Archive Intern - Digitization Projects

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ORGANIZATION: The West End Museum

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TO APPLY:

Send your resume in an email to Maisie@thewestendmusuem.org with a brief introduction of yourself and why your are interested in the Archive Internship position.

Note: This is an internship position. Internships are volunteer based, unpaid, and will be recognized in line with the University requirements for the benefit of the student.

Description:

This internship will focus on a specific digitization project. The intern will assist the Curator to scan, digitize, label, and organize the Charles Frani Exhibit of iconic West End photographs in preparation for online presentation.

The West End Museum is searching for an intern to assist the Curator in the archive. The intern will be working in the archive to digitize elements of the West End Museum's collection. This internship is available ASAP and requires a commitment of 8 hours/week.We are looking for individuals who are passionate about history, community, and education. This position is 18+ and is ideal for undergraduate students with an interest in archives, museum studies, or urban history. We encourage volunteers to bring their unique skills and perspectives to enhance the museum experience. Join us in preserving the legacy of the West End and fostering a sense of community through the exploration of our shared history!

Key expectations include:

  • A commitment of 8-16 hours per week is required.
  • Responsible, open to feedback, eager to learn.
  • Strong self-motivated work ethic, flexibility, and availability to commit at least 8 hrs/wk. (1 day/week)
  • Archive experience is a plus, but not required.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to access and use the internet.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff and other volunteers.
  • Interest in history, Boston, urban cultures, built environments, etc.

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About The West End Museum

Location:

150 Staniford St., (Entrance on Lomasney Way), Boston, MA 02114, US

Mission Statement

The West End Museum is dedicated to telling the story of Boston’s West End neighborhood. The Museum provides a space for past and present residents and the community; educates the public in history and urbanization; and preserves its material history and culture. The Museum seeks to challenge citizens to take an active role in shaping their communities.

Description

About the West End Museum:

We are a Boston neighborhood museum seeking volunteers interested in the history and culture of the City of Boston, its immigrant era, and urban renewal. The Museum is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization dedicated to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of the history and culture of the West End of Boston.

You can expect to find a casual workplace of friendly Volunteers and Staff who are welcoming and eager to engage with the public. A previous knowledge of the neighborhood is not required, but an appreciation of its historical significance is helpful.

The Museum is conveniently located close to the MBTA Science Park/West End Station and North Station. Bowdoin Station is about a 10-minute walk.

Visit www.thewestendmuseum.org for more information.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Community, Computers & Technology, Education & Literacy

WHEN

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WHERE

150 Staniford St Suite 7Boston, MA 02114

(42.36419,-71.0638)
 

SKILLS

  • Library Sciences
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Information Architecture
  • Curating
  • History

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8+ hours / week
  • Please Read FULL Description and submit all required elements of application via email.

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