2014 Summer Cataloging Internship, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Library, New York, NY

Summer 2014 Cataloging Internship

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Library seeks a graduate student for an unpaid internship opportunity in cataloging.

This semester, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Library will be offering one (1) current MLS student or recent graduate an opportunity to gain experience in cataloging and a greater understanding to the multi-faceted workings of a small museum library. Summer internships are full-time, four days per week Monday-Thursday, in addition to Friday seminars.

 

Responsibilities:

·         Perform general library maintenance, including book processing, shelving cataloged materials, and retrieving library materials from the stacks in response to reference requests from staff, volunteers or other interns.

·         Copy cataloging, which includes searching, editing, and importing MARC records into the library catalog.

·         Assist in the cataloging of the library’s backlog of new and older uncataloged materials.
For experienced applicants, we offer an opportunity to focus the internship on advanced cataloging practices.

 

Responsibilities:

·         Assist in creating/editing bibliographic records for rare or unique books in our special collections.

·         Create original cataloging records for older uncataloged materials.

·         Identify items that will need repair or preservation.

 

Requirements:

·         Course work in original and copy cataloging required. Experience in original and/or copy cataloging preferred.

·         Knowledge of Library of Congress classification, subject headings, and authorities.

·         Familiarity with AACR2, RDA and current cataloging practices.

·         Knowledge of modern and contemporary art.

·         Ability to take direction and to work independently.

Established in 1959 with the opening of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Library contains published resources that reflect and inform museum collections and exhibitions. The Library’s mission is to support research endeavors. The collection consists of literature focused on modern and contemporary art, architecture, and design, with emphasis on the museum’s international collections and exhibitions. Materials are collected in English and Western-European languages with limited selections made among other languages. Collection development methods include purchase, exchanges, gifts, and acquisitions of both newly-published and out-of-print materials.

 

If interested, please send a resume, cover letter, three (3) references to Jillian Suarez, Assistant Librarian at libraryandarchives@guggenheim.org. For students interested in the advanced cataloging opportunity, submit three (3) examples of edited bibliographic records with your resume, cover letter, and three (3) references to the address above.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Library Collections Internship, Glenstone

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Spring 2014 Library Collections Internship at Glenstone
Reporting to the Assistant Librarian, the Library Collections Intern will assist in conducting an inventory of library holdings in preparation for the implementation of a new Integrated Library System (ILS). The project will involve original cataloging, copy cataloging, and assigning or updating correct locations to library materials in addition to other duties, as needed. The intern will have a unique opportunity to gain experience in a newly developed, contemporary art museum library.

Follow the link to see the updated internship description and qualifications: http://arlisdmv.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/LibraryCollectionsIntern_20131119.pdf.

Compensation is $15 per hour and/or academic credit in line with graduate school requirements.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references (including full contact information) to Tessa Brawley, Assistant Librarian, at tessa.brawley@glenstone.orgApplications will be accepted until December 31, 2013 or until a suitable candidate is chosen.

Internship Opportunity: Glenstone Library Collections Intern

The Glenstone Library is now accepting applications for the Spring 2014 Library Collections Internship.
 Reporting to the Assistant Librarian, the Library Collections Intern will assist in conducting an inventory of library holdings in preparation for the implementation of a new Integrated Library System (ILS). The project will involve original cataloging, copy cataloging, and assigning or updating correct locations to library materials in addition to other duties, as needed. The intern will have a unique opportunity to gain experience in a newly developed, contemporary art museum library. Click here to see the full job description and qualifications.

Compensation is $15 per hour and/or academic credit in line with graduate school requirements.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references (including full contact information) to Tessa Brawley, Assistant Librarian, at tessa.brawley@glenstone.org by Friday, November 15, 2013.

Unpaid Internships: What’s your take, arlisnappers?

The topic of unpaid internships is an important one around the world at the moment. In June, a federal court in New York found that interns working on the set for the movie Black Swan should have been paid for their work; they performed tasks that were essential to the production of the movie, and received no additional training beyond the typical on-the-job training received by other employees (LawFuel Editors, 2013). Because of this, the court ruled that Fox Searchlight did not meet the requirements for having unpaid interns, which can be read here: http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs71.pdf

In Canada, the legal issues surrounding unpaid internships are not clearly defined; labour laws are under provincial jurisdiction, and only Ontario, British Columbia, and Quebec have regulations concerning interns in place (MacKinnon, 2013). Complaints were recently filed by past interns of Bell Mobility, who were promised a learning opportunity, and instead found themselves performing menial work such as phone surveys (Tomlinson, 2013).

