Internships at the Corning Museum of Glass

The Rakow Research Library at The Corning Museum of Glass is currently seeking applicant for a Cataloging intern and for a Public Services intern. More information can be found at: http://www.cmog.org/get-involved/internships.

Cataloging Internship

The Rakow Research Library at The Corning Museum of Glass, the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking, is excited to offer an internship for a library science student interested in the field of cataloging. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with our book collection, which covers subject areas from archaeology to zoology and everything glass in between. Projects involve modifying and enhancing existing bibliographic records, copy-cataloging, and authority work, but may be tailored to the strengths and/or interests of the individual intern.

The preferred candidate is a motivated problem solver with an interest in cataloging. Applicants should have some practical experience with copy cataloging and the use of authority files. The intern will have strong organizational skills and attention to detail, and will feel comfortable working semi-independently with library materials in various languages. Ability to work in a Windows environment is required. Hands-on experience with OCLC Connexion and the Voyager library system is a plus. Experience with art-related subject matter is preferred but not necessary.

Public Services Internship

The Rakow Research Library at The Corning Museum of Glass, the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking, is excited to offer an internship for a library science student interested in the area of public services. The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to work with our diverse international patron base, ranging from grade school students to studio artists to advanced scholars. Intern will work with the Public Services Team, in-person and virtual reference work, instruction, creating LibGuides, and planning social media campaigns and the internship may be tailored to the strengths and/or interests of the individual intern.

The preferred candidate is energetic, outgoing, and dynamic. Applicants should have some practical experience with reference, instruction or social media. The intern will have strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Internship: Electronic Media Conservation, The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

The Denver Art Museum conservation department is offering a paid graduate-level internship in the conservation/preservation of electronic media graphic art objects. The intern will work with electronic media from the American Institute of Graphic Arts Design Archives (AIGA) in the collection of the Denver Art Museum. The archives contain winning entries from AIGA’s annual competitions dating from 1980 to the present. The intern will survey approximately 700 electronic media objects, carry out basic cataloguing, and provide preservation recommendations for the collection. Electronic media in the archives includes video, a range of digital image files, and website design. The 8 to 10 week internship will take place in summer 2015.

Qualifications for the internship include:

* Enrollment in a graduate program in moving image preservation, digital archiving, or art conservation.

* Ability to identify common video, digital image file, and website design formats.

* Knowledge of standards and best practices for preservation of video and born digital materials.

* Familiarity with museum and/or library cataloguing systems.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, summary of relevant coursework, and contact information for two references to Kate Moomaw at kmoomaw(at)denverartmuseum.org by 5 pm, January 9, 2015.

Internship: Lake Forest College and Center for Railroad Photography and Art, Lake Forest, IL

The Center for Railroad Photography and Art (CRPA), in partnership with Lake Forest College Archives and Special Collections, has up to two openings for paid internships beginning around January 15, 2015. Duties of the intern will include digitizing images, helping to design and refine a digital collections program, metadata creation, and assisting with reference requests related to the Center for Railroad Photography and Art’s collections on deposit at Lake Forest College. There may also be opportunities to assist with the Center’s social media presence.

Link to posting.

Unpaid Internships

There has been a lot of interesting discussion on ARLIS-L lately about internships, many of which are unpaid. We’d like to hear from you! Are you currently or have you previously worked an internship, paid or unpaid? What are your thoughts on this system? How did you choose which internship would be best for your career goals? And how can ARLIS/NA support you through this time of transition from student to professional?

