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Internships at the Jimmy Carter Library
Intern Job Description

Note: This is an unpaid position

TITLE OF POSITION: ARCHIVES/AUDIOVISUAL AIDE

PURPOSE OF JOB: Assist archives and/or audiovisual staff with basic archival functions such as processing, preservation, reference and general archival work. This work is performed in textual and audiovisual material. Objective is to assist in increasing availability of research material.

DUTIES MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  1. Maintain proper care and maintenance of all documents handled.

  2. Photocopying and filing.

  3. Create & prepare descriptive information on textual and/or audiovisual material (indexes, catalogs, finding aids, photos, negatives, folders, etc.).

  4. Data entry.

  5. Prepare textual and/or audiovisual material for preservation work, including re-foldering, sleeving and re-boxing.

  6. Attend orientation sessions and complete training readings.

  7. Communicate regularly with assigned supervisor as to concerns, issues, or ideas arising from current project.
  8. Participate in reviews within archives of assignments prior to extension, reassignment, or completion.

  9. Ensure the goals and policies of the archives and Library are promoted and adhered to.

  10. Prepare material to go to an offsite lab.

  11. Refile photos and negatives.

  12. Assist staff in responding to textual and/or audiovisual reference requests from staff or outside sources.

COMMITMENT REQUIRED:

Students are required to commit to a minimum of 135 hours during the term of their internship. Interns work during normal business hours which are 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. These are unpaid position. A minimum commitment of four hours per day or 135 hours during the term of their internship is required.

QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED:


TRAINING/ORIENTATION PROVIDED:

Since the duties performed are varied, training and work assignments are both designed to meet the individual requirements of the task to be accomplished. Training is provided on-the-job by the Carter Library's Archives or Audiovisual staff.

Basic reading material on the Carter presidency and archives work is additionally provided.

LOCATION OF JOB:

The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, Atlanta, Georgia

INTERN BENEFITS:

Knowledge about Jimmy Carter, the Library and Museum, and the educational aspects offered to visitors through a variety of programs/exhibits; discount prices in the museum gift shop; invitations to special events; free parking; free admission to the museum for you and your immediate family; work with original and unique historical documents.

To be considered, please send a copy of the Following:

Deadline for Application - April 18, 2012
Applicant Interviews via Phone - April 23-27
Internship Begins (flexible May 14)

Please mail to:

Sara Saunders, Supervisory Archivist
Jimmy Carter Library & Museum
441 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, GA   30307-1498

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