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Recruitment #18-005302-0001

Introduction

The Maryland State Archives in Annapolis is dedicated to preserving Maryland’s records and history. The Archives’ Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for students interested in archival and library science, history, museum studies, and document conservation to gain valuable experience in the field.  

GRADE

76

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland State Archives

350 Rowe Blvd.

Annapolis, MD  21401

Main Purpose of Job

Student interns will engage in a variety of activities related to the management, preservation, use and circulation of archival collections. Individual intern assignments will vary, but duties may include:

Assisting in the operations of the public search room, processing and cataloging records and collection items, handling, identifying, and inventorying records and collection items, digitizing records, conducting in-depth research on various topics in Maryland history, conserving and re-housing documents, books and other collection items, library collection development.

Interns must be: Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy, team oriented with good communication and customer service skills, able to work independently, willing to seek help when needed and able to carefully lift a 40lb box.

POSITION DUTIES

Interns are expected to work 35 hours per week, starting on May 30 through August 7.

Job duties will vary by project, but will include: Cleaning and mending of documents and books,  identifying, inventoring and properly housing records and collection items,  digitizing records, retrieving records for patrons, responding to reference inquires,  data entry,  conducting biographical and thematic research on topics in Maryland history, assist with the Archives’ social media outreach and complete required program reports and evaluations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

In order to be considered for an internship, must meet one of the following education requirements:

EDUCATION
-Be a current high school student and able to get a State Work Permit,
-A current college student, undergraduate or graduate level.
-Recent college graduate within the last year.
 
AND

-Be a current resident of the state of Maryland or an enrolled student in a Maryland school.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Desired or Preferred Qualifications:

-Good computer skills and experience working with databases and with the Microsoft Suite of Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Mail and social media.

-Experienced working with archival collections.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. 

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. 

We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible list for at least one year).

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. 

Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If on-line application process is not available, you may submit a paper application, supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to:

Department of Budget and Management

Recruitment and Examination Division

301 W. Preston St., Suite 608

Baltimore, MD  21201  

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. 

We will not consider information submitted after this date. 

For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please call 410-767-4850  

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the on-line or paper application. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling 410-767-3623.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. 

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.