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"Bridge across Hess Creek Canyon, leading the the Hartley house, circa 1885." George Fox University Photographs. GFU.01.09. George Fox University Archives. Murdock Library. George Fox University.
Unknown, "Students in Airplane, 1946." Linfield College Archives Photograph Collection. Image. Submission 113.
"Dr. Henry Fielding Reed leading a Mazama party down the soon-to-be-named Reed Glacier on Mount Hood, 1901." Mazama Library and Historical Collections, VM1993.020 Mt Hood, 1901.
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"Deputy Seth Davidson rides his motorcycle up Beacon Rock on March 18, 1930. From the records of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office." Multnomah County Archives.
"Mount Hood from Lost Lake, circa 1910." Kiser Photo Co. photographs, Org. Lot 140, bb000223, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
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"Old Fort Road Campus, circa 1950s," University Archives, Oregon Institute of Technology.
"Belle Bloom Gevurtz, Sarah Goodman, Ophelia Goodman, Helen Goodman, Lillian Heldfond, and Ann Zaik at Cannon Beach, circa 1914," Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, OJM2996.
"Men repairing the dome of Congregation Beth Israel building on NW Flanders St., designed in 1925 by Herman Brookman, 1981," Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, OJM9966.
"View of OAC from Lower Campus, 1909." Oregon State University Archives and Special Collections.
"Woman with Child, n.d.," C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana. Joseph Henry Sharp Photograph Collection.
"Green Lake Park, 1985." Seattle Arts Commission. [Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs]. Seattle Municipal Archives.
"Aerial view of Century 21 World's Fair, 1962." City Light Negatives, Seattle Municipal Archives.
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  • 12 Sep 2019 9:33 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    View full job post here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/portlandor/jobs/2562740/business-systems-analyst-ii?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

    This position is with the Portland City Attorney’s office and supports the Legal Records Management Team.  The Legal Records Management Team provides legal advice to City officials on public records requests, legal holds, e-discovery and other legal records management issues. The team handles legal issues related to public records and subpoenas; oversees the Citywide public records request software system (Currently GovQA); initiates and manages legal holds; provides legal records training to City employees; performs electronic records searches for elected officials; and supports e-discovery efforts office-wide.

    Salary range:  $65,811.00 - $109,491.00 Annually

  • 09 Sep 2019 4:24 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)


    Dear Northwest Archivist Members,

    It is with profound excitement that we announce the NWA Archivist in Residence program is officially approved for a 1-year pilot program! Now that the NWA Paid Internship Committee has received program approval we turn our attention to fundraising. 

    Please consider donating to the Archivist in Residence program via NWA’s new donation page. And don’t forget to check if your institution or partner’s company provides matching donations! As NWA is a nonprofit, all donations are tax deductible.

    The Archivist in Residence program will be administered by the NWA Paid Internship Committee under the auspices of the Northwest Archivists, Inc. nonprofit corporation. As with the other NWA scholarship and continuing education award committees, this program follows their precedent and will similarly solicit applications for project proposals submitted jointly by the intern and a host institution. As part of the program criteria, the awardee will be responsible for submitting a description of the project with lessons-learned for publication on NWA’s blog.

    Value to NWA and Membership: This program is intended to support a paid internship in an effort to establish more ethical labor practices and advocate for the value of archives professionals. As NWA’s core mission is to support archives and archives professionals in the region, this program demonstrably helps NWA fulfill this role by stating the unequivocal value of archival work.


    • The award will be allotted to a person to carry out work at an institution within the NWA region; potentially improving the health of that institution and, therefore, the health of NWA membership.

    • The program will attract competitive professional candidates to the region. 

    • The program will assist in setting a standard that professional internships should be paid, and through the course of the program resources and models will be made available for membership to emulate -- leading to the establishment of their own paid internships.

    • Housing the program within NWA will add to the benefits this group provides its membership, and will raise NWA’s visibility; potentially increasing membership.

