The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is seeking 2 Archival Project Interns (full-time or part-time with at least 21 hours per week) for a grant funded project to begin asap. The project period will be between March 2021 to August 2021. Interns must be willing to work on site.
The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is the leading institution dedicated to preserving and presenting the history and culture of Chinese in America. Located in the heart of New York Chinatown, MOCA’s Collections & Research Center provides unique access to the images, papers, oral histories and artifacts which document the stories.
Under the supervision and training of the Collections Staff, Archival Project Interns provide assistance for processing, digitizing, time-coding, transcribing, cataloging, and disseminating oral history audio/video interviews in different formats such as cassettes, VHS, mini DVs, as well as born-digital.
• Work on site to organize and assess materials with direction from the Director of Collections
• Organize interviewee consent forms; identify access restrictions
• Research individuals and organizations in order to create proper finding aids
• Create collection Marc records and EAD finding aids in ArchivesSpace, as well as other description as needed, applying DACS archival descriptive standards
• Catalog each interview in database software PastPerfect
• Timecode, summarize, and keyword oral history interviews (bi-lingual preferred)
• Minor audio editing to obscure sensitive information such as addresses.
• Adjust and resize images using Photoshop
• Additional tasks as needed
• Education background in Museum Studies, Collections Management, or Library Information Studies.
• Excellent organizational skills and an eye for detail
• Previous experience handling museum, archive, or library collections a plus
• Strong computer skills; knowledge of collections management systems preferred, especially ArchivesSpace, ArchivesToolkits, Archon, PastPerfect or TMS
• Knowledge of digital photography and digitization technologies
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work independently and as a team player in a fast-paced environment; handle multiple tasks at once; adhere to deadlines
• Language specializations required on Chinese regional dialects such as Cantonese, Taishanese, or Fujianese
Email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Archival Project Intern Search” in the subject line.