The Jewish Museum’s Visual Resource Archive consists of photographic materials depicting permanent collections objects, past exhibition installations, and themes relating to Jewish history and culture.
Under the supervision of the Visual Resources Coordinator, the Visual Resources Intern will be responsible for researching and cataloging physical photographic collateral including glass plate negatives, 35 mm slides, and 4×5 transparencies. The successful candidate will have film handling experience and will be familiar with collections databases. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to pursue a career in the visual resources fields and to observe the inner workings of a museum visual resources collection. The internship will also provide experience and hands-on training working with the most commonly used museum collections software, The Museum System (TMS).
The intern will receive a museum identification card that allows for free admission to other museums and various discounts.
Identify, research, and store photographic materials in the Visual Resources Archive
Transcribe information associated with the images
Label archival envelopes for the permanent storage of analog photographic materials
Use TMS to find information about artwork depicted in images
Entering data and attaching images to records in TMS may be required
At least 3 years coursework toward Bachelor’s Degree in Art History or Photography
Experience handling delicate materials such as negative and transparencies
Experience working with analog photographic materials and scanners
Strong attention to detail
Applicants with coursework toward advanced degree in Art History. Photography, Archives and/or
Library Science preferred
Full posting here.