    • Through this program, NWA will contribute to the national conversation with a specific example of how regional groups can advocate for the value of archives and archives professionals.

    • NWA’s support of this program will set an example and encourage other member institutions, regional groups, and national groups to also engage in this work; leading to increased financial health in the profession, benefiting all NWA members.

    Look for additional program details in the coming weeks as we finalize the application process. But, right now we need your support! Please consider making a donation to NWA’s Archivist in Residence program via the new NWA Donation pageMembership and corporate donations will determine to what level we can fund a professional internship for summer 2020.

    In addition to the Archivist in Residence program, you may also donate to At-Large Student Scholarship, the Native American Collections Roundtable Scholarship, the Professional Development Scholarship, or the General Fund via the new NWA Donations page.

    Thank you for your help to support NWA’s Archivist in Residence program and your commitment to the fair and ethical practice of paid internships.

    Thank you,

    The NWA Paid Internship Exploratory Committee

    Rachael Cristine Woody, Rachael Cristine Consulting LLC (Chair, Oregon)

    Laura Cray, Oregon Historical Society (Oregon)

    Sara Piasecki, Anchorage Museum (Alaska)

    Rachel Thomas, George Fox University (Oregon)

    Kathryn Kramer, C.M. Russell Museum (Montana)

    Erin Stoddart, University of Oregon (Oregon)

    Veronica Denison, University of Alaska (Alaska)

  • 26 Aug 2019 5:12 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Check out The American Archivist Reviews Portal

    The American Archivist Reviews Portal complements the journal’s reviews as a space for evaluations of software, tools, digital projects, services, websites, and resources that archivists create and use. Visit the Reviews Portal to learn how these resources are used for the preservation and stewardship of digital archival material, as well as generating greater engagement with users.

    Recent reviews on the Reviews Portal:

    1. Trello
    2. Homosaurus and the Digital Transgender Archive
    3. Still so Much to Learn: Star Trek and the Archives
    4. They're Digging in the Wrong Place: the Influence of Indiana Jones on the Archives

    Visit the portal at https://reviews.americanarchivist.org/.

    Reviewers Wanted

    Are you interested in writing a review for The American Archivist Reviews Portal? We need reviewers to assess digital collections and exhibits, as well as digital tools, platforms, and other resources that archivists use. We strongly encourage reviews from new professionals and students. Our editors are available to help writers throughout the entire review process.

    Reviews of software, websites, or other digital tools and resources should be 500 to 750 words. Microreviews of monographs, journal articles, blogs or apps should be 100 to 200 words. Guidelines for writing reviews are available on the Reviews Portal. Reviewers can select a resource or work with the reviews coordinator to choose a resource.

    If you are interested in authoring a review  or have any questions, please contact the Reviews Portal Coordinator, Gloria Gonzalez (gloria@zepheira.com).

  • 08 Aug 2019 5:46 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Program Manager, Unique and Local Content

    Original post: https://www.orbiscascade.org/program-manager-unique-and-local-content/

    This recruitment is being re-opened with clarifications to position profile and salary.

    The Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium serving 38 academic libraries in the Pacific Northwest, seeks a service-oriented Program Manager for Unique and Local Content. The ULC program encompasses consortial work around archives, special collections, digital assets and repositories, and OER. The incumbent will advance consortial efforts through active collaboration with members, consortium staff, and external partners.

    The Program Manager for ULC works to support our visionary consortial mission: The Orbis Cascade Alliance pushes the boundaries of what is possible in libraries through strategic collaboration in the Pacific Northwest. To advance member institutions, we create and deliver innovative, sustainable, and essential library programs and resources. Following adoption of this mission statement, the Alliance has embarked on a new strategic plan. By building upon successful core services such as Archives West and implementing strategic initiatives around digital assets, discovery, IRs and OER, the ULC Program Manager will play a vital role in the strategic plan and the consortium's mission.

