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"Reflection of Mt. McKinley on Wonder Lake in Denali National Park, Alaska, circa 1988." Randy Brandon Collection, Anchorage Museum, B2016.019.06458.036.04.04.
"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.
Oregon Metro Archives.
"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.
“University of Oregon Medical School football team, 1894,” OHSU Digital Commons, accessed August 16, 2018.
"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.
"PH037_b089_S00208," Angelus Studio photographs, 1880s-1940s, University of Oregon. Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives.
"Students studying in the library, University of Washington, circa 1908-1909," Arthur Dean University of Washington Photograph Album, PH Coll 903, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.
Asahel Curtis, "Forest ranger cabin in the Olympic National Forest in the Elwha Valley, 1924." Conservation Department, Planning and Development division, Lantern Slide Shows, Washington State Archives.
Asahel Curtis, "Stacking alfalfa hay near Grandview, circa 1925." Conservation Department, Planning and Development division, Lantern Slide Shows, Washington State Archives.
"Inauguration of Governor Ferry, November 11, 1889." Rogers (photographer), Inauguration of Governor Ferry Photographs, 1889, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives.
Asahel Curtis, "Yakima Pears." Washington State Library collection of photographs by Asahel Curtis, circa 1920-1940 (MS 0544-29).
"Student in Professor Frank Chalfant's Phonetics Laboratory," 1912. The lab was an early precursor to today's Foreign Language Lab. Washington State University Lantern Slides collection.
Bill Phillips, "Wheel Shop employees in Livingston during the last days of Livingston BN Shops," Park County." Yellowstone Gateway Museum.

jobs in the northwest

Senior Archivist - Visual Resources

serves both the Sisters of Providence (Mother Joseph Province) and Providence Health & Services. Position has primary responsibility for managing the selection, preservation, processing, and access to visual resources in all formats including print collections, negatives, film, videotape, and born-digital assets in Providence Archives. The incumbent manages the digital asset management system (DAM) and helps to maintain, and adds records to, the content management system (CMS).

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in History, American Studies or related discipline with knowledge of photograph conservation and history of photographic processes or appropriate combination of work experience and education may be substituted for a degree
  • 5 years Archives experience involving administration of photographic and visual resources, preservation, arrangement and description, reference and coordination responsibilities
  • 3 years experience with archival database software required. Familiarity with archival preservation standards and reformatting options
  • 3 years Thorough knowledge of standard Microsoft Office applications
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in Related discipline with archival studies coursework Or equivalent educ/experience
  • Current certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists


  • Job Identification: 218066
  • Job Category: Administrative Support
  • Posting Date: 09/12/2023, 05:23 PM
  • Job Schedule: Full time
  • Job Shift: Day
  • Locations: St Joseph Residence Seattle-Seattle(HR)
  • FTE: 1
  • Minimum Salary: 27.32
  • Maximum Salary: 43.46

Apply HERE

Eastern Region Branch Manager (Archives),

Washington State Archives

Salary: $67,380.00 - $90,624.00 Annually

Location: Spokane County – Cheney, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 23 AR LAP MGR 0613

Department: Office of the Secretary of State

Division: Archives

Opening Date: 09/07/2023

Closing Date: Continuous

Additional information and interested candidates should visit https://www.careers.wa.gov/ or https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/4193464/eastern-branch-manager-archives

Job Description and Duties:

This expert level position reports to the Digital State Archivist and plans, develops, and is responsible for the acquisition and public access of archival records from state and local government agencies in WA state. This position is also responsible for directing and managing the budget, business plans, operation and overall performance of the Eastern Regional Branch Archives.


Directs and manages the Eastern regional branch

Tasks include:

  • Directs and manages the operations of the Eastern Branch of the State Archives;
  • Represents the division's interests in interactions with client state and local agencies, and customers.
  • Develops, implements, and manages budget, business plans, and the overall performance of the branch.
  • Plans, implements, leads, and evaluates the development of archival collections and delivery of archives and records management services to the public and client agencies; develops short and long-term goals, and prepares narrative and statistical reports concerning the delivery of archives and records management services.
  • Hires and supervises staff; assigns work; monitors and works with management on correcting performance issues including coaching and mentoring.
  • Monitors staff, students, and volunteers' performance to ensure the technical and support functions comply with agency policies, procedures, and standards of best practice.
  • Drives to customer locations for records consultations and pick-ups
  • Oversees facility issues working with Eastern Washington University and contractors as needed to assure long-term document preservation and a safe working environment.
  • Develops and implements draft policies, procedures, and standards of best practice for the safe and secure care and handling of public documents.

