The Consumer Reports Audiovisual Materials Intern will inventory and perform initial processing on audiovisual materials held in the Consumer Reports Audiovisual Materials collections at the Rubenstein Library. Along with this survey of materials, other duties will include matching digital with analog resources, creating a reformatting plan, and publishing one or more finding aids for the materials. All tasks will be done under the supervision of and in consultation with the Hartman Center Archivist and the Audiovisual Archivist.


  • Identifies and inventories audiovisual materials, including film reels, magnetic video reels and cassettes, ¼” audio reels, and other formats, capturing technical and descriptive metadata.
  • Initially processes materials based on series developed in coordination with the Audiovisual Archivist and Hartman Center Archivist.
  • Identifies relationships between digital and analog material using metadata from several sources.
  • Creates a reformatting plan.
  • Publishes finding aid(s) for the material using ArchivesSpace.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None


It is the expectation that all Duke University Library staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity.


Required: Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree and must currently be enrolled in or a graduate from an accredited advanced degree program.


Required:   None required.

Preferred:  Knowledge of and interest in recorded sound and/or moving images; the ability to work independently and efficiently after initial training; excellent communication skills; ability to work well with other staff members; interest in working with primary source materials; strong analytical, organizational, and writing skills; respect for privacy and confidentiality, and attention to the security of the materials. Familiarity with audiovisual materials; experience with archival processing; working knowledge of computer-based technology in libraries, including the use of an integrated library system; and a working knowledge of principles for description of manuscript collections, such as DACS.

Working Conditions

  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds and unpack, shelve and shift large quantities of library materials;
  • Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible
  • Frequent bending, crouching, stooping
  • Normal office environment

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

Hiring Rate

$16.50 per hour. The position is not eligible for University fringe benefits or moving, housing, or relocation expenses.


This internship is a temporary, part-time position available for up to 19 hours per week from January 2020 - June 2020, with the possibility of extension. Hours are flexible within a M-F, 8:30-5:00 work week (some evening, weekend, and holiday hours may be required), but interns are expected to set and maintain a consistent schedule.


Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the William R. Perkins Library and its branches: Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Lilly, and Music and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort.  Duke’s library holdings of 6.1 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States.

Duke is a diverse community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. We believe that when we understand, celebrate, and tap into our uniqueness to creatively solve problems and address shared goals, our possibilities are limitless. Duke University Libraries value diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and background and are actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect.

Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  An electronic resume, cover letter, and list of references should be submitted at: Search for requisition ID # 13561. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications which are missing any of the components listed above will not be reviewed.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Duke University Libraries have a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.