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  • 22 Mar 2017 4:32 PM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    The Button Museum is looking for students to work with us to develop and expand our Digital Archive. Students will gain unique and specialized experience researching, describing, digitizing and cataloging our growing collection of historic buttons.

    About the Button Museum:

    Joel and Christen Carter, co-curators of the Button Museum and avid collectors of historically significant buttons, founded the museum in 2010. The mission of the Button Museum is to show how people commemorate noteworthy times in their lives by creating and collecting wearable mementos.
    The Button Museum houses over 10,000 buttons that range from an original 1864 Abraham Lincoln campaign pre-button to buttons produced this year. The Button Museum is an institutional member of both the American Alliance of Museums and Illinois Association of Museums and is housed in the Busy Beaver Button Co.’s facilities.

    Major responsibilities:

    *Perform historical research

    *Describe and catalog buttons

    *Input data and research into museum database

    *Possible help maintaining social media

    Onsite interns responsibilities

    *Physical description of buttons

    *Help with exhibitions, display and physical organization of the
    buttons

    *Help digitize the collection

    Minimum qualifications:

    *Strong research and writing skills with attention to detail

    *Strong organizational skills

    Preferred qualifications:

    *Pursuing a degree in Library Science, Archives, Public History or
    a related field

    *Experience working with Photoshop to edit images

    *Experience with Drupal Content Management System

    *Experience cataloging museum objects

    Hours required: 5-20 hours a week. Research can be done remotely.

    Please send resume and cover letter to buttonmuseuminternship@gmail.com

     

  • 22 Mar 2017 4:20 PM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    Hiring Manager: Julie Wroblewski, Archivist for Archives & Manuscripts, wroblewski@chicagohistory.org, 312-799-2013

    The Chicago History Museum (CHM) seeks an intern or practicum student to assist in an ongoing project to improve access to its Marshall Field’s-related manuscript collections. The student will learn to apply the core archival concepts of assessing, arranging, as well as minimal processing methodology (a.k.a. More Product Less Process or MPLP) for large collections. In addition to creating and updating EAD-encoded finding aids, the student will learn how collections are acquired, processed, and documented by the Museum; to consult and understand MARC records, collection assessment reports and other custodial documentation; and to implement proper archival housing and preservation techniques. The specific tasks expected for this project include:

    -          Working with Archivist and Research Center staff to evaluate the collection for processing

    -          Processing according to CHM's processing guidelines 

    -          Assessing and addressing preservation issues, including rehousing materials where necessary

    -          Creating and updating finding aids using EAD

    -          Researching custodial history and copyright issues

    -          Assessing and updating legacy finding aids 

    -          Updating policies, procedures, and training materials related to finding aid creation and encoding

    -          Should time and interest permit, assisting with other archives duties as they arise, including new acquisitions and disposal and deaccessioning duties 

    This position will begin the week of May 15, 2017. This position requires a minimum of 12 hours a week for 10 weeks; hours must be scheduled weekdays between 9:30 a.m. and 5:00pm.

    Required

    • Completion of introductory coursework in archival studies
    • Working knowledge of archival arrangement and description 
    • Enrollment in or recent completion of a graduate-level accredited MLIS or comparable program
    • Commitment of a minimum of 12 hours a week for a minimum of 10 weeks
    • Attention to detail
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Strong writing and research skills
    • Selected applicants will undergo a mandatory criminal background screening

    Preferred

    • Working knowledge of data content standards like DACS or AACR2
    • Working knowledge of XML or related schema

    Archives & Manuscripts Collections Description

    The Chicago History Museum's Archive and Manuscript holdings include records produced by individuals, businesses, and organizations in the Chicago metropolitan area that document significant aspects of life in the city, suburbs, region, and state from 1683 to the present. The holdings also include important material related to American history that documents the nation’s development from the 1770s to the 1870s.

    The collection is particularly informative on the Chicago area's early history, social conditions and problems, 20th-century neighborhood life, community organizations, African American history, ethnic history, women's history, civil rights, politics, religious-centered social action, labor unions, environmental concerns, and education.

    The Marshall Field’s-related records document Marshall Field & Company, commonly known as Marshall Field’s, a prominent department store that originated in Chicago and became a national chain before being acquired by Macy’s in 2005. 

    About the Chicago History Museum

    Founded in 1856, the Chicago History Museum (CHM) is the city’s oldest cultural institution and home to over 22 million objects, including documents, books, fine and decorative arts, costumes, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings. Nationally recognized for its collections, CHM specializes in the diverse and evolving history of Chicago, as well as selected areas of regional and American history. CHM’s mission is to share Chicago’s stories, serving as a hub of scholarship and learning, inspiration, and civic engagement.

