Wildlife Conservation Society (Bronx Zoo) Archives Internships

wcsAs part of a grant-funded project, the Wildlife Conservation Society Archives is developing a website to display digitized copies of early-twentieth-century scrapbooks.  Created by the Bronx Zoo’s first director, William T. Hornaday, these scrapbooks concern early wildlife conservation laws and activities.

The Internship (two openings available): 
Reporting directly to the WCS Librarian & Archivist, the Archives Interns will be responsible for creating original descriptive metadata records for the digitized scrapbooks.

Enrollment in (or recent completion of) a Master’s degree program in Library Science, with a focus on Archives, from an ALA-accredited institution.  Proven experience with Microsoft Excel.  Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently.  Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Internships at the WCS Archives are a learning experience, but students who have experience with Dublin Core and with Omeka software are encouraged to apply.  An interest in early scrapbooks and/or the history of wildlife conservation is also useful.

A nominal stipend is offered.

12 weeks (scheduled between June 3-August 30, 2013), 10 hours a week, for a total of 120 hours.  Work must be scheduled within 9:00-5:00, Monday-Friday.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to mthompson@wcs.org

The Archives serves as WCS’s memory, with collections spanning its rich history as a leader in global wildlife conservation and as the manager of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Through projects like this one, the Archives seeks to provide innovative ways to serve and engage both scholars and the general public.  For more information on the WCS Archives, see www.wcs.org/library

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