Greetings from Austin, Texas.
I'm SMiles Lewis, Founder and President of the Scientific Anomaly
Institute and its' Anomaly Archives lending library. We currently
have need of an Live-In, On-Site Volunteer / Intern Assistant Curator
for our library collections.
Below is a link to online listings for this Volunteer Job Description
as well as the Job Description itself.
I hope someone out there can help us connect with someone either
local or willing to relocate to Austin, Texas for this exciting
Volunteer / Intern Opportunity to work in a library dedicated to the
Parapsychological Mysteries of Consciousness, the Paranormal, UFOs,
Cryptozoology and beyond.
On-Line Job Description with Pictures of the Human Potential Campus
Anomaly Archives On-Site Assistant Curator Job Description
On-Site Assistant Curator for the lending library of the Scientific
The Anomaly Archives has an opening for a live-in / on-site Assistant
Curator for the specialized collections of the Scientific Anomaly
Institute's lending library. This is a part-time, 12 month volunteer
position with a desired start / move-in date of October 1, 2005.
Education and Experience: Minimum Qualifications
- High School graduation or equivalent.
- Previous experience in library or similar work.
- Ability to devote 20 - 30 hours a week to the Anomaly Archives.
- Ability to meet monthly on-site accommodations fee.
- Computer experience.
- Interest in Anomalous Phenomena.
- Extensive knowledge of Fortean, cryptozoological,
parapsychological and/or ufological phenomena.
- Masters degree in Library Science or related field.
- Cataloging / Data Entry experience.
- Database management skills.
- Scientific research experience.
Primary Duties: While residing on-site the Assistant Curator staffs
the lending library for a preferred minimum of 20 pre-scheduled
operational hours a week. Coordinates volunteer staffing of the
lending library for additional operational hours beyond said minimum
20 hour schedule. Assists in training of volunteers. Performs routine
library clerk duties such as circulation, collections maintenance,
cataloging, reference services. Serves as Committee Chair and/or
Committee Member for certain relevant committees such as Collections
Development, etc. Reports to the Executive Director, President and
Board of Directors.
Environment: The Anomaly Archives lending library is located in
within the main building of the Human Potential Center situated on
the Human Potential Campus in the heart of South Austin. The campus
is located on a quiet, beautiful culdesac off of Manchaca Boulevard.
The Human Potential Center is a nonprofit Fitness Center for the Mind
and Heart. They offer programs designed to tap the creativity, the
love and the playfulness of the human spirit.
The Center is based on the work of humanistic and transpersonal
psychologists like Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow and Virginia Satir.
Rather than trying to convince you that any one technique or approach
to personal growth is the best, they aim to help you find and follow
your own personal growth path.
The Human Potential Center hosts a couple of on-site residents who
are a warm and friendly bunch. Find out more about the center at
their website: <http://www.HumanPotentialCenter.org
The Anomaly Archives Mission includes the preservation and
dissemination of scientific research into anomalous phenomena,
research and analysis of accumulated collections, and the education
of the public regarding scientific investigations into these
Services of the Lending Library Include:
* Free In-House Access to Materials for the Public
* Free Searches of Digitized Index, Bibliography and Virtual
* Lending Library for Membership Discounted Membership with
* Research Services for the Public (Discounts for Membership)
* Discounted Services for Archives Membership & Partnered
* Interlibrary Loan with Participating Libraries for Archives
* Discounted Membership & Services for Donated Collections
* On-line access to digitized collections for Membership
On-Site Living Accommodations are within an upstairs unit located on
the Human Potential Campus in South Austin. The on-site living fee is
$400 per month (possibly flexible) for the small Anomaly Archives
Offices in the "apartment" above the future home of the current
collections. Current collections of the Anomaly Archives lending
library are on-site in the main building of the Human Potential
Find Out More about the Scientific Anomaly Institute and it's Anomaly
Archives lending library at our websites:
> and <http://www.AnomalyInstitute.com
To Apply: Contact SMiles Lewis at the email / snail mail below.
Include resume, contact information for three references, and a
letter of interest.
Snail Mail: Anomaly Archives, 2011 Bert Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704.