Archives Intern, Old Colony Historical Society, Taunton MA

Reporting to the Archivist and Library manager, the Archives Intern will assist in conducting an inventory of archive holdings as part of renewed effort to update record keeping at the Old Colony Historical Society. This internship will involve original cataloging, catalogue updates, assigning and/or updating correct locations to materials, and creating digital records using PastPerfect software. There is also the opportunity to develop finding aids for specific collections. In some cases, work may be needed to gather multiple accessions that belong to one collection, assigning a single collection number for each collection. The intern will have a unique opportunity to gain experience in a 160+ year old historical society and to participate in the development of best practices for archival collections. This is an unpaid internship with flexible scheduling.

About the Old Colony Historical Society:
The Old Colony Historical Society is housed in the historic former Bristol Academy school building built in 1852. It is one of the oldest historical societies in New England, and maintains a museum of more than 12,000 objects, as well as a research and genealogical library, and an extensive archive. The mission of the OCHS is to collect, care for and interpret the history of the Taunton region, collaborating with the community to share meaningful connections between the past, the present and the future. For more information, visit or call 508-822-1622. Regular hours are Tuesday ‐ Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.