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We would love to hear your ideas on this important topic! Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Cataloging Internship at The Corning Museum of Glass, Rakow Research Library

The Rakow Research Library at The Corning Museum of Glass, the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking, is offering an unpaid internship for a library science student interested in the field of cataloging. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with our book collection, which covers subject areas from archaeology to zoology and everything glass in between. Projects involve modifying and enhancing existing bibliographic records, copy-cataloging, and authority work, but may be tailored to the strengths and/or interests of the individual intern.
The preferred candidate is a motivated problem solver with an interest in cataloging. Applicants should have some practical experience with copy cataloging and the use of authority files. The intern will have strong organizational skills and attention to detail, and will feel comfortable working semi-independently with library materials in various languages. Ability to work in a Windows environment is required. Hands-on experience with OCLC Connexion and the Voyager library system is a plus. Experience with art-related subject matter is preferred but not necessary.
Ability to commit to at least 10–15 hours/week is preferred, but we can offer some flexibility regarding terms and hours. This internship is unpaid, but we will provide you with valuable work experience in a unique library setting.
Learning Opportunities
  • Gain experience in the area of cataloging and authority control
  • Gain knowledge of the intricacies of collections management
  • Gain an understanding of the organization and inner workings of a specialized museum library
Potential Activities (Other duties may be assigned)
  • Perform copy-cataloging of books
  • Maintain the name and subject authority files and reconcile bibliographic records as needed
  • Enhance previously cataloged records with table of contents notes
  • Identify and relocate preservation copies of books in specified call number ranges
  • Check the local subject heading card file against OCLC and identify headings to submit through SACO
Work & Educational Requirements
  • Interest in the cataloging profession
  • Currently enrolled in a library or information science program
  • Coursework/experience in descriptive cataloging and classification
  • Familiarity with library catalogs
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently; ability to take direction; willingness to ask questions
  • Ability to work with foreign language materials
  • Ability to work in a Windows environment; proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds and push a book cart
To Apply
Currently accepting applications for the Summer 2014 term.  To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to interns@cmog.org.

 

Los Angeles Museum of Art Archives Internship – 2014

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Archives

TYPE OF LIBRARY: Art Research Library and Archives 

WEBSITE: http://www.lacma.org/archives

LOCATION: 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles CA, 90036

SITE DESCRIPTION: The Archives of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is currently being established through a generous grant from the Getty Foundation as a part of its special initiative “On the Record: Art in L.A. 1945–1980”. The Archives will be the repository for LACMA’s institutional records of enduring value; collecting, preserving and making them accessible through the Balch Research Library. The Archives also includes a select number of collections relating to artists and others who have made important contributions to the Museum.

JOB TITLE: Archives Intern 

JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision of the archives staff, the archives intern will: 1) Perform high volume accessioning of LACMA’s institutional records, creating accession records in Archivists’ Toolkit and producing box inventories; 2) Assist in archival appraisal of unprocessed institutional records; 3) Arrange, describe, and undertake preservation actions for small archival collections, creating DACS compliant EAD finding aids. May require work in dirty environments and the proper use of protective equipment.

TASK TYPE: Archival

WORK TO BE DONE: On Site

QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of American Archives and Manuscripts course (or institutional equivalent). Past course work in applied arts, art history, or history is a plus. Must be able to lift and carry 30 lbs.

SEMESTER(S): Spring 2014

HOURS: 12 hrs/week during regular library hours, 9:00am to 6:00pm M-F.

PAID/UNPAID: Unpaid

APPLICATION PROCESS: Candidates for the internship should submit a cover letter and resume.

CONTACT: Courtney Dean, Archives Program Specialist

EMAIL: cdean@lacma.org

Internship Posting: Bridgeman Art Library

Bridgeman Art Library

About the Library

The Bridgeman Art Library is the world’s leading source of fine art images. Based in London, New York, Paris and Berlin, the Library represents thousands of museums, private collections and artists throughout the world in licensing their images for reproduction. Our clients worldwide include publishers, designers, advertising agencies and other image-using creative professionals.

About the Internship

We are offering a work experience placement for this summer as an Administrator at the New York office based in Manhattan. This role will involve supporting the Picture Research, Licensing, Marketing and Bridgeman Education departments. The successful intern will have varied responsibilities in a small office, providing a good opportunity for hands-on experience. Travel and some food expenses will be reimbursed.

Requirements

Any degree discipline is suitable, although an interest in Art, Art History or Marketing would be
preferred.

START DATE IMMEDIATELY : Monday-Friday, 9:30am – 5:30pm

Compensation: Lunch and a Metrocard

To apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to
newyork@bridgemanart.com