    We seek creative, collaborative candidates who can advance our success with unique and local content services. The ideal candidate brings leadership capacity, exceptional communication skills, ability to work at the leading edge of the profession, and fluency with technical standards. We seek candidates who will enhance and support an inclusive, diverse work environment, and bring cultural competence to the design and delivery of consortial services. 

    Job Summary

    The Program Manager for Unique and Local Content reports to the Executive Director and works with member libraries, vendors, consortium staff, and Alliance teams to oversee, coordinate, develop, and assess the Unique and Local Content Program.

    Major duties include:

    • Leading the Archives & Manuscript Collections service, which supports access to archival and manuscript collections through Archives West, and a consortial implementation of ArchivesSpace.
    • Supporting strategic efforts around new modes of teaching, scholarship, and publication. Current initiatives address areas such as OER and institutional repositories.
    • Overseeing and coordinating projects around the development, stewardship, preservation, and dissemination of unique and local content in the Alliance.
    Work is non-routine and requires collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and diplomacy. This position exercises independence, sound judgment, and leadership in overseeing large, complex, distributed, and high-profile projects.

    Additional expectations of all Alliance program managers include:

    • Lead or otherwise participate in new initiatives.
    • Lead efforts to standardize workflows and system configuration.
    • Propose and monitor program budget.
    • Engage in professional activities that develop professional skills and enhance the profile and operations of the Alliance.
    • Maintain an awareness of all Alliance programs; communicate with other programs and help coordinate activities across the consortium.
    • Demonstrate leadership in implementing and extending the Alliance Strategic Plan 

    Required Qualifications

    • Graduate degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Equivalency may include but is not limited to: A graduate degree combined with demonstrated success in leading complex, collaborative work in archives, special collections, or digital scholarship.
    • A progressively responsible, well-rounded record of related experience, such as five years of cumulative experience in archives, libraries, non-profits, consortia, or education.
    • Demonstrated expertise with EAD, Dublin Core, and MARC. Broad experience applying technical standards for discovery and management of unique content.
    • Technical proficiency that supports collaboration with IT vendors and systems staff.
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; ability to interpret and synthesize ambiguous information to formulate a coherent message to diverse stakeholders.
    • Outstanding organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills; ability to detect and anticipate problems and develop solutions.
    • Support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment 
    • Demonstrated ability to: 
      • Provide responsive service to stakeholders with diverse backgrounds and varied responsibilities;
      • Represent the ULC Program to members, external partners, and the library community broadly;
      • Manage collaborative projects with a team of colleagues distributed over a wide geographic area; and
      • Adapt to the rapidly evolving information environment.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Recent, advanced experience with technical management of archival collections
    • Experience managing large-scale digital collections
    • Experience with ArchivesSpace and/or ExLibris products
    • Demonstrated experience managing complex, sustained, high-profile projects for a distributed team
    • Experience with externally funded projects, such as grants
    • Experience with training and/or instructional design
    • Demonstrated skill in public speaking

    Physical Conditions

    • The employee may work remotely within the Portland, Oregon or Eugene, Oregon metro areas, or work from our Eugene, Oregon office.
    • Ability to travel occasionally within the Pacific Northwest to attend meetings or support members
    • Ability to work independently, with most work done at a computer. 

    Appointment and Salary: Salary based on experience and qualifications: minimum $64,269; median: $75,610; maximum $86,952. This position is a full time, twelve-month exempt position; the Alliance does not use a rank or tenure system. Benefits include 20 days of vacation, a generous retirement plan, and paid premiums for employee and all dependents for health/dental/life/disability insurance. A summary of benefits is available at https://www.orbiscascade.org/orbis-cascade-alliance-employee-benefits/

    To apply: Please send a CV, cover letter, and three (3) professional references to jobs@orbiscascade.org. Applications received by September 3rd will receive first consideration.  The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin, and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

    Orbis Cascade Alliance is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity in the workplace.

