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

Job Posting: Collection Registrar, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL

The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, is a non-profit organization established in 2002 by Ella Fontanals-Cisneros and her family to support artists who are exploring new directions in contemporary art. CIFO fosters cultural understanding and educational exchange through three primary initiatives: a Grants and Commissions Program for emerging and mid-career visual artists from Latin America; an exhibitions program showcasing work by Latin American artists and international contemporary art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection at the CIFO Art Space; and foundation-initiated support for other arts and culture projects.

The Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection is seeking a Registrar in Miami, Florida who will be responsible for the management of the Collection and for the implementation of approved policies and procedures for the management of the Collection and the records pertaining to the Collection. This position supervises a team of Art Handlers/Installation crew.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Development and maintenance of the Collection’s computerized database as well as object and curatorial files
  • Responsible for working with the Chief Curator and guest curators providing collection reports and accessibility to objects and documentation for exhibition and research purposes
  • Responsible for the registration, photography, condition reporting and data entry of acquired works
  • Manages collection in storage and on exhibition, and oversees collections conservation and inventory projects
  • Supervise and manage information for insurance reports including periodic review of insurance values
  • Reviews and recommends works to be conserved and restored; facilitating their treatment
  • Supervises appropriate housing and care of the Collection including climate-control and pest management programs
  • Implements security procedures
  • Identifies and contracts with appropriate freelance conservators as required, and maintains all collections conservation records, surveys and reports on treatment programs
  • Responsible for the coordination of movement of artworks and objects
  • Oversees copyright and reproduction requests as it relates to the permanent collection
  • Supervises all aspects of the Collections’ outgoing loans including loan processing, documentation preparation and maintenance, condition reporting, contracts, courier arrangements, crating, shipping, insurance and customs
  • For installations, tracks objects selected for forthcoming exhibitions and works with exhibit teams in exhibit planning, production and implementation
  • Responsible for producing label copy when needed; overseeing format and editing for corrections
  • Provides information to other departments as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • When required, support during install and de-install of CIFO Grants and Commissions exhibitions

Qualifications

  • Employee must live within commutable distance to Miami, Florida. We will not be responsible for relocation.
  • A Master’s degree (preferred) or a B.A. (required) in museum studies, history of art, photography, visual arts or information management or business administration, with a specialty in arts collections administration or equivalent museum collections experience
  • A minimum of three years of experience as a Collections Manager or Registrar in a museum or private collection with an active collections and exhibitions program
  • Direct work experience in a management role with supervisory responsibilities
  • Experience insuring outgoing loans and a permanent collection
  • Extensive knowledge of collection management systems and procedures
  • Ability to achieve cross-functional teamwork and a desire to function in a team environment
  • Ability to achieve and sustain best Collections practices
  • Attention to detail, excellent organizational abilities, manage multiple deadlines
  • Ability to handle sensitive information confidentially
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office and database experience

E-mail resumes to gmartinez@efcholdings.com (incl. salary requirements).

Full post: http://aam-us-jobs.careerwebsite.com/jobseeker/job/27645738

Job Posting: Museum Collections Manager, Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta, GA

The Center for Puppetry Arts Museum seeks a Collections Manager to assist in all areas of collections management and exhibition registration. Reporting to the Exhibitions Director, the incumbent will manage and maintain the museum’s object, archival, and library collections. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, cataloging and condition reporting incoming donations, managing the collections management database system (PastPerfect) and assisting with exhibitions, including the installation and de-installation of special and permanent exhibitions. The Center currently holds over 3000 items in its collection, including a recent donation of over 400 items from the Jim Henson Collection.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Manage and maintain object, archival, and library collections.
  • Catalog, condition report, and re-house all incoming donations and any items going on or off exhibit.
  • Process paperwork for accessions, incoming loans, and outgoing loans.
  • Manage the museum’s Past Perfect database.
  • Manage contract conservators working on puppets from the Jim Henson Collection and the Global Collection on an as needed basis.
  • Work with Preparator on finding appropriate mounting solutions for pieces going on exhibit.
  • Is responsible for ongoing inventory of museum collection.
  • Manage artifact checklist for special exhibits and permanent gallery rotations.
  • Work with Exhibitions Director and Preparator in installing and de-installing exhibitions.
  • Prepares monthly report of potential artifact donations to the collection for the Acquisition Committee to review.
  • Monitor Gallery and Collections Storage temperature and humidity rates.
  • Supervise library patrons and handle research requests.
  • Oversee Collections Management interns and Library volunteers.
  • Assist Exhibitions Director in research for new exhibitions.
  • Will occasionally need to assist with museum programming as well as evening and weekend events (advance notice given for all shifts).

