Manuscript Collections Preservation Intern

Newport Historical Society Newport, RI

Under the supervision of the Archivist and Manager of Digital Initiatives, the Manuscripts Collections Preservation Intern will assist in the physical stabilization and pre-processing of paper-based 18th and 19th century collections documenting Newport institutions and social organizations. Primary Responsibilities include: Clean, organize, and re-house manuscripts materials; Identify and isolate items requiring further treatment; Prepare an inventory of materials. Qualifications: Coursework in preservation and/or archival theory; Familiarity with accepted conservation and preservation methods applied to manuscripts; Excellent fine motor skills and sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections; Ability to read 18th and 19th century script; Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; Ability to lift and carry 30-pound boxes. Schedule: 10 hours/week scheduled between 9am and 4pm, Monday through Friday. Internship will last 8 weeks, starting April, 2016. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Molly Bruce Patterson, Archivist and Manager of Digital Initiatives, Posted on: 12/01/2015