Tag Archives: Internships

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



• 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

Apply by email:


Application deadline:

Jan 31 2013

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

Internship Opportunity- Ringling Museum (Sarasota, FL)

Ringling Museum Summer 2013 Internships

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, will be offering six paid internships to be held for ten weeks, from June 3 – August 9, 2013 (the dates of the Theater internship are June 10 – August 3). The Ringling is part of Florida State University and serves as the State Art Museum of Florida. Located on a 66-acre site overlooking Sarasota Bay, it consists of an art museum, two circus museums, historic home, theater, and research library.

Summer internships at the Ringling combine practical, hands-on experience working on projects for a specific department with exposure to all aspects of the Museum’s operation.

Interns earn $11.25 per hour (less taxes) and are paid bi-weekly. Interns are responsible for their own housing (the Museum will assist with locating nearby rentals).

Candidates for Archives, Collections Management, Education, and Library internships must be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of application, or have received a graduate degree no earlier than December 2012. Candidates for the Theater internship should have a minimum of two years technical theater experience and have recently completed a degree in theater.

International applicants must have a current US Visa and be eligible to work in the US.The positions require fingerprinting. The Museum encourages students from all backgrounds to apply and is committed to a culturally diverse group.

The application deadline is March 1, 2013.

Position Descriptions


Internships for Academic Credit (non-paid)

Information about Summer 2013 internships for academic credit will be available in early April 2013.


Job Posting: Summer 2013 Internships, South Street Seaport Museum (New York)


Internship Description:

The Museum of the City of New York has assumed management of the Seaport Museum and now seeks library school students interested in library internships. Interns will work with two librarians/archivists and will assist with a large inventory and cataloging project for the museum’s collection of books. Interns will have the opportunity to gain experience using WorldCat, the museum’s internal database, and assisting with a potential weeding project.


Interns are required for a minimum commitment of one full day a week (7 hours), scheduled during the Monday-Friday work week. Internships are unpaid. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a Masters program for Library Science. Interns must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.

To be considered for this opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter to Anne DiFabio, Assistant Archivist, adifabio@seany.org.



Job Posting: Summer Internship, The Frick Collection


The Frick Art Reference Library is seeking candidates for its summer 2013 internships.  Openings are available in the following departments:

* Administrative Department
* Book Department
* Center for the History of Collecting
* Conservation Department
* Photoarchive Department
* Public Services Department

More information here.

Job Posting: Digital Archiving Internship, NYPL (NY)

via NJSLA jobs

External Overview:
The Manuscripts and Archives Division is offering an internship to aid the Digital and Project Archivists for the Timothy Leary Papers for the fall term to students from a Master’s program in librarianship, archival studies, or preservation with an interest in the born digital materials in the papers.

The Papers document the life of Timothy Francis Leary (b. 1920, d. 1996), American psychologist and Harvard professor, who, through his studies regarding the use of psilocybin and LSD, went on to become an advocate for mind-altering drugs, eastern philosophy, sexual liberation, cyberspace and the cyberpunk genre. He was a prolific writer, lecturer, and counterculture icon (1960s – 1990s). The Papers contain material from notable figures, such as Richard Alpert (aka Ram Dass), William S. Burroughs, David Bryne, Larry Flynt, Allen Ginsberg, Keith Haring, Gerald Heard, Abbie and Anita Hoffman, Albert Hofmann, Aldous and Laura Huxley, Jack Kerouac, Art Kleps, and G. Gorden Liddy. The Papers include over a hundred floppy disks created or collected by Leary in a variety of formats.

External Responsibilities:
The digital intern for the Timothy Leary Papers will assist the Digital Archivist in performing preservation imaging of removable media and the extraction and analysis of metadata from the created images. The intern will also work with the Project Archivist of the Leary papers in making appraisal and description recommendations on the materials using digital forensics tools and technologies. The digital archives intern may assist in the imaging and processing of other collections being processed in the Manuscripts & Archives Division.

The ideal candidate for the digital internship will have a thorough understanding of archival theory, familiarity with aspects of computer sciences as they relate to archives (metadata, databases etc.) and must be extremely detailed oriented.

External Qualifications:
Hours Requirements
Timeframe: 120 hours over 12 weeks
Schedule: 10 hours per week (All interns must commit to schedule at least four hours on one day; otherwise hours are flexible).
Working hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm.

