Archives Internship - Paid
(April 4, 2019)
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is one of America’s leading historic, cultural and educational institutions. Opened in 1982, the Museum, anchored aboard the former USS Intrepid, a national historic landmark, has welcomed more than 10 million visitors and currently welcomes almost one million visitors annually. The Museum's mission is "to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth." The Museum pursues this mission through a dynamic and enriching exhibition environment recounting human stories behind the machinery on display in relation to the service era of the Intrepid: in World War II, the Cold War, NASA recovery missions and three tours in Vietnam. In connection thereto, the Museum delivers a broad range of credible, innovative, and engaging educational programs supplementing classroom learning in history, science, and leadership as well as extensive public and proprietary programs honoring those who serve our country – all to inspire our youth.
The Collections Manager at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum seeks an intern for a one day a week paid internship over the summer months. The intern, reporting to the Collections Manager, will assist in processing the Museum’s archives into ArchivesSpace. If you are interested in archives work and naval history, this is a great opportunity to gain practical experience in a museum setting.
Duties and Responsibilities may include:
Inventory and rehousing of manuals
Scanning and handling of archival documents and photographs
Data entry in The Museum System (TMS).
Creation and input of finding aids into ArchivesSpace database
Performs other duties as assigned including internal research projects
Qualifications and Experience:
A recent college graduate or a current advanced degree student in a library science/archive, history or related program. Previous experience in archives processing as well as object handing and TMS desirable.
Stipend or hourly pay ($15/hour).
For consideration e-mail resume and cover letter to: email@example.com.
NO PHONE CALLS. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.