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Job: Project Archivist

9.11.17 –  Project Archivist
The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR), Amman, Jordan
Application Deadline: 15 January 2018
Link to job posting: https://www.acorjordan.org/photo-archive-internship/
Years of experience required: 2+
Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Hello. This job is already posted however we have UPDATED the description and we are now specifically looking for someone to start Spring 2018.
Project Archivist Opportunity
International professional opportunity for a graduate student or recent graduate in Library and/or Archival Science
About ACOR
The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) is an American non-profit overseas research center in Amman, Jordan. Our mission is to promote the study, teaching, and increased knowledge of ancient and modern area studies in Jordan and the surrounding region, particularly related to archaeology and cultural heritage. See www.acorjordan.orgfor complete details about ACOR and the Amman facility, which includes a library, a hostel for scholars, and research facilities.
About the Opportunity
ACOR was recently awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Education to digitize and make available to the public a substantial collection of historical photographs of Jordan and the Middle East. Read more about the ACOR Photographic Archive Project or view a lecture about ACOR’s archival digitization efforts here.
We are currently seeking a project archivist with an interest in photographic archives to join us for the Spring 2018 semester (5 months) in a full-time (35 hours per week), paid internship. Round trip international airfare, accommodation (room and half-board at the ACOR facility in Amman), and a stipend of approximately $280 per week are provided to the qualified candidate. The successful candidate must secure their own health and emergency evacuation insurance. Placement date is negotiable, but will preferably be March–July 2018.
This internship is appropriate for advanced students or recent graduates in library and information science, with a preference for those specializing in archives, museums, or cultural resource management.
ACOR anticipates continuing to offer this internship to one archivist per semester for the duration of the project funding, so we are also open to applications for future semesters. This is an excellent opportunity to gain international experience and to travel and live in a safe environment in the Middle East.
About the Work
Working directly with the project coordinator, the Project Archivist will be responsible for the processing (i.e. describing, cataloging, numbering/filing, digitizing, and physical care and maintenance) of the ACOR photographic collections. The Project Archivist will also oversee the work of one or more archival technicians to ensure appropriate photographic digitization standards are met, and consult regularly with project staff for assistance in describing and cataloging archival material.
Key Responsibilities:
• Process and arrange new and existing photo collections according to established project guidelines to prepare them for digitization.
• Weed and curate photographic collections according to established project guidelines.
• Scan, upload, and process images with appropriate metadata in ACOR’s digital collection management system (Starchive by Digital ReLabs). Monitor digitized items for quality control and adherence to digitization standards.
• Administrate Starchive collection management platform, adding new data fields and platform features as necessary, monitoring newly entered data for consistency, and acting as liaison with Digital ReLabs for resolving technical issues with the platform.
• Maintain order and arrangement of the physical collections, ensuring they are properly stored in archival-safe storage boxes, folders, etc. Monitor the condition of the photo archives collections and make recommendations for their preservation.
• Maintain and update the archive’s Instagram feed and contribute photos from the archive to ACOR’s Facebook and other social media sites.
• Each Project Archivist will select one of ACOR’s smaller collections to digitize, process, and research for the creation of a digital photo exhibit.
• Work with ACOR staff members in identifying archival materials for use in public exhibitions, lectures, presentations, and other programs.
Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field
• A recent or current graduate student in Library and Information Science, Archives and Records Management, Digital Humanities, Public History or another related degree program
• Coursework in metadata standards, archives and records management, digital curation, digital preservation, and/or digital libraries
• Working knowledge of archival standards and practices, including metadata and digital imaging standards
• Working knowledge of proper care and handling of photos, slides, negatives, and other paper-based materials
Desired Skills
• High level of computer/technical skills, including MS office (particularly Excel), working with collaborative/shared document environments like Google Docs, digital photography apps (Adobe Photoshop and/or Lightroom), and a basic understanding of database administration
• Self-directed and independent, with the ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual team environment (English is the primary language at ACOR).
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills with a high attention to detail
• Knowledge of the geography and history of Jordan and the Middle East is helpful but not required
• Knowledge of Arabic language helpful but not required
To Apply:
Please send a current CV and cover letter addressed to Dr. Barbara A. Porter, ACOR Director, to opportunity@acorjordan.org.
Questions concerning this position or the application process may be directed to Sarah Harpending, ACOR Assistant Director, at sharpend@acorjordan.org.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Internship: International Archivist

