Archives and Special Collections Intern (paid position)
January 8, 2018
Starting at 13.00
Part Time - Internship
The Oberlin College Library and Archives invite applicants for the position of Archives and Special Collections Intern. This is a temporary, part-time intern position working up to 20 hrs/week. Exact schedule to be determined at the time of offer. The term of the position will start on March 1, 2018 and end on August 31, 2018 with the possibility of extension for another 6 months.
The position will support projects related to the arrangement and description of collections and the preservation of and access to digital assets. The position is supervised jointly by the Associate Archivist and the Special Collections and Preservation Librarian (working 50 percent of time in each department). This internship is an ideal experience for new professionals interested in a career in archives or special collections.
To apply, use the following link to the Oberlin College job posting: https://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/5879
Requirements: Masters in Library Science, substantial coursework towards a Masters degree in Library Science, or related work experience with a Masters in History or Art History.
Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of metadata standards in the library and archives communities, some experience with arranging and describing archival or library collections, History of the Book, Library preservation, digital imaging, Photoshop, and CONTENTdm.
Established in 1966, the Oberlin College Archives contains a vast and varied collection of rare, original, and reproduced materials in printed, electronic, and digitized formats. It holds the permanently valuable records of the institution as well as those of individuals, families, and organizations affiliated with the college, the Conservatory of Music, and the city of Oberlin. Department-based a...nd student research projects often involve use of the Archives. Its rich collection of original historical materials offers insight and documentation of Oberlin's involvement in many of the significant social, religious, civil rights, and political movements of our time. Oberlin has been associated with such movements as antislavery, African Americans in higher education, coeducation, missions, women's suffrage, temperance, diversity, and ecology and the environment.