2018 Summer Library Assistant-MA

Approximate date of posting May 31, 2018

Position: Summer Library Assistant-

Eligibility Completion of some coursework in Library and Information Science, American history, American studies, public history, or an archives program strongly preferred; The ideal candidate would have a flexible schedule including Saturday availability.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Company/Organization  Massachusetts Historical Society-T he MHS is an independent research library that collects, preserves, and makes accessible manuscripts and other materials that promote the study of the history of our nation—a mission that has remained constant since 1791. The MHS holds more than 3,600 manuscript collections, as well as extensive collections of early American imprints, newspapers, maps, printed ephemera, photographs, engravings, and other research materials.

Schedule/Hours  up to 21 hours per week

Time Frame June 18th through September 1st with the possibility of extension

Compensation: $14.00/hour.

Source: https://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2018/05/31/boston-ma-pt-summer-library-assistant-massachusetts-historical-society/

Description: The library assistant works as part of the reference team and reports to the Reference Librarian. Duties include staffing the library reception area, answering telephone and email reference queries, monitoring the reading room, paging materials, and assisting the reference staff with various library tasks. The library assistant greets, authorizes, and directs all researchers entering the library; explains MHS library policies and procedures; and directs incoming telephone calls for the MHS as a whole. The majority of the library assistant’s time is spent interacting directly with the public. This position is essential in promoting the Society’s public image and in maintaining the security of the collections.

All library assistants are cross-trained on visitor services functions and may be called on to cover the Society’s reception desk.

Website: https://www.masshist.org/about/jobs

How to Apply:  Please send an application by email (preferred) or postal mail, including a cover letter, brief resume, and list of three references to Dan Hinchen, at dhinchen@masshist.org or Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Deadline: 5PM on Friday, 8 June 2018,

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2018 Fall Cultural Heritage Fellowship-DC

Approximate date of posting May 31, 2018

Position: Cultural Heritage Fellowship

Eligibility Current or recent undergraduate or graduate students with an interest in cultural and/or historic preservation are eligible to apply for this fellowship. Some familiarity with cultural and/or historic preservation is desirable, but not required.

Location: During their fellowship, fellows are expected to split their time equally between the ACHP and the Anacostia Community Museum, and determine the appropriate number of site visits after consultation with their advisors.

Company/Organization  Smithsonian Instituton

Schedule/Hours

Time Frame 12 weeks (Fall Session: September – December),

Compensation: To help defray living expenses during the tenure of their fellowship, fellows will receive a $7,000 stipend.

Source: http://cuaslis.org/wp/smithsonian-achp-cultural-heritage-fellowship-anacostia-community-museum-washington-dc/

Description: The theme for the 2018 Fall Semester ACHP-SI fellowship is Heritage of the District of Columbia. Those with an interest in learning more about the preservation of culture, heritage, sites, and artifacts within and around the nation’s capital are especially encouraged to apply.

This fellowship is a joint experience with the Smithsonian Institution (SI) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). Through its 19 museums and research centers, SI works to preserve over 154 million artifacts and specimens. At the heart of the institution, the Anacostia Community Museum is dedicated to exploring social issues that impact the diverse populations of the DC metropolitan area, promoting mutual understanding, and strengthening community bonds. The museum’s research, collections, exhibitions, and programming focus on documenting the history and contemporary life of urban communities, while a community-based model encourages active citizen participation in the use and preservation of cultural heritage as a powerful instrument in creating and maintaining a sense of community and civic responsibility.

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, an independent federal agency, promotes the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use of the nation’s diverse historic resources and advises the President and the Congress on national historic preservation policy. It oversees the historic preservation review process for federal projects, which ensures that federal agencies take into account the effect of their undertakings on properties on or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The ACHP also conducts a variety of preservation programs promoting public appreciation and stewardship of cultural heritage, economic development through heritage tourism and the adaptive reuse of historic resources, sustainability and climate resilience, and Native American involvement in historic preservation.

How it Works:

Over the course of at least 12 weeks (Fall Session: September – December), fellows will explore cultural heritage preservation both in situ at a site that is on or eligible to be on the National Register of Historic Places in the Washington, DC area and ex situ at the Anacostia Community Museum and the offices of the ACHP. The fellow will have advisors from the Anacostia Community Museum and the Advisory Council to help direct and support his or her work. During their fellowship, fellows are expected to split their time equally between the ACHP and the Anacostia Community Museum, and determine the appropriate number of site visits after consultation with their advisors.

