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Employment opportunities at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.

1. Sr. Student Associate, Clements Project Intern - Under the supervision of the Clements Digitization Project Manager, the intern will assist with surveying the Clements Papers, selecting items for digitization, scanning those items, metadata creation, website development, as well as other duties related to the digitization project.    Job Posting

2. Reference Intern - Under the supervision of the Head of Reference Services, the intern will perform job duties such as providing reference services to students, faculty, staff and visitors, in person and by telephone, mail, and electronic mail. Additional duties include routine clerical tasks such as data entry, filing and receptionist work; participating in the continuing development of the Briscoe Center's website and Reference Wiki; special archival and library projects; other duties as assigned.    Job Posting

3. Metadata Intern -  Under the supervision of the Digital Archivist, the intern will be responsible for metadata creation, normalization, and crosswalkng for both existing Briscoe Center digital assets and digital assets that will be created in the course of the Clements project. The intern will also be responsible for assisting the Digital Archivist in the ongoing creation and maintenance of project documentation. This position may also be responsible for creating tutorials, contributing to content development for metadata staff in-service, and investigating potential reuses for our existing metadata.    Job Posting

4. Professional Librarian: Systems Archivist - Work closely with Briscoe Web Team, as well as UT Libraries staff to deploy and configure systems to fully leverage archival metadata derived from disparate sources. Shares knowledge and experience in software development to advance the efficiency and functionality of Briscoe Center digital information services. Familiarity with the Open Archive Information System standard and its trending implementations (Fedora/Islandora, Fedora/Hydra). Provides recommendations and support for migration from legacy data systems to DAMS and Archival collection Management System (ArchivesSpace, ICA-AtoM). Recommends methods for and assists in the implementation of linked open data/semantic web principles and methods of implementation (RDF). Applies strong analytical and troubleshooting skills to complex applications. Applies knowledge of scripting languages and unix development environment to create custom programmatic solutions to messy data problems. Applies experience using software version control system to contribute to institutional documentation and versioning practices. Uses and contributes to open source projects through development, documentation or both Marginal/Incidental functions Other duties as assigned.   Job Posting

5. News History Intern - Under the supervision of the News History Project Research Associate, the Rather Metadata Intern will be responsible for metadata creation and normalization for both existing Rather digital assets and digital assets that will be created in the course of the News Media History project. The intern will also be responsible for assisting in the ongoing creation and maintenance of the News Media project documentation. The intern will bring excellent independent research skills and experience in the selecting and digitizing of materials. The intern will also be responsible for creating fully searchable text from digitized manuscript material using optical character recognition software.   Job Posting