  • 30 Jul 2019 2:33 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Cultural Resources Manager

    Washington County Museum

    The Cultural Resources Manager ensures that the museum’s cultural resources are well cared for, organized, and accessible for the benefit of the community.

    Washington County Museum is an independent non-profit museum located on the Portland Community College - Rock Creek Campus. We support the thriving cultural ecology of the region through exhibits, programs and events, and our archive and library. This position will be the fifth member of a highly collaborative team. Our workplace values staff as whole people and we nurture and respect different backgrounds and perspectives. 

    Position in Organization 

    Reports to: Co-Directors

    Responsible for: Cultural resources interns & volunteers

    Location: Primarily at museum with occasional off-site work

    Key Duties

    • Manage all aspects of cultural resources and care, following and implementing accepted museum professional standards and practices.
    • Assist guest curators with exhibits while fostering cross-department collaboration and community engagement. 
    • Assist community members and scholars with research requests.
    • Ensure accurate numbering, cataloging, photographing, and labeling specimens already in the collection, as well as those added to the collection.
    • Recruit, develop, and supervise interns and volunteers; maintain an active student internship program.
    • Develop and maintain cultural resources management plans and policies. 
    • Assist with raising funds through direct donations, grants, or earned income development to expand collection, update facilities, or support research efforts.
    • Propose strategic acquisitions for presentation to Co-Directors and Collections Committee to diversify our current cultural resources. 
    • Actively participate in community engagement through committee work, guided tours, and public speaking.
    • Steward significant stories within our communities both past and present.

    All-Staff Responsibilities

    • Advance the museum’s mission, vision, and values in the delivery of your work and interpersonal conduct.
    • Support membership and public support through excellent, informed customer service.
    • Assist with additional tasks as needed to foster overall health of the organization.


    • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience. Preferred: Master’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience. 
    • 3+ years of progressively expanding museum expertise in collections management, exhibit development, and research.
    • Experience working with collections management software; Past Perfect preferred.
    • Must be resourceful, creative, and have the ability and desire to work collaboratively with museum staff and community members.
    • Demonstrated professional communication skills, both written and oral.
    • Physical ability to do basic bending, stooping, climbing and lifting up to 50 lbs.
    • Experience working in a culturally responsive way with people of diverse cultural backgrounds, ages, and lived experiences.

    This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with employer-sponsored health benefits and vacation time with a starting annual salary of $42,000 depending on experience.

    Position is located at Washington County Museum on the Portland Community College - Rock Creek Campus, 17677 NW Springville Rd, Portland OR 97229, and requires limited travel throughout the region. 

    No relocation assistance or visa sponsorship is available at this time.

    Hiring process 

    Initial application (Phase I):

    Applications must include a minimum of (1) a letter of interest tailored to this position along with (2) a resume and/or CV to be considered. Email your application materials and any other supporting documentation showcasing your fit for this position to: info@washingtoncountymuseum.org no later than 5pm on September 16, 2019.

    Follow-up (Phase II):

    Supplemental questions will be sent to applicants who meet the position requirements on Friday September 27th. Responses will be due back Friday, October 4th at 5pm. 

    Note that we will attempt to contact all applicants. In the event that applicant volume is too high, only those applicants being moved on to Phase II will be contacted.

    Once all the supplemental question responses and application materials have been carefully reviewed we will determine a few finalists for interviews. All Phase II applicants will be contacted and informed if they were not selected, or to arrange interview times.

    Target start date for the position is November 4th.

  • 24 Jul 2019 11:29 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Public Services Unit Supervisor: Professional Faculty / Manager-Librarian Ihttps://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/79152

    Position open through August 15 – for full consideration please apply by August 1. 

    The Special Collections and Archives Research Center at Oregon State University Libraries seeks a service-oriented, user-focused Public Services Unit Supervisor with a strong commitment to access to lead our public services operations. Reporting to the Director of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center, the Public Services Unit Supervisor has primary responsibility for managing and coordinating all reading room and remote reference activities. In conjunction with department colleagues, this position provides effective research support, optimizes access systems, and proposes new services and workflows as appropriate.

