About The Position:
Welcoming Anchorage is an intercultural policy and placemaking initiative rooted in justice by the people
of Anchorage: Alaska's Largest Native Village.
Our city is especially honored to sit on the traditional homelands of the Dena’ina Athabaskans, where
people have lived and welcomed newcomers for thousands of years. Not only are we home to some of the
most diverse neighborhoods and schools in the United States, we also have more than 100 languages
actively spoken on our streets and in our city. Those languages represent cultures from around the globe,
across Alaska and the greater North.
Our work is broad-based and guided by five pillars: Civic Engagement; Connected, Safe, & Healthy
Communities; Economic Development & Entrepreneurship; Education; and Equitable Access.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is accustom to working with people of diverse
backgrounds. This is an interdisciplinary internship, so we welcome applications from all backgrounds.
Character and dedication to community service will be highly regarded alongside academic qualifications.
You will assist on a variety of tasks, including:
- Programmatic assistance with ongoing events, like Tradition Tuesday and Welcoming Week;
- Programmatic assistance to the Mayor’s Office Language Access Liaison;
- Social media, web content and communication;
- Independent research on thematic policy issues.
Application deadline closed.
About the Position:
The Anchorage Sister Cities Commission was established in 1970. The Commission is composed of
Anchorage residents appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Assembly. Commissioners come from
diverse groups within the community, including the fields of government, commerce and education.
Its formation formally recognized the importance of developing programs of cooperation, fostering
mutual respect and good will, and promoting understanding between the people of the Sister Cities:
Chitose, Japan; Darwin, Australia; Harbin, China; Incheon, Korea; Magadan, Russia; Tromsø, Norway;
and Whitby, England.
The Anchorage Mayor’s Office has over 50 years of artifacts gifted to the Municipality and the Sister
Cities Commission by international dignitaries and various cultural institutions. These artifacts take the
form of institutional records, personal papers, photography and other collections in special media,
plaques, prints, paintings, and other pieces of artwork and memorabilia.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a background in museum studies, archives, art history,
or a related discipline to assist with cataloging and preservation work.
- Collections management;
- Collections care (preservation and conservation);
- Digital preservation and curation
- Electronic records management.
You will be expected to work independently with obligatory reporting to the Mayor’s Office Sister Cities
Liaison and the Anchorage Museum Collections Liaison.
Application deadline closed.