Thursday, March 29, 2012

Jewish Heritage Collection Archival Internship, Summer 2012

Jewish Heritage Collection Archival Internship, Summer 2012

Addlestone Library at the College of Charleston is offering two internships for archival students or recent graduates to work in its Special Collections department full-time for approximately 10 weeks over the summer. The interns will be arranging and describing manuscript materials from our Jewish Heritage Collection, as part of a $B!H (JHidden Collections $B!I (J project funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources.

We will provide an honorarium of $1,500 and free housing in Charleston $B!G (Js historic district, within a short walk of campus. The internship runs between June 4 to August 13, 2012, with some flexibility on start and end dates.

Applicants should possess the following:

$B!| (J Excellent processing skills; knowledge of DACS, EAD, and other metadata and archival standards preferred

$B!| (J Excellent organizational skills

$B!| (J Good writing skills

$B!| (J Ability to properly handle, manage, and rehouse historic materials

$B!| (J Familiarity with digitization standards

$B!| (J Some knowledge of American history, particularly southern ethnic history

$B!| (J Some previous experience in museums, archives, libraries, or a related field

The successful candidate must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and able to work both as a member of a team and independently. Preference will be given to candidates who express a desire to pursue a career in museums, archives, or a related field, and who are enrolled in or recently graduated from an MLIS program.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: Claire Fund, Addlestone Library administrator, at fundc @ cofc . edu . The deadline for applications is April 30, 2012. If you have any questions or need more information, email Dale Rosengarten, curator of the Jewish Heritage Collection, at rosengartend @ cofc . edu .