    The successful candidate will demonstrate ability for and commitment to providing responsive, personable, and expert public service. The Public Services Unit Supervisor will join a dynamic team of professionals dedicated to collaboratively advancing the Center’s educational and access missions. Working closely with curators and other department staff, the Supervisor interacts positively and inclusively with students, faculty, and the public, guiding users in how to find, use, and evaluate relevant resources, explaining techniques, policies, and procedures, and empowering individuals to conduct archival research. The Supervisor is a professional faculty member in the Oregon State University Libraries and Press, developing and nurturing relationships with colleagues inside and outside the library, and participate in shared governance of OSULP and OSU.

    The position supervises one Library Technician 3 classified position and a rotation of student assistants with public service duties. The position mobilizes these resources and others to establish a welcoming and secure environment, data-driven operations, and public service excellence in a lively special collections environment.

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 2-5 years experience providing effective and efficient public services in a special collections, archives, or cultural heritage environment, including using physical and digital collections to answer reference questions
    • Minimum 2 recent years supervisory experience
    • Currency with professional best practices and current standards for reference and access services in special collections settings, including a thorough understanding of privacy, confidentiality, copyright and use issues; ability to work with sensitive information with integrity and discretion
    • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team; commitment to fostering a collaborative and communicative work environment
    • Demonstrated ability for data-driven decision making; working with spreadsheets and statistics reporting
    • Positive attitude, flexibility, and enthusiasm for fostering public understanding of and access to cultural heritage collections
    • Commitment to civility, diversity, equity, and inclusion in interactions, practice, and relationships
    • Excellent oral communication, writing, and organizational skills, including the ability to problem-solve and enforce policies through diplomatic, adaptable, and pragmatic approaches
    • Valid driver’s license

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent experience
    • Supervisory experience in a cultural heritage environment
    • Knowledge of Ex Libris’ Alma and Primo
    • Thorough knowledge of library and archival standards and vocabularies, including EAD, DACS, MARC, RDA, LCSH, and the RBMS/SAA Standardized Statistical Measures and Metrics for Public Service
    • Familiarity with archival content management systems, such as Archon, Archivists’ Toolkit, or ArchiveSpace

    This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU STANDARD 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.

    This position is not eligible for OSU’s dual hire initiative; this position is not represented by a union.

    OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

    Salary, Rank, and Benefits:

    Appointment Type: Administrative / Professional Faculty (non tenure track)

    Class: Manager I - Library and Museum

    Salary: $51,000 (Salary range for classification $47,820--$81,372)

    Environment: The Special Collections and Archives Research Center is located on the 5th floor of The Valley Library, and features secure, climate-controlled storage, exhibit spaces, a lively reading room, dedicated classrooms, and professional digital production unit. SCARC faculty and staff work to maximize discoverability and use of our collections for a broad range of researchers, through teaching, expert public services, digitization, and more. SCARC stimulates and enriches the research and teaching endeavors of Oregon State University through primary sources. As part of the University's land grant mission, SCARC makes these resources available to the OSU community, Oregonians, and the larger community of scholars and independent researchers. As the repository for and steward of the Libraries' rare and unique materials, we build distinctive and unique collections in our signature areas: natural resources, the history of science, university history, and Oregon's multicultural communities; we are also home to the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives and the OSU Queer Archives. These collections encompass manuscripts, archives, rare books, oral histories, photographs, ephemera, audio/visual materials, electronic and born digital records.

