Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, MO (Summer 2018)
The Missouri Historical Society is accepting applications from students who are interested in an unpaid internship within our photographs and prints department at the Library & Research Center. This position will report directly to the photographs and prints archivist.
The intern will work on completing an inventory of 1950s-era photographic negatives from the St. Louis Public Schools Photograph Collection. The intern will compare negatives to a listing of images; learn to identify film types, and evaluate and record their conditions; arrange the film in appropriate storage containers; and record their locations. The ideal candidate will have strong attention to detail and an interest in photographic history.
The work schedule is flexible, with hours typically between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. A minimum of 15 hours of work per week is required. The final schedule will be determined with the supervisor.
The ideal candidate will be an undergraduate majoring in library science, history, American studies, or a similar field of study. Some experience with Adobe Photoshop is preferred. The ideal candidate will also be detail oriented and have strong written communication skills.
To apply for this position, please submit a résumé to Vicki Kaffenberger and Tamaki A. Harvey Stratman at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Candidates will then be directed to complete a full application. If selected for an interview, candidates will be asked to supply two references.
For questions, please contact: Vicki Kaffenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tamaki A. Harvey Stratman at email@example.com.
The Missouri Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that serves as the confluence of historical perspectives and contemporary issues to inspire and engage audiences.