Barnard Archives Fellowship 2021-22: Archival Processing and Pedagogy
(August 17, 2021)
Position Title - Barnard Archives Fellowship 2021-22: Archival Processing and Pedagogy
Supervisor Title (All student, intern, and volunteer position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Associate Director and Director, Archives and Special Collections
Position Type - Paid Internship
Does this position satisfy requirements for course credits? - Yes
Hourly wage range - $26 - $30
We'll be hiring two graduate students to work in paid, part-time positions as part of a cohort. Participants in this year's fellowship will learn about and work on archival processing, as well as create independent projects focused on primary source pedagogy and teaching with archives.
Please apply via the Barnard job website: https://careers.barnard.edu/postings/5808.
Position Title Barnard Archives Fellowship 2021-22: Archival Processing and Pedagogy
Type of Position Administrative
The Barnard Archives and Special Collections offers fellowships working under the supervision of the Directors of the Archives and Special Collections, in a two-person fellowship cohort. This year, the Archives Processing and Pedagogy Fellows will gain hands-on experience in an academic institutional archives and special collections, focusing on processing archival collections and teaching with archives.
Department Library - Archives
Reports to Title Director and Associate Director, Barnard Archives and Special Collections
Full or Part Time Part Time
Number Of Months 10
Scheduling is flexible but typically 10 hours a week during the academic year (September 2021-April 2022); 20 hours/week for 9 weeks in early summer 2022 (May-June 2022)
Position End Date (if temporary) 06/30/2022
Posting Number 2021 -01953- AS
Essential Duties Summary
As in previous years of the Barnard Archives fellowship, participants will start their time at Barnard by processing collections and accruals using ArchivesSpace. We tailor this work together based on participant interests in learning specific skills, working with specific types of materials, or focusing on topical areas.
Collections management and processing work may include:
Accessioning and processing (appraisal, basic conservation, arrangement, and description) of institutional papers, manuscript collections, photographs and A/V materials, and web archives in analog, paper and digital formats
Revision and creation of processing workflows documentation
Processing accruals and updating existing finding aids
After building a foundation in archival processing, participants in the fellowship will conceive of and complete independent projects with the support of Directors and other archives and library staff. This year, independent projects in the fellowship will focus on teaching with archives and developing resources for archival and primary source pedagogy at Barnard.
Teaching and pedagogy projects will be self-directed by fellowship participants and may include:
Creating outreach materials to reach the general public (inclusive of but not limited to Barnard and Columbia undergraduates, staff, and faculty; local K-12 students and teachers; graduate students and other researchers) and promote teaching and learning with archival materials
Developing lesson plans, assignments, and teaching resources (such as research guides or instructional videos) for teaching with materials from the Barnard Archives or with Barnard Archives audiences
Conducting outreach to student groups and activists and providing instruction in archiving group activities, documentation and records and personal digital archiving
Teaching and consultation with students, researchers, and broader public audience
Participating in teaching and outreach activities for exhibits in the archives and the Milstein Center, including Undesign the Redline at Barnard
Other activities as defined by participants, with support and collaboration from Archives Directors, Archives Student Associates, Barnard personal librarians and Instruction Working Group members, and faculty and staff across Barnard and Columbia
The overall structure of the fellowship will be determined by the participants in conjunction with the Directors of the Barnard Archives. Participants in the fellowship will plan and direct their own independent projects.
NOTE: Preference will be given for candidates who apply before August 27, 2021.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred demonstrable skills include: desire to work both collaboratively and independently; excellent organizational, research, and communication skills; critical analysis of archives or the archives profession (e.g. bringing a critical race, feminist, disability justice, and/or queer theoretical lens to archival work); and strong attention to detail. We welcome applicants to discuss how these preferred skills have been utilized and honed in areas of their life outside of their professional or academic work.
Required Qualification Summary
Must be currently enrolled in a graduate-level program in archival management, library sciences, or related fields.
Must be available to work weekdays.
Must make a commitment to work, on average, 10 hours of work a week, with time off for winter and spring vacation, and increased hours if desired in early summer or throughout the fellowship. Work schedules are flexible and can be adjusted as needed.
Preferred Qualification Summary
Physical Demands Summary
Salary Range $30/hour; may include professional development funding as budgets permit
Preference will be given for candidates who apply before August 27, 2021.
Please apply via the Barnard job website: https://careers.barnard.edu/postings/5808. Any questions can be directed to Martha Tenney (email@example.com) and/or Archives Associate Director Obden Mondésir (firstname.lastname@example.org).