Archive Intern with Oklahomans for Equality, Tulsa

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      Dennis NeillDennis Neill

      Archival Intern Opportunity
      Oklahomans for Equality, 621 E. 4th Street, Tulsa, OK
      For Fall – Winter 2019
      Posted September 6, 2019

      Oklahomans for Equality (OkEq) is a Tulsa-based nonprofit which has served the LGBTQ+ community for 40 years. It is seeking to augment a volunteer effort to organize, catalog and digitize a collection of documents and artifacts related to the LGBTQ+ community and the organization.

      For a 6 to 10-week period beginning in the fall of 2019, OkEq is offering 1-2 intern positions to work alongside volunteers in this effort. Qualified applicants would include the following:

      1. Currently enrolled at an accredited college or university while pursuing a degree in Art History, Museum Studies, Information Management, Journalism, Library Science or related field.
      2. Excellent writing skills.
      3. Proficient with Microsoft Office and Adobe programs
      4. Knowledge of archival software such as Omeka Classic, OCLC’s CONTENT, or others.
      5. Knowledge of scanning tools including OCR and metadata best practices.
      6. Self-starter who works with little supervision.
      7. Ability to commit 15-25 hours a week.

      The work will include:
      • Assisting in the organization and storage of hard-copy materials,
      • Writing background information on collection categories,
      • Supervising or engaging in the scanning of selected materials,
      • Assisting in establishing collection categories and digital data organization and retrieval,
      • Other tasks as assigned.

      OkEq will work with the college or university to seek appropriate college credit for the internship and will provide a stipend to help defer transportation and other out-of-pocket expenses on a case by case basis. If credit is not available, OkEq will consider other compensation.

      Please submit a resume and your work availability by October 4, 2019 to:

      Oklahomans for Equality History Project
      Attn: Dennis Neill
      621 E. 4th Street
      Tulsa, OK 74120

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