Job Listing: Internship - Part Time

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Louisa County Historical Society, Louisa, VA

Part-Time Oral History/Digital History Internship

Location:
Louisa County Historical Society
214 Fredericksburg Avenue, Louisa, VA 23093

Phone:
540-967-5975
Website:
https://louisahistory.org

Closing date and time:
3/15/2020

Salary:
$14.00 Hourly

Internship schedule:
10-15 hours per week for a maximum number of 150 hours beginning in May or June, with the
exact schedule to be determined.

Overview:
The Louisa County Historical Society is seeking two organized, enthusiastic interns to assist the
Society’s Oral History Program. This is a multiyear and multifaceted endeavor involving
research and writing; summarizing, indexing, and, transcribing oral histories; as well as digital
file management and website development. The interns’ primary focus will be helping to develop
a website to host the historical society’s oral history collection. This will include digitization work
and researching and drafting historical context interpretation.
Supervised by the Historical Society Director, the interns will focus on development of the
website but may also process interviews, including but not limited to digital and paper file
organization, converting and backing up files, and creating indexes and transcriptions.
This is a great opportunity to work with the Historical Society staff to assist with the development
of the Oral History Program and to work to make oral histories more publicly accessible. This
Internship will also provide exposure to the operation and activities of a small historical society.

Duties:
● Develop and upload content to a website designed to make the historical society’s oral
history collection available online
● Assist with the digital preservation of oral histories and associated files, which may
include converting records and recordings to different media or file types
● Research and write historical context interpretation to accompany the oral history
collections to be made available online
● Process and catalog incoming oral history interviews and associated items
(photographs, release forms, etc.)
● Drafting interview summaries, biographies, indexes, and/or full transcriptions of oral
history interviews
● Research the best practices and ethical guidelines offered by the National Oral History
Association and ensure that work performed in the archive meets national standards
● May perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
● Demonstrated time management, organizational, and communication skills as well as
attention to detail
● Ability to work independently and collaboratively
● Excellent computer skills and willingness to learn new programs, including audio-editing
programs and website builders
● Interest in history and in gathering and sharing the everyday stories of community
members

HOW TO APPLY:
• Include the title of internship in the email subject field
• Please state the location where job posting was seen
• Send a cover letter and resume by 03/15/2020 to Karleen Kovalcik, Executive Director, louisahistory@verizon.net

The Louisa County Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not
discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual
orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by
appropriate law.