Tuesday, October 2, 2012

TITLE OF POSITION: Part-time Archival Intern STARTING DATE: November 1, 2012 or sooner PURPOSE OF JOB: The intern will provide research, archival and administrative support to the NCRP’s Archival Project. The project is the transfer to Indiana University-Purdue University Library (“IUPUI†) of NCRP’s materials, such as papers, records and publications, identified to be of historical value, in order to establish a repository at IUPUI. This material will be a source for researchers about the development of the nonprofit sector and part of a larger collection of organizational records and personal papers in the field of philanthropy. BRIEF HISTORY OF ORGANIZATION: Since 1976, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has served as the country’s independent watchdog of foundations. NCRP promotes philanthropy that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness. NCRP uses research and advocacy to urge the philanthropic community to provide nonprofit organizations with essential resources and opportunities to effectively serve disadvantaged and disenfranchised populations and communities. For further information on NCRP and its work, visit us online at www.ncrp.org. RESPONSIBILITIES: Specific job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: * Inventory: Assist with a complete inventory of existing holdings and boxing of materials for shipment. Also assist with the reduction of the current holdings at Iron Mountain. * Review of files, documents and publications: Assist NCRP staff and IUPUI archivist in reviewing files, papers, records and publications to identify historical value. Help determine the comprehensiveness of those records deemed to be valuable and identify significant gaps. * Processing of materials: Retrieve material from their original source, photocopy or scan for archiving and restore originals to the source file. * Cataloguing and Indexing: Using UIPUI’s reference source, assist with cataloguing and indexing. * Preservation: Prepare material for preservation work. Qualifications: * Knowledge of archival science, and curatorial research; * Good working computer skills, specifically using Microsoft Office; * Ability to perform repetitive tasks and must be detail-oriented; * Undergraduate or graduate student with background or interest in library science, history, and the nonprofit/philanthropic sector preferred; * A commitment to NCRP’s progressive vision of philanthropy as a means of advancing social and economic justice. The successful candidate will be available to work 10-25 hours per week and will be paid a stipend equal to approximately $13 per hour. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to Beverley Samuda-Wylder at jobs@ncrp.org. Be sure to write “archival intern position†in the subject line of the email. The position will remain open until filled. No Phone calls, please. Samantha Davis Field Assistant National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) 1331 H Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20005 p: 202.387.9177 ext. 16 f: 202.332.5084 e: sdavis@ncrp.org