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Anomaly Archives in Austin, Texas needs On-Site Assistant Curator

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  • S Miles Lewis
    Greetings from Austin, Texas. I m SMiles Lewis, Founder and President of the Scientific Anomaly Institute and its Anomaly Archives lending library. We
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 12, 2005
      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.

      SMiles Lewis

      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
      Anomaly Institute

      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.

      Preferred Qualifications
      - 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
      Partnered Organizations
      * 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:
      <http://www.AnomalyArchives.org> 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.

      Email: <mailto:archivist@...>
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