Internship: International Archivist

1.5.17 –  International Archivist Internship
ACOR – The American Center of Oriental Research, Amman, Jordan

 

Application Deadline: rolling deadline

Link to job posting: https://www.acorjordan.org/photo-archive-internship/

Years of experience required: 0-2

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: This is a full time (35 hours per week) paid internship. It is appropriate for advanced students or recent graduates in library and information science, with a preference for those specializing in archives, museums, or cultural resource management. This is an excellent opportunity to gain international experience and to travel and live in a safe environment in the Middle East.

Working directly with the Jordanian project coordinator, the Archival Intern will be responsible for the routine processing (i.e., describing, cataloging, numbering/filing, and storing) of the ACOR photographic collections according to the priorities and workplan defined by the project’s consulting Senior Archivist. The Archival Intern will also oversee the work of one or more archival technicians to ensure appropriate photographic digitization standards are met, both for permanent digital archival storage and web accessibility. As needed, the Archival Intern will consult with the project coordinator and leaders for assistance in describing and cataloging archival material.

This opportunity is initially available for the Spring /Summer of 2017 (3+ months); the Fall 2017 semester (4 months) and the Spring 2018 semester (4 months). ACOR anticipates continuing to offer this paid internship to one intern per semester or cycle for the duration of the funding for the project or at least three academic years.

Please send a current CV with covering letter addressed to Dr. Barbara A. Porter, ACOR Director, at opportunity@acorjordan.org.

Questions concerning this internship or the application process may be directed to Mrs. Sarah Harpending, ACOR Assistant Director, at sharpend@acorjordan.org.

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