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Austin History Center

Save Austin history by volunteering with the Austin History Center! The Austin History Center collects and preserves information about local governments, businesses, residents, institutions, and neighborhoods so that generations to come will have access to our history.

Current needs:

Jewish American Research Volunteer

The Jewish American Research volunteer will work with specific parts of Austin History Center collections and resources to compile a Jewish American Resource guide to aid future educational and research access to Austin’s Jewish American history. Volunteers can expect to work with original documents such as periodicals, vertical files, photographs, audiovisual material, architectural files, archives and manuscripts, and maps. Strong research skills, familiarity with computer databases, and the Austin Jewish American community is preferred. Time Commitment: 2 - 10 hours (6 months minimum preferred).

  • Anytime during open hours, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm/Sunday 12pm-6pm | 1 volunteer needed for a weekly 2 hour shift

Digital Archives Volunteer

We are seeking a Digital Archives volunteer who is interested in data management, databases and digital archiving who can work closely with our Digital Archivist. This position is very technical in nature, candidates with a familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access databases, proficiency with multiple digital file formats, and a high attention to detail are preferred. Time Commitment: 2 - 10 hours (6 months minimum preferred).

  • Anytime during open hours, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm/Sunday 12pm-6pm | 1 volunteer needed for a weekly 2 hour shift

Shifts of 2-10 hours per week can be scheduled during open hours (Tues-Sat 10am-6p/Sun 12p-6p) and we ask for a minimum 6 month commitment.

Contact the Volunteer Services Division at APL.Volunteers@austintexas.gov or check out other volunteer opportunities at Library.Austintexas.gov/volunteer/opportunities.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Austin History Center810 Guadalupe St.Austin, TX 78701

(30.271708,-97.74596)
 

SKILLS

  • History
  • Organization
  • Library Sciences
  • Critical Thinking
  • Microsoft Office Suite

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-10 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months

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