Allendale, MI: PT Paid Archival Processing Intern, Grand Valley State University

Job Opening Title: PT Paid Archival Processing Internship

Employer Name: Grand Valley State University, Special Collections & University Archives

Job Location: Allendale, MI

Application Deadline: November 30, 2021

Salary Range: $23.55/hr

Link to job posting:

Years of experience required: 0-1

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Working on-site under the direction of the University Archivist and Digital Collections Librarian, the Archival Processing Intern will develop and undertake a processing plan for the papers of Robert Merrill, civil engineer and archaeologist, including the cleaning and rehousing of glass lantern slides and possible digitization of a portion of the collection.

NOTE: Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine requirement that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.

Number of hours to be worked per week: 29
Start and End Date: January 6, 2022 – May 5, 2022
Hourly Rate: $23.55

Position Responsibilities [concise overview with additional duties as assigned]:
• Review materials and develop processing plan, with special review for preservation attention
• Process, arrange and describe archival materials
• Author EAD and DACS compliant findings aid(s) using ArchivesSpace
• Recommend selections from the collection for digitization, and if time allows digitize a portion of the collection
• Create metadata records for digital surrogates using Dublin Core metadata schema, and ingest content into the GVSU Digital Collections (Omeka)

Preferred Qualifications:
• Masters degree (completed or in-progress) in Library or Information Science with a concentration in Archives.
• Experience processing archival or historic materials.
• Familiarity with Dublin Core metadata schema and basics of archival digitization best practices.
• Attention to detail and ability to follow directions.
• Ability to lift up to 20 lb. boxes up and down stairwells.
• Excellent communication skills: ability to listen actively, speak and write clearly, and effectively present information and ideas to groups.

To Apply:
Send your resumé and cover letter describing your interest to:

Annie Benefiel (she/her)
University Archivist and Digital Collections Librarian
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI 49401
(616) 331-8727

Application Deadline: November 30, 2021
Interviews will be conducted remotely.

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