Week of September 22-26
Lemelson Center National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Deadline: February 23, 2015
Lemelson Center Archival Internship, Summer 2015
The Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, offers a full time, ten week, archival internship opportunity for one graduate student each summer. The internship stipend is $7,000. Housing, benefits and transportation are not provided.
The internship will:
●Enable new professionals to understand, identify, and manage the historical records of American invention and innovation;
●Expose interns to the Museum’s rich historical collections in the history of technology and twentieth century material culture;
●Provide hands-on experience with archival collections that document invention and innovation;
●Create EAD finding aids to collections documenting invention and innovation;
●Engage interns in discussion of archival issues and practices and provide a wide range of professional experiences within the Museum.
Internships are located in the Museum’s Archives Center, a manuscripts and special collections repository with more than 1,300 collections documenting a wide range of subject areas and a full time staff of nine.
Interns must be enrolled in a graduate degree program and have completed graduate course work in archival, library, or information management, and/or graduate course work in American history, American Studies, Museum Studies, Public History, or another area that relates to the history of invention and innovation in American society. Recent graduates may also apply.
Applicants must apply through the Smithsonian online application system (SOLAA).
Complete applications must include the following:
●Internship Program application form
●Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
●Two letters of reference
Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the Archives Center’s Internship FAQ when completing this application.
All materials must be submitted to the online application system by February 23, 2015 for consideration. Offers will be made by April 6, 2015. Internships begin on or after June 1, 2015.
For further information, consult the FAQ or contact:
Alison L. Oswald, Archivist
National Museum of American History
Smithsonian Institution, Archives Center, Room 1100, MRC 601
P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Phone: (202) 633-3726
Fax: (202) 786-2453
Found on: SAA Archives & Archivists list
Kentucky State Department for Libraries & Archives
Deadline: October 11, 2014
Job Duties: This posting is for two positions. One serves as a technology consultant to state and local government agencies concerning electronically generated public records for management and appraisal, using specialized software tools. Conducts technological needs assessments and advises agencies on resolution, appraisal, scheduling and management of electronically generated public records. Serves on technology committees, attends legislative committee hearings, and tracks legislation concerning public records issues. Examines records retention schedules and contributes system descriptions that provide technical and contextual information, and consults with agencies to ensure systems are managed in compliance with records management laws.
The other position develops and coordinates all applications that comprise the Kentucky electronic records archives, and E-Archives data repository and provides training and coordination concerning the e-Archives. Manages nearly 100,000 web pages harvested from selected executive, judicial and legislative agencies. Facilitates work with State Library technical services staff to ensure that records in the E-archives are cataloged and linked in the KDLA catalog.
Both will require some travel and participation in the Electronic Records Working Group and other KDLA groups and teams. Both coordinate the design and promote use of electronic public information access techniques for records scheduling and archival retention of records.
Education: Graduate of a college or university with a master’s degree in library science, archival science or records management.
Experience: Must have two years of experience in any combination of the following: computer programming, systems analysis, website design, website development, website maintenance or records systems analysis.
Education Substitution: None.
Experience Substitution: A bachelor’s degree supplemented by two years of experience in any combination of the following areas within an archival or library setting will substitute for the master’s degree: computer programming, systems analysis, website design, development or maintenance and/or record systems analysis.
Additional Comments: Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D.
Application Procedure: Complete an application and apply on-line at Careers.ky.gov
Contact Information: Glen.McAninch@ky.gov
Institution’s Website: KDLA.ky.gov
Found on: SAA Archives & Archivists list
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