Training, consulting & outreach

Tasks include:

  • Prepares and delivers speeches, presentations, seminars and/or workshops to state and local government agencies, advisory groups, and/or public and private organizations.
  • Creates and coordinates special projects or initiatives which publicize the role and the holdings of the State Archives.
  • Serves as technical consultant to government agencies and other clients on information systems, imaging standards and requirements, electronic records management systems, micrographics, and records and archives management practices.
  • Contacts and maintains working relationships with state and local government agencies, outside organizations and special interest groups, particularly identifying any potential training needs.
  • Conducts tours of the facility, as well as, seeking out and speaking at allied professional and target audience functions.


Tasks include:

  • Actively participates in archives and records management professional organizations, both regionally and nationally.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements and Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree involving major study in archives and records management, history, public administration, or related field with coursework related to archives and records management principles
  • Five years of experience in the functional operations of an archives including accessioning, disposition, arrangement and description of records, and records management including storage systems
  • One year of experience as a lead worker or supervisor performing the following tasks: interviewing, hiring, training, assigning and directing work, and evaluating staff or volunteers
  • Ability to efficiently use a personal computer and applicable software to successfully perform the essential job functions of the position
  • Current Washington state driver's license or have requested and obtained an appropriate accommodation

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in facilities management including arranging for building services (janitorial, telephone, repairs, utilities) and managing office space requirements (furniture, equipment, supplies)
  • Effective oral communication skills to communicate with customers, co-workers, and business contacts, as well as the ability to present all information to upper management
  • Demonstrated writing and editing skills to compose reports, proposals, presentations, and work-related materials
  • Demonstrated evidence of high level strategic thinking to detailed analysis and modeling; anticipates future consequences and trends and incorporates this information into the organizational plan
  • Demonstrated experience in a team environment working towards accomplishing your own goals and those of the team, in roles both as a team member and a leader
  • Experience in the functional operations of an archives including accessioning, disposition, and arrangement of records, and records management including storage systems
  • Knowledge of laws governing the creation and disposition of federal, state, and local records, and the disclosure and confidentiality of public records
  • Experience with electronic records
  • Experience using digital imaging software and tools
  • Experience presenting technical information to non-technical audiences
  • Active in professional archival and historical organizations
  • Knowledge of new and emerging records media technology
  • Knowledge of creation, establishment, modification, and maintenance of state and local records retention schedules and their application to public records

Interested candidates must apply at https://www.careers.wa.gov/


Processing & Collections Management Assistant

at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Open Date: August 28, 2023

Library Technician 4

Do you have a keen eye for detail and a knack for organization? Are you passionate about preserving history? Do you love bringing order to chaos? Are you interested in working in Alaska? If that sounds like you, we’d love to talk to you.

Apply to join our team as a Processing and Collections Management Assistant at the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives at University of Alaska Fairbanks. In this full-time onsite position, you'll play a crucial role in the in-take, organization, processing, and management of paper and audio-visual archival collections.

Your responsibilities will include intake of new collections as well as sorting, organizing, and storing materials according to established archival standards. With a keen eye for details, you'll input and manage metadata for archival materials, improving discoverability and access through our cataloging systems and archival management software, Archivera.

To excel in this role, you should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience with data entry and file management tools is necessary. A high level of accuracy while undertaking repetitive work is crucial for success. While not required, knowledge of basic archival principles is highly valued. However, we’re happy to train the right person. If you love data entry, adore paperwork wrangling, are extremely detail-oriented, and want to get literally “hands-on with history,” we’d love to talk to you about this amazing opportunity to join our team.

This could be a great position for a detail loving person who wants to get a start in Archives work here at the Alaska and Polar Collections & Archives.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in related field and one year’s experience in relevant field (e.g., information science, museum studies, records management, etc.), or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of basic archival principles, practices, and standards.
  • Familiarity with archival processing techniques, including arrangement, description, and preservation of archival materials.
  • Experience working with archival cataloging systems or archival management software (e.g., ArchivEra, OCLC, SirsiDynix, etc).
  • Three or more years’ experience working with complex data-entry or file management systems.
  • Experience with office management and high level administrative support work.
  • Bachelor's degree in related fields (e.g., communications, political science, history, etc.).

