Cos Cob, CT: Paid Archives Processing Intern, Greenwich Historical Society

Job Opening Title: Archives Processing Intern

Institution/Organization Name: Greenwich Historical Society

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Cos Cob, CT

Application Deadline: December 31, 2018

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The Archival Processing Intern will work under the direction of the Curator of Library and Archives on processing and description of one or more archival collections. This will include arranging and re-housing collection material in appropriate enclosures. The intern will perform research as necessary to create scope and content notes, develop finding aid(s) to provide intellectual access to collections and may prepare collection inventories and content lists for use by staff and researchers. Digitization (scanning) of selected collection items and application of metadata to digital images may be required. Collection information will be recorded by the intern in an ArchivesSpace database.

This is a paid internship ($18/hour) with a duration of 175-180 hours. Internship will begin in January 2019. Weekly work schedule (Monday through Friday) is flexible based on academic commitments.

Required Qualifications
Must be currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program pursuing a degree in library and information science, archival studies/administration, museum studies or a related field.

Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Excel and Word). Experience with ArchivesSpace collection management software a plus.

Experience using a flatbed scanner and performing basic imaging processing.

Familiarity with primary sources and experience working with and researching in archives.

Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.

Good organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to work independently after initial training.

Ability to climb ladders, bend and stoop to access and move collection enclosures and lift archival boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.

To apply
Please send resume, letter of interest and contact information for three references to Christopher Shields, Curator of Library and Archives at cshields@greenwichhistory.org.