Various Locations, MT: Paid Student Archivist Intern, Montana State Historical Records Advisory Board

Job Opening Title: Student Archivist Internship

Employer Name: Montana State Historical Records Advisory Board

Job Location: Montana

Application Deadline: February 15, 2020

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Years of experience required: 2nd year grad student

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: General Overview: The Montana SHRAB is one of more than fifty similar boards active in all the states, territories, and the District of Columbia. State historical records boards were established in 1975 by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the grant-awarding arm of the National Archives. The Montana SHRAB was organized in September 1976 with an Executive Order issued by the Governor, who continues to appoint the seven members of the Montana Board to two-year terms. In addition to serving as a central advisory body within Montana for historical records planning and coordination, the Montana SHRAB has engaged in significant activities both on its own and in conjunction with other organizations. These activities include providing workshops, scholarships for professional development and training, and professional archival assistance to local archives and historical organizations. Every summer, the SHRAB sponsors a paid Traveling Student Archivist internship ($6,000).

The Montana Student Archivist Program started in 2009 to address the need for on the ground assistance to heritage organizations in Montana. Each summer a graduate level student archivist is chosen to provide up to 400 hours of archival project assistance to one Montana heritage institution between June and September.
• Scope of Work: The student will provide assistance based on specific goals set by the institution and may include archival surveying, processing, cataloging, basic conservation, archival basics training, creation of finding aids and creation of online inventory/content access options.

• Required Qualifications: The internships are available to current graduate students and recent graduates wishing to gain real world archival experience. All applicants must submit a resume and cover letter describing their interests and abilities, and answer the questions provided below.

• Working Hours: Internship hours will be based on the supervisor’s and the student’s schedules. Normally, internships are 10 weeks, 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Contact Jodie Foley at jofoley@mt.gov for application.