1.5.17 –  International Archivist Internship
ACOR – The American Center of Oriental Research, Amman, Jordan
 
Application Deadline: rolling deadline
Link to job posting: https://www.acorjordan.org/photo-archive-internship/
Years of experience required: 0-2
Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: This is a full time (35 hours per week) paid internship. It is appropriate for advanced students or recent graduates in library and information science, with a preference for those specializing in archives, museums, or cultural resource management. This is an excellent opportunity to gain international experience and to travel and live in a safe environment in the Middle East.
Working directly with the Jordanian project coordinator, the Archival Intern will be responsible for the routine processing (i.e., describing, cataloging, numbering/filing, and storing) of the ACOR photographic collections according to the priorities and workplan defined by the project’s consulting Senior Archivist. The Archival Intern will also oversee the work of one or more archival technicians to ensure appropriate photographic digitization standards are met, both for permanent digital archival storage and web accessibility. As needed, the Archival Intern will consult with the project coordinator and leaders for assistance in describing and cataloging archival material.
This opportunity is initially available for the Spring /Summer of 2017 (3+ months); the Fall 2017 semester (4 months) and the Spring 2018 semester (4 months). ACOR anticipates continuing to offer this paid internship to one intern per semester or cycle for the duration of the funding for the project or at least three academic years.
Please send a current CV with covering letter addressed to Dr. Barbara A. Porter, ACOR Director, at opportunity@acorjordan.org.
Questions concerning this internship or the application process may be directed to Mrs. Sarah Harpending, ACOR Assistant Director, at sharpend@acorjordan.org.

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Internship: International Librarian

11.14.16 –  International Librarian Internship
Relief International, Jordan (US NGO)
Sarah P’s comments: This is a unique position for anyone with school library experience and seeking to gain international experience and/or experience with an NGO, which can lead to further career possibilities. Note: they do not list a timeline and they are requesting fluency in English and Arabic. (I am not sure they will get this- I would apply anyway and work on learning Arabic.)
Glassdoor Reviews for Relief International

ABOUT RI: Established in 1990, Relief International (RI) is a leading global humanitarian organization that transforms adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. Innovatively, RI bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development.
Position Summary 
Under the supervision of the Education Program Manager, and in close collaboration with RI team, the intern will assist in the establishment and running of four libraries located in four educational centers in Zaatari and Azraq refugee camps. With limited resources, in a challenging environment, intern will work toward making libraries safe learner-friendly spaces, which stimulate learning processes, socialization and at the same time operate as a resource center for a wider community.
Position Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Assist in designing and equipping interior space in a functional and creative way
  • Draft library curriculum that will include educational and recreational activities and develop reading habits among children, adolescents and youth
  • Incorporate information literacy instruction in library services
  • Develop professional capacities of several Syrian volunteers who will work as librarians during and after the internship period
  • Create context specific classification system and lead on the development of networked library catalogue
  • Develop collections of both printed and digital educational material
  • Establish relationship with other libraries in Jordan and seek ways for potential collaboration
  • Establish relationship with other education providers inside the camps and explore possibility for the development of central catalogue and ILL services within/between camps
  • Perform other duties as needed.

Qualifications and requirements: 
Minimum requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science.
  • Experience and passion to work with children, adolescents and youth.
  • Strong organizational skills and written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, effectively and professionally.
  • Experience in library instruction and library work.
  • Mature judgment, strong sense of integrity, initiative, and self-starter
  • English and Arabic fluency is required.
  • Information and computer literacy (MS Office package).

Preferred:

  • Degree in pedagogy or teaching qualification in addition to LIS qualification
  • Previous work experience in conflict, post-conflict environments, ideally in the Middle East with refugees.
  • Experience working in a school library.
  • Understanding of open access issues and Open Educational Resources.
  • Ability to use a variety of technological applications for library and classroom use.

RI Values: 
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and operational independence.
We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Agility and innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability
To apply click on this link: http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=RI&cws=4&rid=912

 

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