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Opportunity

Are you a U of L student with an appreciation for history, preservation, or photography?

Archives and Special Collections is seeking students to join our team to participate in an interesting and important project: Processing the Barry Bingham, Jr. Courier-Journal Photograph Collection. This is a significant collection of images from Louisville and Kentucky’s past that is now being processed in order to be made available for research.

By providing a hand in meaningful work to increase access to these photographs, you will become a steward—not only to Louisville history, but to the historic record itself. Apply now to help bring this collection to light and deliver it to the public.

This opportunity will provide first-hand experience working with archival collections and with primary source materials. The student will assist in capturing metadata for photographs to enable processing, data-entry, and rehousing of collection materials. This position is work-study eligible (but not required) with an anticipated schedule of up to 20 hours per week at the payrate of $15.00 per hour. Applicants should possess strong computer skills and have experience with Microsoft Excel. Applicants should be goal-oriented, dependable, and possess attention to detail. Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. and tolerate allergens such as mold and/or dust.

Please send a brief letter of interest (1 page maximum) and current resume to Nick Shaner, archivist for the collection at nick.shaner@louisville.edu.