Internship Opportunity: Image Cataloging Intern, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

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 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.

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