    To achieve this mission, the Special Collections and Archives Research Center:

    • Provides unique opportunities for teaching and learning
    • Facilitates discovery through online access to SCARC collections
    • Provides responsive, personable, and expert public service
    • Assists communities in collecting, managing, preserving, and making their histories accessible
    • Promotes access to and preservation of SCARC collections by collaborating within the OSU Libraries, the University, and regional primary resource communities
    • Engages high-achieving students through experiential learning opportunities 

    OSU Libraries and Press (OSULP) is uniquely positioned at the heart of the university, and the collective efforts of its 100 faculty and staff reach across traditional boundaries between colleges and disciplines, students and faculty, the academy and the public. OSULP faculty use their professional experience and expertise to make contributions and build relationships across the OSU community and beyond. OSULP's resources - in the form of collections, spaces, services, faculty and staff - support learning, world-class research, and scholarship in all disciplines. OSULP provides employment and critical skill-building experiences for approximately 100 student employees, while OSULP faculty also offer numerous mentored experiential learning opportunities that give students a chance to deploy and develop their growing disciplinary knowledge in new and impactful ways.

    In all of its activities, OSULP strives to support and grow OSU's diverse community and provide an inclusive environment where equity of access fosters equality of opportunity. All OSULP faculty are responsible for helping ensure that these goals are addressed within the unique context of their primary responsibilities.

  • 23 Jul 2019 3:48 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    The employment of term-limited archivists, often called "project archivists," is a frequent labor practice in libraries and archives. The use of project archivists is a topic discussed in multiple professional forums with heightened relevance for future directions in professional career opportunities for archivists.

    This dual-survey project invites respondents from

    Anyone who is or who has ever been a project archivist

    Supervisors, managers, administrators, i.e., anyone who employs now or who has ever employed a project archivist

    Responses, collected anonymously, are being gathered in preparation for a panel at the 2019 SAA annual conference.** The information will also be used in a future publication.

    The survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. For convenience, a PDF of each survey is available for viewing prior to beginning the survey.

    There are no known risks associated with the survey. Participants may refuse to participate or withdraw from the survey at any time. Participants will not be compensated for participating in this voluntary survey. There are no direct benefits to participants, but there is the potential for archivists and employers to contribute to discussions on the design of mutually beneficial short-term employment conditions.

    No personal information that could identify the participant is being collected in the survey. Any information revealed in this survey that might identify an individual or institution will be kept strictly confidential. Any information obtained in this study, including qualitative comments from open fields, will be aggregated into anonymous reports and summaries in our presentations and published work.

    This research study has been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University of Delaware.

    Please proceed to the survey for anyone who is or who has ever been a project archivist.


    Please proceed to the survey for supervisors, managers, administrators, i.e. anyone who employs now or who has ever employed a project archivist

    Investigators (for questions about the survey):

    Rebecca Johnson Melvin, University of Delaware Library LRJM@udel.edu

    Sheridan Sayles, Seton Hall University, sheridanleighsayles@gmail.com

    Project team:

    Rebecca Johnson Melvin, University of Delaware

    Sheridan Sayles, Seton Hall University

    Amy C. Vo, New York University

    The survey team acknowledges the project contributions of Sarah Leu, The Mann Center.

    ** "Short term jobs for long term careers: designing ethical project/contract positions," SAA annual meeting, August 4, 2019, Austin, TX

  • 16 Jul 2019 2:29 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)


    Please see original post here: https://www.worldofspeed.org/careers

    The World of Speed Archive focuses on providing preservation and access of the Collection. The Associate Archivist takes part in multiple aspects of collection engagement from processing to cataloging, exhibition, storage, and care.


    Primary Focus: Cataloging new acquisitions into the online collection catalog (ContentDM)

    • Process collection donations and loans and organize in sync with the Archive’s collection catalog structures
    • Photograph collection items and prepare them for storage or exhibition
    • Define, input and upload collection item metadata with connected digital object
    • Develop organizational structure of collection with assistance from the Archive & Collection Manager


    • Assist in accessioning of collection donations and loans
    • Assist in identifying and pulling items requested by researchers and for social media posts
    • Assist in receiving collection donation and loans from the public
    • Assist in Archive activities such as the quarterly Archives in the Gallery events
    • Assist in developing rotating Archive Room displays
    • Assist Archive volunteers in their pre-cataloging collection organizing projects


    • Academic knowledge of archives, library, or museum science, including theory and scope
    • Ease with Microsoft Office for PC, photo editing software, and collection catalog platforms
    • Detail-oriented data entry into collection catalog, donor files, and associated records
    • Ability to utilize or learn digital conversion, editing and uploading
    • Adheres to environment and security measures while interacting with the collection
    • Ability to interact with patrons during Archive Room open hours
    • Works easily independently as well as under direction

    Historical racing knowledge not required but a willingness to know and understand the collection is necessary.


    The position can be held as a credited internship up to one year as part of an enrolled Master program in archive, library, or museum studies. Candidates enrolled in graduate programs in archives, museum, or library sciences who would like to hold the position as an internship up to one year will utilizes multiple aspects of each of these studies. Under the direction of the Archive & Collection Manager, the intern will utilize and learn hands-on cataloging processes, patron-collection interaction, collection access and exhibition, and preservation/storage methods. If your enrolled program requires a monthly full weekend of onsite classes, the class Sunday can be switched to work a complete Saturday and Sunday another weekend once per month.


    ·         Ability to bend and lift up to 30 lbs and climb step ladder 

    ·         Must be able to successfully pass criminal background check


    $15-17 per hour depending on experience for 25-29 hours per week, including Sundays.


    To apply, send cover letter and resume to World of Speed's Archive & Collection Manager, Katrina O'Brien, at katrina@worldofspeed.org. Please include your availability for both weekdays and weekends.

    If interested in utilizing the position as a credited internship, please include your enrolled program’s requirements of you and the hosting institution (World of Speed) along with a list of classes taken up to date.

    World of Speed is an equal opportunity employer. We value, honor and promote diversity.

  • 15 Jul 2019 9:24 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Call for Archivist: 2019 Wilsonville Boones Ferry Historical Society

    The Wilsonville Boones Ferry Historical Society (WBFHS) has received a grant to fund 300 hours of an archivist’s time and expertise at $35 per hour to order and install Past Perfect Collections Management software, set up an archives data entry system and enter artifacts from the inventory into the program.


    With a board officer, order and install Past Perfect software and training materials. 

    Working independently, set up a system and enter data for key artifacts from the WBFHS artifacts collection. Conduct initial historical society volunteer training in using the software. On occasion, work with volunteer photographers to include photos into the data system and WBFHS members who will select artifacts and repack them after inventory entry.

    Make recommendations for ongoing data entry and management after grant funding runs out. 

    TIME FRAME: Work 300 hours between time of selection and the end of the year. The specific work schedule is flexible depending on library hours, volunteer board assistance and archivist’s schedule. Start date is open but the job can start immediately. The ending date can be adjusted if needed.

    LOCATION:Inventory is located at Wilsonville Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville, OR  97070. Computer provided by WBFHS. 

    SUPERVISION: The WBFHS President is the general supervisor but most work is independent. Library staff are available for access to the archives.

    PAY/SCHEDULE:A stipend for $35 per hour will be paid each time 50 hours are completed. Archivist will submit a written record of hours to the President and will be paid by check as soon as the City draws funds from the grant. There will be six payments of $1750 for a total of $10,500. Archivist will be responsible for paying any income taxes.

    SELECTION REQUIREMENTS: Resume showing archival training and experience. Demonstrated experience with Past Perfect software. One letter of recommendation. Phone or in person interview in Wilsonville, OR.

    APPLICATION: By August 15, 2019, submit a letter of interest and resume, documentation of your experience with Past Perfect software and one letter of recommendation to:

    Wilsonville Boones Ferry Historical Society

    c/o Wilsonville Library

    8200 SW Wilsonville Rd.

    Wilsonville, OR 97070

    Questions? Contact Susan Schenk, schenk.susan3@gmail.com or 503 505 2115.

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