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Archival Internship, Polar Beverages, Worcester MA

Description:

This paid position is part-time and temporary, expected to last around 16 weeks at 20 hrs/week. Flexible on the time frame. This position will be onsite in Worcester, MA but due to the current pandemic, the internship will be held in a private space with limited in-person interaction. Masks and social distancing are required. Looking for someone interested in creating an archival program from scratch. The Archivist Intern will propose and manage a budget to completely revamp our archival process. Archive contains an extensive range of items, from press clippings to bottles, and old advertisements from our 139 year heritage.

About Polar Beverages:

The largest independent beverage company in the United States, Polar Beverages are purveyors of premium quality sparkling beverages, including Polar Seltzer, Mixers, heritage sodas, and Polar Orange Dry. Founded in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1882 by a savvy bartender, Denis “Boss” Crowley recognized opportunity in carbonation as Prohibition began to rumble in New England. He crafted what he considered the best-tasting bubble recipe and began selling sparkling beverages from a horse-drawn carriage. Today, the company remains owned and operated by the family’s fourth and fifth generations. For the past decade, Polar Beverages has modernized and popularized the seltzer category, as well as become the industry’s leading tastemaker, including the launch of two significant new brands– the lemonade-inspired Polar Seltzer’ade brand, and the impossibly good Polar SeltzerJR collection. For more information, visit here.

Responsibilities:

  • Create archival program and manage/recommended budget for materials
  • Process, rehousing, and digitization of physical assets
  • Inventory and organize all materials
  • Create directories and database
  • Prepare materials for eventual long-term storage
  • Recommendations and plan for continuing archival & storage placement of archives
  • Produce documentation of policies and procedures, including acquisitions, access, and collection policy

Qualifications:

  • Independent and self-sufficient individual with the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Interested in establishing an entire program from scratch and manage it all the way through
  • Strong administrative, detail and follow-up skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills, curiosity and motivation
  • Current student in or recent graduate of the SLIS Master’s program in library science, with a concentration in Archives Management
  • Completion of LIS 438, LIS 440, and LIS 442

How to Apply:

To apply go here. Please put in the position title and this job code: 501, when prompted on the application.

Deadline for application is March 8, 2021.