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Processing Archives InternsPosted by: Missouri History Museum
Posted date: 2013-Jul-19
Location: Greater St. Louis Metro Area
Processing Archives Interns
Missouri History Museum
St. Louis, MO
The Missouri History Museum is accepting applications from students who are interested in processing archives unpaid internships with our library and collections division. Two interns will be selected to help with a variety of needs related to the archival collections of the History Museum.
Each of the processing archives interns will report to an associate archivist. These two positions will run from September to December, and requires each intern to complete 150 hours of work.
The intern will process archival collections from the Museum’s backlog of donations; collections to be determined. Processing involves surveying collection, and research into donor/topic of collection; organizing papers into a logical order; basic preservation and re-housing into acid-free storage; and creating a finding aid for easier access to researchers. Collections will relate to St. Louis and Missouri history.
The ideal candidate will be majoring in Library Science, History or a related field, with intent to work in a library or archive and hold a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Required:
• Ability to work independently, set goals and meet deadlines
• Strong organizational skills
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
The Missouri History Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to deepening the understanding of past choices, present circumstances and future possibilities; strengthening the bond of community and facilitating solutions to common problems.
To apply, the applicant must provide a resume and a short statement of the candidate’s interest and/or intent in applying for the internship. If chosen for an interview, candidate will be asked to supply two references. Completed applications should be sent by e-mail to:
Vicki Kaffenberger: vakmohistory.org