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Archives and Special Collections Intern, Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT

Wage/​Salary: $20/hour

Job Description: Hotchkiss Archives and Special Collections, a program of the Edsel Ford Memorial Library, offers an internship for a graduate student during the second semester of the 2017-2018 school year. The internship provides ten-weeks of part-time work experience for a graduate student interested in pursuing an archival or curatorial career.

The 2017 intern will gain experience in a variety of archival and curatorial skills with a strong focus on using a web-based cataloging tool to capture information about collections. The Intern will work under the guidance of the Archivist and the Special Collections Curator. Projects for 2017 may include: transferring catalog records from PastPerfect and Archivists Toolkit into CollectiveAccess, entering accessions into CollectiveAccess, and processing archival materials and special collections (including artworks and rare books). Additionally, the Intern may conduct research for and assist in the installation of one or more exhibits.

Hotchkiss Archives and Special Collections serves as a research laboratory for students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Examples of fine and decorative arts, sculpture, and rare books from Hotchkiss Special Collections are exhibited displayed throughout the year in the School's Main Building. These exhibits often intersect with curriculum, allowing students to engage with the collection on a deeper level. Archives serves as the School's institutional memory, with records, publications, photographs, audiovisual recordings, and other materials documenting School life since its founding in 1891.


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