Internship Opportunity: Digitization Intern, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Digitization Intern

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ Dorothy and Kenneth Woodcock Archives is seeking a Digitization Intern for a temporary grant funded project. Reporting directly to the Director of the Dorothy and Kenneth Woodcock Archives, this position will entail the creation of new digital archives that will be accessible to the public. This position will also include writing and publishing blog posts related to the collection.

Hours: up to 21 hours per week, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Responsibilities:

The Digitization Intern will be responsible for all stages of digitizing and processing photographs.

  • Preparing and scanning film negatives, transparencies, and photographic prints in adherence with institutional and archival standards
  • Calibrating all components of the digital capture system, including software preferences, scanner and lighting settings
  • Minimally process scanned images using Photoshop
  • Creating archival masters as well as derivatives for storage and delivery
  • Perform quality assurance (QA) of scans
  • Rehousing all materials

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is pursuing a graduate degree in Library and Information Science, Museum Studies, or Archival Studies and has the following skills:

  • Experience working in libraries and archives
  • Familiarity with archival and digitization standards
  • Experience with digital retouching a plus
  • Ability to work independently and perform repetitive tasks
  • Ability to work in cool environments for extended periods of time

Compensation: A stipend will be provided for the duration of the internship–$3,000 (300 hours). Benefits include free admission to museum.

To Apply: Those with an interest in art history, background in digitization projects, and work experience or formal training in library science/archival management should email a cover letter and resume to internships@pafa.org with a subject line of Digitization Internship [last name]. Students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Anticipated started date is January 2, 2017.

Full post: https://www.pafa.org/careers-and-internships/internships

Internship Opportunity: Image Cataloging Intern, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Image Cataloging Intern

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ Dorothy and Kenneth Woodcock Archives is seeking an Image Cataloging Intern for a temporary grant funded project. Reporting directly to the Director of the Dorothy and Kenneth Woodcock Archives, this position will entail the creation of item-level catalog records using a combination of Mimsy XG (the museum’s content management system) and Microsoft Excel. This position will also include writing and publishing blog posts related to the collection.

Hours: up to 21 hours per week, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Responsibilities:

The Image Cataloging Intern will be responsible for all stages of creating cataloging records.

  • Create item-level catalog records using Mimsy XG
  • Conduct provenance research
  • Promote the collection through blog posts

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is pursuing a graduate degree in Library and Information Science, Museum Studies, or Archival Studies and has the following skills:

  • Coursework towards completion of a Masters in Library and Information Science
  • Experience handling rare and delicate archival materials preferred
  • Familiarity with content management systems
  • Experience with cataloging standards
  • Ability to work independently and perform repetitive tasks
  • Ability to work in cool environments for extended periods of time

Compensation: A stipend will be provided for the duration of the internship–$3,000 (300 hours). Benefits include free admission to museum.

To Apply: Those with an interest in art history, background in cataloging, and work experience or formal training in library science/archival management should email a cover letter and resume to internships@pafa.org with a subject line of Image Cataloging Internship [last name]. Students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Anticipated started date is January 17, 2017.

Full post: https://www.pafa.org/careers-and-internships/internships

Internship Opportunity: Archival Internship, 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 Spring 2017 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=c7ad72d05bef5a32

Internship Opportunity: Archives Assistant, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY

October 2016–May 2017

The Richard and Ronay Menschel Library of the George Eastman Museum is seeking two MLS/MLIS (or equivalent) graduate students to assist with Making More Available , a project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to preserve and provide access to archives and special collections of significance to the history of photography and motion pictures.

Duties

  • Assist the project director and project archivist to process, arrange, and describe to folder level approximately 215 linear feet of unprocessed archives collections.
  • With training and supervision provided by the project archivist, use ArchivesSpace software to create finding aids for the processed collections.
  • Assist with reorganization of the special collections vault.
  • Assist with relocation of museum archives collections to the special collections vault.
  • Other duties as requested.

Technology/Equipment/Tools
Laptop computer
ArchivesSpace software
Microsoft Word, Excel

Education Requirements
Bachelor’s degree required.
Current enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS and Archives Studies program (or equivalent).

Experience Requirements

  • Knowledge of standard archives practices including DACS and EAD.
  • Knowledge of controlled vocabularies such as LCSH, ULAN, TGN, and AAT.
  • Previous experience in arranging and describing archives collections and using ArchivesSpace preferred.

Physical Requirements
The duties of this position may require standing, walking, sitting, lifting/carrying (40lbs), pushing/pulling (40lbs), balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, speaking, hearing, seeing, depth perception, color vision, and repetitive motion.

Work Environment
Work takes place in an office environment with moderate to light noise.

Skills and Competencies Requirements

  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Highly organized
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility
  • Problem solving skills
  • Clerical skills
  • Commitment to high ethical standards and confidentiality

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter, resume, and finding aid sample to Project Archivist Cheri Crist by September 15, 2016. Finalists will be asked to supply letters of reference from their program supervisors.

 

Deadline to Apply: September 15, 2016

Full post: http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=24f593b5d27b9275

Internship Opportunity: Curatorial Internship, Archives of American Art, Washington, DC

The Archives of American Art seeks an intern for fall 2016 to contribute to upcoming exhibitions and help assist with organization of new acquisitions.

The intern will conduct extensive research in the Archives’ collections under the direction of the Curator of Manuscripts. As part of the internship, the student will learn how to identify and contextualize significant primary source documents and oral history excerpts. The intern will also learn about the AAA’s active collecting program by assisting with the acquisition of new collections. Both activities will introduce the intern to archival and curatorial workflows, including the content management system and Drupal-based website. The intern will be encouraged to write blog posts about his/her experience and use social media to share compelling archival discoveries.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • The successful candidate will have attention to detail and the ability to follow guidelines for working with historic documents are critical requirements.
  • Experience working in archives, library, or a museum setting and/or active participation in campus art history (or related fields) organizations and clubs.
  • Familiarity with American art history
  • A desire to learn computer and web programs.
  • A keen interest in working with primary source materials.

Application:

  • Cover letter
  • Résumé detailing your educational background and work/volunteer experience
  • Unofficial academic transcript
  • Names and email addresses of two references, preferably those who can assess the applicant’s academic abilities but personal recommendations will also be considered

Submit all application materials through the Smithsonian’s online internship application system. For more information, contact Mary Savig at savigm@si.edu.

Full post: https://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2016/08/30/washington-dc-curatorial-internship-smithsonians-archives-of-american-art/

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.

Full post: https://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2016/08/30/washington-dc-paid-internship-oral-history-management-smithsonians-archives-of-american-art

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 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 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.

Full post (PDF): http://ab976f528c498801423d-2376439231beb5d718e8f49fe25fed31.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/uploads/media/media/15671/temporary_library_intern_.pdf

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