    To Apply

    Please send a cover letter expressing your interest in and qualifications for the position and a current resume outlining relevant experience and skills to Julie Wroblewski (wroblewski@chicagohistory.org), Archivist for Archives & Manuscripts at the Chicago History Museum. This internship may be completed as a practicum for credit; please indicate in your application materials if you intend to pursue credit. Any questions about the position also can be directed to her. Deadline for applications is April 17, 2017.

  • 22 Mar 2017 4:16 PM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    Hiring Manager: Julie Wroblewski, Archivist for Archives & Manuscripts, wroblewski@chicagohistory.org, 312-799-2013

    The Chicago History Museum (CHM) seeks an intern or practicum student to assist in an ongoing project to improve access to its archives & manuscript collections, particularly its sound materials and institutional archives. The student will learn to apply the core archival concepts of assessing, arranging, and describing collections as well as minimal processing (a.k.a. More Product Less Process or MPLP) and records management methodology. In addition to creating and updating EAD-encoded finding aids, the student will learn how collections are acquired, processed, and documented by the Museum; to consult and understand MARC records, collection assessment reports and other custodial documentation; and to implement proper archival housing and preservation techniques. The specific tasks expected for this project include:

    -          Working with Archivist and Research Center staff to identify and address additional processing and collection management needs for sound materials

    -          Working with Archivist and Research Center staff to evaluate institutional archives materials for processing

    -          Working with the Archivist to develop and document acquisition, retention, and access procedures for institutional materials

    -          Processing according to CHM's processing guidelines

    -          Assessing and addressing preservation issues, including rehousing materials where necessary

    -          Creating, assessing, and updating finding aids using EAD

    -          Researching custodial history, copyright, and possible restrictions for specific collections

    -          Updating policies, procedures, and training materials related to finding aid creation and encoding

    -          Should time and interest permit, assisting with other archives duties as they arise, including new acquisitions and deaccessioning duties.

    This position will begin the week of May 15, 2017.  This position requires a minimum of 12 hours a week for the full semester; hours must be scheduled weekdays between 9:30 a.m. and 5:00pm.

    Required

    • Completion of introductory coursework in archival studies
    • Working knowledge of archival arrangement and description 
    • Enrollment in or recent completion of a graduate-level accredited MLIS or comparable program.
    • Commitment of a minimum of 12 hours a week for a minimum of 10 weeks
    • Attention to detail
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Strong writing and research skills
    • Selected applicants will undergo a mandatory criminal background screening. 

    Preferred

    • Working knowledge of data content standards like DACS or AACR2
    • Working knowledge of XML or related schema

    Archives & Manuscripts Collections Description

    The Chicago History Museum's Archive and Manuscript holdings include records produced by individuals, businesses, and organizations in the Chicago metropolitan area that document significant aspects of life in the city, suburbs, region, and state from 1683 to the present. The holdings also include important material related to American history that documents the nation’s development from the 1770s to the 1870s.

    The collection is particularly informative on the Chicago area's early history, social conditions and problems, 20th-century neighborhood life, community organizations, African American history, ethnic history, women's history, civil rights, politics, religious-centered social action, labor unions, environmental concerns, and education.

    About the Chicago History Museum

    Founded in 1856, the Chicago History Museum (CHM) is the city’s oldest cultural institution and home to over 22 million objects, including documents, books, fine and decorative arts, costumes, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings. Nationally recognized for its collections, CHM specializes in the diverse and evolving history of Chicago, as well as selected areas of regional and American history. CHM’s mission is to share Chicago’s stories, serving as a hub of scholarship and learning, inspiration, and civic engagement.

    To Apply

    Please send a cover letter expressing interest in and qualifications for the position and a current resume outlining relevant experience and skills to Julie Wroblewski (wroblewski@chicagohistory.org), Archivist for Archives & Manuscripts at the Chicago History Museum. This internship may be completed as a practicum for credit; please indicate in your application materials if you intend to pursue credit. Any questions about the position also can be directed to her. Deadline for applications is April 17, 2017.

     

  • 14 Mar 2017 5:32 PM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    Video Asset Specialist, Heritage Communications, Rotary International

    Rotary International is undertaking a project to organize and manage its born-digital video assets for preservation and access. Preserving these assets is of increasing importance given the risk of losing content due to inconsistent storage and backup. The video backlog project will address born-digital media created from approximately 2004-2016, creating a comprehensive inventory of assets and ensuring centralized organization, preservation, and access.

