Archivist for Summer 2015
Camp Tecumseh, a non profit overnight summer camp for boys founded in 1903 by three University of Pennsylvania Olympic athletes and located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough, NH, seeks an Archivist for its 2015 summer season with the possibility of a multi-year summer appointment.
The Camp Tecumseh Archives, housed in a room in an historic farmhouse, includes mostly paper-based materials dating from 1903 to the 2000s. Of particular note are materials organized by type or by subject in the early 1990s by the author of a published CT history. Materials are in file cabinets, on shelves, loose, and boxed. More than one thousand photographs have been digitized, and it is anticipated that born-digital documents and images will become part of the collection. All the work so far has been done by alumni, trustees, and staff; the Board of Trustees recognizes the need for professional assistance.
Possible tasks in 2015, depending upon hours / weeks worked, are:
-- Rehouse original photographs that have been digitized and prepare finding aid
-- Rehouse, arrange and describe a small collection to serve as an example for volunteers
-- Help prepare processing guidelines for volunteers
-- Appraise about five feet of Camp facilities records; preserve, arrange, and describe those records of archival value; determine whether any of the materials warrant digitization
-- Determine appropriate processing scheme for about nine feet of historical documents collected for the Camp history and research notes generated by the project
-- Answer internal requests for information
BA in relevant field. Enrollment in MA or MLS program with archives management component and / or equivalent archives experience
Strong oral and written communication skills
Familiarity with archival theory and techniques: appraisal, accessioning , arrangement and description
Familiarity with preservation practices, including digitization for access
Familiarity with office software applications
Ability to lift and move 40 lb containers
Desirable skills. Exhibit design and installation; records management.
An experienced consulting Archivist will make periodic visits and be available for consultation via phone, email.
Logistics and compensation. CT recognizes that its location may discourage applicants. For those who live beyond a reasonable commuting distance, the Camp will endeavor to provide room and board during the weeks the Camp is in operation (June 21 - August 9, 2015); and room from August 10 to August 31 if the archivist wishes. The prearranged housing of visiting coaches and alumni, however, may take precedence and may interrupt the Archivist's stay. Meals also are available during the camp weeks to the successful candidate who is within commuting range. Please note meals are with the campers, counsellors, and families; accommodations are in a building with shared bathrooms, and campers are boys aged 8 - 16. The Camp employs females and married couples.
Compensation commensurate with skills and experience, and whether room and board being provided.
Please submit the following electronically to :
William Hamilton, Emeritus Trustee
– A cover letter expressing interest in the position and outlining relevant experience and whether room and board likely to be necessary;
– A curriculum vitae of education and employment;
– A finding aid and additional writing sample in the form of exhibition text, presentation, blog post, etc.
Any leads please send to me. I will follow up. Thanks.
Cynthia Swank, CA, CRM
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