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Job: Archives Intern at Duke University

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Working under the supervision of the Senior Processing Archivist and the
Curator of the Archive of Documentary Arts, the intern will process, describe,
and promote the Barbaralee Diamonstein- Spielvogel Collection, with a
particular focus on assisting with the description and digital preservation of
audiovisual materials. In addition, the intern will assist with programming
events related to the opening of thecollection, and other administrative tasks
related to

the processing of the collection.

  
Responsibilities

# Performs processing and description of the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel
Collection, with particular focus on facilitating the digital preservation of
audiovisual materials in the collection, including inventorying, working with
internal and external vendors to digitize materials, quality controlling the
resulting files, updating the collection#s finding aid, and adding content to
the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Video Archive

# Assists with event programming and public relations related to the opening
of the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Collection

# Assists with outreach efforts and web content creation related to the
collection

# Assists with research services and responds to reference inquiries related
to the collection

  
Supervisory Responsibilities

# None

  
Qualifications

It is the expectation that all Duke University Library staff members will
demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific
position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration,
creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity.

  
Education Required:

Enrollment in a graduate program in documentary arts, visual arts, public
policy, public history, political science, or information and library science
with a minimum of nine credit hours completed. Recent graduates are welcome to
apply.

  
Experience Required:

Knowledge of and interest in contemporary cultural and political affairs,
including a knowledge of art,architecture, photography and/or public policy;
the ability to work independently and efficiently after initial training;
excellent communication skills; ability to work well with other staff members;
interest in working with primary source materials; strong analytical,
organizational, and writing skills; respect for privacy and confidentiality,
and attention to the security of the materials.

  
Preferred:

Familiarity with audio visual and moving image materials; experience with
archival processing; familiarity with MARC and EAD; working knowledge of
computer-based technology in libraries, including the use of an integrated
library system; and a working knowledge of principles for description of
manuscript collections, such as DACS.

  
Working Conditions

# Must be able to lift 40 pounds and unpack, shelve and shiftlarge quantities
of library materials

# Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to dust and mold is
possible

# Frequent bending, crouching, stooping

# Normal office environment

  
These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work
being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be
construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills
required of a person in this position.

  
Hiring Rate

$15.50 per hour. The position is not eligible for University fringe benefits
or moving, housing, or relocation expenses.

  
Hours

The internship is a temporary, part-time position available fifteen-nineteen
hours per week between December 2012 and June 2013.

  
Environment

Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most
prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks
annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the
shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and
ideas. The Libraries consist of the William R. Perkins Library and its
branches: Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections, Lilly, and Music and
the library at the Duke

Marine Laboratory in Beaufort. Duke#s library holdings of 6.1 million volumes
are among the largest of private universities in the United States.

  
Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research,
medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters.
Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of
more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural,
recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently
located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate
climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business.

  
Application

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled. An electronic resume, cover letter, and list of 3
references should be submitted at: http://www.hr.duke.edu/jobs/main.html.
Refer to requisition 400671724 .

  
Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The
Perkins Library System has a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is
actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Education

  
Work requires current enrollment in an ALA accredited Master of Library
Science program and completion of one semester's work which should include
basic courses in reference and technical services.

Experience

  
None required. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR
EXPERIENCE



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