Emmett Till Archives Intern
Job Title: Emmett Till Archives Intern
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Job ID: 47991
Department FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives (SCA) seeks an Emmett Till Archives Intern, to assist in the collection, preservation, arrangement, description, and promotion of archival collections related to the life, murder, and memory of Emmett Louis Till.
At the direction of SCA faculty and staff, the Till Archives Intern will gain knowledge of best practices in archival processes, digitization, and metadata creation. The internship is designed to provide hands-on experience preparing new additions to the Emmett Till Archives for research by the public, and will provide interns with a lead role in the selection, digitization, and description of materials for inclusion in the Emmett Till Memory Project (https://tillapp.emmett-till.org/) and the FSU Digital Library (https://fsu.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fsu:emmetttillarchivesmain). The internship will allow for a combination of in-person/onsite work and remote work, with an emphasis on remote work during the campus COVID-19 response.
The Emmett Till Archives at Florida State University Libraries consists of primary and secondary source material related to the life, murder, and memory of Emmett Louis Till. Florida State University Libraries partners with the Emmett Till Interpretive Center, the Emmett Till Memory Project, and other institutions and private donors to collect, preserve, and provide access to the ongoing story of Emmett Till. The Till Archives includes newspapers, magazines, oral histories, photographs, government records, scholarly literature, creative works, and other materials documenting the Till case and its commemoration, memorialization, and discussion in scholarship and popular culture. For more information, please visit https://guides.lib.fsu.edu/till
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The Florida State University Libraries define diversity as the sum of the ways that people are both alike and different. The University is committed to embracing the full spectrum of human and social identities. We strive to create and maintain an inclusive environment in which all individuals are treated fairly, respectfully, and valued for their distinctive skills, experiences, and perspectives to maximize the potential of all libraries employees and the communities with whom we interact.Responsibilities Assist in the collection, preservation, arrangement, description, and promotion of archival collections related to the life, murder, and memory of Emmett Louis Till.Qualifications Undergraduate or graduate student at FSU or other colleges and universities.Preferred Demonstrated interest in the story of Emmett Till, the history of the African-American Civil Rights Movement, archival studies, and/or library science.Other Information SCA welcomes the opportunity to work cooperatively with schools that grant academic credit for internships. Applicants interested in earning academic credit are encouraged to initiate arrangements with their college or university.Helpful Applications should include the following:
Cover letter, including a statement of interest and outlining what the applicant seeks to learn and to contribute during the internship
Resume, including current contact information for the applicant
Names and contact information for three professional referencesAnticipated Salary Range $12.10/hourPay Plan This is an OPS/temporary Job.Schedule 20 hours per week. Exact schedule based on hire’s availability. Position will start ASAP and continue through the spring semester.How To Apply If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.
Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.
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