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OrganizationLouisa County Historical Society
TypePart Time
Application DeadlineAugust 15, 2021
College Degree Required?No
Salary Range$15.00/hour
Phone(540) 967-5975



Louisa County Historical Society

214 Fredericksburg Avenue, Louisa, VA 23093



Closing date and time:

Review of applications will begin 6/15/2021 and will continue until the position(s) are filled. Anticipated start date is mid-July or later.


$15.00 Hourly


The Louisa County Historical Society is seeking one or more organized, enthusiastic intern(s) to staff the society’s new archive digitization program. The intern(s)’ primary work will be completing image capture and metadata entry as well as processing archive materials and limited research.

Supervised by the society’s director, the intern(s) will staff a digitization station equipped with a DSLR camera, copy stand, and lighting to digitize archival materials in a careful and consistent manner. Interns will work alongside staff and archive volunteers in a collaborative and inclusive environment. This is a great opportunity to work with the historical society staff during the inaugural year of the archive digitization program and to work to make historical records more publicly accessible. This Internship will also provide exposure to the operation and activities of a small historical society. 


  • Include the title of internship in the email subject field
  • Please state the location where job posting was seen
  • Send a cover letter and resume to Karleen Kovalcik, Executive Director,

Founded in 1966, the Louisa County Historical Society brings to light, preserves, and shares the history of Louisa County. Its vision is to enlighten the present by illuminating the past in order to inspire the future. The Louisa County Historical Society is located in the town of Louisa in Central Virginia within driving distance of Charlottesville, Richmond, and Fredericksburg.

The Louisa County Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

Job Duties


  • Complete digital image capture and digital file naming/storage following LCHS protocols.
  • Review basic metadata in our collection database. Edit and/or add to basic metadata, as needed.
  • Limited research may be required to fill in basic metadata fields.
  • Follow best practices when handling archival materials.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

Skills Required


  • Excellent computer skills and willingness to learn new programs, including relational database systems.
  • Attention to detail is incredibly important for this position.
  • Ability to work independently and on a team.
  • Interest in history and in making historical information more widely accessible.

Work Schedule

All work is in-person and to be completed within the time frame of Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. The exact schedule is flexible depending on qualified candidates needs and schedule. There are 1,000 intern hours available either to one person or multiple people to be completed by May 15, 2022. This is a grant-funded position and may or may not be renewed for a second year.