Paid Internship Opportunity: Oral History Management, Archives of American Art, Washington, DC

The Archives of American Arts seeks one graduate student intern for fall 2016 to work within a small team and support efforts to make oral history transcripts and audio available on the Archives’ website.

In this paid Oral History Management internship you will be immersed in what goes into the management of a very robust, longstanding, ongoing oral history program. All of our legacy interviews have been fully digitized for preservation, and subsequently, access purposes. A major initiative is ingesting the audio files into our CIS and DAMS. All of our ongoing oral history interviews are recorded as digital audio files with outside interviewers. Most of our interviews are transcribed (especially current interviews) by a transcription company. There is an extensive review process of these documents before they are presented online–first in-house, by the narrator and interviewer. In addition to our ongoing initiatives, we have a backlog of bottlenecked interviews that are a high priority to be sent for review or to be posted on the Archives’ website.

The Archives’ Oral History Program began in 1958 and includes interviews with American artists, scholars, critics, collectors, dealers, supporters and others involved in American art. Today, our recordings make up the world’s largest collection of oral histories on the subject of American art, allowing scholars to learn about the art world directly from the words of our nation’s most distinguished artists.

OUTCOMES
You will come away with a greater understanding of the planning and management of an oral history program; skills in digital preservation and file management; and insight into an organization’s policies, procedures, and workflow.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Availability 20 hours/week for 16 weeks (negotiable)
  • Coursework towards the completion of a Masters degree in Oral History, Public History, Library Science, or Archival Management
  • Interest in oral histories
  • Interest in presenting digital content/audio online
  • Interest in digital preservation and file management
  • Interest in thinking through systems, processes, and workflows
  • Well organized
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work independently

COMPENSATION
This internship is paid and intended to fulfill course credit requirements for internships and practicums.

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants must submit the following materials through the Smithsonian’s online internship application system (SOLAA) , and choose the name of the specific internship program to which they are applying.

Interested graduate students may contact Jennifer Snyder, Oral History Program Archivist, at snyderj@si.edu for more information.

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Paid Internship Opportunity: Archives Intern (Fall 2016), Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYC

DESCRIPTION

BAM Fall Internships run from September – December 2016 (timing may vary by department)

Internship Program Itinerary:

  • BAM Orientation and Theater Tour – Get to know BAM in-depth.
  • Trips to local Cultural Institutions – Behind the scene tour of some of the most recognized arts institutions in the city.
  • Learn the fundamentals of working at NYC Cultural Institutions
  • Work and learn with experienced arts administration professionals – Learn the ins and outs from some of the best in the field.
  • Executive Brown Bag lunches – Have lunch with BAM’s Executive Team and glimpse the future of the organization from their perspective.
  • Follow the Production – This program tracks the mounting of a presentation at BAM – from artistic selection and budgeting, to load-in and travel visas.
  • See BAM performances and films – Gain access to see some of the most coveted shows in town!
  • Career counseling and Mentoring

Archives Intern Role and Responsibilities:

  • This work will include sorting and filing historical and administrative papers
  • The work may include cataloging in Collective Access, an open source relational database, used by BAM Hamm Archives
  • The candidate should be able to make a firm 20 hour a week commitment throughout the Fall.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • BAM programming subject knowledge and/or familiarity with Collective Access cataloging a plus.
  • Ideal for Library Science or Archival students
  • Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel & Powerpoint
  • Experience with Tessitura or Database applications
  • Excellent verbal, written and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Reliable and self-motivated

FULL-TIME/PART-TIME: Full-Time and/or Part-Time
SALARY: $9.25 per hour for candidates currently pursuing their undergraduate degree or recently graduated high school. $10.25 per hour for candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling deadlines, apply as soon as possible.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Go to http://www.bam.org/about/careers AND CLICK ON “APPLICATIONS, FALL INTERNSHIPS – APPLY HERE”
LOCATION: Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fort Greene

Full post: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1356482

 

 

Internship Opportunity: Archival Internship (Fall 2016), ARChive of Contemporary Music, NYC

Founded in 1985, the ARChive of Contemporary Music is a not-for-profit archive, music library and research center located in New York City. The ARChive collects, preserves and provides information on the popular music of all cultures and races throughout the world from 1950 to the present. Since the ARChives founding in 1985 our holdings have grown to over 2 million sound recordings, making the ARChive the largest popular music collection in the United States. In addition to sound recordings and publications, the ARChive actively collects all books, magazines, videos, films, photographs, press kits, newspapers clippings, memorabilia and ephemera relating to the history of popular music.

