Intern - Archives

Job Locations US-KY-Frankfort
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 9 months ago(12/29/2022 2:35 PM)
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Job Description/Responsibilities


The Sazerac Company Archives are dedicated to the collection, organization, preservation, and interpretation of its historical records. The archives exist to explore Sazerac’s history, culture, innovation, and leadership. Archives curates, researches, and interprets brand histories to support current brand goals. These brand goals are supported by the development of homeplace and virtual exhibits through the utilization of documents, photography, artifacts, art, and media.

Sazerac Company Archives’ internship offers students a thorough opportunity to work in the distilled spirits industry. This role supports brand development and homeplace visitor experiences through the management of the company assets and using the archive collections to relay stories to our customers, visitors, and fans.


Our Interns work closely with our archivist, curator of visitor experiences, and company leadership on a wide variety of tasks ranging from preservation and cataloging of artifacts to the design and installation of exhibits. The diversity of archival projects ensures that interns can work on something aligned with their interest and career aspirations while advancing the Sazerac Company Archives’ goals.



Duties of an Archival Intern may include


  • Helping identify and assess research potential of materials
  • Processing the collection (sorting, packaging, labelling) preparing entries for Past Perfect Database
  • Digitizing records and uploading / organizing files in our Digital Asset Management System to ensure asset accessibility
  • Adhering to Sazerac’s standard practice documents to ensure uniformity and quality in archival products
  • Planning and or preparing exhibits, which could include working with vendors
  • Using critical thinking when using diverse sets of materials


Required Qualifications


  • MUST be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Ability to work in person in the Archives Office located at Buffalo Trace Distillery
  • Ability to work minimum of 10 hours a week, scheduled days and times are flexible, but must adhere to scheduled hours identified in discussion between intern and archivist
  • Ability and willingness to commit to reaching project milestones on an agreed upon timeline
  • Ability to work individually and with a team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Currently pursuing Bachelors or better in history, museum studies, preservation, marketing, design, or related coursework
  • Passion for learning and growing your skill set
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proactive problem-solver
  • Willingness to ask questions
  • Desire to lead teams
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Attention to detail
  • Curiosity



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