This Wednesday, July 17th, interns working in the European Union gathered in Brussels to protest working conditions. One of the organizers of the protest noted that those who can’t afford to work without pay are at a disadvantage to those who can gain valuable experience through unpaid internships (Kharpal, 2013).

 

As emerging professionals, unpaid internships are sometimes our only way to gain experience relevant to our field. ArLiSNAP would like to hear from you: what’s your take on unpaid internships? Have you had any positive or negative experiences with this type of position? Would you give any advice to those considering an unpaid internship?

 

Kharpal, A. (2013, July 17). Brussels interns protest working conditions, lack of pay. CNBC. Retrieved from http://www.cnbc.com/id/100892173

LawFuel Editors. (2013, July 15). Unpaid Internships: Legal Risks Highlighted by New Court Decision. LawFuel. Retrieved from http://www.lawfuel.com/unpaid-internships/

MacKinnon, L. (2013, July 4). Interns face patchwork of rules, even on Parliament Hill. CBC. Retrieved from http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2013/07/03/pol-unpaid-interns-no-federal-policy.html

Tomlinson, K. (2013, June 24). Bell accused of breaking labour law with unpaid interns. CBC. Retrieved from http://www.cbc.ca/thenational/indepthanalysis/gopublic/story/2013/06/21/bc-unpaid-interns.html

Library Collections Intern, Glenstone Museum Library (Potomac, MD)

(per our earlier posting: a second available internship at the Glenstone Museum!)

Glenstone Library Collections Intern
Located just outside of the nation’s capital in Potomac, Maryland, Glenstone is a museum that seamlessly integrates art, architecture, and landscape into a serene and contemplative environment to form a unique connection between art and the visitor. Glenstone expresses the personal vision of its founders by assembling and presenting post-World War II and contemporary art of the highest quality in a series of refined architectural and outdoor spaces.

The Glenstone Library collects, preserves, and provides access to published, secondary source materials documenting the development of post-World War II art, architecture, and landscape. The library is non-circulating, and functions to provide collections staff with research materials on specific artists, works, or movements to support the curatorial work and the mission of Glenstone.

This is a part-time, 3 days (24 hours) per week internship to be completed during the summer months and during regular business hours. Work must be completed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but there is some flexibility in determining the remainder of the intern’s weekly schedule.

Position Summary
The position of Library Collections Intern reports to the Assistant Librarian, with guidance from the Chief Archivist. The Glenstone Library is preparing to implement a new integrated library system (ILS) for its collection. In preparation for this implementation, Library and Archives staff have been conducting an extensive inventory of all library materials and have completed approximately one third of the inventory thus far.

The Library Intern will assist the Assistant Librarian in completing the inventory of current library holdings. The project will involve cataloging and assigning or updating correct locations to the materials in the library, which include artist monographs, catalogues raisonnés, exhibition catalogues, rare books, periodicals, and theory books on the subjects of art, architecture, and landscape.

This position may include the assignment of other duties, as necessary.

Learning Opportunities
The Library Intern will:

  • Gain library cataloging experience
  • Gain knowledge of collections management
  • Gain an understanding of the organization and inner workings of a newly developed, small contemporary art museum library
  • Enhance their resume and practical library experience through the completion of a professional project

Reports to: Assistant Librarian

Major Responsibilities

  • Assist in the shifting and relocation of library materials prior to the inventory
  • Identify and create catalog records for library materials using the provided software technology
  • Perform book processing and light book mending as necessary
  • Assist in retrieving library materials from the stacks in response to reference requests from museum staff
  • Shelve new library materials as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • MLS graduate student in library, archives, and/or information science
  • Coursework in descriptive cataloging, bibliographic control, classification, and information organization
  • Proficiency with PC, Apple computers, and Microsoft Office tools
  • Proficiency with common database management systems such as FileMaker Pro and Microsoft Access, as well as library, archive, and museum database systems
  • Basic knowledge of professional museum metadata standards such as MARC, RDA, AACR2, and with thesauri such as the Getty vocabularies and Library of Congress authorities
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds

Additional Selection Criteria

  • Paraprofessional experience in libraries or archives
  • Paraprofessional experience in a special collections, museum or non-forprofit cultural organization
  • Interest in art and art history and/or undergraduate degree in art history or related field
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Effective verbal and written skills
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to take direction and to work independently

Compensation
$15.00/hour stipend, minus any required withholdings, to be paid pursuant to Glenstone’s regular payroll process, which currently is bi-monthly.

