Paid Internship Opportunity: TD Internship 2016 in Museum Collections Management, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

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

  • Museum Collections Management

Educational Requirements

Open to second-year university and college students in art history, museum studies, visual arts, or museum technology, or to students who have completed the first year of an accelerated museum technology program.

Study and Training Opportunities

Interns will gain experience using a sophisticated automated collections management system (Mimsy XG) and will also be provided with an overall understanding of the varied operations of an active collections management department in a large art museum (art documentation, art storage, art loans management, art insurance and indemnification).

One successful candidate will provide collections assistance in the Art Documentation and Storage section (under the overall supervision of the Documentation Manager, Collections Management).

Working with the NGC collections, the candidate will have the possibility to be involved on a variety of documentation and storage projects and the timing of the internship will play a decisive factor in which projects the intern will have a chance to be involved in.

While these could be in various collecting areas (Photographs, Prints & Drawings, Paintings, Sculptures, Decorative and Media Arts) there will be a special emphasis on the following projects depending on their status at the time of the internship:

Working with the Storage Technician, PSDMA Collections, the candidate will provide assistance with the on-going inventory of art storages, with focus on the crated PSDMA collection areas. The candidate will assist with the following tasks:

  • Utilization of the collection management system (MIMSY XG) to conduct inventory searches and verification of data
  • Verification of locations of all crates and sculptural elements within the PSDMA collection, ensuring that ID numbers are permanent and visible
  • Identification of available space on unit shelving for placement of crates from floors, to improve access
  • Production of colour-coded magnetic signage for labeling assigned areas at 2 off-site storages and areas of boxed-lamp collection onsite
  • Assignment of new numbering system for units at off-site storage
  • Identification of uncrated 3-D objects in PSDMA storages, for new crate construction and/or containers, produce work requests, and material needs lists
  • Rehousing of smaller sculptural or art installation elements into archival containers
  • Assist in the creation of ethafoam trays for newly acquired sculptures

Working with the Documentation and Storage Officer, Photographs, the candidate will provide assistance with the several projects in the photography collections. The candidate will assist with the following tasks:

  • Assist with the physical inventory of works for incoming acquisitions
  • Rehousing of works and creation of box lists where required
  • Labelling of housing materials before assignment of temporary home locations
  • Working on EXCEL lists in preparation for transfer of data to Mimsy
  • Assist with the creation of curatorial files

Requirements

Eligibility

Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents legally entitled to work in Canada who are enrolled in, or a graduate within the last two years of, a diploma or degree granting program. Please note any specific educational requirements required by the particular Area of Study, as outlined above.

The TD Internship Program is designed to provide entrance-level professional development opportunities for students contemplating careers in the museum, library, or archives fields.

Tenure and Remuneration

Internships normally will be for a term of 12 weeks, although the period can vary depending upon the requirements of both the candidate and the museum program involved. Residency must be completed during the period 1 June 2016 through 31 March 2017. Internships are valued at $7,500 for the twelve-week term, and will be pro-rated in the case of approved shorter or longer periods of internship. Interns may be eligible for a discretionary $750 relocation allowance.

Applications

Applications must state clearly which of the areas of study the candidate is interested in, and must include the following:

  • The proposed dates of the internship
  • A curriculum vitae, including education, employment, awards and honours
  • Two letters of recommendation from previous or current employers and/or educational institutions, to be sent to spaquette@gallery.ca. These letters must address the candidate’s aptitudes and achievements, and assess the relevance of the internship to the candidate’s career development.

Assessment

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

Evaluation

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

Deadline

Letters of recommendation must be received no later than June 12, 2016 and sent to: spaquette@gallery.ca. Applications will be reviewed during June 2016. Notification of applicants will take place shortly thereafter.

Condition of Employment

Must meet the bilingual requirement to be invited to the interview process. Reliability Status – this factor is not used at the pre-selection stage.

Additional Information

  • A variety of assessment tools will be used to assess candidates.
  • The Gallery is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environment. Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation are available upon request.
  • Candidates are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice.

