Summer 2017 Processing Archivist
Camp Tecumseh, Moultonborough, NH seeks a temporary full or part-time Processing Archivist for its 2017 summer season. This non profit overnight summer camp for boys, founded in 1903 by three University of Pennsylvania Olympic athletes, is located on Lake Winnipesaukee. See www.camptecumseh.net The Camp Tecumseh Archives contains paper-based materials dating from 1903 to the present, many digital photographs and oral histories, and some artifacts.
Possible archival tasks, depending upon hours / weeks worked, are:
-- Develop selection criteria and processing scheme for large collection of digital and print photographs
-- Accession any materials transferred or donated during the summer
-- Oversee and assist in scanning some board of trustees materials; prepare finding aid
-- Finish processing Camp facilities records; determine which ones may warrant digitization
-- Provide research services to staff and trustees, and other inquirers
Other work may include assisting in the planning and equipping of the archives space in a new building; ordering supplies; providing images for Throwback Thursday on social media.
An experienced consulting Archivist will make periodic visits to assist, and be available for consultation at all times.
BA in relevant field; enrollment in or recent graduate of an 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
Logistics and compensation. For a candidate who lives beyond a reasonable commuting distance, the Camp can provide free room and board during the weeks the Camp is in operation (June 19 - August 18, 2017). Meals also are available during those weeks to a successful candidate who is within commuting range.
Compensation commensurate with skills and experience.
Please submit the following electronically to :
Cynthia G. Swank, C.A., C.R.M.
– A cover letter expressing interest in the position, and outlining relevant experience
– A curriculum vitae of education and employment
– A finding aid and additional writing sample in the form of exhibition text, presentation, blog post, etc.