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Possess a B.A. in History, Public History, Museum Studies or related field (M.A. preferred).
  • Have a minimum of 2 years museum experience in registration and/or collections management with demonstrated proficiency in database management (PastPerfect experience is a plus).
  • Successful candidates must be extremely detail oriented and self-motivated. Must be able to work successfully alone and in a team environment.
  • Candidates must have knowledge of standard museum policies and procedures according to AAM standards and knowledge of standard museum cataloguing systems.
  • The ideal candidate will possess patience, persistence, flexibility, and a good sense of humor.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICATION:

Please mail your resume, along with a letter of interest and salary history and requirements to: Kelsey Fritz, Exhibitions Director, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-2820 or email to kelseyfritz@puppet.org. No phone calls, please.

Full post: http://aam-us-jobs.careerwebsite.com/jobseeker/job/29165163

Center for Puppetry Arts job postings: http://www.puppet.org/about/work-with-us

Internship Opportunity: Collections Management Internship, Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta, GA

* Fall Session: September-December (12-15 weeks)
* Application Deadline: July 15th, 2016

The Center for Puppetry Arts seeks an intern to assist the Collections Manager in the Museum department. This internship grants broad hands-on experience in collections management and preventive conservation with emphasis on object handling, cataloging, rehousing, and condition reporting. Tutorials and workshops will be conducted to expose the intern to various aspects of the collections field. Duties include assisting the Collections Manager with a complete collections inventory, processing acquisitions, building blue-board boxes, maintaining documentation in the Past Perfect database, and condition reporting objects. The intern will work on the permanent global collection, as well as the Jim Henson collection.

A large project of the internship will include assisting the Collections Manager with a complete inventory of the Museum collection. By the end of 2015, the entire Museum collection will be placed in new on-site collections storage. In order to apply for AAM Accreditation and to resolve discrepancies due to multiple storage locations, a complete inventory will be done. In addition to the physical checking of objects and their locations, each object will also be photographed, notes made regarding condition, and if necessary, rehoused. This is a great collections care project for someone interested in pursuing collections management or registrar work.

The intern would work approximately 10-15 hours per week during the quarter/semester for a total of between 150 and 250 hours. Those hours may be worked in any combination at the discretion of the intern and the supervisor. This is an unpaid internship and is considered a volunteer position. Course credit may be given for the internship.

Desired Qualifications:

The ideal intern:

  • Has a background in museums, public history, or a related field
  • Is reliable, organized, and detail-oriented
  • Is able to take direction as well as work independently
  • Has previous experience in collections management and object handling
  • Has previous experience with Past Perfect or a similar collections database (preferred)
  • Is interested in pursuing a career in collections management or registration

The main duties of the intern will be:

  • Assisting with a complete inventory of the Museum collection.
  • Supporting the Collections Manager in all aspects of collections management, re-housing, and preventive conservation, including: object storage, cataloging, photography, condition reporting, and documentation
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

  • Internship Application
  • Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Course Requirements (if applying for school credit)

PLEASE SUBMIT ALL MATERIALS TO:

Center for Puppetry Arts
ATTN: Internship Coordinator
1404 Spring St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

OR

Email: internship@puppet.org
In Subject Line: “Name” – “internship applying for”
(Example: John Smith – 2016 Spring Collections Management Internship)

OR

Fax application to 404.873.9907

Please note any attachment over 10 MB may need to be sent in separate emails.

No phone calls please; if you have questions, please email Megan Montague at
internship@puppet.org.

