Max Kade Center Collections Digital Content Facilitator - 22148BR

Max Kade Center Collections Digital Content Facilitator

Department of German Studies
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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Position Overview

The KU Max Kade Center Collections Digital Content Facilitator will create photographs and accompanying informative descriptions of individual items in our collections (books, archives, artwork, and artifacts related to German ethnic culture in the United States, 18th through 20th centuries) for use on the MKC website, for example, and for other communications, with the goal of calling attention to the breadth of collections held by the Center.

Job Description

The Max Kade Center seeks an enthusiastic and hard-working intern for spring semester 2022 who will gain real-world professional experience creating digital (photographic and textual) descriptions of significant items in the MKC collections for use on the MKC website, for example, to call attention to the breadth of significant collections held by the Center.

  • At start of semester, work with the Director at the MKC to identify and photograph items in the collection that will be suitable for the website and of particular interest to website users and the University and wider communities.
  • Work virtually with director to determine focus/scope of individual descriptions (options may include author, book or other publication type, artist, immigrant, or historical context) and to identify sources for research
  • Conduct research independently for textual descriptions
  • Prepare materials for review by the director
  • Collaborate with the director to edit descriptions for use on website

Required Qualifications

  • Strong photographic, writing, and research skills
  • Familiarity with working with online databases and other sources.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and adhere to deadlines
  • Familiarity with techniques for handling old and fragile items in the collection
  • Professional interaction with individuals involved with project
  • Adherence to Covid precautions when working at the Center
  • During the semester term of the appointment, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours. For summer periods the student hourly must: 1) have been enrolled in no less than 6 hours in the past spring semester or 2) be pre-enrolled in upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or 3) be enrolled in summer session or 4) be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. Student Hourlies may be undergraduate or graduate students. (Exceptions granted for GRA/GTA/GA appointments DO NOT apply to Student Hourly appointments

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience handling and caring for old and fragile books
  • Background or interest in working with historical collections
  • Ability to work independently, under supervision of MKC director
  • Reading knowledge of German
  • Interest in German immigrant history

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application will include a cover letter and resume. Apply online and submit a letter describing your qualifications for this position. Only complete applications will be considered.

To ensure consideration, submit an application by 11:59 p.m.June 10, 2022. Application review will begin on June 15, 2022, with zoom interview and notification by June 20, 2022.

Contact Information to Applicants

Lorie Vanchena, Director, Max Kade Center,

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Work Schedule

60 hours total

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Department of German Studies
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University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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