State Archives Internship

Des Moines, IOWA | about 2 months

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State Archives Internship

Location

Des Moines - 50319 - Polk County, IA

Job Type

Internship

Agency

259 Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

Job Number

18-00630

Closing

12/4/2017 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Matthew Beyer at matthew.beyer@iowa.gov or 515.242.5193

Job Description

Internship Purpose and Goals

  • Digitize World War I casualty photos

  • Digitize state government records in high demand

  • These projects will make a significant contribution to the increased accessibility to collections at the State Historical Society Time Commitment

Duration: Spring Semester 2018

Frequency: 6-12 hours per week,unpaid, up to 150 total hours.

Hours must be completed Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Duties and Essential Activities

  • Follow existing procedures to use cameras, digitization hardware and software systems.

  • Use appropriate care and follow existing procedures when handling original materials.

  • Record all critical metadata information about each item digitized and save files onto server. Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Pursuing a degree in history, political science, or related field of study in social science or the humanities.

  • Have an interest in archival or library work.

  • Strong research skills are expected.

  • Must conduct oneself in a mature/professional manner and be able to work accurately and efficiently with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to lift 40 lbs., and use step ladders.

  • Experience with computer skills and camera use is a plus.

Training

  • The selected intern will be trained to use the archives database and any other programs required for completing tasks.

  • The intern will also be trained in the proper methods for naming digital files and cataloging archival records.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants for this class must be currently enrolled students in a degree program at an accredited educational institution, as determined by the Iowa Department of Administrative Services – Human Resources Enterprise.

For additional information, please click on thislink to view the job description.

Agency

State of Iowa

Agency

259 Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

Address

600 E Locust St

Des Moines, Iowa, 50319.

Website

https://iowaculture.gov/

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