Full post: http://www.puppet.org/media/1544/collectionsmanagementinternshipdescription2016.pdf

Center for Puppetry Arts job postings: http://www.puppet.org/about/work-with-us

Job Posting: Collections Manager/Librarian, The Center for Book Arts, NYC

Part-time Temporary $20 per hour, 15-20 hours a week

The Center for Book Arts seeks a collections specialist or librarian to oversee the ongoing documentation and management of the Center’s permanent collections, including the Reference Library, Fine Arts Collections, and Archives. This is a temporary part-time grant-funded position with possibility for growth to permanent.

Responsibilities

  • Document and catalogue works (primarily reference materials and fine art works including artist books, art objects, limited editions) in the Center’s collections
  • Supervise cataloguing interns, collections photography, and rehousing volunteers, including recruiting and training Respond to collections related inquiries from the public and from the Center’s artist community
  • Work with the Executive Director/Curator to organize the Permanent Collections Spotlight exhibitions
  • Help to create and institute internal circulation procedures for the Reference Library Conduct other collections-related research and administration as needed Assist with the arrangement of traveling exhibitions
  • Oversee loans of items from the Permanent Collection to other institutions
  • Conduct, at times, group tours of the Center Qualifications

Required education: MLS or arts/museum collection management degree or certificate

  • Prior experience working in a museum, library, or archives context
  • Experience in cataloguing and/or special collections management strongly preferred
  • Experience in the physical handling or housing of rare books or works on paper
  • Ability to carry, move, and pack heavier artworks if necessary
  • High comfort level with computers and other technology
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel Experience with Photoshop and scanners
  • Experience with Collective Access or other database system required
  • Comfortable multitasking in an open office and lively studio/gallery environment
  • Proactive and self-motivated Interest in bookbinding, letterpress printing, history of the book, and other book arts a plus

About the Center for Book Arts

The Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to the book as an art object. Founded in 1974, the Center for Book Arts is unique among art organizations in New York as the only venue at which visitors can view exhibitions of contemporary book arts in the context of an active studio. The Center has produced over 300 exhibitions, involving more than 10,000 artists. The Center offers an extensive selection of 150 classes & workshops annually, along with lectures, readings, and other public programs.


Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Applications are due PREFERABLY by January 19, 2016 To Apply: Send cover letter, and resume via email: jobs@centerforbookarts.org with the subject matter “Collections Manager”

More information and application: https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/fbf0a853-48c9-4146-b472-281bbddbf1aa

Job Posting: Collections Management Librarian, ArtCenter College of Design, CA

DESCRIPTION

This position oversees operations of the newly formed Collections Management Department encompassing acquisitions, cataloging, and serials. As a leader in this section the Collections Management Librarian initiates projects to implement new catalog-related technologies, creates efficient workflows, and trains staff on these initiatives. Responsibilities include working closely with the Library Systems Administrator on ILS management, serving as the primary contact to OCLC, and providing technical support for creating and maintaining access to print, electronic, and multimedia format material. Incumbent has the option to participate in reference services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provide leadership in the areas of acquisitions, cataloging, interlibrary loan, and serials
  • Establish and manage interlibrary loan services
  • Create and maintain records for library materials to facilitate access and discovery
  • Catalog materials in both print and electronic formats in a variety of subject areas focusing on art and design through use of the library database, a national library database (OCLC Connexion Client), standards for classification and subject terminology (DDC, LCSH)
  • Perform both copy and original cataloging
  • Create authorities by individual downloads from OCLC or originally; work to convert legacy non-OCLC/LCSH authorities to these forms; follow national standards (MARC 21, AACRIIr), along with customized departmental standards
  • Develop policies and procedures
  • Supervise two full-time and one part-time staff members
  • Work in partnership with Systems Administrator and other staff to improve access to database
  • Keep abreast of policies and trends in the area of collections management
  • Create and maintain accurate and authoritative records for all library materials in the library database according to national library standards, to allow library patrons to find and access physical and digital library assets
  • Maintain data to include the full life cycle of creation, updating and deletion based on library holdings
  • Develop procedures related to book processing and tracking lost or missing library materials
  • Maintain ILS integrity by managing authority control, oversees inventory projects, as well as updating location and record coding

