Image Cataloging Intern
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ Dorothy and Kenneth Woodcock Archives is seeking an Image Cataloging Intern for a temporary grant funded project. Reporting directly to the Director of the Dorothy and Kenneth Woodcock Archives, this position will entail the creation of item-level catalog records using a combination of Mimsy XG (the museum’s content management system) and Microsoft Excel. This position will also include writing and publishing blog posts related to the collection.
Hours: up to 21 hours per week, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
The Image Cataloging Intern will be responsible for all stages of creating cataloging records.
- Create item-level catalog records using Mimsy XG
- Conduct provenance research
- Promote the collection through blog posts
The ideal candidate is pursuing a graduate degree in Library and Information Science, Museum Studies, or Archival Studies and has the following skills:
- Coursework towards completion of a Masters in Library and Information Science
- Experience handling rare and delicate archival materials preferred
- Familiarity with content management systems
- Experience with cataloging standards
- Ability to work independently and perform repetitive tasks
- Ability to work in cool environments for extended periods of time
Compensation: A stipend will be provided for the duration of the internship–$3,000 (300 hours). Benefits include free admission to museum.
To Apply: Those with an interest in art history, background in cataloging, and work experience or formal training in library science/archival management should email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line of Image Cataloging Internship [last name]. Students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Anticipated started date is January 17, 2017.