Approximate Date of Posting March 10, 2017
Position: Archive Intern
Location: Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Company/Organization Oshkosh Public Museum
Time Frame Unspecified
Compensation: 10.53 – $11.74 Hourly
This is a temporary undergraduate level internship with primary responsibilities of assisting the Museum Archivist. Work involves performance of a variety of professional archival tasks related to scanning, photography, cataloging, and use of the Past Perfect database.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other minor duties may be assigned.
- Assist the archivist with inventory, cataloging, summaries, transcription, and other similar tasks associated with archival work.
- Digitize photographic and paper collection items.
- May assist the Archivist with public and/or staff research requests.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
- Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program or associate degree program.
- Preferably a third year (Junior) toward a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in an applicable major.
- Possess and maintain a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Possess good interpersonal skills, be team oriented, and able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other city employees, and the public.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships by communicating, verbally and in writing, with City employees and the public.
- Ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple priorities, and effectively resolve challenging interpersonal relations.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Proficiency with a collection database, such as PastPerfect.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Self-starter with multi-tasking skills.
- Knowledge of historic research methodology is preferable, but not required.
- Clearly assess, document, and correctly cite historic sources is preferable, but not required.
- General knowledge of museum practices is preferable, but not required.
- Basic understanding of the theory and practice of experience-based exhibitions is preferable, but not required.
- Previous experience in a library or archives is preferable, but not required.
- General understanding of library and archival practices is preferable, but not required.
In evaluating candidates for this position, the City many consider an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties of this position.
Tools and Equipment Used:
Collection management software called Past Perfect, MS Word, Outlook, and Internet search engine, digital camera, and scanner.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, talk and hear. The employee is required to walk; use hands and fingers to handle or operate objects, equipment, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus and full color perception.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
The noise level in the work environment is moderately quiet.