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Open Project: Digital Image Archivist

04/08/2017
By Meagan Baco

Preservation Maryland has an extensive collection of born-digital photographs of historic sites across the state and is offering a hands-on paid internship to aid in the cataloging of the collection.

DIGITAL ARCHIVE INTERN

Preservation Maryland offers an array of opportunities to work and learn with our organization in a meaningful way by inviting interns to participate in a number of important projects. Our staff are experts on and passionate about Maryland’s heritage. We offer a welcoming office environment in Baltimore City in a renovated historic mill with a flexible schedule. Interns are paid hourly and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Internships are open to students, recent graduates, and all those with an interest in preservation and a dedication to helping protect what makes Maryland great.

Project: Research and enter descriptive metadata to our born-digital photography collection for in-office access through Adobe Bridge and online public access through Flickr. Learn more about the project from this blog post or go to flickr.com/presmd.

Skills: Organizational skills, experience in cataloging collections, library science, or museum studies, experience using Adobe Bridge a plus.

When: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as this is an on-going project and available anytime of year. Flexible daily schedule, 20+ hours/week, minimum 3 month commitment.

Where: Preservation Maryland office in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore City, some remote work possible.

Compensation: This is an unpaid position available for academic credit or internship fulfillment. Preservation Maryland will work with academic institutions to provide credits or develop the project into a practicum or studio course for more than one student.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, send an email to submit@presmd.org with “DIGITAL ARCHIVE INTERN” in the subject line and attach a PDF version of your resume and a brief summary of your digital archiving experience; no cover letter needed. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. If you have any questions, please call Meagan Baco, 410-685-2886 x308.

 

Meagan Baco · Director of Communications

Meagan Baco shares the stories of the Old Line State’s important history and unique places – and the people working to preserve it, through Preservation Maryland’s website and publications.

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