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The Digital Watauga Project is a small project with three part-time staff members based at the Watauga County Public Library. The Project's volunteer Chairperson also oversees the Digitization Coordinator and the two Technician positions and assists with collection acquisition, scanning and metadata tasks, public outreach, and project oversight. We can be reached at digitalwatauga@gmail.com.

We are always looking for more volunteers who are interested in either rehousing or digital work. Please email us to indicate your interest.

Current Part-Time Openings

FALL SEMESTER INTERNSHIP (Temporary Employment) with the Digital Watauga Project

Title: Digital Watauga Intern

Salary: $12.00 Per Hour, 16 Hours Per Week

Job Period: Available August 16, 2021, Up to 15 Weeks Total (240 Hours), To Be Completed by December 3, 2021

Location: Watauga County Public Library, Boone, NC

Job Description: The intern/temporary employee will process, re-house, describe, and digitize materials from the Digital Watauga Project, including slide images, negatives, photographic prints, and documents from the various collections of the Digital Watauga Project, as assigned during the internship. Under the supervision of the Watauga County Library Staff, with assistance from the Chairperson of the Digital Watauga Project, the intern/temporary employee will be responsible for processing, arranging, describing, digitizing, and archivally re-housing the collections to meet the information needs of our website users while also following Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and the Dublin Core Initiative to accurately describe the digital objects. The intern/temporary employee will also be responsible for adding the digital objects and associated metadata to Omeka.

Qualifications: Completion of a Bachelor’s degree is generally required, preferably in history, library science, English, Appalachian Studies, anthropology, or a related field, although enrolled Bachelor’s degree candidates with a strong background in archival work or digital archives projects will be considered. Graduate coursework toward completion of an advanced degree in history, historic preservation, art history, library science, or a related field is preferred. Experience working with manuscript archives, digital archives projects, Omeka, and the Dublin Core Initiative is also preferred. Experience with MS Excel and proficiency working in a Windows environment are required.

To apply
please send an email with a resume or vita attached, as well as a list of three academic or professional references and a cover letter detailing your education and work experience, to hr@arlibrary.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should also answer the following in their cover letter: Identify a digital library or digital archives project that you highly respect, and briefly explain why.

This position can be coordinated with either a three-credit or six-credit internship in a graduate or undergraduate instructional program. The applicant is responsible for making all internship arrangements with the academic institution.

To learn more about the Digital Watauga Project, visit http://digitalwatauga.org/