Fellowship Opportunity: Museum Archives Dedalus Fellowship, Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Description: The Dedalus Fellowship is a unique opportunity for an emerging art historian to be trained in archival work. The fellow will be responsible for the department’s work on audio and video recordings, by processing all new acquisitions and managing an ongoing project to conserve and reformat rare and fragile recordings. This includes working with an outside audio preservation laboratory. In addition, the fellow will assist with select unprocessed collections of archival documents, preparing inventories and performing routine preservation measures. The fellow will also provide crucial support for the physical retrieval and rehousing of archival collections. Finally, the fellow will assist the Archives staff with general reference and research functions and the daily activities of this extremely active department. The Archives includes over 6,000 linear feet of important primary source material and responds to over 4,000 research requests annually.

Requirements: The ideal candidate must have a BA in art history and familiarity with modern art, strong organizational skills, research and writing skills, computer proficiency, and an interest in learning about the Museum and acquiring professional archival skills. Attention to detail is crucial.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 3, 2016

END OF SELECTION: August 8, 2016

FELLOWSHIP PERIOD: 2 years

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Fill out this form to apply for a 12-Month Internship at The Museum of Modern Art, and send it to 12monthinternships@moma.org with the required material. The subject line of the e-mail must contain the internship for which you are applying, and your name. An example of an appropriate subject line is: Department of Film Internship 2016, Jane Smith.

Full Posthttp://www.moma.org/learn/courses/internships#12month

Applicationhttp://www.moma.org/momaorg/shared/pdfs/docs/about/application_12_month_20162017.pdf

Dedalus Foundation Archives & Conservation Fellowship Programhttp://dedalusfoundation.org/foundation/programs/archives-conservation

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