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program
  • Thorough knowledge of electronic and traditional cataloging, classification, and authority control, as well as current standards, trends, and forthcoming changes with FRBR, RDA, MARC, and emerging technologies in collections management
  • Ability to track acquisitions budget using Microsoft Excel
  • Understand copyright as it relates to interlibrary loan
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Minimum 3 years supervisory experience

Preferred:

  • Academic library experience
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Innovative Interfaces Millennium or Sierra
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced library environment
  • Subject knowledge of art and design

More information and application: http://www.artcenter.edu/accd/employment_14249.jsp

Job Posting: Assistant Visual Resource Manager (AAOA), Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Assistant Visual Resource Manager, AAOA

General Description:

Under the direction of the Collections Manager, the Assistant Visual Resource Manager will be responsible for arranging, describing, and cataloging the collections of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas Visual Resource Archive (AAOA VRA). A successful candidate will work closely with the Museum Archivist and the Collections Management staff in the Digital Media Department to establish and maintain archival and cataloguing standards for the Museum. Incumbent will create processing plans, arrange, house, and describe the records; create detailed online finding aids and catalog records; assist patrons of the collections and respond to collections queries, and seek out additional methods for online presentation of the collections to the public. Background research on collections to be undertaken with the aid of departmental curators, when necessary.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Responsible for the identification, arrangement, inventory, organization, and preservation of photographs and manuscript materials so they are accessible for reference
• Maintain national archival standards and utilize specific archival training to catalog archival collections
• Create finding aids for individual collections
• Provide reference assistance and answer research queries of museum staff and outside researchers
• Train and supervise volunteers and interns in the care, processing, and digitization of photograph collections
• Undertake collections surveys and identify possible funding to improve presentation and access of collections
• Other related duties

Requirements and Qualifications

Experience and Skills:

• 3-5 years of professional experience processing archives, personal papers, or manuscripts
• Successfully demonstrated experience applying processing and descriptive standards including DACS, EAD, and MARC-XML
• Must be proficient with Microsoft Office
• Proficiency with The Museum System (TMS) preferred
• Basic knowledge of the preservation and conservation practices for historical records
• Strong interpersonal skills, writing, and historical research skills

Knowledge and Education:

• Masters Degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science with a concentration in archives administration, special collections, or related discipline with coursework and experience in the care and management of historical photograph collections
• Demonstrated knowledge of Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), Encoded Archival Description (EAD), and other professional standards
• Background in art history preferred

The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to employoppty@metmuseum.org with the position title in the subject line.

Job Posting: Collections Manager and Registrar, Tenement Museum

Position Description

The Tenement Museum seeks a Collections Manager & Registrar, who will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight and preservation of the Museum’s Collections, which include its historic structures and archive. Responsibilities include accessioning, processing incoming/outgoing loans, maintaining collections data systems, exhibition management, preventative conservation care, archives and records management, and emergency response and recovery. The Collections Manager supervises the work of consultants and interns, and works closely with the Museum’s Education Department and Facilities Department. This position reports to the Director of Curatorial Affairs.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the conservation program for 97 Orchard Street, overseeing monthly building monitoring and identifying conservation priorities
  • Supervise access to the collections and archives, respond to public inquiries regarding the collections, and arrange loans to other cultural institutions.
  • Maintain an accessible online photo database; provide access to images and updates image database records accordingly.
  • Monitor environmental conditions in the museum and its collections, interpret data from environmental monitoring equipment and determine corrective action.
  • Collaborate with the Education Department to identify and assemble materials for use in programs and tours.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Curatorial Affairs on collections development and matters related to research on collections items and the museum’s historic properties.
  • Contribute to exhibition planning and installation.
  • Conduct tours of the Museum for the general public.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates should hold a Masters Degree in Library Science, History, Anthropology, Historic Preservation or related field and have at least 2 years experience. Candidate should be detail oriented, possess strong oral and written communication skills, and have a working knowledge of PastPerfect Museum Software.

SALARY

Commensurate with experience. Complete benefits package.

Please send cover letter and resume to dfavaloro@tenement.orgNo phone calls, please.

Deadline to apply: July 15, 2011.