Museum of Science Internships

 Library Resources Intern

Museum of Science, Boston

www.mos.org

 


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Educator Resource Center in the Lyman Library is the information hub for the Museum of Science. The ERC houses an extensive collection of books, journals and media that support the exploration of science, engineering, math, and technology topics by staff, volunteers, and educators in New England.


POSITION SUMMARY:

The Library Resources intern would take a lead role in circulating and shelving materials. This individual will also help maintain the collection, process new materials, and assist in projects to improve library organization and efficiency. This intern will also help support teacher patrons in library by assisting with wayfinding and reference questions.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with circulation (includes checking materials in and out of the library, monitoring book drop) 
  •  Help maintain the collection (includes shelving and shelf reading). 
  •  Process new materials to be added to library collection
  • Assist in projects to improve library organization and efficiency (may include generating subject-specific bibliographies and reference lists, re-organizing Ready Reference files, assisting in library inventory and collection development.).
  • This intern will also help support teacher patrons in library by assisting with wayfinding and reference questions.
  • The intern will also occasionally assist in projects supporting our teacher enrichment work by greeting/checking in workshop participants, and assisting with teacher mailings.


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergrad, graduate student, recent grad or career changer
  • Interest in working in a library environment and learning related skill sets.
  • Willingness to learn about library processes and procedures.
  • Basic computer skills


SPECIAL SKILLS:

  •  Experience working in a library, and or course work in library science preferred.
  • Knowledge of Office products, including MS Word or Excel helpful.


LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP:

 Fall 2017 (September-December)


WORK SCHEDULE:

Minimum of 7 hours per week, maximum 14 hours per week. Must be available Saturdays and 1 weekday Tuesday-Friday.


STARTING SALARY:

$11.00 & $11.25 hourly


BENEFITS:

Intern benefits include free parking in the Museum garage, close proximity to the Green Line, free admission, discounts in the Museum store and café and much more!


The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.


No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

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