Approximate Date of Posting: July 10, 2018- Re-advertised 8/23/2018
Position: Archival Processing Internships (2)
Eligibility Enrollment in or graduation from an ALA-accredited master’s program; completed coursework in archival theory and practice or relevant experience with archival materials
Location: Nantucket, MA, USA
Company/Organization Nantucket Historical Association
Time Frame Ten-to-thirteen week internship. Dates are flexible depending on the availability of the intern.
Compensation: Housing is provided, plus a stipend of $2,500
Description: Under the supervision of the Chief Archivist, the Archives Interns will be exposed to multiple levels of archives management and gain hands-on experience working with manuscript and photographic collections. They will conduct specific processing projects; will document and refine existing procedures; and will contribute to the development of new policies in the archives. Processing projects will include rehousing, arranging, and describing archival collections as part of and in preparation for a larger digitization effort.
The interns will also participate in the Research Library’s reference desk schedule, respond to remote research queries, and develop collections-focused posts for social media. A knowledge of American history, literature, maritime history, or geography is advantageous, yet not required.
How to Apply: Please send resume, letter of interest, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant to the Executive Director
Nantucket Historical Association
PO Box 1016
Nantucket, MA 02554
Deadline: July 31, 2018 or until filled