Internship Title: Digital Assets Inventory Internship
Supervising Division/Department/Site: Landmark Inn State Historic Site (Site)
Semester Internship is Available: Summer/Fall 2021
Work Location Address: 402 Florence Street, Castroville, TX 78009
Duration: To Be Determined
Application Closing Date: Until Filled
Hours/Week: A minimum of 20 hours/week in Summer and 10 hours/week in Fall
Travel Required: No
INTERNSHIP JOB DESCRIPTION:
Under the supervision of the Landmark Inn Site Educator, the intern will gain experience in: digital research (working files) management, research, metadata usage, and (if ever onsite) guests services. The intern's project will be to conduct a basic inventory of and resulting in a finding aid for the Site's digital research assets including digital images and digitized research documents.
This position requires strong organizational skills and/or basic knowledge of record management for research libraries, plus Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of library science, metadata, taxonomies, and museum practice is a plus. The intern must be able to communicate effectively both in a written and oral format. The intern must have the ability to work online and independently within a given framework.
If any portion of time is onsite, the intern will also assist Site staff by greeting guests and completing sales transactions in the museum store.
Complies with all agency Internship Program policies and procedures.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
The Digital Assets Inventory Intern will conduct an inventory of the Site's digital photographs and digitized research documents. During this inventory, the intern will note the digital file's location plus other metadata including file name, date of creation, people and places pictured/referenced, eras, keyword topics, and links to the photograph or document's original source. This information will be entered into a Microsoft excel sheet finding aid. The intern will use, maintain, and add to supporting documents that provide a controlled vocabulary for the names of people, place, and keyword topics.
Access to the digital assets and the inventory documents will be provided to the intern on OneDrive. The intern is expected to have open communication with the Site Educator. Once the intern has finished an invenotry of a folder or related set of folders, a staff member will review the intern's work. The inventory of the folder(s) will be marked completed or sent back for editing.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Interest in history, archives, records management, libraries and/or education; Strong attention to detail, writing, research, museums, and communication skills; Strong organizational, multitasking, and people skills; Knowledge of business computing, including database software and word processing; Ability to work independently on detailed tasks; Degree or expected degree in history, library/archives, humanities, or a related field;
Applications will be accepted from currently enrolled college students who are sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students and recent Bachelor's and Master's degree graduates.
REMARKS (Application procedure, Special requirements): Applications must be submitted on the Texas Historical Commission’s Internship Application available on the web at www.thc.texas.gov. Please mail applications to P.O. Box 12276, Austin, Texas 78711 or deliver them in person at 1700 N. Congress Avenue, Suite B-65, Austin, Texas. A resume and current transcript must be submitted with your application. Resumes cannot be submitted in lieu of applications. Applications will be reviewed, and top applicants will be contacted for interviews. After a qualified person has been chosen for the specified internship, letters will be mailed to all interviewed applicants letting them know that the position has been filled. Disability access for application submission, testing and interview accommodations can be provided upon reasonable notice.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER