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Apply for the Outer Banks History Center’s David Stick Internship!

The Outer Banks History Center (OBHC) is excited to announce the second iteration of its annual summer internship. The David Stick Internship, sponsored by the Friends of the Outer Banks History Center, is a fully-funded summer position with the Outer Banks History Center (OBHC) in Manteo, N.C. This is a 10-week, full time position performing archival work for the OBHC. The intern will be paid a $4,000 stipend. Additionally, local housing can be arranged for the intern at a minimal cost.

The David Stick Intern will assist the archivists of the OBHC in completing a variety of projects. Duties may include:

  • Arranging and describing archival collections
  • Assisting with intake and establishing initial intellectual control of new archival accessions
  • Identifying, numbering, and sleeving historical photographs
  • Cataloging books and published items
  • Transcribing and indexing oral histories
  • Assisting patrons and providing reference services in the OBHC reading room
  • Scanning and providing metadata for historical documents and photographs
  • Planning and fabricating exhibits using OBHC materials
  • Contributing to OBHC outreach efforts (such as social media or public programming)
  • Designing promotional materials
  • Assisting OBHC staff members on individual projects

Eligibility: The application is open to current and admitted graduate students in archives and records management, library and information science, public history, museum studies, or a related field; and recent graduates of such a program who will have received their master’s degree no earlier than December 2018.

Required Qualifications: This position requires attention to detail, curiosity, creativity, and excellent writing and research skills. Prior coursework (at the graduate or undergraduate level) in archives and records management, library science, public history, or a related field, OR prior experience working in an archival repository is required. Applicants should demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with members of the public, and prior customer service experience is strongly preferred. The ideal applicant will excel at working both independently and as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience arranging, describing, and encoding finding aids for archival collections. Substantial coursework in archives and records management, library science, or public history. Knowledge of current library and archival standards and best practices (especially DACS).  Experience working with one or more archival content management systems (Archivist’s Toolkit, ArchivesSpace, Archon, AXAEM, etc.). Knowledge of North Carolina’s coastal history and/or familiarity with the coastal region.

About the Outer Banks History Center (OBHC): The OBHC is a regional archival facility administered by the State Archives of North Carolina. The mission of the OBHC is to collect, preserve, and provide public access to historical and documentary materials relating to coastal North Carolina, and to serve as an accessible, service-oriented center for historical research and inquiry. For more information, visit the OBHC website at https://archives.ncdcr.gov/researchers/outer-banks-history-center.

How to Apply: Complete the application for the 2019 David Stick Internship here. The application closes Thursday, February 28th, at 5pm.

Registrar Position Opening

The North Carolina State Archives is seeking qualified candidates for the following position:

Position: Archives & Records Professional
Working Title: Archives & Records Professional
Vacancy Number: 60083353
Salary Grade Equivalent: 69
Competency Level: J
Salary Range: $29438 – $62707
Hiring Range: $29438 – $51155
Department: Cultural Resources
Division: CR CDS A&H HIS RES A&R ST AR Obhc Site
Type of Appointment: Perm Full-Time
Location: Raleigh
Posting Date: 07/01/2011
Closing Date: 07/25/2011
Number of Positions: 1

The full job ad can be found on the North Carolina Office of State Personnel website.

Geospatial Information Position Opening

The Government Records Branch is seeking qualified candidates for the following position:

Position: Archives & Records Professional
Working Title: Archives & Records Professional
Vacancy Number: 60094974
Salary Grade Equivalent: 66
Competency Level: C
Salary Range: $29438 – $62707
Hiring Range: $29438 – $49607
Department: Cultural Resources
Division: CR CDS A&H HIS RES A&R ST AR Gov Electro
Type of Appointment: Temp Full-Time
Location: Raleigh
Posting Date: 08/17/2010
Closing Date: 09/09/2010
Number of Positions: 1
Description of Work

***Temporary-Full-Time*** The North Carolina Archives and Records
Section seeks an innovative and forward-thinking archivist to provide
assistance in development of standards and best practices for
preservation and access to Geospatial Information data sets (GIS) and
implementing a Digital Archives…

The full job ad can be found on the North Carolina Office of State Personnel website.

Local Records Position Opening

[Status note, April 30, 2010 – This position has been filled.]

The Local Records Unit of the Government Records Branch is seeking qualified candidates for the following position:

Position: Archives & Records Professional
Working Title: Archives & Records Professional
Vacancy Number: 60083369
Salary Grade Equivalent: 68
Competency Level: C
Salary Range: $29438 – $62707
Hiring Range: $29438 – $36557
Department: Cultural Resources
Division: CR CDS A&H HIS RES A&R ST AR Record Unit
Type of Appointment: Perm Full-Time
Location: Raleigh
Posting Date: 03/17/2010
Closing Date: 03/31/2010
Number of Positions: 1

The full job ad can be found on the North Carolina Office of State Personnel website.

Public Services Position Opening

[Status note, April 27, 2010 – This position has been filled.]

The Public Services Branch of the North Carolina State Archives is seeking qualified candidates for the following position:

Position: Processing Assistant IV
Working Title: Processing Assistant IV
Vacancy Number: 60083398
Salary Grade: 59
Salary Range: $25705 – $38759
Hiring Range: $25705 – $28356
Department: Cultural Resources
Division: CR CDS A&H HIS RES A&R ST AR Correspond
Type of Appointment: Perm Full-Time
Location: Raleigh
Posting Date: 03/17/2010
Closing Date: 03/25/2010
Number of Positions: 1

The full job ad can be found on the North Carolina Office of State Personnel website.

Imaging Unit Supervisor Position Opening

[Status note, March 9, 2010 – This position has been filled.]

The Collections Management Branch of the North Carolina State Archives is seeking qualified candidates for their Imaging Unit Supervisor position:

Position: Archives & Records Professional
Working Title: Imaging Unit Supervisor
Vacancy Number: 60083388
Salary Grade Equivalent: 71
Competency Level: A
Salary Range: $29438 – $62707
Hiring Range: $29438 – $43580
Department: Cultural Resources
Division: CR CDS A&H HIS RES A&R ST AR COLL Image
Type of Appointment: Perm Full-Time
Location: Raleigh
Posting Date: 02/02/2010
Closing Date: 02/18/2010
Number of Positions: 1

The full job ad can be found on the North Carolina Office of State Personnel website.

Newspaper Project Temporary Positions

Two time-limited Archivist I positions are available at the North Carolina State Archives. The positions are part of the Digital Newspapers Project and, to quote from the job announcement (pdf.):

The North Carolina State Archives (NCSA), in collaboration with North Carolina Exploring Cultural Heritage Online (NC ECHO) has received funding to digitize 30 reels of microfilm, representing all colonial newspapers and two titles representing western North Carolina in the nineteenth century. Over the next year, NCNDP will test different digitization vendors for quality and cost-effectiveness, establish best practices for outsourcing and inclusion in NC ECHO’s CONTENTdm collection management system, collaborate with K-12 stake holders, construct a detailed plan for funding a full-fledged newspaper digitization project, and seek funding for that project.

Job functions include:

  • Conducting contextual research and write material for K-12 community using the digitized newspapers
  • Maintaining the digitization and quality control workflow
  • Ensuring that digitization and metadata specifications are followed by vendors
    Test data loads into the CONTENTdm database

Please consult the job announcement for more information.