For more information on specific duties, benefits, and to apply: https://careers.alaska.edu/en-us/job/525530/processing-collections-management-assistant

Editor- Journal of Western Archives

The Journal of Western Archives is seeking a new managing editor. The managing editor is responsible for the overall quality of the intellectual content of the journal and works closely with the editorial board to ensure that the needs of the professional community (including the journal’s four regional sponsors) in the western United States are met. If you are interested in this position, please submit a CV and a letter of interest to journal director Gordon Daines at gordon_daines@byu.edu by Tuesday September 5th, 2023 at 5:00 pm MST. The successful applicant will assume their duties on January 1st, 2024 and receive a yearly honorarium of $500.00. The initial term will be for three years with the opportunity to renew once.

Job Description

The Editor is responsible for the overall quality of the intellectual content of the journal and for overseeing the review process to ensure it is thorough, fair, and timely. The Editor is responsible for upholding the mission and scope of the journal and for selecting papers that provide new, original, and important contributions to knowledge.


  1. The Editor oversees the mission and scope of the journal in consultation with the journal director and the editorial board.
    1. The Editor ensures that the papers published are consistent with the editorial mission.
    2. The Editor works with the journal director and the editorial board to determine if thematic issues should be published. The Editor identifies and invites potential guest editors for these issues.
    3. The Editor works with the technical editor/layout specialist to ensure that content is visually appealing and readable.
  2. The Editor is responsible for overseeing the peer review process.
    1. The Editor selects editorial board members to shepherd potential articles and case studies through the peer review process.
    2. The Editor and assigned editorial board members will use the BePress platform to conduct the editorial review process.
    3. The Editor will review the feedback from peer reviewers and the assigned editorial board member and will make the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles and case studies.
    4. The Editor will ensure that the peer review process is completed in a timely way and that authors receive constructive feedback about papers submitted.
  3. The Editor is responsible for overseeing the copyediting process
    1. The Editor will work with the journal’s contract copyeditor to ensure that articles and case studies are copyedited in a timely fashion.
    2. The Editor has final authority on all copyediting decisions.
  4. The Editor will seek opportunities to promote the journal.
    1. The Editor will seek to speak at conferences and other events about the purpose and values of the journal, inviting potential contributors to consider submitting papers to the journal.
    2. The Editor will encourage editorial board members to speak at conferences and other events about the purpose and values of the journal, inviting potential contributors to consider submitting papers to the journal.



  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Must have the technical capacity to work in a fully electronic environment
  • Experience in conducting and writing research, sufficient to enable the individual to solicit and select research that will result in a high-quality publication that addresses the diverse interest of the readership
  • Dynamic, self-motivated individual
  • Ability to delegate
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to set and meet firm deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment


  • Experience with the peer review process as both a peer reviewer and an author
  • Membership in one of the four sponsoring regional associations (Conference of Intermountain Archivists, Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists, the Society of California Archivists, or the Northwest Archivists, Inc.
  • Familiarity with and ability to use the Chicago Manual of Style

Associate Dean for Distinctive Collections

University of Washington: Academic Personnel: University Libraries  


Seattle, WA, United States  

Open Date  

Jul 21, 2023  



The University of Washington Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean for Distinctive Collections (ADDC). The successful candidate will be a leader with experience, bold ideas, and the collaborative and political skills to implement them. Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, the Associate Dean for Distinctive Collections (ADDC) serves on the Libraries Cabinet, bringing their vision and expertise to the systemwide leadership of the Libraries. The ADDC has direct responsibility for administration of the Distinctive Collections (DC) portfolio, consisting of the Special Collections department and the International Studies unit. The ADDC will provide leadership for DC curators, librarians, and staff, and ensure that DC personnel have both the skills and tools necessary to develop and support 21st-century activities and services for Distinctive Collections.  

The Special Collections department includes collections and services for book arts and rare books, Pacific Northwest history, historical visual and audiovisual materials, the institutional archives of the University of Washington, the Labor Archives of Washington, and the UW Ethnomusicology Archives. Special Collections has a current staff of 17, including temporary staff. The International Studies unit, with a staff of six, manages collections and subject expertise to support Near East, Slavic and Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia international studies. 

