Processing and Archival Description Intern or Volunteer

Depending on the project assignment, all interns and volunteers report to the Director of Special Collections or University Archivist. Interns and volunteers play an active role in Special Collections by helping the repository inventory, sort, arrange, and create descriptive finding aids for archival materials and museum objects.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Create large volume of high-quality digital images
  • Consistently and accurately apply local descriptive standards
  • Carefully label archival folders in pencil according to documented local practices
  • Participates in projects to revise, edit, correct and re-publish legacy finding aids

Required Qualifications

  • MocsMail or Gmail account
  • Working knowledge of office productivity software, such as Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work accurately and independently in busy environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, initiative and flexibility
  • Ability to perform accurate, detailed work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience processing archival collections or working with museum objects
  • Advanced knowledge of ArchivesSpace or other archival collection management tools

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