Deadline: June 12, 2016

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Paid Internship Opportunity: TD Internships in Art Librarianship & Archive Practice, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Job Summary

Generously supported by TD, these competitive, paid internships offer study and training opportunities and work experience in the fields of:

  • Art Librarianship
  • Archive Practice

Specific Educational Requirements

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

Study and Training Opportunities

The Library and Archives welcomes applications from candidates interested in working in either of the two areas:

  • Library: under the supervision of the Cataloguer, the intern will gain experience in cataloguing by participating in the cataloguing of a donation to the Library and Archives, the Jacqueline Fry collection. At the same time, working with the Head of Reader Services, the intern will gain some experience in Reader Services.
  • Archives: working with the Chief, Library, Archives and Fellowship Programs, the intern will gain experience sorting, analyzing, arranging, describing and creating a finding aid for a collection of video, dvd, and audio records from Igloolik Isuma Productions fonds.

Full training will be provided for the specific project work. In addition, interns will receive a general overview of the activities of the Library and Archives, including introductions to programs in collections development, collections management, reader services, and archives management.

Requirements

Eligibility

  • Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents legally entitled to work in Canada who are enrolled in, or a graduate within the last two years of, a diploma or degree granting program
  • Please note any specific educational requirements required by the particular Area of Study, as outlined above
  • The TD Internship Program is designed to provide entrance-level professional development opportunities for students contemplating careers in the museum, library, or archives fields

Tenure and Remuneration

  • Internships normally will be for a term of 12 weeks, although the period can vary depending upon the requirements of both the candidate and the museum program involved
  • Residency must be completed during the period 1 June 2016 through 31 March 2017
  • Internships are valued at $ 7,500 for the 12 week term, and will be pro-rated in the case of approved shorter or longer periods of internship. Interns may be eligible for a discretionary $750 relocation allowance

Applications

Applications must state clearly which of the areas of study the candidate is interested in, and must include the following:

  • The proposed dates of the internship
  • A full curriculum vitae, including education, employment, awards and honours
  • Two letters of recommendation from previous or current employers and/or educational institutions, to be sent to spaquette@gallery.ca. These letters must address the candidate’s aptitudes and achievements, and assess the relevance of the internship to the candidate’s career development

Assessment

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

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

Deadline

Letters of recommendation must be received no later than June 12, 2016 and sent to spaquette@gallery.ca. Applications will be reviewed during June 2016. Notification of applicants will take place shortly thereafter.

Condition of Employment

Must meet the bilingual requirement to be invited to the interview process. Reliability Status – this factor is not used at the pre-selection stage.

Additional Information

  • A variety of assessment tools will be used to assess candidates
  • The Gallery is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environment. Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation are available upon request
  • Candidates are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice

 

Deadline: June 12, 2016

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Paid Internship Opportunity: Research & Program Support Intern, AHL Foundation, NYC

Description:

The AHL Foundation is looking to hire a Research & Program Support Intern to start working in June. Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic, mature, highly organized and posses excellent communication skills. Candidates must be able to commit to 16 hours a week for a minimum of 3 months. Monthly stipend will be available for the summer. An opportunity to continue as a paid intern in the fall may be available for the right candidate. This is an excellent position for a mature college student or recent graduate interested in gaining experience in a small non-profit organization.

Research & Program Support Intern will work closely with the Archivist and Archive Research Fellow to collect, organize and develop the Archive of Korean Artists in America (AKAA). Duties may include assist the Archive Research Fellow in researching and identifying artists for inclusion in AKAA, updating and managing the database, organizing and digitizing the collection, contacting artists and conducting interviews, and transcribing interviews. Additional duties may including assisting the Director of Programs with exhibitions and community outreach programs as needed.

Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Prior administrative experience including proficiency in Microsoft Office required; Photoshop experience a plus
  • Prior knowledge or high interest in contemporary visual art and Asian art
  • English fluency and working knowledge or fluency in Korean required

About AHL Foundation:
AHL (Art, Humanity, Love) Foundation is a 501(c)3 visual arts organization with a mission to support Korean artists living in the United States and is committed to promoting and providing greater exposure of their work. Founded in 2003, the AHL Foundation is committed to seeking and promoting talented Korean and Korean-American artists while building a wider public awareness of the important cultural contributions made by these artists. AHL programs include special exhibitions, art history classes, public lectures, museum and gallery tours along with professional development opportunities for artists through its Visual Art Awards, and Project Grants including the Jason J Kim Grant which is the largest visual art grants of it’s kind in the United States.

