Baltimore, MD: Paid Archives Asst/Intern, The Peabody Institute

Job Opening Title: Archives Assistant/Intern

Institution/Organization Name: The Peabody Institute

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

Application Deadline: open until filled

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Years of experience required: 0-2 years

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University

Classified Title: Archives Assistant – Summer Intern
Status: Casual Status, through summer 2017, 15-20 hours a week
Date: March 13, 2017
Hourly Rate: $15.00-$17.00 per hour

Position Summary
The Peabody Institute Archives is hiring a temporary assistant for the Archives for the summer of 2017. Located at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, the Peabody Archives maintains the records of the Institute and more than 200 special collections related to music.

The Archives Assistant will process one or more special collections in music. Specific duties may include arrangement and description of materials, preservation, digitization and metadata cataloging for CONTENTdm, and preparation of a finding aid for the collection. The assistant may also be asked to assist researchers and respond to reference questions.

Located in the heart of Baltimore’s Mount Vernon Cultural District, the Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 as America’s first academy of music. Today, through its degree-granting Conservatory and its community-based Preparatory music and dance school, Peabody trains musicians and dancers of every age and at every level. Each year Peabody stages nearly 850 public concerts and performances. Peabody is one of the nine divisions that comprise the Johns Hopkins University.

Essential Job Duties
• Process special collections using standard archival aids, tools and processes
• Preservation, digitization and metadata cataloging
• Preparation of finding aids for the collections according to archival standards.
• Assist researchers as needed

Position Qualifications

Candidates who are currently enrolled in a library science program and have an interest in archives or special collections are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of classical music is highly desirable

The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the university’ goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.


About Meredith Lowe

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