Archives Intern (paid), Chinese Historical Society of Southern California

By June 26, 2021

Website Chinese Historical Society of Southern California

The mission of the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California is to bring together people with a mutual interest in the important history and historical role of Chinese and Chinese Americans in southern California.  We pursue, preserve and communicate knowledge of this history, and promote the heritage of the Chinese and Chinese American community in support of a better appreciation of the rich, multicultural society of the United States.


The archivist will work directly with the Collections Manager to create finding aids for a historical collection.  Additional responsibilities include organizing photographic media, assessing the quality of the materials, creating metadata for each digital item, and displaying the assets via Omeka, a web-publishing platform for sharing and exhibiting digital collections.  The successful candidate possesses strong administrative skills, familiarity with basic archival methods, ability to accomplish varied tasks, and excellent oral and written communication skills.


The ideal candidate will possess a combination of the following education and/or equivalent experience:

  • MLS/MLIS or MA in Museum Studies degree preferred, or completed significant work towards MLS/MLIS
  • Experience using a collection management system and/or a library catalog
  • Working knowledge of ArchivesSpace, Online Archives of California, and Omeka


To apply for the archivist position email the following to

1.     Current resume/CV

2.     Cover letter describing interest in the archivist position

3.     One (1) letter of recommendation

If recommenders would like to send letters directly please have them emailed to

All cover letters and resumes/CVs must be submitted electronically as one PDF.  Incomplete applications (including missing letters of recommendation) will not be reviewed.  Please no phone calls or in-person inquiries.

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