Our current, on-going projects are cataloging and book digitization. Interns may focus on one or both projects and may have the opportunity to work on other projects as they arise.

Cataloging:

Interns will receive training that enables them to catalog CDs, vinyl LPs, or books in our File Maker Pro Database using our in-house cataloging rules.
We depend directly on our interns and allow them a great deal of hands-on experience and responsibility.

Interns may work on related projects (for example, in-filing, processing donations, etc.) as needed, if they are interested.

Qualifications:

Ideal for the position is a student or recent graduate with a background or interest in music, musicology, fine art, or library & information science.

Candidates must:

  • Possess good interpersonal skills.
  • Be responsible, reliable, and detail-oriented.
  • Be able to handle delicate and valuable materials with care.

Undergraduate library experience and/or graduate-level library classes are preferred.

Digitization:

The ARChive of Contemporary Music is the largest collection of popular music in America, with more than two million recordings. Our music book collection is also one of the best in the United States, numbering 20,000+ volumes. To scan this resource the Internet Archive has installed one of their Scribe machines in our Lower Manhattan facility. When completed, all of our materials will be preserved electronically, OCR Readable, and available in-house for reading and research.

Digitization interns will be trained to scan initially, then will be introduced to more complex tasks once they are familiar with the process. Tasks include:

  • Loading, Scanning, and Republishing books while ensuring high quality standards.
  • Training and working as a team.
  • Trouble shooting the scribe machine, mitigating cataloging inconsistencies, and navigating open source software at Internet Archive.
  • Keeping work areas and equipment clean, neat, and organized.

Qualifications:

  • Strong technical (software/hardware) and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to sit for 6-7.5 hour periods, and comfort with repetitive motion
  • Highly organized
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Familiarity and enthusiasm for music, books, cultural heritage preservation and the arts!
  • Previous library or archive experience or education is preferred, but not essential.

All internships are unpaid, but we are certainly willing to help you meet any requirements to receive course credit. Time requirements are flexible–we ask that you are available for at least one full day (11:00-6:00) per work week, but the more time you can commit to the more responsibility we can give you.

We are currently looking for interns for Fall 2016 but we can be flexible on specific start & end dates. If you are interested, please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your general interest in working at the archive and what project(s) you are interested in contributing to.

Full post: http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=5607a837cf61e79c&q

Internship Opportunity: Archivist Internship, Greene Naftali Gallery, NYC

Greene Naftali Gallery is looking for a detail-oriented intern with strong organizational skills, a professional manner, and an interest in contemporary art and arts administration.

Intern will have the opportunity to work closely with both the gallery staff and gallery artists on a wide variety of projects. Responsibilities will include assisting the front desk, helping to manage the image and press archives, updating the database, filing, and running errands.

Knowledge of Word, Photoshop, and ArtBase helpful.

Start date, as soon as possible. Schedule is flexible. Lunch stipend will be provided. Please email a cover letter and resume to info@greenenaftaligallery.com.

Application deadline: August 6, 2016

Full post: http://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/4142e3ba-e331-46ac-aa51-d5ee5fa9d926

Internship Opportunities: New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC

The Internship Program at the New Museum offers participants hands-on training in the museum profession and a comprehensive overview of Museum operations. Interns also gain insight into the world of contemporary art. Interns participate in the day-to-day activities of these departments, in addition to working on specific projects. When considering whether or not to apply for an internship at the New Museum, please keep in mind that they are unpaid.

Curatorial:

The Curatorial Department researches and organizes upcoming exhibitions, including the development of checklists and didactic material; produces exhibition catalogues; manages the travel of selected exhibitions; and corresponds with artists, curators, galleries, and museums. Interns will obtain administrative skills in organizing art exhibitions and be introduced to issues relating to contemporary art.

Digital Archive:

The New Museum’s Digital Archive is an innovative project to publicly document the activities, ideas, and programmatic history of an institution. Gaining valuable experience related to the management of archives in a museum setting, interns will assist with research, digitization, and description of archival material (born-digital as well as analog). Enrollment in an advanced degree program in Archives, Library and Information Science, or related area of study is preferred.

Registrar / Collections Management:

This internship provides an opportunity to conduct an inventory of the New Museum’s Collection of over 600 objects and the Museum’s series of Limited Editions by over forty leading contemporary artists. The intern may also provide Registrarial support during periods of exhibition changeovers and work closely with the staff of the Exhibitions department. Prior coursework or experience with collection management is a plus. All applicants should have basic clerical skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.

Hours: Interns must be able to work a minimum of two full days per week, seven hours per day. The exact schedule will be determined with the department supervisor. Internships are available from September – December 2016. Experience in the visual arts and knowledge about contemporary art is preferred.  Interns must be able to work a full trimester. No interns will be accepted for shorter periods.

Application Procedure: Interns must submit an intern application form, cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation from professors and/or previous employers as one PDF file. Letters of recommendation may also be sent separately.

Deadline: August 14, 2016

Full post: http://www.newmuseum.org/interns

Internship Opportunities: Fall Internships at the Smithsonian Libraries, DC Area

http://library.si.edu/Fall2016Internships

Collections Management for Digitizing Monographs
Dates preferred:  September, or Late October-December
Location of internship: SLRA, Pennsy Dr; Landover, MD; with occasional off-site visits to library offices in downtown DC

This opportunity would be ideal for a candidate who is an MLS Student currently in a program who is organized, can work semi-independently, knows the principles of library shelving schematics, has performed reference assistance in a research library, has an interest in a broad range of subject matter including the arts, physical and natural sciences, and American and Western European history, and can engage and operate data spreadsheets such as Microsoft Excel.

The intern, using a SIRIS report sorted by call number and various databases and online sources, would learn to assess the public domain monograph collections housed at Pennsy/SLRA for Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) and Cultural Heritage Library (CHL) digitization candidates. The intern would meet with the branch librarian, preservation conservator, and digital librarians to understand the various points involved in identifying materials for digitization.

The intern will learn or bolster collections management experience in the areas of preservation assessment, use of online resources to assess digitization need, effective use of electronic catalog records and databases to identify items, and how to collaborate across departments.
Graphic Design Internship
Dates preferred: September through December.
Location of internship: Advancement Office, Smithsonian Libraries, National Museum of Natural History (Washington, DC)

This opportunity would be ideal for a candidate with experience in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and/or other design and publishing software tools necessary.
This is an excellent opportunity for a student to gain experience working in the Advancement Office of the Smithsonian Libraries, the world’s largest museum library system. The Graphic Design Intern assists Advancement staff with various creative aspects of our fundraising activities related to mailings and outreach design, marketing, branding, and cultivation activities. The student will have the opportunity to learn how to design creative materials (invitations, brochures, hand-outs, letters, flyers, print and online advertisements) for various projects as well as participate in social media platforms, including Smithsonian Libraries blog and help design/develop content for the Smithsonian Libraries website and possibly upcoming exhibition materials
Biodiversity Heritage Library Social Media & Digital Campaign Intern
Dates preferred: Fall 2016. Ideally 9/12/2016-12/16/2016 if length acceptable.
Location of internship: Combination of in-person and virtual participation. In-person duty station will be the National Museum of Natural History (Washington, DC).

This opportunity would be ideal for students pursing a Library and Information Science Masters or recent graduates with strong writing and research skills and experience with marketing and social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. In addition, a candidates with image editing skills and proficiency with Photoshop or Canva are strongly preferred. Students with a demonstrated interest in a biological sciences subject specialty, digital librarianship, and/or library marketing are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library, an open access digital library of natural history literature (http://biodiversitylibrary.org/), seeks an intern to help tell the story of life on earth within the context of biodiversity literature through the use of social media and digital campaigns.  The Social Media and Digital Campaign Intern will be mentored by the BHL Outreach and Communication Manager (O&C Manager) and learn to produce social media content that is designed to support BHL’s outreach objectives and help build BHL’s Digital Content Library. The intern will have the opportunity to create custom graphics and experiment with animated media such as GIFs and video for post content.
Biodiversity Heritage Library Product Development and Marketing Intern
Dates preferred: Fall 2016. Ideally 9/12/2016-12/16/2016 if length acceptable.
Location of internship: Combination of in-person and virtual participation. In-person duty station will be the National Museum of Natural History (Washington, DC).

This opportunity would be ideal for students pursing a graphic design and/or marketing degree. Graduate, undergraduate or recent graduate acceptable. In particular, candidates with strong image editing skills and extensive experience using Photoshop as well as students with experience in email marketing and social media marketing strongly preferred.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library, an open access digital library of natural history literature (http://biodiversitylibrary.org/), seeks an intern to help expand BHL’s online store and related marketing activities in order to drive sales that will help support biodiversity research around the world.