    We are looking for qualified applicants for a Video Asset Specialist to work on this project. This temporary position is available starting mid-April 2017 at a rate of $20.

    The Video Asset Specialist will work with a range of file types, including video and audio formats, creating preservation and access files. The position entails creating an inventory of our backlog of video assets, following a predetermined workflow process that involves digital file organization, implementation of naming standards, and file quality assurance.

    The Heritage Communications group educates and inspires our audiences by activating Rotary's heritage assets to tell the story of its past, present, and future; serves as an informational resource for Rotary members and staff; and preserves Rotary’s history and legacy by building and maintaining an archives that is used to tell Rotary’s story now and in the future.

    Under supervision of Heritage Communications team and in collaboration with the Visual Media team, the Video Asset Specialist will:

    ·         Create and clean up inventory lists

    ·         Find and organize born-digital video assets per established workflow

    ·         Create preservation and access files where needed

    ·         QC file quality

    ·         Delete duplication

    ·         Centralize production documents, including contracts and model releases

    Qualifications:

    ·         BA/BS or MA (preferred) in library and information science, multimedia arts, or related field; or equivalent experience in archives, digital asset management, or multimedia arts-related disciplines.

    ·         Experience with video archives strongly preferred, especially with born-digital assets

    ·         Knowledge of video and audio file types and codecs; and related preservation challenges

    ·         Experience with video production software preferred (Premiere, Final Cut Pro, EditReady/Renamer, and similar)

    ·         Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

    ·         Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

    ·         Ability to work quickly and efficiently and to meet project goals and deadlines.

    Schedule:

    ·         3-5 days/week through 30 June 2017. 5 days/week preferred but not required. Possibility for extension beyond 30 June dependent on budget approval.

    ·         Candidate should be available for consistent schedule between hours of 8:30 and 5:30 M-F, excluding Rotary world headquarters holiday/closings.

    ·         All work is performed at Rotary world headquarters, 1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston, Illinois, 60201.

    Application deadline is Tuesday, March 28, 2017. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Victoria Malone, Archives Specialist, victoria.malone@rotary.org.

  • 01 Mar 2017 10:14 AM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    The Curator of Archives will serve the archival research, reference, and resources needs of the students, faculty, and staff of the Christian Reformed Church, North America, Calvin Theological Seminary, and Calvin College. Working in a team-focused library the curator works together with other librarians to develop and facilitate the collections of Heritage Hall and the library and to provide instruction equipping library users to confidently access and use historical print and electronic resources. This position is accountable for the acquisition, organization, maintenance and client use of paper and digital official records and private papers produced by the Calvin College, Calvin Theological Seminary, and Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), its related institutions and persons.

    For full details and application information, see http://tinyurl.com/h9rw4ty or https://employment.calvin.edu/

     Calvin College  Hekman Library  1855 Knollcrest Cir SE  Grand Rapids, MI 49546

     

  • 28 Feb 2017 9:17 AM | Janet Olson (Administrator)
    AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NURSE ANESTHETISTS (AANA)

    AANA: Founded in 1931, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional association representing more than 50,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNAs) nationwide. CRNAs practice in every setting in which anesthesia is delivered:  hospitals; ambulatory surgical centers; the offices of dentists, podiatrists, ophthalmologists, plastic surgeons, and pain management specialists; and military, public health, and veteran healthcare facilities.

    Archival Intern Duties include:

    ·         Accessioning material into the archive

    ·         Processing accessions into the archival collection

    ·         Adding and updating material to the electronic catalog system.

    ·         Assisting the archivist in answering reference questions

    ·         Digitizing photographs and audio materials.

    ·         Assisting the archivist with other duties as needed.

    ·         Office support and other departmental duties as needed.

    Qualifications:

    ·         Experience with manuscripts and handling delicate material.

    ·         Experience or training accessioning and processing archival documents preferred.

    ·         Organizational skills and ability to meet established deadlines.

    ·         Is self-motivated, can work independently with direction.

    ·         Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint software (mail merges, formulas, sorting, slide shows).

    ·         SharePoint knowledge desired, but will train.

    ·         Third or fourth year college student or recent college graduate pursuing or intending to pursue a graduate degree in history or library science, focusing on archival studies.

    This is a paid position starting May 2017 or sooner if available. Hours are negotiable (16-35 per week).

    To submit your resume, please visit http://aana.atsondemand.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=512307.viewjobdetail&CID=512307&JID=566272&source=Email

    AANA 222 S. Prospect Ave | Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001

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