U.S. Olympic Team USA Archivist and Historic Intern

Approximate Date of Posting: January 26, 2017

Position: Archivist and Historic Intern

Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Company/Organization  United States Olympic Committee

Schedule/Hours: Full-time

Time Frame:  The Summer internship session begins the first week of June till the end of August. Internships will post the second week of February.

Compensation $9.00 per hour, interns live at the Olympic Training Center
a deduction every two weeks for room and meals. $379

Source:Archives Gig

http://www.teamusa.org/careers/internship-program

Description:

The USOC and the Crawford Family U.S. Olympic Archives work to ensure that records and artifacts pertaining to the Olympic and Paralympic Movement as well as our Olympians and Paralympians are preserved.  The intern assists the Archivist and Historic Steward in performing a broad range of basic archival functions such as processing, preservation, and reference work involving the records of the US Olympic Committee, athletes, and the Olympic movement in the United States.  This includes the care, preservation, and conservation of artifacts in the USOC collection.

The USOC Archives Intern assists the Archivist and Historic Steward in performing a broad range of basic archival functions such as processing, preservation, and reference work involving the records of the US Olympic Committee, athletes, and the Olympic movement in the United States.  This includes the care, preservation, and conservation of artifacts in the USOC collection.  Additional aspects of the job include research, planning and care of historic displays as well as the preparation of artifacts for loans, interaction with Olympians and the public, and assisting with of private tours of the archives and collections.   The intern will gain experience in description of collections, basic preservation techniques, accession procedures and collections management using the software program Past Perfect.

Applicants should have an interest in pursuing a career in Archival Studies, Museum Management, or Historic Preservation.  Experience relevant to the care, preservation, and conservation of artifacts is desired.  Good writing, research and organizational skills; familiarity with the Internet, digital imaging and data entry; and knowledge of Windows and Past Perfect is helpful.  Additional aspects of the job include research, planning and care of historic displays as well as the preparation of artifacts for loans, interacting with our Olympians and the public and assisting with of private tours of the archives and collections.   The intern will gain experience in description of collections, basic preservation techniques, accession procedures and collections management using the software program Past Perfect.

DUTIES MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  1. Maintain proper care and maintenance of all documents, photographs and artifacts handled.
    2. Create & prepare descriptive information on textual records, photographs and artifacts (indexes, catalogs, finding aids, photos, negatives, folders, etc.).
    3. Prepare artifacts for preservation and conservation including proper textile care procedures.
    4. Prepare textual and/or photographic material for preservation work.
    5. Communicate regularly with supervisor as to concerns or issues arising from current project.
    6. Ensure the goals and policies of the USOC and archives are promoted and adhered to.

Graduate degree in archival studies, museum studies, or history preferred but not necessary.
Good writing, research, and organizational skills.
Experience relevant to the care, preservation, and conservation of artifacts is desired.
Experience in basic archival functions is desired.
Familiarity with the Internet, digital imaging, and data entry; and knowledge of Windows, and Past Perfect is desired.
Able to work independently as well as in a group environment.
Reliable, responsible and able to accept supervision.
Ability to perform repetitive tasks and detail oriented.

Standard Office Equipment
• Microsoft Applications:  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook
• Proficiency with internet search capabilities and usage telecommunications equipment, fax machine, copier

  • Office environment in multi-story building on multi-building site

Qualifications

Skills

Required

Multi Tasking

Intermediate

Preferred

Database Management

Intermediate

Microsoft office

Advanced

Behaviors

Required

Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Preferred

Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Motivations

Preferred

Work-Life Balance: Inspired to perform well by having ample time to pursue work and interests outside of work

Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Education

Required

Bachelors or better in History or related field.

Preferred

Some college or better in Art History or related field.

Website: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/USO1001/JobBoard/bc8f4af5-0753-ca80-0a4c-4f512286e8f1/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=1e008ed0-270a-49f8-a968-35918597c793

Deadline: Unspecified

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