Internship Opportunity: Library Intern, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Library Intern 2016 – Artist Files Initiative
This unpaid internship opportunity is open to students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program wishing to experience working in an art library through this summer internship.
Project Goal
Work with staff liaisons to continue work organizing a collection of artist file materials in preparation for cataloging, integrating this collection into the Spencer Art Reference Library, so that these unique resources will be accessible to researchers.
Summary
The Artists’ File Initiative is a library project documenting the careers of visual artists contributing to Kansas City’s creative community.
The artists’ files are an important resource used by scholars, artists, artwork owners and anyone interested in learning more about the thriving arts community in this region.  Each unique file is co-curated with an art librarian and may include a variety of information ranging from gallery announcements, artist statements, exhibitions reviews and resumes. In addition to these artist files that library also has a large number of materials donated as sets for the Artist File Initiative.  They will need to be physically processed, repackaged, labeled and filed.
Primary Staff Partners
Tracey Boswell, Catalog/Reference Librarian, Spencer Art Reference Library
Amelia Nelson, Public Services Librarian, Spencer Art Reference Library
Preferred Schedule
Summer 2016
Monday – Friday
10 am – 4 pm
Qualifications
  • Successful intern will be interested in learning about art libraries and their role supporting scholarship in the museum and in the community
  • Enjoy detailed work
  • Although reviewing materials in this collection may be repetitive, each item requires special consideration. The ideal intern will enjoy precise work that requires both personal judgment and close collaboration with library staff.
  • Intern will need to be able to work within an Excel spreadsheet
  • Basic computer skills necessary
  • Seek guidance as necessary
Physical Requirements
  • Sit for extended periods of time
  • Hand/eye coordination
  • Lift books and push book carts
  • Walk to and from shelving, computers and printer in library’s processing area

More information and application: http://www.nelson-atkins.org/get-involved/careers/?gnk=job&gni=8a7886f852affea40152b255a7150aad&gns=Indeed

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