Manteo, NC: Paid 2023 David Stick Internship (housing incl), Outer Banks History Center

Job Opening Title:
2023 David Stick Internship with the Outer Banks History Center

Name of Employer:
Outer Banks History Center

Job Site Location (City, State) :
Manteo, NC

Application Deadline:
March 31, 2023

Minimum Degree Requirement:
Graduate student

Years of experience required:

Salary Range:

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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Include instructions for how to apply.:
The David Stick Internship, sponsored by the Friends of the Outer Banks History Center, is a paid summer position with the Outer Banks History Center (OBHC) in Manteo, N.C. This is a 10-week, full time, graduate internship performing archival work for the OBHC. Start and end dates are flexible and will be determined in consultation with the intern (est. June 10-August 19). The intern will be paid a $4,000 stipend, and housing for the duration of the internship will be provided free of charge.

The David Stick Intern will assist the archivists of the OBHC in completing a variety of projects. Daily duties will consist of arrangement and description of OBHC unprocessed collections. Other projects will be assigned based on the interests/skills of the successful candidate and may include:
• Assisting with intake and establishing initial intellectual control of new archival accessions;
• Identifying, numbering, and sleeving historical photographs;
• Cataloging books and published items;
• Transcribing and indexing oral histories;
• Assisting patrons and providing reference services in the OBHC reading room;
• Planning and fabricating exhibits using OBHC materials;
• Contributing to OBHC outreach efforts (such as social media or programming); and
• Assisting OBHC staff members on individual projects.

Eligibility: The position is open to current graduate students in archives, library sciences, records management, public history, or a related field. Applicants must have completed at least one semester of coursework towards their graduate degree.
Required Qualifications: This position requires attention to detail, curiosity, creativity, and excellent writing and research skills. Prior coursework (at the graduate or undergraduate level) in archives and records management, public history, or a related field, OR prior experience working in an archival repository is required. Applicants should demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with members of the public, and prior customer service experience is strongly preferred. The ideal applicant will excel at working both independently and as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience arranging, describing, and encoding finding aids for archival collections. Substantial coursework in archives and records management, library science, or public history. Knowledge of current library and archival standards and best practices (especially DACS). Experience working with one or more archival content management systems (Archivist’s Toolkit, ArchivesSpace, Archon, AXAEM, etc.). Knowledge of North Carolina’s coastal history and/or familiarity with the Outer Banks region.

About the Outer Banks History Center (OBHC): The OBHC is a regional archival facility administered by the State Archives of North Carolina. The mission of the OBHC is to collect, preserve, and provide public access to historical and documentary materials relating to coastal North Carolina, and to serve as an accessible, service-oriented center for historical research and inquiry. For more information, visit the OBHC website at
Please email your resume, cover letter, and the contact information for three professional references to by Friday, March 31, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Resumes submitted after that point will not be considered. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Tammy Woodward, Director of the OBHC, at or 252-423-5243.

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