Camp Tecumseh, Moultonborough, NH seeks a Processing Archivist for its 2018 summer season who is within commuting distance. 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 are:
-- Accession any materials transferred or donated during the summer
-- Develop selection criteria and processing scheme for large collection of digital and print photographs
-- Re-house original film negatives; catalog digitized images
-- Collect and digitize weekly newsletter
-- Digitize Gilbert & Sullivan programs, marketing brochures if feasible
-- Obtain bio info about trustees, creators/donors of archival materials
-- Finish finding aid for Camp facilities records; determine if some may warrant digitization
-- Provide research services to staff, trustees, and other inquirers including a senior staff member's weekly outreach efforts for campers
An experienced consulting Archivist will make periodic visits to assist, and be available for consultation at all times.
BA in relevant field; 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
During the weeks the Camp is in operation (June 23 - August 12, 2018) meals are available.
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.