Fall 2017 Archives & Inventory Assistants- California

Approximate Date of Posting: 8/3/2017

Position: two Archives Inventory Assistants and two Artifact Inventory Assistants

Location: Sacramento, California

Company/Organization  Center for Sacramento History

Schedule/Hours: 20 hours per week, Monday through Wednesday, between 8:00 am – 5:00pm.

Time Frame: The expected start date is September 5, 2017. The contract end date is December 31, 2017.

Compensation $15.00/hour.

Source: https://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2017/08/01/sacramento-ca-pt-archives-inventory-assistantintern-center-for-sacramento-history/

Description: Artifact Inventory Assistant

The Artifact Inventory Assistant(s) will support CSH staff with a comprehensive inventory of the Center’s artifact collections. The Artifact Inventory Assistant(s) will catalog and photograph artifacts in the collection.

Responsibilities related to this project include object and record handling, locating artifacts in collections storage, data entry using Microsoft Excel and the Center’s digital database (PastPerfect Museum Software), minimal rehousing of objects, photography, and other tasks as assigned.

The Artifact Inventory Assistant(s) will gain first-hand knowledge of how museum collections are cared for and managed, and will work closely with a wide range of objects.

The Artifact Inventory Assistant(s) will report to the Project Registrar, and work closely with the Center’s Curatorial staff.

Description: Archives Inventory Assistant

The Archives Inventory Assistant(s) will support CSH staff with a comprehensive inventory of the Center’s archival collections. The Archives Inventory Assistant(s) will document baseline information for archival materials in storage and may perform minimal processing of collections.

Responsibilities related to this project include material and record handling, discovery of collection access points, locating holdings in collections storage, data entry using Microsoft Excel and the Center’s digital databases (PastPerfect Museum Software and ArchivesSpace), rehousing and describing collections, and other tasks as assigned.

The Archives Inventory Assistant(s) will gain first-hand knowledge of how archival collections are cared for and managed, and will work closely with a wide range of materials.

The Archives Inventory Assistant(s) will report to the Project Registrar, and work closely with the Center’s Archival staff.

Experience and Skills

 

Qualified applicants will:

Be currently-enrolled, degree-seeking graduate students. Students will be able to earn credit towards school internship requirements through this position if they so choose.

Possess the ability to work independently and on a team, communicate clearly and effectively, work on multiple tasks at one time, be detail-oriented and well-organized.

Have experience processing archival collections and creating DACS-compliant descriptive guides.

Be comfortable using Microsoft Office 365 (Excel preferred) and other workplace-related software.

Be required to stand for extended periods of time, climb ladders, access storage locations while on raised platforms, operate pallet-jacks and carts, lift items up to 40 lbs., and possess manual dexterity.

Have reliable transportation to the Center.

To apply please submit a completed CSH Inventory Assistant Application, cover letter, and a resume highlighting relevant experience.

Send completed applications to Jake Sheff, Project Registrar, at jsheff@cityofsacramento.org.

Website: http://www.centerforsacramentohistory.org/about/Employment

Deadline: August 18, 2017

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s