This position is not tenure eligible. Please see the Librarian Personnel Code for the Librarian promotion process.  


  • Ensure the effective and efficient operations of the Distinctive Collections portfolio. Provide leadership that promotes a user service-oriented culture, supports teaching and research, fosters collaboration with academic units, and encourages innovation and excellence in all aspects of DC operations. 

  • Lead the formulation and implementation of strategic plans for DC.  

  • Provide leadership and mentorship to the curators, librarians, and staff of DC. Support the professional development of DC staff. 

  • Contribute to the leadership of the Libraries gifts program for non-cash gifts.  

  • Oversee all portfolio budgets including revenue, operating, gift, grant, and other funds. Work collaboratively with others to ensure responsible stewardship of the University’s and donors’ investment in the Libraries. Administer policy related to collection endowments. 

  • Collaborate with Libraries Advancement and other partners to identify and implement external fundraising strategies and opportunities. 

  • Lead DC efforts to develop and strengthen relationships with historically underrepresented communities associated with its collecting areas, in particular with regional Indigenous groups and individuals.   

  • Develop relationships and manage partnerships with other cultural heritage organizations. 

  • Build capacity within DC to support collection digitization, management of born-digital collections, and digital scholarship using DC collections.  

  • Serve as a member of the University Libraries' senior leadership team. Participate in Libraries-wide strategic planning, development of new initiatives, financial planning, resource and policy development, and governance. 

  • Contribute to the profession through engagement with appropriate local, regional, and national organizations. 

  • Keep abreast of standards and emerging technologies to effectively support DC collections and services, both physical and digital. 


Position will be at the rank of Associate Librarian or Librarian, depending on qualifications and background. See the Librarian Personnel Code for librarian rank appointment criteria, http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/employment/hr/libpersonnelcode/view. 


Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. This is a full-time, 12-month appointment. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 26 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax. A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/benefits-orientation/benefit-summary-pdfs/. Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits. 


The base salary range for this position will be $10,000-$11,500 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. An Administrative Stipend will be established at the time of appointment. Other compensation associated with this position may include a relocation incentive payment and a moving allowance.  


While we hope to fill the position by Fall 2023, we are happy to work with the successful candidate to explore opportunities for an earlier or later start date. 



  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree. 

  • At least 8 years of successful post-MLS library experience including at least 5 years managerial and leadership experience within special collections in an academic or research library. 

  • Demonstrated strong, effective managerial and organizational skills with an ability to lead and motivate library staff at all levels with energy, creativity, compassion, and affinity for productive ambiguity. 

  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workforce, in the management of collections, and in the provision of services.  

  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, workflows, standards, and best practices in the management of special collections, with a strong commitment to user-centered design of services and collections. 

  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collaborative management environment and to function effectively as a member of a leadership team. 

  • Experience with budget development and financial management of a variety of funding sources (e.g., state, tuition, self-sustaining, grants, gifts, and endowments). 

  • Experience working with donors and developing external funding opportunities. Knowledge of regulations and compliance requirements for non-cash gifts and sponsored programs.  

  • Experience in physical and digital infrastructure planning and development for special collections. Experience with space management for large collections. 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 


  • Experience with international studies or area studies collections. 

  • Experience working with Indigenous individuals and groups, and an understanding of issues surrounding Indigenous material in archival collections. 

  • Experience working with community stakeholder groups and community advisory committees. 

  • Experience with Atlas Systems and Aeon workflow software for special collections and archives. 

  • Experience with the Lean process or Agile project management. 

  • Experience working and supervising in a union environment. 

Application Instructions  

Applications received by 8:59 p.m. PDT/11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, August 28, 2023, will receive priority review. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a rolling biweekly basis at the discretion of the unit.  

The following documents are required as part of your application for this vacancy: 

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources) 

  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements) 

  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses, and specify current supervisor) 

  • Equity Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Statement* 

*UW Libraries Equity Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Statement Guidelines 

Equity is a core value of the UW Libraries and an integral component of the Libraries2018-2023 Strategic Plan. We aspire to become a truly inclusive and equitable organization. We actively support the University in sustaining diversity, creating inclusive experiences for the UW community, and confronting institutional bias and structural racism. In your application, please include a separate statement of no more than one page detailing your experience supporting or contributing to equity, diversity and/or inclusion in areas such as, but not limited to, librarianship, professional development (e.g.,  presentations, publications) and/or service and your vision for supporting or contributing to the Libraries’ commitment to providing equitable services and resources to all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status.  

