History Preservationist - Temporary


(39.71263,-104.993164)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

201 S Cherokee StDenver, CO 80223

About

This temporary position will focus on the preservation of the newspaper articles and other artifacts located in our office. There is over 40 years of history on the walls that need to be preserved and archived. We will provide training on the use of Past Perfect software and other archival methods. This is a great opportunity to gain experience archiving historical documents and learn about the history of people with disabilities.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Scan newspaper articles and other documents into Past Perfect software
  • Use a computer, scanner, and external hard drive to upload historical documents
  • Photograph items that cannot be scanned
  • Help research dates and sources for some of the historical items
  • Store articles in acid-free folders after documentation and label folders by year
  • Store folders in boxes by year
  • Use care when handling documents and articles as many are original
  • Work with our museum consultants on using proper archival techniques

Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate and relate to persons of diverse backgrounds and abilities
  • Ability to problem solve with creative and individualized approaches
  • Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of and experience with basic computer skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and time management
  • Ability to prioritize and plan effectively

Education and/or Experience

  • Related work experience
  • Personal experience with the disability community preferred

Skills

  • Data Entry
  • Curating
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Arts Administration

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 10-25 hrs/week
  • Sensitivity and respect for handling important historical data. Scanning and photographing docs.

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