Internship Opportunity: Photo Archive Intern, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, NYC

Description

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives’ Photo Collection contains over 100,000 images. These photographs offer a rich historical overview of JDC’s relief activities over the past century in 90 countries. More than 73,000 photographs have already been digitally scanned. We seek students for an experiential education opportunity to assist with image cataloguing and preservation. The broad range of countries and topics in our scope of this collection, which encompasses regions and time periods such as postwar Europe, 1950’s North Africa and 1960s-70s Israel, allows us to tailor projects to different interests.

Special projects: • Adding to our online database the following photo collections:
o Community life, education and health services provided to Moroccan Jews from the 1950s-70s o Post-WWII Jewish refugees living in Displaced Persons Camps in Austria and Germany o Youth and elderly care programs in 1960’s Israel. o Assorted collections of JDC activities in Jewish communities of Bulgaria, Hungary, India, and many others • Preparing unprocessed images documenting JDC activities in 20 countries (1940’s-70’s) with emphases on Israel, France, Germany and Iran for digitization and preservation.

Responsibilities

• Creating metadata and integrating new photographs into cataloguing system.

• Conducting online research and fact-checking to enrich descriptive data for photographs.

Qualifications

Proficiency in Word and Excel required. Familiarity with database procedures is recommended. Preferred candidates will have completed at least one semester of graduate work in archival, museum, or library studies, or art history. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and have a basic knowledge of photographic history.

Compensation

Unpaid.

Location

New York, NY

To Apply

All opportunities are unpaid, but may be taken for course credit. The expected schedule is 12-20 hours per week. Options are available in the NY office located in midtown Manhattan and our offsite facility in Long Island City.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to archivesinterns@jdc.org.

Company Information

archives.jdc.org

Paid internship at Erie Art Museum

The Erie Art Museum offers one full-time, 12-week paid internship each year to a recent college graduate thanks to the generosity of Michael and Judy Cheteyan. The internship can start in August or September 2018. Cheteyan interns choose a focus of Exhibition Development, Museum Education, or Collections Management. Applications are due by May 1, 2018. The application and more can be found at https://erieartmuseum.org/internships/. Any questions can be directed to Carissa Brandt at edcoordinator@erieartmuseum.org or(814)459-5477.

Library & Archives Intern (paid) at Toledo Museum of Art

Toledo, OH
POSITION: LIBRARY & ARCHIVES INTERN (Paid)
AVAILABILITY: SUMMER 2018

WHO WE ARE: Since our founding in 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art has earned a global reputation for the quality of our collection, our innovative and extensive education programs, and our architecturally significant campus. More than 30,000 works of art represent American and European painting, the history of art in glass, ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works, Asian and African art, medieval art, sculpture, decorative arts, graphic arts, and modern and contemporary art.

To accommodate the ever growing collection and demand for art education, the Museum campus has grown exponentially since its founding. From its humble first exhibition space in two rented rooms, the Museum has grown to cover approximately 36 acres with six buildings.

Thanks to the benevolence of its founders, as well as the continued support of its members, the Toledo Museum of Art remains a privately-endowed, non-profit institution and opens its collection to the public—free of charge—six days a week, 309 days a year. We are closed on Mondays and major holidays.

AREAS OF INTERESTS: Library & Information Studies, Archives

SUMMARY: This internship provides students with direct experience processing museum archival material. The internship will focus on our Facilities Plans inventory project. The student will assist with processing and inventorying of blueprints and other physical plans in this archival collection. Responsibilities will include arranging records, data entry and assisting with the creation of catalog records and a finding aid for the collection. Other responsibilities may include assisting with other archival request or projects at they may arise or the intern may have interest in.

RELATIONSHIPS: Mentorship from the Head Librarian and other library and archives staff; participation in library & archives staff meetings.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & COMPETENCIES: Active college enrollment status at the graduate level preferred; library and information science, archives, or related concentration/major; coursework or experience in archival processing or description preferred; comfort working independently; computer savvy and proficient in Microsoft Office and related software; extreme attention to detail; innovative and self-motivated.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Standard office work environment with related phone, computer and printer noise; position requires ability to lift boxes and retrieve material as needed and the ability to leverage technology including computer, printer and phone systems; the person in this position may be required to communicate with public and staff who have inquiries and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.

The Toledo Museum of Art provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal or state statutes. The Museum is committed to maintaining an environment in which all employees are treated equitably and given the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the workplace.

Apply through link: http://www.toledomuseum.org/about/jobs-volunteer/employment/

Paid Internship Opportunity – Metadata Specialist Intern, Crutchfield, Charlottesville VA

Are you looking for more than just a summer job? Crutchfield’s summer experience is structured, but far from stuffy. This paid internship program will help you develop new skills, make connections, and strengthen your resume by learning directly from company leaders. Our interns work on real projects that matter and we’ll count on your skills and experience to solve problems in a relaxed and fun environment.

Help us find the right photos faster. You’ll work with our photography team, print and web designers, and digital asset manager to help us organize our photo storage, and optimize our naming and metadata to get better search results.

This position is 40 hours/week and pays $15/hour.  Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Interviewing stakeholders
  • Planning and implementing a new file structure for digital assets
  • Reviewing existing assets and recommending a list of keywords to optimize searches using image librarian program
  • Recommending and implementing improvements to the process of tagging new/existing image
  • Working with IT to implement improvements to the image librarian program
  • Developing and managing a process to tag images and file assets from in-house photo studio

Apply: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=crutchfiel&jobId=78293&source=IN

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Library Practicum

Program Overview

The Library Practicum program is designed for new library professionals with a background in the arts. This hands-on experience allows individuals an opportunity to work with the Librarian to receive direct mentorship on collection management, cataloging, outreach, public program development, and public service. Candidates will receive a general overview of the activities of the library with introductions to all aspects of the library.

What does the program offer?

This role complements studies in outreach and embedded librarianship and will primarily focus on the Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives‘ collection of artists’ books. Practical experience includes the cataloguing and assessment of items in that collection and the creation of public programs for the library.

Learning opportunities will arise through attendance at lectures, workshops, and events related to arts programming at Banff Centre. Benefits to participants include enhanced practical librarianship skills, as well as opportunities for critical thinking, problem-solving, and learning from an experienced library team. Participants will also have the opportunity to do personal research activities as outlined in their learning objectives and project proposal.

Who should apply?

Practicum placements are appropriate for recent graduates of Master in Library and Information Science programs who also possess a degree or have experience in the arts and an interest in artists’ books, cataloguing, and public program development. This is an opportunity for a new professional to gain experience and expand and develop their careers and capabilities. This program requires a full-time commitment.

See the website for more information! An Archives Practicum position is also available.

Application deadline for both positions is February 14, 2018.

Summer Internship: Academic Library Intern at Interlochen Center for the Arts

Interlochen Center for the Arts is looking to hire an Academic Library Intern for the 2018 camp season.

The dates of the agreement 6/11/18-8/7/18 and the stipend for the entire duration of the agreement is $1,600. Shared dorm room housing is provided for the dates contracted (early arrival/late stay requests, if space is available, will be paid in full by the employee). All meals are included with your agreement- breakfast, lunch, and dinner when the cafeteria is open.

Major Responsibilities: This is a great internship opportunity for someone interested in librarianship as a career. This position serves the needs of the Interlochen Arts Camp by helping to provide campers, faculty, and staff with resources to support their arts specialty and personal interests while on campus.

  • Duties include circulation, shelving, book processing, and implementing summer programs.
  • This position also requires the ability to assist library patrons of various ages and interests with finding information by utilizing a variety of databases and the catalog.
  • Other responsibilities may include summer projects ranging from collections management to work on the library website Qualifications
  • Applicants currently in an MLS program are preferred.
  • Applicants must possess excellent customer service skills, proficiency with technology, attentiveness to detail, and a willingness to participate in a team environment.
  • Experience with Mac OS and applications is desirable.

To apply go to http://careers.interlochen.org/summerjobs

Required documents for application are: cover letter/letter of interest, resume, and a current listing of three references. You can additionally upload these documents during the submission of the application process by selecting “Apply and continue to upload documents” button. Please upload your documents in a pdf format.

Paid Internship Opportunity: Image Keywording Intern, Great Bowery, NYC

This position reports to the Image Annotation Manager. The Keywording Intern will be responsible for classifying and describing the images of a large, diverse photo archive. They will collaborate with other Keyworders to ensure consistency and accuracy, and will also help to organize the controlled vocabulary used to keyword these images.

This internship provides an opportunity to learn about the business of high-end image licensing, as well as standards and innovations in image keywording.

The ideal candidate has a background or strong interest in commercial and/or fine art photography. Familiarity with beauty, fashion, lifestyle, celebrity, and/or interior design media is essential. Previous experience keywording or cataloguing images or other assets is a big plus.

Must have basic computer proficiency (Mac), and excellent command of English. Experience with DAMs, Excel, and understanding of search engine functionality helpful. Research skills and attention to detail are critical.

Please submit a cover letter and resume through NYFA only. Applications submitted via direct email will not by reviewed.

 

(Link: https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/9bb38331-8a2c-41c6-8f34-a55c2288c097)

TD Bank Financial Group Internship in Art Librarianship and Archive Practice (12 weeks), National Gallery of Canada

TD Bank Financial Group Internship in Art Librarianship and Archive Practice (12 weeks)

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

Job Summary

Generously supported by TD Bank Group (TD), these competitive, paid internships offer study and training opportunities and work experience in the field of:

Library
Archives

1 – Library: under the supervision of the Cataloguer, the intern will gain experience in cataloguing by participating in the cataloguing of a number of donation to the Library and Archives, including the Laura Brandon donation. At the same time, working with the Head of Reference Services, the intern will gain experience in Reference Services.
2- Archives: working with the Chief, Library, Archives and Research Fellowship Programs, Archivist and Collections Management, the intern will gain experience working with a museum collection management system to develop a profile within the system for archival material. In addition, working with the Archivist, the intern will gain experience sorting, analyzing, arranging, describing and creating a finding aid for archival donations to the Library and Archives.
Full training will be provided for the specific project. In addition, interns will receive a general overview of the activities of the Library and Archives, including introductions to programs in collections development, collections management, reference services, and archives management.
The TD Internship Program is designed to provide entrance-level professional development opportunities for students contemplating careers in the museum, library, or archives fields.

Internships will be for a term of 12 weeks, although the period can vary depending upon the requirements of both the candidate and the museum program involved.

Residency must be completed during the period January through 31 March 2018.

Internships are valued at $7,500 for the twelve-week term, and will be pro-rated in the case of approved shorter or longer periods of internship. Interns may be eligible for a discretionary $750 relocation allowance.

A performance/progress evaluation will be provided twice during the internship: an informal exchange at the fourth week to ensure that learning and project objectives are being met and to evaluate the satisfaction of both parties; the second evaluation will be more formal and will be conducted at the end of the internship – a written evaluation of the work done and the intern’s performance will be completed by the supervisor of the internship, the intern will prepare a report to assess the success of the internship for both the National Gallery and TD.


Requirements

– Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in art history, studio, or related discipline, and must have completed the first year of a community college diploma in library or archive technology, or the first year of the master’s degree in archives, library, and information management.

– candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents legally entitled to work in Canada who are enrolled in or a graduate within the last two years, of a diploma or degree granting program;

– a curriculum vitae, including education, employment, awards and honours, 3 pages maximum;

– a cover letter, 2 pages maximum, which 1) states the relationship of the activity to the candidate’s course of study, career aspirations, and professional development; 2) outlines the candidate’s relevant experience; 3) indicates the candidate’s availability to conduct the internship;

– two letters of recommendation from previous or current employers and/or educational institutions, to be included in your application. These letters must address the candidate’s aptitudes and achievements, and assess the relevance of the internship to the candidate’s career development.

Applications will be reviewed by internal committees representing the Area of Study and consideration will be given to the relationship of the internship to the candidate’s professional development, the candidate’s academic standing, and the strength of the letters of recommendation.

Notice to Applicants: The Human Resources Department of the National Gallery of Canada, invite selected applicants for interviews by way of written communication via email as per the NGC Staffing Process. Should applicants opt to unsubscribe from receiving emails regarding employment in this organisation, please note that we will not be able to communicate with you to participate in the interview process.

We encourage applicants to update their career profiles, ensure Email Communication Consent preferences are set to allow emails and check email junk/spam folders regularly.


Condition of Employment

Enhanced reliability check – this factor is not used at the pre-selection stage.


Additional Information

• A variety of assessment tools may be used to assess candidates.
• The National Gallery of Canada is committed to having a skilled, diversified workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily in their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.
• The Gallery is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environment. Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation are available upon request.
• Candidates are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice.


2018 ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award: Applications Due November 17, 2017

2018 ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

Please share with current students and recent graduates of graduate programs in library/information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art, or museum studies. 

The Art Libraries Society of North America is now accepting applications for the 2018 Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award. The award grants $3000.00 to the selected recipient to support a 150 hour internship in an art library or visual resources collection. 

The deadline for applications is November 17, 2017. 

The Award will be announced and presented during convocation ceremonies at the46th Annual ARLIS Conference in New York City, NY, in February 2018. 

Who May Apply

This internship aims to represent the multifaceted nature of our field by providing internship opportunities to students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library/information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art, or museum studies. Applicants must have completed at least 10 credits of their graduate coursework before the application deadline.

For detailed information about the award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA website: https://www.arlisna.org/about/awards-honors/68-internship-award


ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award Sub-Committee:

Jasmine Burns (Chair)

Mario Ascencio

Elizabeth Ernst

Anna Helgeson

Suzanne Rackover

Archives Practicum-Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Overview

The Archives Practicum program is designed for new archivists with an interest in artistic, multimedia, and/or corporate records. This hands-on experience allows new professionals to work closely with Banff Centre’s Archivist. The Archivist will work with and mentor the participant in an area of interest such as digitization and digital archiving, arrangement and description, or reference and outreach. The participant will also receive a general overview of the activities of an Archives and Records Management Centre, with introductions to all key aspects of archival work.

What does the program offer?

The program offers an introduction to working in an archive, and particularly one with large artistic, multimedia, and digital holdings. Practical experience may involve working on accessioning and describing records of the Banff New Media Institute (BNMI) , or identifying and implementing best practices regarding preservation and digitization of audio-visual materials. These projects will provide practical experience in the main areas of archival work. Learning opportunities may also arise through attendance at lectures, workshops, and events related to arts programming at Banff Centre. Participants will also have the opportunity to work on personal research activities as outlined in their learning objectives and project proposal.

Who should apply?

Practicum placements are appropriate for recent graduates of Master of Archival studies programs or Master in Library and Information Science programs, with an interest in archival work. This is an opportunity for a new professional to gain experience and expand and develop their career and capabilities. This program requires a full-time commitment.