Image Permanence Institute Photograph Research Internship

IPI is seeking a 12-15 month intern to assist in developing content for an online print identification resource, Graphics Atlas, www.graphicsatlas.org. The internship will begin in spring/summer 2014, depending on availability of the selected applicant. The Graphics Atlas internship is a paid position sponsored by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with a monthly stipend of $1200.

Description
IPI’s Graphics Atlas is a sophisticated, online print identification and characterization resource, www.graphicsatlas.org. The intern’s primary responsibilities will be to conduct research on photographic processes, history and technologies and to develop written content for Graphics Atlas. The intern will also help prepare outreach materials to extend the audience of the website. The intern will gain thorough knowledge of documentation and imaging techniques, the history and techniques of photographic processes, types and mechanisms of deterioration associated with each process, and will come away with a deep understanding of print identification through hands-on interaction with IPI’s prolific study collection, library and microscopy facilities.

Qualifications/Skills
Bachelor’s degree minimum education is required. Applicants should be working towards or considering a career in archives, library sciences, photograph conservation, preservation, history, or related fields. Applicants should have excellent research and writing skills, an interest in photographic processes and technology, be self motivated and able to work independently as well as collaboratively. Some knowledge of photographic history and processes is preferred, but not required.

Application Deadline and Requirements
Application deadline is March 1, 2014. Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and three references (names and contact information only). Please email application materials to Alice Carver-Kubik at ackpph@rit.edu.

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