Summer Research Assistant: UNC University Archives

The University Archives, part of the Wilson Special Collections Library, is offering a summer research assistant position for a graduate student interested in campus history, outreach, or digital records.

Potential duties include working with Archives staff on acquisition and accessioning of analog and digital collections, archiving university web sites and performing quality assurance, appraising public records, ingesting born-digital records into the preservation repository and creating metadata, conducting outreach and promoting university history through exhibits and public programs, contributing to the University Archives’ social media channels, and writing blog posts about archival finds and topics in university history.

This is an excellent opportunity for a SILS student to gain experience in an institutional archive between their first and second years in the program.

This 20-hour a week position is available June 1 through August 30, 2018 with a salary of $1,336.42.  Applicants must be enrolled as a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and must have taken classes in the Spring 2018 or Fall 2018 semester.

Required:
* Interest in preserving and sharing campus history.
* Eagerness to collaborate with others.

Preferred:
* Familiarity with principles and best practices in archives.
* Interest in pursuing a career in archives and special collections.

To apply, please send a short letter of interest and a resume attached to Nicholas Graham (ngraham@email.unc.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately.