Paid Internship: Internship in Special Collections Cataloging – The Getty Foundation,

Job TitleInternship in Special Collections Cataloging
CompanyTHE GETTY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (GRI)
LocationLos Angeles, CA
EligibilityInternships are open to students of all nationalities. Individuals from groups underrepresented across the fields of art history, conservation, and museums are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be:

Students currently enrolled in a graduate program (Master of Arts (M.A.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), graduate conservation certificate, or their equivalents for international applicants) in a field relevant to the internship(s) for which they are applying.

or

Individuals who have completed a relevant graduate degree (Master of Arts (M.A.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), graduate conservation certificate, or their equivalents for international applicants) on or after January 1, 2019, with postgraduate activities in their field, paid or unpaid.
Salary$47,500 for twelve months, plus $1,500 towards relocation expenses if the intern is coming from outside the Los Angeles area. Housing is not provided. Support for research travel is available for up to $2,500.
Termsfull-time for twelve months from September 12, 2022, to September 8, 2023.
Posting Website https://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/current/gradinterns/
DescriptionThe intern in Special Collections Cataloging will gain hands-on experience with Getty’s unique research collections, which include archives of artists, architects, dealers and art historians; sketches and drawings; prints from the 16th to the 21st century; and rare photographs. The broad range of subject areas includes, but is not limited to: art collectors and collecting, 20th-century architecture, video and performance art, Latin American art, and African American art, a recently established collecting area in support of the Getty’s African American Art History Initiative. Primary responsibilities will include processing and cataloging special collections, with other projects assigned according to the intern’s skills and interests. Specific tasks may include re-housing and arranging materials, writing finding aids, creating catalog records, writing blog posts, contributing to team-based processing projects, and collaborating on digitization projects. In the event that work-from-home becomes necessary, the internship will pivot to focus on collections management activities and legacy data cleanup work, which will broaden the Special Collections Cataloging intern’s experience using the department’s multiple systems and tools related to archival collections management and cataloging. Additional remote work possibilities include converting legacy PDF finding aids to EAD, and creating records in SNAC (Social Networks and Archival Context) to account for persons, families, and organizations in GRI archival holdings. 
DeadlineApplicants are required to complete and submit the online Graduate Internship application form by 5:00p.m. Pacific Time on January 10, 2022. Materials received after the deadline will result in an incomplete application. We cannot accept applications hand-delivered to the Getty Center or those sent by e-mail or fax.

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