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Archivist-in-Residence - Northwest Archivists, Inc.

29 Dec 2020 1:26 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

Northwest Archivists, Inc. is offering a $5,000 stipend for one graduate student (or recent graduate within two years) to receive an Archivist-in-Residence opportunity. The purpose of this residency is three-fold:

  1. To offer upcoming and new professionals with paid career development opportunities to apply knowledge in archives, libraries, museums, or a related field;
  2. To teach new archivists how to accurately calculate the value of their education, experience, and overall value as an archivist; and
  3. To provide an opportunity for archival organizations to work toward the long term goal of eliminating unpaid work within the field.

The residency may last up to 12 weeks to be completed by the end of the current calendar year. The resident will receive a one-year complimentary membership to Northwest Archivists.

This is a unique experience for a new professional to develop a project based on their career goals and work directly with an organization to determine the project’s scope and outcomes. The Archivist-in-Residence will be managed by an engaged supervisor assigned by the host organization, though the resident may interact and work under the temporary direction of a number of other employees depending on the scope of the project.


The resident must produce a monthly report for each month of employment and submit it to the NWA Paid Internship Committee. Monthly reports should include: number of hours worked, progress on the project, and any goals or outcomes completed. The resident will prepare a blogpost for publication in Northwest Archivists Blog detailing their experience after completion of the residency. Host organization will submit an end of residency report detailing how the resident met the goals of the residency.


Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate-level program or have graduated within two years of the application date: March 1, 2021. The award does not define the type of graduate program as to encourage both traditional and interdisciplinary programs. NWA welcomes diversity in all respects, including but not limited to age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, and personal background.

The residency may be applied to any archival organization that is within the geographic region covered by Northwest Archivists membership (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington). The host organization must be an institution or agency responsible for the custody, study, teaching, control, or use of records, archives, and/or personal papers. Applicants outside the Northwest Archivists region are welcome to apply. There is no requirement for the Archivist-in-Residence to reside in the Northwest.

Applications are due March 1, 2021.

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