University of Washington Libraries Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu. 

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at libjobs@uw.edu. 


Application Process  

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.  

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement  

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status. 

Benefits Information 

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/benefits-orientation/benefit-summary-pdfs/. Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits. 

Commitment to Diversity  

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432). 

Privacy Notice 

Review the University of Washington Privacy Notice for Demographic Data of Job Applicants and University Personnel to learn how your demographic data are protected, when the data may be used, and your rights. 

Disability Services 

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu. 

Gates Archive Internship

Summary: Gates Archive is the private archive of the personal and philanthropic collections of our principals. Committed to creating a culture of learning and belonging, we are a team working to build an archive with a focus towards digital-forward processes.

Gates Archive is seeking two interns to gain experience working with archival materials. This opportunity is designed for interns to work with the Gates Archive team to acquire the skills essential for professional practice while contributing to the work of the organization. These are paid internships, scheduled to begin in July 2023 with full or part-time options. Interns will gain experience working in all archive program areas and may have the opportunity to complete a bounded project in an area of interest.

This position requires the ability to work onsite with our Seattle, WA based team with some flexible work from home days.

This position entails a background check.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the core responsibilities.

Work closely with and under the direction of the Gates Archive team to:

  • ·         Learn about and support workflows for the acquisition, processing, digitization, preservation, and access of archival materials in all formats
  • ·         Learn about and support archive technologies and project management
  • ·         Build a culture of belonging across the organization in alignment with the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals
  • ·         Fulfill other organizational duties as required

Skills and Abilities:

  • ·         Must be able to work collegially and collaboratively
  • ·         Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • ·         Ability to prioritize work, set goals and milestones, and meet deadlines
  • ·         Proficient with Microsoft Office; familiarity with SharePoint, content management systems, and business communication platforms
  • ·         Familiarity with modern archival theory, standards, and practices and their implementation, including appraisal methods, arrangement and description, preservation, and access
  • ·         Familiarity with common library and archive metadata and content standards (e.g., DACS, EAD, and AAT); familiarity with a variety of metadata standards
  • ·         Familiarity with information technologies used in special collections and archives environments (e.g., collection management, digital asset management, and digital preservation systems)
  • ·         Ability to handle sensitive/confidential information with a high level of discretion
  • ·         Ability to use discretion with communications and ensure security and confidentiality of all information. 

Education and Experience:

Enrolled in or a recent graduate of a program of graduate or undergraduate study in Archival Studies, Library & Information Science, or related field such as History, Public History, Communications, or Computer Science.

Pay rate: The hourly rate for this internship is $25.  Interns will be advanced 40 hours of sick time as of their date of hire. 

Deadline for applications: Review of applications will begin on April 6, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to applications received by the date the review begins.

To apply, submit a résumé and cover letter to careers@gatesarchive.com

Required elements for submitting a job to NWA:

As of May 16, 2019 NWA has adopted the NWA Policy for Acceptable Job Postings. Please review the policy to learn what required elements are needed for a successful job post. The following three rules must be adhered to for job postings to be shared on the NWA website and through NWA social media channels:

1. NWA will only post jobs, internships, and volunteer positions in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

2. Positions must have a salary or salary range listed.

3. Unpaid positions are discouraged. If an internship is unpaid then it must adhere to the United States Department of Labor's Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act and follow the Society of American Archivists' Best Practices for Internships as a Component of Graduate Archival Education. Volunteer positions must follow the Society of American Archivists' Best Practices for Volunteers in Archives.

If the job post is found to be in violation of the US Labor laws, or is otherwise in violation of professional best practices, the organization will be notified and the job post will be rejected. 

Guidelines and resources to help craft a successful job post: 

To learn more about what elements to include for a successful job announcement, please read NWA's Guidelines to Help Craft a Successful Job Post. If the job announcement is missing one or more elements, the organization will be notified and publishing of the job announcement on NWA's website will be delayed until a corrected version is received.

Best Practices for Archival Term Positions: written by the Term Labor Best Practices Working Group, this document presents best practices for administrators, hiring managers, and supervisors to put into action when planning for and employing archival term positions. At the foundation of this document is the recognition that temporary labor is detrimental to employees, as well as to sustainable and holistic collection stewardship. 

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