Volunteer Digital Archivist: Cairn Project

Installation: Cairn & Cloud: a collective expression of trauma and hope

The Cairn Project is a workshop and exhibition series created by artist Corinne Peterson that enables an outlet for creative expression for victims of trauma. Peterson is currently seeking volunteers interested in contributing to the process of archiving digital content and creating access through searchable online records. See the Cairn Project Online Archive currently in development.

This volunteer opportunity is for anyone interested in the intersection of art, archives, and social justice. It will also provide experience for a volunteer to learn digital asset management skills useful for entering the field of archiving or library science.

Skills Required:

·         Basic Photoshop proficiency, audio editing proficiency also a plus

·         Acute attention to detail

·         Strong interest creating and following organizational systems
 

Experience you will gain:

·         How to create and use inventory numbers to track physical and digital assets in order to create searchable records

·         Workflow practices for building and maintaining metadata records

·         How to build a digital exhibition and searchable online archive

 

The archive project is led by Kara Jefts, founder of Studio Archive Services, Collections Assistant at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, and acting secretary of Chicago Area Archivists.

Requirements
Skills & Qualifications: 

 

  •            Basic Photoshop proficiency, audio editing proficiency also a plus
     
  •            Acute attention to detail·    
        
  •            Strong interest creating and following organizational systems
To Apply: 

You may indicate your interest by contacting Corinne D Peterson, Project Founder and Director.

Please include your CV and a cover letter about your interest in this project.

corinnedpeterson@earthlink.net

773.742.5037

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