Monday, October 31, 2011

MN Paid Internship Posting: Archive – Processing Clerk, MN Public Radio


Job Title:                                                        Archive – Processing Clerk              

Date Written/revised:                                     September 2011

Grade Level:                                                  N/A
FLSA Status:                                                 Full-time (40 hours/week), Non-Exempt
                                                                        Temporary: 2-4 months (max)
Reports to:                                                      Director, Archives
Department:                                                   Broadcast Ops

Location:                                                        St. Paul, MN

Position Summary:

Help build the creation of a collection inventory of MPR’s physical holdings of reels, DATs, CDs and other media.  This position is funded through a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as part of the American Archive initiative to build a comprehensive public broadcast inventory.

Position Responsibility: 

  • Pull media (reels, DATs, CDs) from the archive, enter the item’s information into a database, attaching any relevant scans and images to the record
  • Ensure information is captured with attention to detail and consistency
  • Understand various metadata standards (PB Core, Dublin Core)
  • Document  and report anomalies to Inventory Manager
  • Track your work and report your progress to the Inventory Manager
Required Education and Experience:

Computer competency with a comfort working in various databases, software and platforms.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Understanding of the importance of metadata application, the need for preservation of cultural heritage and a desire to accurately represent the item in an inventory
  • Demonstrated experience working in large collections
  • Experience processing collections, particularly data entry
Reporting To This Position:


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Physical Demands: 
    • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
    • Reach with hands and arms
    • Balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.  
  • Working Conditions: 
    • Moderate noise level
    • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.

Relocation allowance is not available.  Parking or bus pass reimbursed. More information about American Public Media is available online:

 Please contact Jenel Farrell ASAP with your interest in this position.