Service is the heart of the Trust. The Trust believes that each employee represents the Trust’s commitment to service and plays an essential role to deliver on our mission to lead and inspire philanthropic efforts that measurably improve the quality of life and prosperity in our region.
This position will assist the Archivist and the Digital Archivist, under the direction of the Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives, in developing the Archives and Records of The Chicago Community Trust as well as with other information duties.
The Chicago Community Trust, the region’s community foundation, is developing a formal archives as a part of its 100th anniversary in 2015. The creation of the digital archives is a goal of the Centennial Plan. This work includes organizing and retrieving material from several locations; developing long-term storage and retrieval mechanisms for both hardcopy and electronic records; developing and implementing control over daily business records; and developing an electronic archives of images and of audio-visual material; and work with the Oral History Project. This experience will also afford an opportunity to assist with the implementation of the Trust’s Centennial Program.
This is a paid internship, lasting up to twelve months. It will have a flexible schedule of up to 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Assist the Archivist and Digital Archivist in carrying out the Archives and Records Plan, 2013-2016:
- Create metadata for archival holdings, including the photograph collection, ephemera (known as Collateral Material), oral history collection and audio-visual files
- Prepare digital files for ingestion into digital asset management system (DSpace)
- Perform research regarding Trust history and local history
- Process publication and periodical subscriptions
- Assist with work related to the Centennial as assigned
- Assist the Archivist, Digital Archivist, and Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives in other duties as assigned
This description should not be construed to contain every function or responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job. Incumbents are required to perform other related functions as assigned.
- Must be a candidate for a Master’s or higher-level degree in Library and Information Science, Archives and Records Management, Digital Humanities, Public History or related degree program
- Coursework in metadata standards, archives and records management, digital curation, digital preservation, and/or digital libraries preferred
- Experience working with photograph and other image collections preferred
- Knowledge of contemporary archival and digitization practices, policies, and procedures, including arrangement, description and file formats a plus
- Excellent computer skills, including the Microsoft Office Suite
- Must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0
- Must have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
About The Chicago Community Trust:
For 100 years, The Chicago Community Trust, our region’s community foundation, has connected the generosity of donors with community needs by making grants to organizations working to improve metropolitan Chicago. In 2014, the Trust, together with its donors, granted more than $164 million to nonprofit organizations. From strengthening community schools to assisting local art programs, from building health centers to helping lives affected by violence, the Trust continues to enhance our region. To learn more, please visit the Trust online at www.cct.org.
Interested individuals should submit an application including a resume and cover letter at http://www.cct.org/about/career-opportunities.
Deadline: July 21, 2015