Title: Archives Intern
Hours: Approximately 35 hours weekly for a total of 315 hours. Schedule is flexible.
The Archival Intern will first learn archival theory and best practices from the archivist and through short readings. Then, supervised by the archivist, the intern will begin to process small archival collections under one linear foot, that will result in a finding aid. If virtual or part time virtual, the intern will work on converting the already existing finding aids into ArchivesSpace instances. Lastly, the intern will help the archivist to answer reference questions.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
The staff at the Mattatuck is currently all working on-site. The intern would be able to work safely and comfortably within the Museum and have COVID guidelines and protocols in place for staff and visitors, which include wearing masks and social distancing. If an intern is not entirely comfortable working in-person, they will have the opportunity to complete this internship part virtual and part in-person.
The Archives Intern will learn professional archival theory, implement best practices for processing collections on a small scale, and create finding aids through ArchivesSpace.
The individual who fills this internship position should have a strong interest in history, archives, or art – which includes students majoring in history, library sciences, or art. Students should also have an interest in working with archives or historical objects or within a library setting.