This place-based, cultural heritage fellowship will consist of a research project, along the lines of the examples below, which highlights the integration of historic sites and museum collections to tell fuller stories about the experience of DC residents. Based upon the successful applicant’s research interests as described in their project proposal and the program priorities of the sponsors, a research project will be developed and agreed upon by all parties. Results of the fellowship may include reports, presentations, proposals, recommendations, and/or similar research products.

Research proposals may touch on particular types of collections or artifacts, under-explored facets of historical experience, policy questions, strategies for interpretation and public engagement, or other relevant areas, as they relate to a particular historical site.

The following are examples of some of the collections and resources available at the Anacostia Community Museum. Each applicant’s proposed project should combine research based a museum collection and a particular historic site. For additional details, or to discuss other potential research topics, please contact Miriam Doutriaux (DoutriauxM@si.edu) and Susan Glimcher (sglimcher@achp.gov):

  • Documentation of churches, synagogues, mosques and other congregations highlight ways that these communities of faith bring deeper meaning to life while also providing social services and acting as agents of community and economic development.
  • Archaeological materials unearthed during excavations at the current site of the Anacostia metro station in the early 1980s document over a century of habitation in East-of-the-River DC. The collection was recently inventoried but remains unstudied.
  • Among Anacostia Community Museum’s holdings is a large photographic and documentary collection focusing on the culture and daily life of Washington, DC, east-of-the-river neighborhoods. Anacostia Community Museum also houses extensive object and archival collections related to African American history.
  • Important archival collections include the records of individuals and institutions with local or national significance. Among them are the papers of the Bladensburg Union Burial Association, Joy McLean Bosfield, Percival Bryan, Chitlin Market and Company, D.C. Art Association, Griffith Family, Chester Lee Harris, Edith T. Martin, Dorn C. McGrath, Charles E. Qualls, and the Sullivan Family.

Website: https://www.smithsonianofi.com/achp-fellowship/

How to Apply: To apply, applicants need to create an account on the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA). Then, start an application for this fellowship program, which is listed as the Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI). Follow the steps listed, and be sure to upload all necessary supporting documents.

The application will consist of:

  1. Project Proposal (maximum two pages)
    1. The proposal should identify your research goals and the importance of the work in relation to the discipline and your own scholarly endeavors
    2. The proposal should identify the proposed historic site, which must be registered on or eligible for the National Register of Historic Placeswithin the DC region
    3. The proposal should identify your preferred start and end dates
    4. The proposal should identify the Anacostia Community Museum advisor and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation advisor
  2. Curriculum Vitae (maximum two pages)
  3. One Letter of Recommendation
  4. Letter of Commitment from the proposed ACHP advisor
  5. Letter of Commitment from the proposed Anacostia Community Museum advisor

POC: Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Susan Glimcher at the ACHP and Miriam Doutriaux at the Anacostia Community Museum to discuss/help shape the proposed project in relationship to the agency’s work and for assistance in identifying appropriate advisors at both locations.

Questions about the application can be directed to Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships at 202-633-7070 or siofi@si.edu, please include “Cultural Heritage Fellowship” in the subject line.

Deadline: Saturday 6/30/2018

2018 Summer Records Management Intern-TX

Approximate date of posting May 31, 2018

Position: Records Management

Eligibility Required: Sophomore or Junior pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year university or college with a degree in library sciences, information systems, or a closely related field.

Location: Houston, Texas

Company/Organization  Hilcorp  Energy Company, founded in 1989, is one of the largest privately-held oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the United States and is the largest oil producer in Louisiana. Headquartered in Houston, TX, Hilcorp has over 1,825 employees in multiple operating areas including the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana, the Northeast United States, Wyoming, New Mexico and Alaska’s Cook Inlet and North Slope.

Schedule/Hours  Unspecified

Time Frame Unspecified

Compensation: Unspecified

Source: https://www.linkup.com/details/b37f03fbdd99d21193606088ad0cdaf1?utm_source=Job+Alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=general

Description:

Assist departments with the development of new document categories and fields for storage; work with the Records Management Coordinator to determine departmental records needs; provide assistance in preparing documents for scanning.
• Provide assistance in management of boxed documents; organize and number boxes; maintain inventory in storage.
• Collect, sort, prepare and scan documents; label and enter documents into the computer system; prepare files and forward documents for recycling and/or shredding.
• Convert documents to various formats; assist in transferring data between systems.
• Provide post-scanning quality assurance to ensure batches are complete, accurate, and of a high quality.
• Performs other Records Management or IT projects as assigned.
• Adheres to the company’s values – integrity, ownership, urgency, alignment and innovation.
• Supports company vision and mission.
• Adheres to established work schedule, attendance standards and is punctual to work and meetings.
• Other duties as assigned by management.
• Maintains employee confidence and protects company assets, including intellectual property, by keeping information confidential.
• Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional associations.
• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results, as needed.

