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New internship opportunity: Consumer Reports Processing Internship at Duke University


The Consumer Reports Processing Intern will primarily arrange and describe archival materials held in the Consumer Reports Archives collections, part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing in the Rubenstein Library. The intern may also participate in outreach, programming, and instruction activities, depending on opportunities and the intern’s abilities and interests. The intern will be supervised by the Hartman Center Technical Services Archivist.

Responsibilities

  • Process paper and photographic materials from the Consumer Reports collections, including arranging, rehousing, and describing archival collections of various sizes. May also sort and describe print, audiovisual, and electronic materials within the Consumer Reports collections.
  • Create collection guides using ArchivesSpace.
  • Create MARC records in Aleph or OCLC.
  • Other duties may be assigned relating to Consumer Reports Archives outreach and programming, including social media posts, instruction or pop-up exhibit support, or reference support.

Qualifications
It is the expectation that all Duke University Library staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity.

Preferred:  Experience with archival processing; familiarity with archival theory, principles, and standards such as DACS; the ability to work independently and efficiently after initial training; ability to work well with other staff members; a strong interest in history, advertising, and/or the consumer movement.

Working Conditions

  • Must be able to regularly lift 40 pounds and unpack, shelve, and shift large quantities of library boxes or materials;
  • Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible. Masks and protection are available;
  • Frequent bending, crouching, stooping
  • Normal office environment
  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

Hiring Rate
$16.50 per hour. The position is not eligible for University fringe benefits or moving, housing, or relocation expenses.

Hours
This internship is a temporary, part-time position available for up to 19 hours per week from June 2020 - May 2021, with the possibility of extension. Hours are flexible within a M-F, 8:30-5:00 work week, but interns are expected to set and maintain a consistent schedule.

Application
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  An electronic resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references should be submitted at: https://careers.duke.edu/. Search for requisition ID # 24321.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree and must currently be enrolled in or a graduate from an accredited advanced degree program.

Experience
None required. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

For more information abuot Duke University and the job offering visit: https://careers.duke.edu/job/Durham-CONSUMER-REPORTS-PROCESSING-INTERN%2C-DUKE-LIBRARIES-NC-27710/630981700/

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