Johns Hopkins University Archives Assistant - Summer Intern in Baltimore, Maryland

General summary/purpose:

The Peabody Institute Archives is hiring a temporary assistant for the Archives for the summer of 2018. Located at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, the Peabody Archives maintains the records of the Institute and more than 200 special collections related to music.

Located in the heart of Baltimore’s Mount Vernon Cultural District, the Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 as America’s first academy of music. Today, through its degree-granting Conservatory and its community-based Preparatory music and dance school, Peabody trains musicians and dancers of every age and at every level. Each year Peabody stages nearly 850 public concerts and performances. Peabody is one of the nine divisions that comprise the Johns Hopkins University.

The Archives Assistant will process one or more special collections in music. Specific duties may include arrangement and description of materials, preservation, digitization and metadata cataloging for CONTENT dm, and preparation of a finding aid for the collection. The assistant may also be asked to assist researchers and respond to reference questions.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Process special collections using standard archival aids, tools and processes

  • Preservation, digitization and metadata cataloging

  • Preparation of finding aids for the collections according to archival standards.

  • Assist researchers as needed


  • Candidates who are currently enrolled in a library science program and have an interest in archives or special collections are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of classical music is highly desirable

  • High School diploma or GED required.

  • Two years related experience required. Additional education may substitute for required experience.

Classified title: Archival Assistant

Role/Level/Range: ATO/2/OD

Starting Salary Range: $14.81 - $20.38/hour

Employee group: Casual

Employee subgroup: Hourly, Non Exempt

Schedule (hours/days): 20 hours/week for 4 months

Location: Peabody Institute

Personnel area (School): Peabody

Department name: Archives

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