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Archival Interns, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA

The Nantucket Historical Association's Research Library is offering two, paid, archival processing internships during the fall of 2018.

Under the supervision of the Chief Archivist, the Archives Interns will be exposed to multiple levels of archives management and gain hands-on experience working with manuscript and photographic collections. They will conduct specific processing projects; will document and refine existing procedures; and will contribute to the development of new policies in the archives. Processing projects will include rehousing, arranging, and describing archival collections as part of and in preparation for a larger digitization effort.

The interns will also participate in the Research Library's reference desk schedule, respond to remote research queries, and develop collections-focused posts for social media. A knowledge of American history, literature, maritime history, or geography is advantageous, yet not required.

Required: Enrollment in or graduation from an ALA-accredited master's program; completed coursework in archival theory and practice or relevant experience with archival materials; solid time management skills; familiarity with descriptive standards and metadata schemas; excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to work independently, to seek clarification, and to offer suggestions when needed. Physical requirements include the ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

Housing is provided, plus a stipend of $2,500 for a ten-to-thirteen week internship. Dates are flexible depending on the availability of the intern.

Please send resume, letter of interest, and contact information for three references to rmiller@nha.org. Deadline for applications is July 31, 2018, or until filled.

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