To Apply
Send a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references (including full contact information and email addresses) to Tessa Brawley, Assistant Librarian, at tessa.brawley@glenstone.org.

The application deadline is June 16, 2013.

Applicants must provide their own transportation. Parking is provided.

Glenstone is an equal opportunity employer.

Archives Project Intern, Glenstone Archives (Potomac, MD)

(per our earlier posting)

Glenstone Archives Project Intern
Located just outside of the nation’s capital in Potomac, Maryland, Glenstone (http://www.glenstone.org) is a museum that seamlessly integrates art, architecture, and landscape into a serene and contemplative environment to form a unique connection between art and the visitor. Glenstone expresses the personal vision of its founders by assembling and presenting post-World War II and contemporary art of the highest quality in a series of refined architectural and outdoor spaces.

The Glenstone Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to comprehensive records and primary-source materials documenting the legacy of Glenstone’s founders, its associates, activities, and events, as well as resources related to Glenstone’s collection of post- World War II twentieth-century art, architecture, and landscape, created from 1945 through the lifetime of Glenstone’s founders.

Additionally, the Glenstone Archives creates and directs Glenstone’s institutional Records Management Program. In this regard, the Glenstone Archives collects administrative, policy, financial, and collections history records of the Museum dating back to its foundation.

This is a part-time, 2 days (16 hours) per week internship to be completed during the summer months and during regular business hours. There is some flexibility in determining the intern’s weekly schedule.

Position Summary
The position of Archives Project Intern reports to the Assistant Archivist. The intern will assist with fully processing a personal collection according to recommendations made in the Archive’s processing plan.

Specific project goals include: organizing the collection into a coherent hierarchical scheme, removing images from frames, re-housing and labeling the collection using format-appropriate archival materials, performing basic conservation where necessary, and authoring a DACS compliant finding aid, and create index terms and final box list. This position may include the assignment of other duties, as necessary.

Learning Opportunities
The Archives Project Intern will:

  • Gain processing experience
  • Apply DACS standards in authoring a finding aid and other access materials
  • Gain knowledge of collections management
  • Gain an understanding of the organization and inner workings of a newly developed, small contemporary art museum library
  • Enhance their resume and practical archives experience through the completion of professional project

Reports to: Assistant Archivist

Major Responsibilities

  • Fully process a personal collection held at the Gladstone
    • Following the approved processing plan, organize the collection into a coherent hierarchical scheme
    • Remove images from frames
    • Re-house and label the collection using format-appropriate archival materials
    • Perform basic conservation where necessary
  • Research biographical and historical information
  • Apply DACS standards in authoring a finding aid, create index terms and final box list
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • MLS graduate student in library, archives, and/or information science
  • Coursework in archival principles and practices, archives access techniques, information organization, and archival appraisal of records
  • Proficiency with PC, Apple computers, and Microsoft Office tools
  • Proficiency with common database management systems such as FileMaker Pro and Microsoft Access, as well as library, archive, and museum database systems
  • Basic knowledge of professional museum metadata standards such as EAD, DACS, MARC, RDA, AACR2, and with thesauri such as the Getty vocabularies and Library of Congress authorities
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds

Additional Selection Criteria

  • Paraprofessional experience in archives or special collections libraries
  • Paraprofessional experience in a special collections, museum or non-forprofit cultural organization
  • Interest in art and art history and/or undergraduate degree in art history or related field
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Effective verbal and written skills
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to take direction and to work independently

Compensation
$15.00/hour stipend, minus any required withholdings, to be paid pursuant to
Glenstone’s regular payroll process, which currently is bi-monthly.

To Apply
Send a cover letter, resume, unofficial graduate transcripts, and a list of 3
professional references (including full contact information and email addresses) to
Rebecca Bruner, Assistant Archivist, at rebecca.bruner@glenstone.org

The application deadline is June 16, 2013.

Applicants must provide their own transportation. Parking is provided.
Glenstone is an equal opportunity employer.

