Internship Posting: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: Summer Archives Assistant

Position Available:

2012 Summer Archives Assistant

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The MFAH is seeking a Summer Archives Assistant to aid in the daily operation of the museum’s archives. Half of the assistant’s hours will be devoted to the processing of photographs and image materials from the Frank Freed and Eleanor Freed Stern Collection. Work will be conducted in accordance with standard conventions. In conjunction with the processing of the photographs, the assistant will assist with the development of an online exhibition highlighting the collection. Remaining responsibilities will include providing reference services and assisting with other duties necessary to the operation of the Archives Department. The Summer Archives Assistant is invited to attend behind-the-scene tours and lectures hosted by the Education Department.

Requirements:  Current enrollment in accredited Masters in Library Science or Archives Studies program. Completion of basic archives course at graduate level or prior work experience in archival or special collection setting. Knowledge of MARC, DACS, LCSH and AACR2 strongly preferred. Experience using OCLC beneficial. Art history background preferred. Word processing and database skills. Ability to lift twenty-five pound boxes and climb ladders.

Application:  Please submit a letter of application, current resume, an official college transcript, a sample of writing or work, and a letter of reference to:

Lorraine A. Stuart


Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

P.O. Box 6826

Houston, TX  77265-6826

Work schedule:  Ten-week position, June 4 through August 10, 2010. (Some flexibility in starting and ending dates.) Hours are 9am – 5pm, M-F.

Salary:  Total salary for ten weeks is $3500.

Deadline for application: April 18, 2012

Interviews with final candidates residing out-of-state will be conducted by phone.

For additional information write to <>

Lorraine A. Stuart

Archives Director

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

(713) 639-7733

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