Internship Opportunity: Archives Assistant, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY

October 2016–May 2017

The Richard and Ronay Menschel Library of the George Eastman Museum is seeking two MLS/MLIS (or equivalent) graduate students to assist with Making More Available , a project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to preserve and provide access to archives and special collections of significance to the history of photography and motion pictures.

Duties

  • Assist the project director and project archivist to process, arrange, and describe to folder level approximately 215 linear feet of unprocessed archives collections.
  • With training and supervision provided by the project archivist, use ArchivesSpace software to create finding aids for the processed collections.
  • Assist with reorganization of the special collections vault.
  • Assist with relocation of museum archives collections to the special collections vault.
  • Other duties as requested.

Technology/Equipment/Tools
Laptop computer
ArchivesSpace software
Microsoft Word, Excel

Education Requirements
Bachelor’s degree required.
Current enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS and Archives Studies program (or equivalent).

Experience Requirements

  • Knowledge of standard archives practices including DACS and EAD.
  • Knowledge of controlled vocabularies such as LCSH, ULAN, TGN, and AAT.
  • Previous experience in arranging and describing archives collections and using ArchivesSpace preferred.

Physical Requirements
The duties of this position may require standing, walking, sitting, lifting/carrying (40lbs), pushing/pulling (40lbs), balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, speaking, hearing, seeing, depth perception, color vision, and repetitive motion.

Work Environment
Work takes place in an office environment with moderate to light noise.

Skills and Competencies Requirements

  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Highly organized
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility
  • Problem solving skills
  • Clerical skills
  • Commitment to high ethical standards and confidentiality

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter, resume, and finding aid sample to Project Archivist Cheri Crist by September 15, 2016. Finalists will be asked to supply letters of reference from their program supervisors.

 

Deadline to Apply: September 15, 2016

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