Application Instructions:

Please send cover letter and resume to info@ahlfoundation.org.

Full post: http://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/bf07de41-7687-41ac-95c3-7552b90d1be2

Internship Opportunity: Archival Internship, Boo-Hooray, NYC

Description:

Do you like the smell of old books and rare print material? Yeah? Boo-Hooray is a company focused on the archiving, processing, and placement of post-war sub-cultural ephemera related to art, music, and theatre. We occasionally curate exhibitions and produce publications related to archives that we’ve worked on.

We’re currently accepting applications for summer internships. The ideal candidate is someone who’s interested in deeply researching materials and is very organized. The candidate must have good communication skills and be able to work independently as well as with a team. It’s not necessary but helpful to have an interest in punk music, esoteric weirdness, and exotica. Light art handling skills aren’t required but also helpful. The position would require availability of 2 to 3 days a week, M-F.

Application Instructions:

Please send a resume and cover letter to info@boo-hooray.com.

Deadline: June 12, 2016

Full post: http://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/e18e82c3-6f7f-405d-9f93-89334fa8e5b6

Internship Opportunity: Library Intern, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, PA

About Curtis:

The Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia, PA) educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level.

One of the world’s leading conservatories, Curtis is highly selective, with an enrollment of about 165. In this intimate environment, students receive personalized attention from a celebrated faculty. A busy schedule of performances is at the heart of Curtis’s distinctive “learn by doing” approach, which has produced an impressive number of notable artists since the school’s founding in Philadelphia in 1924.

Grounded in this rich heritage, Curtis is looking to the future in a flexible and forward-thinking way, evolving strategically to serve its time-honored mission.

The John de Lancie Library is located in the Milton L. Rock Resource Center at Curtis. The library holds more than eighty thousand music scores, books, and recordings for study and performance. In addition, the library collects and archives manuscripts, gifts of music, and memorabilia of Curtis and people associated with it. The Archives, a unit of the library, houses more than 150,000 documents and media related to the history of Curtis, its students and faculty, and related materials.

Essential Functions:

The position of Library Intern, reporting to the Assistant Librarian, will have the opportunity to experience all aspects of the library including cataloging in RDA, digitization, and circulation and reference services. The intern will follow cataloging projects from OCLC searching to RDA copy or original cataloging, then on to technical processing and shelving.

Responsibilities include:

  • Searching records in OCLC
  • Copy and original cataloging using RDA
  • Working with the media librarian on digitization and the digital repository
  • Collaborating with librarians on bibliographic instruction
  • Performing additional library-related tasks such as shelving, accessioning, and special projects as assigned
  • Working occasional circulation/reference desk shifts as needed

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’ s degree in a music-related field
  • Enrolled in a Library Science master’s program or interest learning about the field
  • Experience with Microsoft software, including Word and Excel

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to read music and demonstrated knowledge of classical music
  • Outstanding analytical and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of cataloging (MARC, RDA and/or AARC2), preferred, and a willingness to learn new skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive as a member of a team
  • Curiosity for and willingness to learn new and emerging technology and adapt to rapidly changing environments

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

Routine for office environment. The employee will be required to perform the essential functions of the job.

To Apply:

For best consideration, interested and qualified applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, resume and an hourly rate requirement to: humanresources@curtis.edu by June 15, 2016. Hire is contingent upon the successful passing of PA Act 153 and criminal (ADP) background screenings. Current library school students are encouraged to apply. No phone calls, please. EOE.

Deadline: June 15, 2016

Full post: http://www.curtis.edu/about-curtis/administration/work-at-curtis/open-positions/#LI

Internship Opportunity: Archives Internship, The Estate of Friedel Dzubas, NYC

Description & Responsibilities:

In a prolific career that spanned nearly five decades, German-American artist Friedel Dzubas (1915-1994) created paintings that varied from Abstract Expressionist gestures in the 1950s to monumental, color field abstraction in the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s. The Friedel Dzubas Estate Archives is seeking a summer intern to assist with administrative duties, research, and basic archival processing tasks related to the publication of the first monograph on the artist as well as preparatory work for the projected catalogue raisonné.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in completing an extensive inventory of the artist’s paintings, works on paper, and sculptures using the database Collector Systems
  • Request high-resolution images for the upcoming monograph and catalogue raisonné from museums, galleries, art advisories, auction houses, and private collectors
  • Use the estate’s archive and internal database to complete external research requests
  • Conduct research about the artist’s career at various archives and libraries across the city

