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Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Archives – Summer Hire (Paid) Position Details, (New Haven, CT)

Summary: The Supreme Council Archives Summer Hire will assist the Supreme Council Archivist in processing and preserving the Knights of Columbus’ 135+ year legacy, allowing both members and the general public to forge meaningful connections with the organization’s history. This is a unique opportunity for those who have an interest in fraternal organizations, religious history, and/or archives in museums.

This position provides a unique opportunity to work in an evolving corporate archive that recently has reorganized, is migrating its database to ArchivesSpace, and is migrating finding aids online. The work of the summer hire will be integral in processing the collections and establishing foundational processes and procedures for the archive to move forward.

Preference will be given to current LIS or History graduate students, but undergraduates will be considered. The position is full time Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 4:30 from June 6 to July 28, 2022. This is a paid internship opportunity and out of state candidates are eligible for a housing and travel stipend, in-state candidates are eligible for a parking stipend.

Responsibilities: The Summer Hire will be responsible for processing 2-3 small collections relative to Anti Catholic activities, including the Bogus Oath and the Persecution of Catholics in Mexico. The work will include the processing and rehousing of physical assets and the creation of finding aids in ArchivesSpace, a collection management system (CMS). Attends weekly team meetings and provides progress reports on performance to Internship Program Manager on a frequent basis. For more information, see

Required Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Graduate students in Library and Information Science or History with concentrations in Archival
    Administration or Library Science will be given priority. Undergraduate students are welcome to apply.
  • Familiarity with archival best practices.
  • Experience with archival processing and research.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, organize, and prioritize.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
  • Familiarity with content management systems. Experience with ArchivesSpace highly desirable.
  • All Summer Hires must pass a drug screening and background check before beginning work.

Working Conditions

Office Environment

Moderate Lifting (15-30 lbs)

Monday – Friday Hours

Tobacco and Drug Free
Salary: $20/hour

How to Apply

Submit cover letter and resume to
Application materials are due by 2/1/23. Position to begin 6/6/23.