Friday, April 13, 2012

Opportunity: position in NYC

NYC Environmental Protection – Summer 2012 Internships...Repository Description: The DEP Archives is responsible for historical records documenting the development and operation of New York City’s immense water supply and distribution system. Not only are these records historically important to engineering, science, and New York City, but they are also critical to the continuing operation of the NYC water supply system.

Job Description: The Archive is currently recruiting for two types of projects:

1. Rolled Drawing Inventory: create an item-level inventory of wide-format rolled drawings using MS Excel to collect the prescribed metadata. The drawings date from the 1850s-1890s and describe real property and infrastructure for the Croton and New Croton waterworks. Project will involve preservation tasks like removing wooden dowels and cutting paper liners for storage tubes. Due to size (many over 4 feet) drawings will not be flattened.

2. Boxed Records Inventories: creating or adding to folder-level inventories of 20th century boxed collections in MS Excel using MPLP processing guidelines. Collections include Commissioner Subject Files, Real Property volumes, Weekly Construction Reports and Engineering and Design Computations.
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Logistics: Internships are unpaid; we are happy to work with interns to meet all school requirements to obtain credit. Schedule is M-F with minimum of two days per week for 10 weeks (starting first week of June). The Archive is located on the east side of midtown Manhattan.

To apply: Please email your resume and cover letter with availability to:

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