Recording and Archive Internship, StoryCorps

Internship (Fall/Winter 2017)
Brooklyn, NY

Most people know StoryCorps from the 3-minute clips heard on NPR every Friday morning, or perhaps the animations seen on POV and PBS. Few realize that StoryCorps has a robust archival collection that is carefully maintained by the Recording and Archive Department.

The StoryCorps Recording & Archive Department maintains the in-house archive, coordinates transfers of materials to the Library of Congress, and manages the upkeep of recording venues and equipment. The Recording & Archive team is looking for interns to assist with the management of its archive, database, and audio recording equipment. Continue reading


Archival Internship, Museum of Chinese in America

Internship (Fall 2017)
Part-Time (20 hours/week)
New York, NY

The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is seeking 3-4 part-time (at least 20 hours per week) Archival Project Interns in Fall 2017.

The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is the leading institution dedicated to preserving and presenting the history and culture of Chinese in America. Located in the heart of New York Chinatown, MOCA’s Collections & Research Center provides unique access to the images, papers, oral histories and artifacts which document the story. Continue reading

Oral History Project Assistant, Johnson C. Smith University

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Term (10 months, August 2017 – June 2018)
Charlotte, NC

Responsibilities:  Working closely with the University Archivist, the Oral History Project Assistant will  implement a plan and workflow for the Lyrasis Catalyst Grant Project “A Digital Map of the Historic West End.” They will be responsible for identifying and contacting oral history interview subjects, scheduling and recording interviews according to established best practices guidelines, and arranging and storing the recordings, as well as any other duties that will help advance the implementation of the grant project. The Oral History Project Assistant will be allowed to work from home and will be mobile, but will be required to meet weekly with the project team at the James B. Duke Memorial Library and as needed for meetings, and will be required to be easily available via email or phone as needed. Will contact interviewees to set up appointments using the Oral History Master Contact List, and will continually edit and update this document accordingly. Will record interviews with a Zoom H5 Handy Digital Recorder and store them on a Sandisk Extreme SDHC UHS-1 8 GB hard drive. Will keep a detailed spreadsheet that records information and metadata for each interview. Will upload digital audio files onto the project website, and will work with History Pin consultants to integrate the recordings into the Digital Map of the Historic West End. Will maintain documentation of project related activities, which will culminate in the creation of the required white paper at the culmination of the grant project. Continue reading

Curator of Oral History, Columbia University Libraries

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New York, NY

Summary Description: The Columbia University Libraries invites nominations and applications for the position of Curator of Oral History, Rare Book & Manuscript Library. The Curator will develop and conduct outreach on behalf of the Columbia Center for Oral History (CCOH) archive, a partnership between the Columbia University Libraries and the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE). Working with faculty and researchers at INCITE and across the University, the Curator will expand oral history collections, as well as promote their access, preservation, and use in research, teaching, and learning. Continue reading

Archivist/Oral Historian – Heyburn Initiative, University of Kentucky

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Full-Time (estimated through Dec 31, 2021)
Lexington, KY
Application Deadline: March 29, 2017

Required Related Experience 3 yrs
Physical Requirements Sitting for long periods of time. Repetitive motion tasks. Occasional lifting.
Shift Monday-Friday; typically 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; may require occasional evening and/or weekend work or travel.

The University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center is seeking an archivist/oral historian to lead the Heyburn Initiative. The Heyburn Initiative is a non-partisan archival collection devoted to the preservation and study of US Judicial history with a particular focus on Kentuckians’ contributions to American legal discourse. With the goal of enhancing public understanding of the Third Branch of government and how the three branches interact, the Heyburn Initiative seeks to create a complete history of all Kentuckians who serve or have served in the Third Branch, with archives and oral histories. This three-year appointment will begin by processing Judge John Heyburn’s body of work and conducting oral histories about his time on the federal bench. The Heyburn Archivist will seek additional archival collections and conduct interviews along with continued promotion of the initiative. Continue reading