Whether you volunteer for a few hours a week or work part-time in an archive, getting some practical experience is a must. SAA-UW sent out a call to campus archivists and librarians asking for open archives-related positions around campus. Below is a list of the responses we got. Feel free to post other opportunities around campus in the comments!

  1. James Leland Dirks Jr. Library Preservation InternThis is a paid internship! Last year’s intern also did his capstone project on digital preservation/curation with us and we would be excited to host another one, if there is interest and motivation.


  2. Preservation/Conservation Survey AssistantThis opportunity is for three students. We are doing a preservation assessment/survey of archival digital materials in Special Collections on legacy media (floppy disks etc) and the work will include digging through archives, taking notes, and could potentially also lead to a capstone opportunity in digital preservation if the students are motivated and interested though it isn’t a requirement.

    Our conservator is also looking for help with a survey of rare books in Special Collections, and hopes to pick a student out of the same pool. More info at:

  3. Preservation and Collection Volunteer or Internship Opportunity at the Jewish Archives of Washington StateThe Jewish Archives of Washington State, part of UW Libraries Special Collections, is looking for volunteer(s) (2-8 hours per week (negotiable), to assist with accessioning procedures and collection inventories. Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn how to work with Archivist’s Toolkit, a commonly used archive management software, and will be taught archival procedures such as rehousing and collections care, preliminary assessment of recently received collections, and possibly Encoded Archival Description (EAD). The volunteer may also have the opportunity to learn about digitization of collections.

    Find this posting by searching for Jewish Archives in iCareers.

  4. Passport to Washington Project: Exhibit Research Assistant in the Jewish Archives of Washington StateThe Washington State Jewish Historical Society (WSJHS) seeks a part-time, temporary research assistant for fall quarter to assist with planning and creation of the Passport to Washington project. The Passport to Washington project will capture and present the very diverse journeys to Washington State of Jewish Washingtonians past and present.

    Find out more about the project at: http://www.wsjhs.org/passport/page.html.
    Applications are accepted through iCareers.

  5. Pacific Northwest Print Materials Assistant and Collection Processing Assistant.
    Students in these two positions will work in Special Collections with Pacific Northwest Curator and team members assisting with PNW print (books, serials, etc) collection.Find the listings in iCareers.

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