Summer 2016 Oberman Internship

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Created: January 29, 2016


The Jewish Public Library Archives (JPL-A) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2016 Sonia and David Oberman Archive Internship. This internship supports the mandate of the JPL-A to collect, preserve, and make available to the public the social, economic, and cultural accomplishments of Montreal’s Jewish community.

The goal of the internship is to increase public awareness of the JPL-A’s unique collections through a variety of projects including, but not limited to:
  • Arrangement and description of an archival collection;
  • Digitization of an archival collection;
  • Creation of an archival exhibit, physical and virtual;
  • Creation of educational materials using archival collections;
  • Assistance in strategic planning, preservation management, or project management;
  • Design and delivery of social media strategies;
  • Development of partnerships in cultural and heritage sectors.
Once selected, the successful candidate will participate in the design of their project and work plan.

Candidate profile
  • All applicants must be current students or recent graduates (within 2 years).
  • Applicants from diverse fields and levels will be considered: archival studies, library and information studies, communications, Jewish studies, religious studies, history, arts management, etc.
  • Must have strong technology skills. Knowledge of database management, metadata application, and digitization an asset.
  • Knowledge of the Montreal Jewish community’s history an asset but not required.
  • Knowledge and experience working with Rules for Archival Description standards an asset.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.

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