Thursday, April 10, 2014

HCL Summer Internship

Special Collections Internship – Historic Photographs Project

Opening Date: 4/9/14

Closing Date:  4/30/14

Job Type: Internship

Location: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Department, Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Position
This internship will be one of the following two projects:
1.   Identification and description of historic slide collection (1950s-1990s) of Minneapolis scenes. This will include historical research, metadata creation, and digitization.
2.   Develop slide shows or other audio-visual presentations from historical content for online presentation. (e.g. YouTube)
This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, June-August 2014, 8- 16 hours per week. It can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities may include:
·      On-site photography of buildings, streets and intersections in Minneapolis
·      Metadata creation using Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Access.
·      Digitization using scanners and/or digital editing software
·      Presentation of digital content using social media services
Minimum Qualifications:
·       Experience with digital photography and digital image editing
·       Have not completed an internship with Hennepin County Library in the past

Preferred Qualifications:
·       Experience working with and describing archival collections

To Apply:
Submit a resume, brief cover letter outlining your qualifications for this internship, and contact information for two references to:
Barb McKenzie
Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305