Internship Opportunity

via UNC listserv

Glenstone has two part-time summer intern positions available for the summer.Located just outside of the nation’s capital in Potomac, Maryland, Glenstone is a museum that seamlessly integrates art, architecture, and landscape into a serene and contemplative environment to form a unique connection between art and the visitor. Glenstone expresses the personal vision of its founders by assembling and presenting post-World War II and contemporary art of the highest quality in a series of refined architectural and outdoor spaces.There is a stipend associated with both of these positions. Please see attached job descriptions for further information. The application deadline is June 16, 2013.Thank you!Rebecca Bruner, MLS | Assistant Archivist Glenstone | 12002 Glen Road | Potomac, MD 20854o| 301.983.5004 f| 301.299.1280rebecca.bruner@glenstone.org

Summer Internship Opportunity: Art Library, Rutgers University (NJ)

via SLA New Jersey

The Art Library Summer Internship position will consist of processing 2 large collections of Art gift books.  Included in this task are searching books in the RUL Iris catalog, processing books to send to cataloging, as well as preparing books for the Fall Art Library book sale. Also as part of this internship you will be asked to create a dynamic exhibit for the Art Library exhibition space about an artist or another arts topic that you have interest in, to be installed prior to the fall 2013 semester. Additional unexpected special projects may be assigned.

This position(s) will report to Megan Lotts, Art Librarian and will be an unpaid internship.  If you have further questions about this position or would like to set up an interview please contact Megan Lotts atmegan.lotts@rutgers.edu with your resume and a brief cover letter.  Or feel free to call (848)932-7189 or send snail mail to Megan Lotts, Art Librarian; 71 Hamilton St; New Brunswick; 08901.

Job Posting: Summer Internship: Colors, Materials, Finishes (CMF) Information Specialist

General Purpose:
Student gains IT, Engineering, Finance or Accounting work experience under an academically sponsored, career-related program to receive college credit.

Essential Functions:

  • Attains on-the-job work experience in the academic area related to the sponsoring department.
  • Performs tasks related to the course of study as assigned by the work team leader.
  • Participates in Project Expo.
  • Receives college credit for the work performed at HMI.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled as a junior or senior in a degree program at an accredited college or university.
  • Meets the minimum GPA requirement.
  • Must receive college credit for participation.
  • Must have satisfactorily completed specific course work.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Ability to effectively use office automation / communication software and tools used in the HMI office environment.
  • Ability to perform all essential job functions with or without accommodation.

Post here

Job Positing: Art Collections Intern, TD Bank Group (Toronto, ON, Canada)

via the iSchool’s Jobsite (University of Toronto)

TD Bank Group Overview:
TD is a great organization powered by great people who want to make a difference every day. Our over 85,000 employees world-wide are a big part of what makes TD stand out from any other organization. Every day, we deliver legendary customer and client experiences to our approximately 20.5 million customers. We’re an award-winning organization that reinvests constantly to ensure future growth.

We’re recognized as an extraordinary place to work that embraces diversity, where everyone is respected and valued.

As a student part of the TD Corporate Office Co-op program you will have the opportunity to join different development workshops, seminars and lunch and learns. We will provide you the necessary tools, resources and guidance to achieve both business and personal goals.

Department Overview:

The Art Department in Community Relations takes care of TD’s art collection. We promote engagement with the collection for employees and customers through events and educational opportunities.

Job Description:

This internship will focus on promoting and introducing TD’s Inuit Art Collection to an internal and external audience.

• Give tours of Inuit Art Gallery in TD Waterhouse Tower.
• Develop and compile metrics on attendance and engagement at Inuit Art Gallery.
• Organize events for employees and the general public around the Inuit Art Collection, including during Doors Open Toronto.
• Develop and execute promotion and marketing strategy for the Inuit Art Gallery.
• Catalogue new acquisitions and update listings for existing collection in database.
• Research for artist files and special projects.
• Other tasks, as required

Qualifications:

Qualifications:

• Good knowledge of Canadian art history with an emphasis on Inuit/Aboriginal art history
• Good research and writing skills
• Comfortable with public speaking

Nice to Have Skills:

• General computer proficiency (we have a specialized database program)
• French and/or Inuktitut would be an asset

At TD, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live in and serve, and creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach her/his potential.

TD is committed to providing accommodations. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Please note:
All applications must include transcript, cover letter and a resume.

We will only contact candidates chosen for an interview

Compensation:
$13-$18/hour
Apply by email:

jessica.yu@td.com

Application deadline:

Jan 31 2013

How to apply:
Please apply to jessica.yu@td.com with subject title: Art Collections Intern Application-NAME