The Intern will have the opportunity to use their artistic skills to create real products as well as gain practical experience not only developing marketing campaigns but also implementing those campaigns, allowing the intern to test their strategies in a real-world environment. By the end of the internship, a student will understand the importance of fundraising activities for non-profit organizations. He/she will obtain first-hand experience creating marketing campaigns that communicate the impact of a purchase on an organization’s mission and gain exposure to and develop an appreciation for scientific illustration.

Educational Programs
Dates: September – December, flexible.
Location: Education and Outreach Office, Smithsonian Libraries, National Museum of Natural History (Washington, DC)

This opportunity would be ideal for Masters candidate in good standing in the following fields: Library Science, Education, Museum Education. Though all with applicable experience are welcome

Through this internship, a student will be mentored by the Education Specialist and help identify new educational resources to develop for a k-12 digital audience. Intern may have the opportunity to gain experience contextualizing images, applying common core standards, researching online educational experiences, developing program ideas, and assisting with and attending family programs.

During this opportunity, a student would gain hands-on practical experience in the library and museum education fields and contribute to original educational content for a national source.

Internship Opportunity: Library Intern, Honolulu Museum of Art

The Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA) is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse, qualified workforce. The Museum strives to maintain a staff that works together to maintain its mission: To bring together great art and people to create a more harmonious, adaptable and enjoyable society in Hawai‘i.

Our Vision: To be a world-class institution with great collections of art and leading education programs. We will reflect changes that are happening in Hawaii, Asia and the world. Conceived as an institution that would make Hawai‘i an even better place to live, the Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA) is committed to showcasing the highest quality art from around the world for the benefit of residents and visitors. Art and Education are central to the museum’s mission, with 299,000 people visiting each year and 36,900 students participating in school programs both at the museum and throughout the community. The museum’s art collection has grown into one of the most extensive in the United States, with a special emphasis on works of art that reflect the diverse communities that call Hawai‘i home.

Job Summary: Under the general supervision of the Head Librarian catalogs Japanese and other Asian language materials and corrects existing bibliographic records as needed by using the procedures and practices of current metadata standards. Works with staff and volunteers in pursuing the use of new technologies for information access and library operations.

TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: JULY 2016 – JUNE 2017

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to read Japanese and/or Chinese/Korean languages
  • Working experience with current cataloging standards (AACR2 and/or RDA)
  • Working experience with an integrated library system (Ex Libris Voyager preferred)
  • Working experience with OCLC Connexion cataloging client
  • Knowledge of Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Knowledge of LCC and DDC classifications
  • Ability to work collegially with a diverse group of library patrons. Excellent customer service skills in answering questions and requests for library materials
  • Ability to foster cooperative relationships with the local library community including the University of Hawaii libraries and other small institutional research centers

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science

Essential Duties:

  • Create bibliographical records of Japanese (and some other Asian language) books and journals and input into the library’s OPAC (Hawaii Voyager) database;
  • Provide reference services to the museum staff and the general public via phone, email, and in person;
  • Support the Head Librarian to projects such as the retrospective conversion (automation);
  • Maintain the records of subscription titles (magazines) and report to the EBSCO if there are any missing or delayed issues;
  • Closely collaborate with the library volunteers and keep their time-sheet log.

Working Conditions and Atmosphere:

  • Ability to move, push, pull, lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Able to reach out and overhead with arms, use fingers and hands to manipulate paper, keyboards, etc.
  • Occasional exposure to dust and mold in records storage areas.
  • Normal vision and hearing requirements.

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Internship Opportunities: Fall Internships, Rubin Museum of Art, NYC

Rubin Museum of Art is home to a comprehensive collection of art from the Himalayas and surrounding regions. Through changing exhibitions and an array of engaging public programs, the Rubin Museum offers opportunities to explore the artistic legacy of the Himalayan region and to appreciate its place in the context of world cultures.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
The Rubin Museum of Art offers semester-long internships to qualified undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates interested in the following areas: education, programming, communications, publications, and human resources. In addition to assigned projects, interns have the opportunity to learn more about the museum field through group activities that include trips to cultural institutions, brown-bag lunch discussions with staff members, and career development workshops.

GENERAL CURATORIAL INTERN
Performs research and provides support for curatorial work and upcoming exhibitions that focus predominantly on Himalayan art and material culture.

TIBETAN LANGUAGE CURATORIAL INTERN
Performs research, occasionally in the Tibetan language, and provides support for curatorial work and upcoming exhibitions that focus specifically on Himalayan art.

SOUTH ASIAN ART CURATORIAL INTERN
Performs research and provides support for curatorial work for upcoming exhibitions that focus specifically on South Asian art.

LIBRARY INTERN
Works in the Museum’s library maintaining the library database system, cataloging, ordering books and maintaining library organization.

COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT INTERN
Works closely with staff on various projects that may include updating object records in the Museum database and shadowing registrars in the galleries during the installation and deinstallation of exhibitions.

 

 

INTERPRETATION RESEARCH AND ADMINISTRATION INTERN
Works with the Manager of Visitor Experience and Access Programs to research Himalayan art and culture as well as upcoming exhibitions in support of a rigorous staff and volunteer training program.

 

 

How to Apply for Internships

Applicants may apply to multiple internships individually. Please write a one-page cover letter which specifies (1) the internships for which you are applying, (2) your relevant qualifications, (3) your interest in the Rubin Museum of Art, and (4) your availability (days/times). Please email your resume and cover letter to volunteersandinterns@rubinmuseum.org. No phone calls please.Please put the internship you are applying to in the subject line of your email.

Due to the high volume of applications for internships, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

In the event you are not accepted for an internship, please resend your application materials again for the following term.

Deadlines for Internship Applications

Fall Semester (September through December): July 31
Spring Semester (January through May): November 27
Summer (mid-May through mid-August): April 15
Academic Year (September through May): July 31

Full List of Current Internship Listings

Internships page: http://rubinmuseum.org/about/jobs

Visual Resources Association Foundation 2016-2017 Internship Award

Award Description

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $4,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. The recipient will receive a stipend of $3,000 for 200 hours completed at the host site. A professional development component of $1,000 supports conference attendance or attendance at the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management. The recipient will receive a one-year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association.

Who May Apply

Students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library or information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, visual or studio art, museum studies, or other applicable field of study may apply for this award. Applicants must have completed at least 10 credits of their graduate coursework before the application deadline, or demonstrate an equivalent combination of coursework and relevant experience.

Internship Description

Only one VRAF Internship is awarded per year. Priority will be given to applicants who submit projects that support art historical research and scholarship. Although the award recipient need not hold US citizenship or be a permanent resident of the US, the recipient must select an institution in the United States to act as host for the internship. This institution must be approved by the VRAF Internship Award Committee. VRAF and VRA are not responsible for matching candidates with a host institution, but will gladly assist with the process. An up to date list of host institutions can be found here.

This Internship Award will be granted for the 2016-2017 academic year. The intern is required to work on site at their chosen host institution for a minimum of 200 hours. The intern will choose to initiate their internship in the fall of 2016 or the winter or spring of 2017. The internship must begin within 30 days of the official beginning of the selected academic session of the participant’s home institution and be completed within one academic semester or two academic quarters. Exceptions are allowed by agreement between the selected intern and the VRAF Internship Awards Committee. In all cases, the internship must be completed within twelve months of the recipient being notified of the award.

The intern and the internship supervisor will complete brief evaluations of the internship experience. This report must be received by the VRAF Internship Committee by March 1, 2017.

The VRAF Internship Award will provide a stipend of $3,000 to the intern. Half of the award will be granted prior to the internship, with the remainder granted upon completion of the internship and receipt of a letter to the Chair of the VRAF Internship Committee signed by the internship supervisor and the intern stating that the 200 hours have been completed. If the recipient is not a US citizen, the VRAF is required by the IRS to withhold a percentage of this award.

A professional development component of $1,000 is available to support attendance at the national VRA conference, other appropriate conferences, or the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management. The recipient will be reimbursed upon submission of receipts and documentation. The award recipient will be formally recognized during the Awards ceremony at the VRA conference.

The recipient will receive a one-year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association.

Interns may have the option of receiving academic credit for the internship as part of their graduate course work but will be responsible for making those arrangements themselves.