Website:

How to Apply: https://external-hilcorp.icims.com/jobs/3975/records-management-summer-intern/job?utm_source=linkup&utm_medium=referrer&mobile=false&width=594&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Deadline: Unspecified

2018 Fall Archives & Collections Intern-NH

Approximate date of posting May 29, 2018

Position: Archives & Collections Intern

Eligibility  have good research skills and familiarity with curatorial practices. Recent graduates as well as currently enrolled students in a relevant BA or MA program are welcome to apply

Location: Canterbury, New Hampshire

Company/Organization  Canterbury Shaker Village

Schedule/Hours  full-time

Time Frame fall 2018 (flexible start and end date)

Compensation: $1000 stipend and onsite housing

Source: http://blogs.simmons.edu/slis/jobline/2018/05/intern-canterbury-shaker-village-canterbury-nh-1.html

Description: Under the jurisdiction of the Education Department, interns will gain work experience in a variety of museum operations including developing family-friendly activities, working with archives and collections, helping with exhibits, and demonstrating historic trades. Interns will also have the opportunity to develop their own research-based project that may be incorporated into future Village programming.

Website: http://www.shakers.org/

How to Apply: To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and 2 letters of recommendation to Becky Soules, Daily Visitor & Youth Programs Manager at rsoules@shakers.org.

Deadline:Unspecified

Duke University Medical Center Archives Intern-NC

Approximate Date of Posting: April, 13, 2017

Position: Archives Intern

Location: Durham, North Carolina

Company/Organization Duke University Medical Center Archives

Schedule/Hours: Maximum of 19 hours a week (for 42 weeks or a total of 807 hours), must be scheduled between Monday–Friday, 8:30-4:30

Time Frame:  Academic year, beginning July 1, 2017-2018

Compensation $15.00 per hour

Source: Archives Gig https://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/durham-nc-paid-archives-intern-duke-university-medical-center-archives-2/

Description:

Under the supervision of the Medical Center Archives staff, the intern will gain hands-on experience working with analog, digital, and hybrid archival collections. This may include arrangement and description, rehousing materials, performing basic preservation tasks, assisting with new acquisitions, researching individuals or events covered by a collection, entering data into the collections management system, and creating inventories and finding aids. Smaller amounts of time may also be dedicated to reference, exhibit preparation, and social media outreach as determined by both need and intern interest.

Requirements:
-Knowledge of archival principles, theories, and best practices
-Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
-Currently enrolled in a graduate level, degree granting program in Library Science and/or History
-Strong communications skills
-Ability to work independently

Preferred:
-Experience working in an archives or library
-1st year student
-Interest in medicine and/or history

The Duke University Medical Center Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to materials documenting the history of the medical center community, from the 1930s to the present. The Archives is comprised of over 250 collections containing a variety of materials, such as administrative and departmental records, personal manuscripts, photographs, publications, audiovisual materials, artifacts, and more. For more information about the Archives, please visit: https://archives.mc.duke.edu/.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to:
Lucy Waldrop, lucy.waldrop@duke.edu

Website:  https://archives.mc.duke.edu/.

Deadline:  Unspecified

2018 Archives Intern -NY

Approximate date of posting 25-May-2018

Position: Archives Intern

Eligibility Enrollment in graduate degree program in Library Science.

Location: New York-Brooklyn

Company/Organization  HSBC

Schedule/Hours  Part-Time

Time Frame Unspecified

Compensation: unpsecified

Source:Indeed

Description: This is an exciting opportunity to join HSBC’s team of archivists spanning London, New York, Hong Kong and Paris. The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of the unit’s activities to capture, preserve and promote the historical archives of HSBC in the US, including legacy firms.

Responsibilities:

Under supervision of the US Corporate Archivist, the student intern will provide cataloging and archival processing assistance.  Specific duties include:

  • clean up of legacy data in archival catalog system
  • creating new catalog records as necessary
  • digitizing archival recordsnew
  • assisting with reference requests
  • assisting with tours and presentations in the archive

This is an exciting opportunity for a student to learn cataloging, digitizing, and reference skills in a corporate archives and use cutting edge digital archives technology.

  • Knowledge of and proficient use of Microsoft Access, Excel, and Word and cataloging databases in general.
  • Knowledge of cataloging standards, metadata and archival description required; familiarity with digitization practices and standards; familiarity with DACs, EAD, MARC or AARCR2 helpful.
  • Successful candidate will have experience processing manuscript or organizational papers, writing traditional finding aids and will be comfortable with analog, digital and born digital materials.
  • Attention to detail, ability to work in a team as well as autonomously, flexibility to adjust to changing priorities, and the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing is essential. Ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is interested in working on a variety of projects.
  • Knowledge of or experience with financial information and collections helpful.

