Approximate date of posting August 31, 2018
Eligibility Actively pursuing or interested in undergraduate or graduate education in library science, archival management, history, or a related field
Location: Lexington, Massachusetts
Company/Organization Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library Established in 1975 by the Scottish Rite Freemasons of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library tells the story of Freemasonry and fraternalism in the context of American history. Unique in the nation, the Museum aims to be the “historical society” of American Freemasonry by collecting, preserving, interpreting and celebrating the history of fraternalism. As a department within the Museum, the Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives is one of the premiere repositories in the United States for the study of Freemasonry and fraternalism. The collection of the Library & Archives comprises over 60,000 books, 1,600 serial titles and 2,000 cubic feet of archival materials related to Freemasonry, fraternalism, and American history.
Schedule/Hours 230 hours of work
Time Frame. which will be completed part-time over an extended period. Internship dates and hours are flexible to accommodate the Project Intern’s possible course load and schedule.
Compensation: $15 per hour
Description: Under the direction of the Museum’s Archivist, the Project Intern will be responsible for the processing, arrangement, and description of the Melvin Maynard Johnson Records, following professional standards. The Project Intern will create an index to the collection in MS Access and a finding aid according to the Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS). The Project Intern will digitize archival material and record technical, item, and structural metadata as necessary. Other duties may be included as needed.
How to Apply: please send a resume and a letter describing your interest to: John Coelho, Archivist, firstname.lastname@example.org or to Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington MA 02421.