Opportunity for Student Employment
Summer employment for an information school student interested in digital imaging, document preservation and heritage data recovery is available. The student will be working with an international team of scientists, archivists and historians on a novel digitization project at the US National Archives focused on the retrieval of weather and environmental observations contained in original ship logbooks. Data extraction will be crowd-sourced (www.oldweather.org), integrated into global data sets, and used to drive advanced reanalysis systems for climate research. Some experience with digital imaging, metadata management or historical document handling and preservation is desirable. This position is for 30-40 hours per week at National Archives 1, Washington D.C. A National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) background check is required. This is an approximately 14 week temporary opportunity with a potential extension into the academic year. Send a letter of interest and resume to: [log in to unmask].
For any questions, email Mark Mollan at [log in to unmask] or 202-357-5226.