posted July 11, 2014 4:01 PM
Yellowstone National Park is seeking five graduate students (or recent graduates) to volunteer in the park's archives for five days, September 22-26, 2014. Students will be a part of an innovative project to arrange and describe a large portion of our historic collections. While training will be provided, applicants are required to have at least 3 credit hours of archival arrangement and description in order to qualify. Student volunteers will receive a stipend of $600 to cover the costs of travel, housing, and miscellaneous expenses.
Anyone interested in this unique opportunity should submit a letter of interest and resume to Shawn Bawden, Project Archivist, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of interest should include an explanation of what students expect to gain from participation along with a description of any past experience working on progressive archival projects. For more information, call Shawn at 307-344-2220. Deadline for applying is July 18, 2014.
Yellowstone National Park Archives is located in the Heritage and Research Center in Gardiner, Montana. This state-of-the-art facility is an affiliate of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the only NARA affiliate in a national park and only one of nine such repositories in the country. This project is funded by a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources with additional support from the Yellowstone Park Foundation.