Collections Intern

Shirley-Eustis House Association, Boston, MA

The Collections Intern is responsible for completing the digitization and cataloging of assigned sections of the Shirley-Eustis House’s permanent archival collection of items and archival documents according to the standards set forth by our Museum. The collections intern will work with the Executive Director/Curator on assigned portions of the permanent archival collection, to digitize and input/catalogue these pieces using the Museum’s collections management software. Must be working on a Bachelor’s degree in history, museum studies, library sciences, archival management, or related field. Must have some knowledge of archival best practices. Excellent organizational and communication skills; knowledge of computer database Microsoft Office Suite and experience scanning various types of photographic material. The ideal candidate will be a team player, technically proficient, ability to work independently with close attention to detail, accuracy and production expectations. Work is performed under typical office conditions in the museum and non-public collections storage areas. The Collections Intern must be familiar with the operation of typical office computer systems and devices, telephones, standard office equipment, and copier/scanners. The work may involve exposure to dust and the ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds. Noise level is quiet, except for routine interactions during the work day. TO APPLY: Email your cover letter and resume to the attention of Patricia Violette at by February 15, 2016. Start date depends on availability. Length of internship depends upon your institution of learning’s requirements. Posted on: 01/15/2016