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Opportunity, Yellowstone National Park, Gardiner MT

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  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.

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Volunteer, American Theatre Archive Project, Boston MA

The American Theatre Archive Project (ATAP): Boston Team is looking for volunteers!  


An initiative of the American Society for Theatre Research, ATAP supports theatre makers in archiving records of their work for the benefit of artists, scholars, patrons, and the public.  It is a grassroots network of professional and student archivists, practitioners, and scholars dedicated to preserving theatrical legacy by developing archival resources for theatre companies.  Through its publications and training programs, ATAP aims to help theatre companies develop an archival sensibility that saves time and money while preserving and making accessible records of theatrical process and product.  For more information, we invite you to view our website:


The Boston team is looking to recruit professional archivists and/or recent graduates to help us with our first project, a collaboration with a local theatre company in Boston.  


We are looking for an archivist willing to volunteer their time on a consultation basis as part of the ATAP Initiation Program, which places an archivist-documentarian team with a theatre company to assess records of historical value and formally establish archives.  As part of this program, the archivist surveys records and storage spaces; interviews staff; and submits a report.  


The time frame of the project is to be determined, but our goal is to begin the assessment in late 2014 or early 2015. 


If you have an interest in archival consultation and the performing arts, we'd love for you to join us!  If you are a recent graduate looking to bulk up your resume, this is an excellent opportunity!



If you're interested in working with us or joining us, please email the Boston Team Chair at

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