Posted: August 20, 2020
The National Park Service (NPS) History Collection has two full-time, paid
internships available. Each internship lasts 1200 hours (c. 7.5 months).
Location: NPS History Collection, Harpers Ferry Center, Charles Town, WV
Benefits: Paid federal holidays off. Interns also earn 4 hours of paid
leave per 80 hours worked (60 hours over the course of a 1200-hour
internship) to be used as sick leave or vacation pay. Healthcare and other
benefits are not provided.
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Full time (40 hours per
Impacts due to Covid-19: Social distancing and wearing of face masks in
common areas is required within the facility. All safety protocols must be
followed. Due to the pandemic, interns may need to telework locally for one
or more days per week on a recurring basis. Scheduled telework days may
vary from week to week given approved building occupancy levels and to
accommodate other programmatic needs. Therefore flexibility is a must. In
the event of a complete building shutdown for safety reasons, interns will
be expected to telework for longer periods. Computer hardware and software
are provided for telework situations but interns must have their own access
to the internet at their residences. Telework only applies to entering
metadata for the digital files. All scanning work and handling of original
materials must be done within the museum collection facility. As such,
initial efforts will focus primarily on scanning, to provide flexibility
and work during telework periods. Interns must relocate to the Charles
Town, WV area for this position.
Job Summary: Incumbent will safely handle archival materials to digitize
the NPS Wild Life Photo Card File, a series within the NPS History
Photograph Collection. Digitize photograph cards to FADGI 3-star standards,
following written procedures for use of scanning equipment. Create archival
master, preservation master, and use copies for each scanned photograph
card. Embed metadata in each digital file, consistent with the NPS History
Collection metadata practices and data dictionary. Routinely back up work
to prevent losses. Experience using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Bridge,
Teracopy, and ICMS/Re:Discovery software programs is beneficial but
training will be provided as needed. All computer hardware and software
needed to accomplish this project will be provided.
This project was made possible by a donation from the Family of George
Meléndez Wright in honor of his legacy.
Qualifications: Student or recent graduate in Archives Management, Library
and Information Science, or Museum Studies. Applicants must be enrolled
students or have graduated within the past 12 months. Attention to detail
is a must, as is the ability to retain focus while working at computers for
extended periods of time. Applicants must have the ability to present oral
and written information in a clear and concise manner.
Other Requirements: The internship is paid through the National Center for
Preservation Education (NCPE). Direct deposit of paycheck is required. A
valid driver’s license is required for this position. US citizenship is
required. Successful candidates must pass the National Park Service’s
background security investigation process. This process must be started at
least one month before anticipated start date and internship cannot start
without this clearance.
Other information: Housing is not provided but may be found in the local
area. Own transportation required as no public transport is available.
Application Procedures: Applicants should submit a letter of interest,
current resume, list of references (with telephone and email contact
information for each reference) and unofficial copy of college transcripts.
All application materials should be sent via email to Nancy_Russell@nps.gov and
must be received by midnight on September 10, 2020.
EEO Statements: The National Park Service is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. Selection for this position will be made solely on the basis of
merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color,
creed, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, non
disqualifying handicap conditions, or any other non-merit factors.