[Source: Friends of Arizona Archives] — The American Rock Art Research Association’s (ARARA) archive collection is housed at the Deer Valley Rock Art Center (DVRAC). This extensive collection includes photographic prints, slides and printed materials. The DVRAC is currently seeking an energetic intern that will help ensure the long-term preservation of the collection and make it an accessible and useful resource for the researchers. DVRAC is run by ASU’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change. It includes a visitor center with exhibits and research facilities on a 47-acre nature preserve protecting more than 1,500 petroglyphs that range from 5,000 to 800 years old. This is the largest concentration of ancient rock carvings in the region!
Duties: Assess, organize, catalog, and digitize the ARARA archive collection and determine the most effective way to input data and make it accessible and useful for users-both on-site and on the Internet.
Qualifications: Background in Library and Archives. Technologically savvy.
Commitment: Hours are flexible but we prefer that the intern work at least 20 hours per week for a minimum of fifteen weeks.
Benefits: An $800 stipend for this internship will be granted. In addition, interns will receive 10% off on merchandise in the Glyph Shop and free passes to special events and programs at the Center.
How to Apply: The application deadline for this internship is August 1, 2008. To apply, please send a resume, a one-page personal statement describing your reasons for seeking the internship and contact information for two references to Kim Arth at Kimberly.Arth@asu.edu or to: Deer Valley Rock Art Center. 3711 W. Deer Valley Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85308. (623) 582-8007.