Qualifications:

We are seeking someone with a professional demeanor and exceptional administrative and communication skills. Candidates must be organized, flexible, and punctual, as well as have the ability to work independently in order to complete projects in a timely manner. Ideally, they should have an interest in modern and contemporary art and arts administration. Additionally, applicants must be currently enrolled in a four-year degree program or have graduated from a program. Familiarity with collections management systems, including File Maker Pro, ArtSystems, PastPefect, or The Museum System is a plus.

Schedule & Compensation:

This position is part-time and flexible. Candidates must be available to work 10am to 5:30pm either Saturdays or Sundays. Ideally, candidates will also be available the following four Wednesdays this summer:

  • Wednesday, June 22
  • Wednesday, June 29
  • Wednesday, July 6
  • Wednesday, August 3

Although this is an unpaid position, the intern will receive a membership to the Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association.

Application Instructions / Contact Information:

After reviewing our website, please send your resume and cover letter (one page maximum) as separate attachments to dzubasestatearchives@gmail.com. Please use “Friedel Dzubas Internship” followed by your full name in the subject line.

Full post: https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/26bbfecc-8075-4975-bbeb-1c12c1949203

Paid Internship Opportunity: Records Management Intern, Artis-Naples, Naples, FL

Description

The Museum team is requesting a records management intern for the upcoming summer season. The majority of the work would be in records management involving consolidation, organization, and digitization of physical files. This includes:

  • Integrating conservation, donor, artist, accession and deaccession files into object files for works in the Museum’s permanent collection
  • Digitize, edit, organize and expand permanent collection and traveling exhibition documents
  • Other responsibilities would include management of environmental monitoring systems in gallery spaces and other administrative support, as needed

Requirements

The internship would take place on or about June 1 for approximately 12 weeks. The rate of pay would be $10 per hour. We anticipate a flexible schedule with 15-20 hours per week.

This internship is appropriate for current undergraduate students, or post graduate students from the following majors: art history, art, museum studies, history, or other relevant majors. Current seniors in high school with interests in those majors may also apply.

Full post: http://aam-us-jobs.careerwebsite.com/jobseeker/job/28675975/Records%20Management%20Intern/Artis-Naples

Paid Internship Opportunity: Civic Art Collection Intern, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA

 

The Civic Art Collection Intern, under direction of various SFAC Civic Art Collection staff, performs a wide variety of professional registration, conservation and administrative duties in support of the Arts Commission’s public art and collections management program.

SFAC is charged with the goal to preserve the many artworks accessioned by the city of San Francisco. The City’s collection of monuments and contemporary artworks is valued in excess of $90 million dollars with over 3,000 works in the collection, from historic monuments to contemporary works. The CAC Internship will provide an opportunity to assist with projects related to the cataloguing, display, maintenance, and conservation of the Civic Art Collection. Recently, the city completed a multi-year inventory project that has been an integral planning tool for the team. The city uses a collections management database (EmBARK) to organize details of artworks in addition to maintaining an extensive physical archive. SFAC is responsible for managing various types of projects to care for the collection including typical maintenance, conservation treatment (stabilization/restoration), and assessment projects. The collections team is underway with projecting long-term management and conservation needs for this diverse collection. This internship position will assist with completion of phase II of this project, and tasks will include: researching materials and treatment histories of individual monuments, correlating data to identify trends to anticipate conservation needs, geo-locating monuments for future mapping, and updating information in the collections management database. The internship will expose students to multiple facets of public art collections care and planning long-term preservation goals. In addition to the project listed above the intern will assist with other ongoing projects as needed including a public mural investigation and various conservation stabilization and restoration projects. During the internship, the student will be mentored by the collections team and learn software skills (Embark database), best practices for collection care, write condition reports, how to plan and manage conservation projects, and project budgeting.

