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Works-on-Paper Intern

Interns needed to complete a rehousing and digitization project on several hundred works-on-paper dating from the 17th century through the 21st century.

You will take the lead on a project to un-frame, assess, scan, and re-house more than 350 works-on-paper related to the history of Boston. Working with the Collections Manager and the Special Collections Librarian, you will improve both preservation and public access to these important items.

This internship would be ideal for a MLS student with an interest in archives management or a museum studies student with an interest in prints and photographs.

About the Bostonian Society:
The Bostonian Society is dedicated to explaining, studying, and preserving Boston’s uniquely important history, embodied in materials, records, and structures such as the Old State House, and in sharing an understanding of the revolutionary ideas born here.

A background in archives management or museum studies
Experience handling sensitive archival material
An interest in American history and material culture
Attention to detail
The work of this position takes place at a historic site without an elevator. Incumbent should be able to carry equipment and supplies up and down stairs and able to lift 20 pounds.

How To Apply:
Please send a resume and a cover letter indicating availability to by April 22nd, 2018.

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