New York, NY: Paid Archive Intern, Tusk Holdings

Job Opening Title: Archive Intern

Employer Name: Tusk Holdings

Job Location: New York, New York

Application Deadline:

Salary Range: $20/hr

Years of experience required: 1-2

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Tusk Holdings provides a variety of consulting services. Our archiving consultants build digital archives for individuals, philanthropic organizations, and corporations. Projects vary based on client needs.

The Archive Intern will assist the Archivist/Project Manager with two projects slated for completion in the Fall of 2022.

Project 1: Sending a collection offsite and preparing final spreadsheets, digital files, and metadata for the client’s systems.

Project 2: Building a reference collection of news content published about a client over a two to three year period that illustrates key moments and actions taken.

Responsibilities may include:
– Researching tools and techniques for acquiring reference-quality news content
– Building a timeline of key actions, moments, subjects, and themes
– Identifying news content/media that best illustrates the timeline (e.g. articles, videos, photographs, podcasts, etc.)
– Acquiring news content
– Contributing to or editing project progress documents
– Creating high-level metadata
– Labeling and tracking boxes before they are sent offsite
– Conducting quality control checks of digital files and metadata (including metadata remediation)
– Uploading files to digital storage platforms
– Editing collection inventories

Required qualifications:
– Attention to detail
– Ability to lift 40 pounds
– Ability to work on-site in New York

Preferred qualifications:
– Enjoys research
– Experience with cataloging and/or metadata
– Strong writing and communication skills
– 1-2 years of experience working in an archive or on an archive project (current students or recent graduates welcome)

Application requirements:
– Resume
– Cover letter

Time commitment:
– Flexible, 15-20 hours a week (within a 9am-6pm, M-F work schedule)

– $20/hr

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to

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