Internship Period

Summer only internship. Internships will commence on June 6, 2016 and ends approximately August 26, 2016. Selected intern must be able to commit to the twelve-week session. Upon completing the internship, there is no implied offer of extension.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • The intern must have computer literacy in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and the Adobe Design Suite (Acrobat and Photoshop are most relevant). Experience with collections management systems preferred, and any experience with database systems or large inventories is desired. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, organized, and collaborative with good communication skills. Academic credit will be arranged. Internship will be structured around a 40 hour work week, Monday through Friday, with some flexibility in reporting times.
  • Ability to: implement modern business procedures and operate standard business machines; maintain detailed, complex records pertaining to the management, movement, exhibition, storage, and disposition of art objects; use a computer to input and maintain records and to produce reports and correspondence; prepare clear, accurate and understandable documents such as reports, memos, correspondence and statistical information; evaluate information, prioritize and organize multiple assignments and projects; speak in a clear, well-organized and concise manner in order to provide work-related information appropriate to the understanding of the listener; listen, ask relevant questions and effectively elicit information; deal tactfully and courteously with a variety of individuals and groups and establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, the general public, and representatives of other departments and organizations.
  • Requires completion of three years (equivalent to 90 semester units or 120 quarter units) of education from an accredited college or university leading to a Bachelor’s Degree in art or architectural conservation, art, art history, museum studies, arts administration or a closely related field; or completion of one year (equivalent to 30 semester units or 40 quarter units) of graduate level education from an accredited college or university leading to a Master’s Degree in art or architectural conservation, art, art history, museum studies, arts administration or a closely related field.

Deadline: May 28, 2016 by 5:00 pm

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Internship Opportunity: Archives Intern, Kaish Family Art Project, NYC

The Kaish Family Art Project seeks an intern enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program who wishes to gain professional experience in archival science, information management, or art history.

Internship Focus:
The intern will assist with archiving the papers of Luise Clayborn Kaish, including articles and exhibition materials. The intern will take an active role in preserving, researching, scanning, reformatting, arranging and describing Kaish’s papers. The intern will also be encouraged to research standards and best practices, prepare documentation, and–given time and interest–s/he might assist in the creation of an online platform for accessing highlights from the archive. Students with experience in digitization are welcome.

This internship will provide career-relevant, hands-on experience with archival materials and processes.

Qualifications:

  • Current or recent undergraduate or graduate student in a Library Science, Information Management, or Art History program
  • Experience or coursework in archiving
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Willingness to ask questions
  • Ability to work on a Mac
  • Ability to commit to 15-20 hours/week for 6-8 weeks

This internship, though unpaid, will provide you with valuable work experience in a unique setting. We are happy to work with your university to arrange for course credit when possible, and we can offer flexibility regarding start date and hours.

About Luise Clayborn Kaish (1925-2013): Kaish was an NYC based sculptor of soaring ambition and achievement and a painter of gem-like abstractions. She was among the first women to receive the American Academy in Rome Prize. Her work is included in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Smithsonian Institution. She is one of a handful of women sculptors of her generation who pioneered working in metal at a monumental scale. To learn more, please visit http://www.luisekaish.com

Application Deadline: June 6, 2016

Application Instructions: Please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to Sarah McCollum at sarah@kaishfamilyartproject.com.

Full post: http://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/b1877949-945c-4029-801b-c7596ca46268

Internship Opportunity: Project Archivist Intern, Artspace, New Haven, CT

Artspace, a non-profit art gallery in New Haven, CT is interested in hosting a Project Archivist Intern. Under direct supervision of the PR Coordinator and Research Manager/Archivist the intern will assist with website and archive development. The Project Archivist Intern will participate in the following projects: curate the online digital exhibited materials; create digital artifacts; rehouse collections; and assist in data entry as needed.

This is an unpaid internship, however interns may obtain academic credit for the internship. It is the applicant’s responsibility to set up the internship with their school. Artspace will provide performance review and grading, as required

Availability: Summer of 2016, can be extended into Fall 2016; preferably at least two-three full days (16 – 24 hours) per week.

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled and pursuing a masters degree in Library and Information Science, History, Museum Studies, or a related field
  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated
  • Experience with Salesforce and WordPress preferred but not required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Previous experience at an archive
  • Basic knowledge of archival standards
  • Ability to lift artifact boxes up to 40lbs

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Magee Lawhorn at magee@artspacenh.org

Full post: http://artspacenewhaven.org/opportunities/artspace-project-archivist-intern-summer-2016