Lexington, KY: Special Collections Processing Intern, University of Kentucky

Job Title:  Special Collections Processing Intern
Requisition No.  JT551109
Job Category:  Temporary Employment Services
Department Name:  STEPS Temporary Employment Services
Work Location: City: Lexington
Grade Level: N/A
Salary Range:  $14.50
Position Type:  Temporary
Position Time Status:  Part-Time
Number of Hours Worked Per Week:  TBD

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
Required Education
Bachelor’s degree. Enrolled in or graduated from a master’s program in library science, public history, historic administration, or other degree with archival concentration.
Have taken at least one graduate-level course in archival theory and practice.

Position will be 20-40 hours/week for a total of 180 hours depending upon person’s availability. Hours can be worked between 8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday during summer 2014, starting May 15 and ending in August.

Job Summary
Under the supervision of the Director of Archives, the intern will process and describe the papers of Ezra Gillis, University Registrar (1910-1937) and founder of the Bureau of Source Materials in Higher Education, the precursor to the University of Kentucky Archives. The papers are 15 cubic feet (43 boxes) and dated 1859-1958. Using a collections management database (Archivists’ Toolkit or ArchivesSpace) and other in-house procedures and checklists, the intern will survey and analyze the content and structure of the collection; plan and carry out preservation, processing, and description; write collection- and series-level notes; and perform subject analysis. The intern may perform other duties as assigned.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Excellent organizational, analytical, critical thinking, attention to detail, writing, typing, and communication skills. Ability to work independently, to seek clarification, and to offer suggestions when needed.

Preferred Education / Experience
Experience processing archival collections, including writing finding aids. Knowledge of Archivists’ Toolkit/ArchivesSpace and professional standards and models, including Describing Archives: A Content Standard and More Product Less Process (MPLP).

Deadline to Apply

Search for Req ID JT551109 at the University of Kentucky Careers page to apply.

Source: Thanks to Ruth B. for this one!

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