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Archival Field Fellowships, Massachusetts State Historical Records Advisory Board (MA SHRAB)Archival Field Fellowships, Various Locations, Massachusetts

What is the Roving Archivist program?
The Roving Archivist Program connects stewards of historical records with a trained professional
archivist to provide advice on policies, procedures, arrangement and description of records,
preservation planning, and emergency preparedness. The program provides critical assistance to small
and medium-sized Massachusetts repositories that administer collections of 500 linear feet or less. For
more information about the Roving Archivist program, and to view a map of repositories that have
received Roving Archivist services in the state, visit the MA SHRAB website: SHRAB Grants and Programs

Requirements for Applicants:

  • interested candidates must be enrolled at, or be a recent graduate from, a college or university at the graduate level pursuing a degree in information and library science, archives management, history, public history, or a related field (note: no academic credit is provided through the MA SHRAB Field Fellowship program).
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and standards.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Must arrange own transportation to and from the repository.
  • Availability to complete the Fellowship project within two months, working part-time or full- time.

Fellowship Outcomes:

  • Apply archival principles and standards to arrange, rehouse, and describe an archival collection.
  • Work with the repository to share the collection finding aid online.
  • Write a blog post about the field site and processing project for the MA SHRAB blog.
  • Submit a brief summary of the Field Fellowship to the MA SHRAB.

How to Apply:

  • Submit the following information to [email protected] with the subject line “Archival Field Fellowship – Fellow Application”:
  1. Resume
  2. One-page letter of interest including an indication of preferred geographic area of the state for
    field placement as well as an estimate on the months/days-of-the-week/hours-per-week
  3. Provide contact information for two references who can speak to the applicant’s knowledge of
    and/or experience in archival studies (such as from a professor, program director, or archives
    employer/internship supervisor).
    Application deadline: Sunday, October 1, 2023 by 11:59 PM ET
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