Internship: Outreach and Field Archivist: February 1- June 30, 2011 Part-time archivist to assist the Project Director of the Shirley Chisholm Project of Brooklyn Women's Activism, 1945 to the Present. http://shirleychisholmproject.
The general responsibilities of the archivist entail expanding the archive collection, which is currently housed in the Special Collections section of the Brooklyn College Library. They will seek out documents€”photographs, letters, and memorabilia to be acquired for the collection. The position may require traveling within and outside of New York State to meet with people who knew Chisholm. .
A working knowledge of U. S. history is; in particular knowledge of 20th-century Brooklyn, New York State history and in particular US history 1960 to 1980.
A working history Shirley Chisholm, the role of women in the black freedom struggle, the post 1960s women's movement.
Enrolled in an accredited program for Archival or Library Studies (Undergraduate or Graduate)
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; comfort with meeting new people.
Demonstrated ability to work well with a diverse range of constituents and otherwise get along with colleagues, faculty, students, visiting scholars, and the public.
Ability to use IT applications in an archives and/or library environment, including imaging technology, databases, content management systems, and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Evening or weekend availability and willingness to travel.
The position is granted funded, through the New York State Archives. You must be available to work from February 1, 2011-June 1, 2011. The rate is $20.00 an hour for a maximum of 450 hours. Unfortunately there are no health benefits tied to this position.
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Barbara Winslow, Associate Professor and Director of The Shirley Chisholm Project of Brooklyn Women's Activism, 1945 to the Present Brooklyn College of the City University of New York 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11210 718-951-5000 extension 6478 or 6647.