Nantucket, MA: Paid 2019 Spring Archives Interns, Nantucket Historical Association

Job Opening Title: 2019 Spring Archives Internships

Institution/Organization Name: Nantucket Historical Association

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Nantucket, MA

Application Deadline: November 18, 2018

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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: The Nantucket Historical Association’s Research Library is offering two paid archival processing internships during spring 2019.
Working closely with the NHA’s archivist, the Archives Interns will be exposed to all aspects of archives management and gain hands-on experience working with manuscript, photographic, and audiovisual collections. They will conduct specific processing projects, document and refine existing procedures, and complete digitization of manuscript materials. The interns will also participate in the Research Library’s reference desk schedule and respond to remote research queries. Based on the interns’ interests, they may also develop collections-focused posts for social media, plan and propose outreach projects, or contribute to ongoing collections assessment work.
Requirements: Enrollment in or graduation from an ALA-accredited master’s program; completed coursework in archival theory and practice or relevant experience with archival materials; solid time management skills; familiarity with descriptive standards and metadata schemas; excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to work independently, to seek clarification, and to offer suggestions when needed. Physical requirements include the ability to lift up to 40 lbs. A knowledge of American history, literature, maritime history, or geography is advantageous, yet not required.
Internships are full-time for sixteen weeks from January 14, 2019, to May 3, 2019, with the possibility of an extension through May 31, 2019. A $3,000 stipend is available for the sixteen-week internship. Housing and a commuter pass are provided.
Please send a cover letter that includes a description of how this internship aligns with your career goals, a resume, and two references to Deadline for applications is November 18.