How to Apply

To apply for the award, please submit the following:

  • A current resume.
  • A current transcript [this does not need to be issued directly from the institution].
  • An essay of up to 400 words addressing the applicant’s professional goals, learning expectations of the internship experience, and any skills or background that might benefit visual resources. A brief clear description of the proposed project is required.
  • The names of two professional or scholastic references with address, telephone numbers, and email addresses.
  • Host institution and contact information of internship supervisor.
  • Application materials in electronic form are preferred and should be submitted as a single PDF file to:
    Margaret Webster
    Visual Resources Consultant
    Phone: 607-257-3365
    Email: mnw3@cornell.edu

Host Institutions

Responsibility for institutional selection will remain with the award recipients rather than the VRAF. The Internship Award Committee is not responsible for matching candidates with a host institution but will gladly assist in the process. To help with this process, VRA’s Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students (VREPS) have compiled an ongoing list of institutions willing to host an intern.

Note to potential host institutions: You are invited to add your information to the VREPS Internship Award Host Sites by sending an email to Amy Lazet (alazet@COLLEGEFORCREATIVESTUDIES.EDU) with the following information: institution name, contact person, address, telephone, email, URL, and a brief description of the internship.

Deadlines for 2016-2017

  • July 31, 2016: Deadline for submission of applications to the VRAF Internship Award Committee.
  • August 21, 2016: VRAF Internship Award Committee announces the award recipient for 2016-2017.

The deadline for submission of evaluation forms and documents by the intern and the host institution will be within 30 days of the completion of the internship. The evaluation reports for a recipient who elects to complete the internship during the spring semester or quarter must be received by March 1, 2017. The remaining documents verifying the completion of the internship may be submitted later.

Monies from the Internship Award may not be used to cover indirect costs at institutions.

Additional Information

For additional information please contact the Committee Chair:
Margaret Webster
Visual Resources Consultant
Phone: 607-257-3365
Email: mnw3@cornell.edu

Full post: http://vrafoundation.org.s119319.gridserver.com/index.php/grants/internship_award

Internship Opportunity: Library Collections Intern, Glenstone Foundation, Potomac, MD

Glenstone, a museum of modern and contemporary art, is integrated into 200 acres of gently rolling pasture and unspoiled woodland in Montgomery County, Maryland, less than 15 miles from the heart of Washington, DC. Glenstone strives to provide visitors with a unique experience through the seamless integration of art, architecture, and landscape. Established by the not-for-profit Glenstone Foundation, the museum, known as the Gallery, opened in 2006 and provides a contemplative, intimate setting for experiencing iconic works of art and architecture within a natural environment. Glenstone presents extraordinary outdoor sculptures and installations within a landscape designed by Peter Walker and Partners and selections from an art collection of significant depth and breadth in the Gallery building by the late Charles Gwathmey of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects. Admission is always free, and visits are scheduled by appointment to encourage an unhurried, intimate engagement between the viewers and their surroundings.

Glenstone is now in the midst of constructing a second museum building, The Pavilions, measuring 170,000 square feet and designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners, as well as a new public entrance, an arrival gallery with a bookstore, a café and an expanded landscape. These new facilities will enhance the visitor experience and provide significantly more space for exhibiting Glenstone’s superlative collection of post-World War II artworks.
Description

The Library Collections Intern will be responsible for standardizing legacy library records in the museum’s collections management system, CollectiveAccess, and contribute to collection development. The project will facilitate improved organization through the identification of items in the collection, as Glenstone prepares to transition the collection into the new library space in the future.

Additional projects proposed by the intern are encouraged.

Position Requirements

Essential Duties:

  • Checking existing library records for accuracy
    Adding Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), Getty vocabularies, call numbers, and images to library records
  • Creating intellectual relationships between library, artwork, and archival records
  • Applying call number labels and barcodes to library items
  • Assisting in developing the collection through conducting research on requested library items
  • Shifting, shelving library items as needed
  • Contributing to library outreach activities
  • Compile monthly statistics
  • Respond to reference requests from museum staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Coursework in descriptive cataloging, bibliographic control, classification, and/or information organization
  • Proficiency with PC and Mac computers
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Proficiency with integrated library systems and database management systems
  • Knowledge of metadata standards such as MARC, RDA, AACR2, and of Getty and Library of Congress Thesauri
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current student or recent graduate of a Library and Information Science program
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to take direction and to work independently
  • Experience in a library, special collections, museum, or non-profit cultural organization
  • Familiarity or experience with CollectiveAccess
    Interest in humanities, art and art history and/or undergraduate degree in art history or a related field
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Effective verbal and written skills

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