Website: https://hsbc.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en_GB&job=588924&src=JB-10502

How to Apply: https://hsbc.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl?job=0000B2M7&lang=en-gb

Deadline: 08-Jun-2018

2018-2019 Library Intern- HISTORY MEDICINE- NC

Approximate date of posting May 29, 2018

Position: LIBRARY INTERN, HISTORY MEDICINE

Eligibility Required: Current enrollment in an accredited graduate archival studies, public history, or information and library science program; or enrollment in a related graduate program combined with archival experience or training Prior experience in a special collections setting and/or completion of at least one course in archival theory and practice; interest and/or academic background in history of medicine.

Location: Durham, NC

Company/Organization  Duke University and Duke University Health System

Schedule/Hours   15 hours per week  Hours are flexible within a M-F, 8:30-5:00 work week (some evening, weekend, and holiday hours may be required), but interns are expected to set and maintain a consistent schedule

Time Frame academic year (9 months)

Compensation: $16.50 per hour

Source Indeed

Description: Under the supervision of the Curator of the History of Medicine Collections, this position will provide support for public services and collection development activities of the History of Medicine.

Responsibilities
• Provides reference services for HoM users, including those who visit in person and those inquiring remotely.
• Assists with library instruction, including meeting with instructors,selecting materials,teaching classes, and participating in instructional assessment.
• Assists with public programming and other outreach activities such as website development and maintenance, newsletter production, social media, and exhibitions.
• Assists with collection development activities such as catalog searching and collections intake.
• Assists librarians with special projects.
• Performs other duties as assigned

Website: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25017&siteid=5172#jobDetails=1247058_5172

How to Apply:  An electronic resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references should be submitted at: https://hr.duke.edu/careers/apply. Refer to requisition # 401401880 Job Code59 LIBRARY INTERN

Deadline: Application Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

2018 Business/Legal Research Internship-MA

Approximate date of posting May 22, 2018

Position: Research Intern

Eligibility This role is ideal for a candidate who is intellectually curious; enjoys searching; is tenacious about looking for information; understands the importance of using only the most authoritative resources; is capable of filtering through/reviewing large amounts of data; and has the ability to problem-solve with a very high level of attention to detail and accuracy.

Location: Boston, MA

Company/Organization  Analysis Group, Inc

Schedule/Hours  15 – 30 hours/week

Time Frame 2-3 month commitment

Compensation: $20.00/hour

Source: http://blogs.simmons.edu/slis/jobline/2018/05/research-intern-analysis-group-inc-boston-ma.html

Description: This position is structured to provide the Research Intern with an opportunity to learn how research can inform the business development process. The Research Intern will work closely with and under the guidance of the Marketing Department’s research team at Analysis Group, a Boston-based economic consulting firm.  Analysis Group has been recognized as a best place to work in several top surveys and received a 2015 Employees’ Choice Award in the small and medium business (SMB) category of Glassdoor.com’s national Best Places to Work listing.

The team’s researchers are librarians embedded within the firm’s Marketing Department, where they provide legal, marketing, and business research support to the firm. The Research Intern will be trained by the research team on our approach to searching legal and business sources.  Primarily searching online databases such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw, CourtLink, Bloomberg Law, and select news/online sources, this Research Intern position offers the opportunity to assist with ongoing and new marketing projects and initiatives to identify business opportunities. The Research Intern will also support efforts to capture background on Analysis Group’s affiliated experts, competitors and potential experts; prepare dossiers on potential clients and connections; and assist with lead generation efforts. Typical assignments will include: researching court cases, searching for and reviewing expert reports/testimony submitted in various court matters; retrieving relevant decisions and other court filings, and organizing and storing the results; assisting the research team in identifying news or research resources and summarizing findings; and preparing background on potential expert witnesses as well as clients in support of various marketing projects.

The Research Intern would have the opportunity to attend our weekly research team meetings. The Intern will also have the opportunity to shadow team members as they conduct various legal, company/industry, and business development-related research. This internship also provides the unique opportunity for students to observe firsthand how research can help direct and further business development initiatives. This role is ideal for a candidate who is intellectually curious; enjoys searching; is tenacious about looking for information; understands the importance of using only the most authoritative resources; is capable of filtering through/reviewing large amounts of data; and has the ability to problem-solve with a very high level of attention to detail and accuracy.

Website: http://www.analysisgroup.com/careers/

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Rosemary Zankiw at rosemary.zankiw@analysisgroup.com

Deadline: Unspecified