20212 ARCHIVIST-IN-RESIDENCE-NW Geographic Region


POSITION  Northwest Archivists Association- ARCHIVIST-IN-RESIDENCE

ELIGIBILITY  Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate-level program or have graduated within two years of the application date: March 1, 2021. The award does not define the type of graduate program as to encourage both traditional and interdisciplinary programs

LOCATION  The residency may be applied to any archival organization that is within the geographic region covered by Northwest Archivists membership (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington)

COMPANY/INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION  The host organization must be an institution or agency responsible for the custody, study, teaching, control, or use of records, archives, and/or personal papers. Applicants outside the Northwest Archivists region are welcome to apply. There is no requirement for the Archivist-in-Residence to reside in the Northwest.

SCHEDULE/HOURS   Arranged with institution

TIME FRAME  maximum 12 week timeframe of the residency.- residency must be completed by the end of the calendar year.

COMPENSATION   $5,000 stipend 

SOURCE: https://archivesaware.archivists.org/2020/12/08/archival-innovators-rachael-cristine-woody-on-the-creation-of-the-archivist-in-residence-program/

DESCRIPTION  The purpose of this residency is three-fold: 1. To offer upcoming and new professionals with paid career development opportunities to apply knowledge in archives, libraries, museums, or a related field; 2. To teach new archivists how to accurately calculate the value of their education, experience, and overall value as an archivist; and 3. To provide an opportunity for archival organizations to work toward the long term goal of eliminating unpaid work within the field. The residency may last up to 12 weeks to be completed by the end of the current calendar year. The resident will receive a one-year complimentary membership to Northwest Archivists.

This is a unique experience for a new professional to develop a project based on their career goals and work directly with an organization to determine the project’s scope and outcomes. The Archivist-in-Residence will be managed by an engaged supervisor assigned by the host organization, though the resident may interact and work under the temporary direction of a number of other employees depending on the scope of the project.


The resident must produce a monthly report for each month of employment and submit it to the NWA Paid Internship Committee. Monthly reports should include: number of hours worked, progress on the project, and any goals or outcomes completed. The resident will prepare a blogpost for publication in Northwest Archivists Blog detailing their experience after completion of the residency. Host organization will submit an end of residency report detailing how the resident met the goals of the residency.

APPLY  This is a joint application between the resident and the organization. The resident should propose a project or experience specific to the site and work with the organization to clarify scope of project, timeline, supervisor, goals, and project outcomes. The organization and supervisor must be determined in advance of final application.

For final consideration, the applicant should work with the host organization to complete the application form in full and submit it along with a 2-page resume (from the proposed resident)

WEBSITE  http://northwestarchivists.org/archivistinresidence

POC  Questions may be directed to the NWA Paid Internship Committee at: consulting@rachaelcristine.com

DEADLINE  March 1, 2021.

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