Pittsfield, MA: Paid Archives Intern, Barrington Stage Company

Job Opening Title: Archives Intern

Employer Name: Barrington Stage Company

Job Location: Pittsfield, MA

Application Deadline: February 15, 2019

Link to job posting: https://barringtonstageco.org/education-bsc/professional-internship-program/

Years of experience required: 0-2

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: The June M. Guertin Archives at Barrington Stage Company is seeking a 2019 summer intern. We are looking for a flexible and motivated individual to assist with a variety of projects in the newly founded archives.

Who are we:
– The fastest-growing arts venue in the Berkshires attracting 58,500 patrons per year
– Nationally recognized for superior quality productions and comprehensive educational programming

Who are our interns:
– Undergraduate- and graduate-level students interested in pursuing careers in theatre showing a strong interest in furthering their professional development
– Committed to working as part of a team in a top-notch Equity theatre setting

What we offer:
– Opportunity to work with award-winning theatre professionals
– Spend the summer in the cultural capital of the Berkshires
– Housing along with a weekly stipend of $100
– Tickets to all productions
– Professional development seminars
– Gym membership

Job Responsibilities:
– Assisting the archivist fellow with our ongoing digitization initiative, scanning materials, editing images and applying relevant metadata
– May also be asked to respond to internal reference requests, inventory and catalog items in the collection, write finding aids
РHelping with special projects related to Barrington Stage Company’s upcoming 25th season

Qualifications:
– Must be detail-oriented, organized, comfortable working independently
– Able to lift 50 pounds
– Basic knowledge of Microsoft and Google suites
– The ideal candidate will have completed an introductory course in archives or have some experience in a library or archives setting
– Background in theatre is not required, but an interest in performing arts archives is appreciated

The archives intern reports to the Archivist Fellow. To apply please visit our website at https://barringtonstageco.org/education-bsc/professional-internship-program/. All applications are due February 15th. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early in the process.