Baltimore, MD: Paid Archival Processing Internship, Maryland Historical Society


Job Opening Title: Paid Archival Processing Internship

Institution/Organization Name: Maryland Historical Society

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Baltimore

Application Deadline: December 1, 2016

Link to job posting: https://www.mdhs.org/support-mdhs/internships

Years of experience required: 0

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Maryland Historical Society
Special Collections Department
Morris A. Soper Papers – Archival Processing Internship
Spring Semester 2017
120 total hours

Internship Description:
The Maryland Historical Society is seeking an intern to assist in the folder-level processing of the papers of Judge Morris A. Soper (1873-1963). Spanning more than a half century at the state and federal level, Soper’s judicial service coincided with an era that saw great changes in American society. Soper wrote many landmark interstate commerce decisions and most notably was involved with several civil rights cases that preceded the landmark Brown vs the Board of Education in 1954. This 300 box collection of correspondence, case files, and personal material offers a unique look into the work of Maryland’s “premier twentieth-century jurist.”

MdHS invites students pursuing careers in archives or history to apply for this internship and help us make this valuable collection available for research. The candidate must be able to complete 120 hours of work on the project. Flexible hours available, Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 4:30 pm.

A stipend of $1500.00 will be awarded based on the completion of 120 hours.

Minimum Requirements:
• Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an MLIS program or Graduate level archives, museum studies, or history degree program.
• Basic knowledge of collections management and the proper handling of objects and archival materials.
• Excellent data management skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail
• Ability to lift and move boxes up to 40 pounds
• Flexibility and ability to work with minimal supervision

The internship may be completed for college credit if approved by your program.

To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, and two professional references to the Special Collections Department by December 1, 2016:
Email: specialcollections@mdhs.org
Address: 201 West Monument Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Fax: 410-385-0487

No phone calls please. Maryland Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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About Meredith Lowe

Outreach Specialist in Continuing Education Services at UW-Madison SLIS. Erstwhile archivist.
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