Archives Volunteer Description and Form

ARCHIVES VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Archives Assistant

Major Objectives/Duties:
Hawaii State Archives collects, preserves and makes available to the public Hawaii government records of permanent value.  These government records date from the monarchy to the current legislative session, and include private collections of individuals and organizations, photographs, maps, artifacts, and library collections specializing in Hawaiian history, culture and Pacific voyages.

Volunteer might be assisting in arranging, preserving and describing accretions to existing series or assisting in the creation, organization, and providing access to Hawaii State Archives’ digital assets using open source software.

Minimum Qualification:
Experience using computers and various applications such as databases; spreadsheets, word processors, image viewers and editing software.

Training and/or Preparation:
Library science or archives management coursework, or experience working in a library or archival setting.

Time and Place:
Time:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. excluding state holidays.
Place: Hawaii State Archives, Iolani Palace Grounds, 364 S. King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.

Commitment/Length of Project:
Flexible.

On the Job Supervision:
The head of Collections Management Section supervises Archives volunteers.