Paid internship at the NCMA Library, Raleigh, NC

The Art Reference Library at the North Carolina Museum of Art is seeking a paid Library Intern for the Spring 2020 semester.

Site description: The Art Reference Library is a 45,000 volume non-circulating library that provides reference service to the art museum staff (curators, educators, conservators) and the public at large.  The library not only houses books and periodicals, but also holds an extensive auction catalog collection and an artists’ files collection of ephemera material.  We also provide online access to auction, bibliographic, and reference databases. (

Dates of Internship: January 6, 2020 through May 29, 2020 with potential for renewal in Summer 2020

Hours: Maximum 10 hours / week. Hours are flexible within a Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm work week, but the intern is expected to set and maintain a consistent schedule.

Compensation: $16.00 / hour

Application Deadline: November 1, 2019 with interviews to follow.


Under the supervision of the Librarian and the Library Assistant, the Library Intern will learn about and participate in multiple aspects of caring for a 40,000+-volume collection that serves as a resource for Museum staff and the general public. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

· Tailored to meet both Library needs and the intern’s skill set, projects may include cataloging, database creation, archival processing (primary and secondary sources), working with serials collections, and/or in-depth research.

Education and Experience:

  • Current enrollment in an accredited graduate information and library science program
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and procedures of professional library work including but not limited to methods, practices, and techniques of library copy cataloging and classification
  • Knowledge of effective searching techniques: search engines, specialized databases
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills – detailed-oriented
  • Ability to work independently
  • Degree in art, art history, museum studies or related humanities discipline preferred
  • An interest in pursuing the specific fields of art and/or visual resources librarianship preferred
  • Foreign language reading skills preferred

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Work is performed in an office environment in the Art Reference Library
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position, needs to occasionally move about the library, and position self to retrieve books from lower shelves
  • Must be able to concentrate on detailed information over an extended period
  • Ability to effectively use a computer

Application Procedure: Please submit via e-mail, as a single .pdf, your résumé along with a single-page cover letter stating your specific interest in this internship.  Please include contact information for at least one reference.

Send Application Materials to:

Natalia Lonchyna, Librarian

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