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

Job Opening Title: Paid 2019 Summer Archives Interns, Nantucket Historical Association

Institution/Organization Name: Nantucket Historical Association

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

Application Deadline: February 3, 2019

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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 archives internships during summer 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 and cataloging 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.
Internships are full-time for ten-to-twelve weeks. Compensation includes a $2,500 stipend, housing and commuter pass.
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 February 3.