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.
- 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.
Microsoft Word, Excel
Bachelor’s degree required.
Current enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS and Archives Studies program (or equivalent).
- 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.
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 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
- 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
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.
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.
Ideal for the position is a student or recent graduate with a background or interest in music, musicology, fine art, or library & information science.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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
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
- 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
- Master’s degree in Library Science
- 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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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
Internships page: http://rubinmuseum.org/about/jobs
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.
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
Since opening in 1999, MASS MoCA has become one of the worlds premier centers for making and showing the best art of our time. With annual attendance of 120,000, it ranks among the most visited institutions in the United States dedicated to new art. More than 80 major new works of art and more than 50 performances have been created through fabrication and rehearsal residencies in North Adams, making MASS MoCA perhaps the most fertile site in the country for new art. The museum thrives on making and presenting work that is fresh, surprising, and challenging.
MASS MoCA seeks full-time interns for various departments (see below). Spend any season in the culturally rich, naturally beautiful Berkshires, while gaining invaluable professional experience in the arts. Paid interns are given $125/week stipend and free housing within a block of the complex (cable, internet, and utilities included). Internship dates: September 12 – December 17, 2016.
Archive / Photography (1): The intern documents all of MASS MoCA’s visual and performing arts programs, as well as the programs’ education activities, art fabrication, studio residencies, development events and the overall vibrancy of our bustling 16-acre, 28-building campus. The intern organizes current and archive material within an online digital assets management system. In addition to comfort shooting still images, the intern should have significant experience in recording moving images and editing video with Final Cut Pro-X. The intern will also contribute to the museum’s social media platforms. A driver’s license might be helpful, but is not required.
Visual Arts (Curatorial) (1): Intern assists in the day-to-day operations of a busy curatorial department and helps with the preparations for upcoming programs, as well as the maintenance of current exhibitions. Responsibilities may include administrative duties, research, writing, and any number of unexpected errands or jobs required to help maintain an ambitious exhibition program of contemporary art. Intern also works with the Education department, receiving training to lead tours of exhibitions, interact with museum visitors, and develop focused “spotlight” talks on topics of special interest. This is a crucial part of the internship experience. The successful candidate should be self-sufficient, and have an eye for detail, strong writing and research skills, and a positive attitude about performing many kinds of tasks on a demanding schedule. Must have driver’s license and be willing to do a fair amount of driving.
Visual Arts (Registrarial) (1): Intern assists in the day-to-day operations of a busy curatorial department and helps with the preparations for upcoming programs as well as the maintenance of current exhibitions. This position is primarily focused on registrarial duties, including the maintenance of checklists and databases, preparation of loan requests, and assisting with condition reports. Responsibilities may also include research, correspondence with lenders and artists, assistance in the procuring of exhibition materials, installation of A/V equipment and lighting, and assisting in preparation, fabrication, and installation of artworks as needed. Intern also works with the Education department, receiving training to lead tours of exhibitions, interact with museum visitors, and develop focused “spotlight” talks on topics of special interest. This is a crucial part of the internship experience. The successful candidate should be detail-oriented, have good written and verbal communication skills, and have a positive attitude about performing many kinds of tasks on a demanding schedule. Must have driver’s license and be willing to do a fair amount of driving.
To apply: Send your application (found at http://www.massmoca.org/opportunities.php), cover letter, resume, and two letters of references to MASS MoCA c/o Meghan Robertson, Company Manager, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax at (413) 664-4519.
Deadline: July 18th, 2016 by 5pm EST
Internship posting page: http://massmoca.org/about/jobsinternships
* 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.
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
- 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
In Subject Line: “Name” – “internship applying for”
(Example: John Smith – 2016 Spring Collections Management Internship)
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
Center for Puppetry Arts job postings: http://www.puppet.org/about/work-with-us
Textile Arts Center (TAC) is a NYC-based resource facility dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of textiles through creative educational programs for children and adults. At TAC, we aspire to unify the textile community and advocate for the handmade by providing accessible, skills-based classes that reinvigorate engagement with traditional crafts.
The TAC Internship Program is designed for students, artists, and hobbyists interested in gaining valuable experience in a creative, mission driven arts center. Fall and Spring Internships are generally a 4.5 month commitment, unless otherwise discussed, and take place in either our Brooklyn or Manhattan studios. Together we create a schedule for each intern that covers approximately 15-20 hours per week. Preference is given to current students who are receiving school credit, but credits to take classes at TAC are also provided for all accepted interns.
The library intern will work with the Studio Manager and the Director of Artists Programs + Outreach to make the TAC library an accessible resource for instructors, students, and visitors. Responsibilities will include: restructuring the library’s organization system, creating borrowing procedures, and designing the library space. A background in library work and archival studies is ideal but not required.
Benefits of interning at TAC include…
- Association with a small but growing arts center focused on the textile and fiber community that holds classes, workshops, exhibitions, guest lectures, and screenings
- The opportunity to connect and learn from esteemed teachers, artists, and designers from the textile industry and art world
- Hands-on learning opportunities, including exposure to specific techniques and skills
- Access to our facilities and equipment
- Free classes!
- Collaborative + communicative environment – new ideas are always welcome! Interns are an integral part of the TAC team
Internship duration: 4.5 Months, 20 Hours/wk
Application Deadline: July 10th, 2016
Interviews: July 18 – August 5, 2016
Acceptance By: August 12, 2016
Internship Dates: September 6 – January 15, 2017