of student, from high school to graduate level. Get hands on experience for an entire summer or semester, or just for a spring/winter break period. This opportunity is perfect for students in a number disciplines ranging from archaeology, museum studies, history, geography, graphic design, and biology.
Contact us for more information or for an Internship Application:Internship Concentrations:Collections ManagementExhibit design and set upArchaeological equipment training and use (total station, gradiometer, GPS)ArcGISArchaeological site surveysPatron assistanceArtifact identificationEducational programming Field Schools: Sanford Museum and Planetarium has a long history of local field schools where interested students or community members can get hands on experience working at an archaeological site. Field schools are an opportunity to learn about archaeology of Northwest Iowa, while also learning to survey, excavate, and preserve artifacts.
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Linda Burkhart, Director: Please contact Linda if you have questions or comments about the museum and the programs we offer. Also, she would be happy to hear from you about questions you might have about historic preservation, history of the area, general volunteer work at the museum, history of the museum, membership in the Sanford Museum Association, museum accreditation. And she would love to hear from you about suggestions for programming and future exhibits.
Linda has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from Arizona State University email@example.com
Michele Deiber Kumm
Michele Deiber Kumm, Associate Director/Artist: Please contact Michele if you have questions about art exhibits, artists, our website, our Facebook page, our email calendar, Art Wall Yoga, exhibits, exhibit design, our collection or any of our brochures, postcards, table toppers or other printed materials.
Michele has Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art from Northwestern College. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kerisa Pingel, Educator: Contact Kerisa if you are interested in scheduling and/or discussing educational programs for kids or adults, if you have a Geological item you would like to be identified, any general science questions, questions about Astronomy and the Planetarium.
Kerisa has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Earth Science Education with a Minor in Geology from Northwest Missouri State University email@example.com
Mark Anderson is the archaeologist at the Sanford Museum. Mark worked for the Office of the State Archaeologist at the University of Iowa for over thirty years and after retiring from that position moved to Storm Lake, IA. Mark will also be working with the museum’s gradiometer and will be available to do contract work for individuals or groups that need that technology. He leads our Northwest Chapter of Iowa Archaeology Society meetings as well as editing the Chapter’s newsletters.
If you have any general questions about the Sanford Museum, send them here. sanfordmuseum@sanfordmuseum.
Sanford Museum & Planetarium
117 E Willow St
Cherokee, IA 51012