Volunteer opportunity with ACOR – Fall 2017 & Spring 2018

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Are you a visual person?

Do you love photography? ACOR is seeking to recruit immediately an unpaid intern or a volunteer to work with the Project Archivist on an ongoing project to scan and digitize photographs that are part of archival holdings of the ACOR library.

View of Madaba. Photo by B.A. Porter

Qualifications:

  • Excellent spoken English language ability
  • University student or recent graduate
  • Responsible and self-organized
  • Willing to take direction and learn new skills
  • Experienced or interested in photography and digital media

What to Expect:

  • Work 8-12 hours a week as a volunteer on a regular schedule at a computer workstation with scanning equipment
  • Carefully handle original photographic materials (slides, negatives, prints, etc.) under direction of the Project Archivist
  • Opportunity to learn a lot about photography and advanced digitization techniques while learning about the history of Jordan

To apply:

  • See https://photoarchive.acorjordan.org/ to understand more about the photo archive project and see acorjordan.org to learn more about ACOR
  • Prepare a brief cover letter detailing any experience you may have had with museums, archives, photography and digitization and explaining why you are interested in this volunteer opportunity
  • Send your cover letter and CV to Mrs. Sarah Harpending, ACOR Assistant Director via email sharpend@acorjordan.org

ACOR can only follow up with the most qualified candidates.  Posted 18 September 2017

 

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