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  • 30 Jun 2021 8:53 PM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    Part-Time Archives Internship: Claretian Missionaries Archives USA-Canada

    The Claretian Missionaries Archives USA-Canada seeks to hire a part-time archives intern to assist in processing primarily AV collections. This position requires being on-site at our downtown Chicago location, 205 W. Monroe Street.

    The Claretian Missionaries Archives is the official repository of all materials which pertain to the origin, history, and development, and mission of the Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of the United States and Canada. The Claretian Missionaries Archives is one of the largest collections of Catholic Latino materials in the United States. In addition, the archives holds Claretian publications and materials that pertain to the St. Jude Devotion. The archives serve as the repository of non-current records and has extensive professional photograph collections, oral interviews, films, and slides.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    · Inventory the AV collection

    · Develop a strategy to process the AV material

    · Digitize analog material

    · Develop appropriate metadata and upload material onto a content management system

    · Assist the archivists with other duties as needed

    Qualifications & Requirements:

    · Graduate student pursuing an MLIS focusing on archival studies

    · Knowledge of data content standards such as DACS, EAD, & RDA

    · Knowledge of metadata schemas such as Dublin Core

    · Knowledge of controlled vocabularies such as AAT, TGN, LCSH

    · Familiarity with CONTENTdm

    · Familiarity with Audacity

    · Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

    · Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work independently or with a team

    This position is part-time, 20 hours a week at a rate of $18/hr. It is a one year position with the possibility of being extended.

    For consideration, send cover letter and resume via email to: archives@claretians.org

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


  • 24 Jun 2021 6:32 PM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT PART-TIME MUSEUM ASSISTANT – COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR The Village of Wilmette is seeking a reliable and detailed-oriented individual to fill the part-time Museum Assistant – Community Engagement Coordinator position with the Historical Museum. The Wilmette Historical Museum is located at 609 Ridge Road and was established by the Village of Wilmette in 1951. We seek an individual to assist with coordinating museum programs, events and tours.

    This position will work an average of 21 hours per week under the supervision of the Museum Director. General Responsibilities The person in this position will be responsible for assisting with planning, organizing, and publicizing public programs and events sponsored by the museum, working with the membership program, and creating and presenting school tours and other community engagement programs. Responsibilities may include writing publicity releases; creating flyers; distributing publicity materials; contacting potential speakers and presenters; creating new public programs, events, and tours; staffing events; managing the membership and donor program; and other related duties as assigned. This position requires significant contact with the public in person, via email and on the telephone.

    Position Requirements The successful candidate will be a college graduate with customer service experience. Prefer a candidate with educational training in history, museums studies or a related field. Essential position requirements include the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing, to interact with the general public in a courteous and professional manner, and the ability to prioritize, organize, and complete required duties in a timely and accurate manner. Candidate must be detail-oriented, flexible, and a team player. The candidate will possess a solid working knowledge of web-based computer software programs, and should be proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel). Knowledge of InDesign and Past Perfect software programs a plus.

    Compensation and Benefits The wage is $23.83 per hour. This position includes participation in a retirement plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and ability to participate in the Flexible Spending Account Program for out of pocket medical, dependent care, and transportation expenses. In addition, after one year of employment, this position is eligible to receive paid time off.

    Selection Process Interested candidates should complete an online employment application found on the Village’s SelfService Employment Opportunities webpage at https://wilmette.munisselfservice.com/ess and attach resume and cover letter. Employment applications will be reviewed as they are received.

    Questions should be directed to Kathy Hussey-Arntson, Museum Director at (847) 853-7713. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

    The Village of Wilmette is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are critical to the Village’s success. The Village seeks to recruit the most talented individuals from a diverse candidate pool and strongly encourages applications to be submitted from all genders, all races, all sexual orientations, people with disabilities, and Military Veterans.

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