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Paul Whiteman Archive Intern

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Job Description

Williams College Libraries’ Department of Special Collections welcomes applications from current graduate students in library science, information studies, preservation, archives or a related program for a summer internship in archival processing. This is a full-time (37.5 hrs/week), 10 week, temporary position beginning June 2017. The internship provides practical experience to current graduate students interested in pursuing a career in a special collections library setting.



Reporting to the College Archivist, the intern will process portions of the Paul Whiteman Papers. Paul Whiteman (1890-1967) was known as the “King of Jazz” for popularizing American jazz during the 1920s. Not only did he make significant contributions to the canon of American music, but he also had a sizable impact on the emerging industries of music recording and radio.



Responsibilities



Apply archival principles to rehouse and arrange portions of the Paul Whiteman Papers. Apply archival standards (including EAD and DACS) and tools (including ArchivesSpace) to describe portions of the Paul Whiteman Papers.



Qualifications



Applicants must be current graduate students in good standing in a library science, information studies, preservation, archives or related program. Applicants must have completed at least three courses in preservation, archives or a related program before the start date of the internship. Preferred: knowledge of American music, especially jazz, the recording industry, or radio.

How to Apply

View the full posting and apply here. The review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

In addition to discussing your qualifications for the position in your cover letter, please address how your education has prepared you for this position. Specify which archives-related courses you have completed.

Conditions of Employment

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.

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