This is an unpaid internship that may be used for credit toward a Master’s Degree in a Library Science program. Internships need not be taken for credit. All students must be currently enrolled . Attendance at an orientation session is required.

For more, click here

Job Posting: Archives Intern, Richemont N.A., Inc. (New York)



Assist the Archive Manager on the archive computerization project while performing all other archive functions.

• Assist with fulfilling research requests using information found in the physical archive materials searching stock cards, stock photos, client files, insurance files and photos.
• Communicate findings to all interested parties.
• Maintain accurate and thorough record of all researches for future reference.
• Enter all findings, photos, sketches and written records for each research in the new computer system TREX.
• Work in collaboration with the Archive Manager on all special projects, as required.

• Masters degree in information science or record management is strongly preferred.
• Must have experience in working on a thesaurus and digital documents.
• Excellent computer skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with self-motivation and a proactive approach are needed.
• Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
• Excellent organization skill with accurate attention to detail is required.
• Interest and experience in Art History a plus.
• French language skills strongly preferred.

Additional information:
• This is a temporary position and not eligible for benefits.
• Hours: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.
• Duration: Approx. 9 months from start date

Salary: Not specified.


To Apply: Email Marina.Wright@Cartier.com

Educational Opportunities!

There are A LOT of educational opportunities in this post so read carefully! As always, you can also see what’s coming up through the Educational Opportunities Calendar. Keep reading for details about all the great webinars, CFPs, internships and more opportunities below!

Webinars/Online Chats

  1. Mark your calendar now for Sept 13th chat: Tips for a successful job interview. Open to all! http://connect.ala.org/node/186969. The interview stage of a job search can be riddled with emotions; excitement, nervousness, and stress to name a few. This chat will explore some of the ways you can be better prepared for your big day. Topics to guide our discussion include but are not limited to what activities your interview day may include, how you should prepare, how should you dress, what questions you might expect to get from the search committee, and what to expect after your interview is complete. While we will focus on academic libraries, many of the topics cross-over to other types of libraries. Please come with your questions and be prepared for a fun and informative chat! Deana Groves, ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) Webmaster, will be your host along with the assistance of Liz Siler, ALCTS ANMIG Chair. The chat will be on September 13th from 2:00 – 3:00pm EST and is open to ALA members of all types. To join the chat: connect.ala.org/node/186576
  2. Title:  Successful Librarians Share Their Stories of Career Growth and Advancement
    Presenters:  Deb Hunt and David Grossman
    Format:  Webinar
    Date:  Thursday, September 6, 2012 Start Time:       12 Noon Pacific 1PM Mountain 2PM Central 3PM Eastern. This webinar will last approximately one hour. Webinars are free of charge.  Please note: we have changed hosting services fromWebEx to Adobe Connect, so we advise you to test your browser before the webinar: http://intesolv.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm For more webinar tips, see: http://infopeople.org/webinar/tips. For more information and to participate in the Thursday, September 6, 2012 webinar, go to http://infopeople.org/training/librarians-share-their-stories. How are some librarians finding practical ways to cope, successfully navigate, and even thrive in the face of a lingering recession? How can you recognize and avoid the most common mistakes that can determine the difference between success and failure in any career situation? How can you to reinvent yourself and prepare for success in a new career in a very different or less traditional role? What secrets can be learned from successful individuals who have become leaders in the library/information profession? What new career opportunities are possible for you and how can you plan a strategy to pursue something new? This webinar will assist library staff, both professional and paraprofessional, in understanding the wide range of career opportunities available to them and how to visualize a path to success. A number of successful and unsuccessful stories will be discussed. Attendees will review and analyze successful and unsuccessful case studies to help them chart a path to career advancement, such as moving into a less traditional library role or making a lateral move into a very different career.  They will also learn how to identify, select and acquire the most relevant “front runner” or leadership “personas” that contribute to professional success in the current climate. At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will: Be able to envision their path to advancement through the analysis of the accomplishments of other librarians and information professionals who have successfully climbed the organizational ladder, transitioned into a new career, or become a “front runner” or leader in our profession. Learn how to continually reinvent themselves to overcome adversity and achieve success in any work environment. Gain insight into some exciting career opportunities often overlooked by librarians and information professionals. Know how to prepare themselves for one of the numerous alternative career opportunities readily available to librarians and information professionals. This webinar will be of interest to professional and paraprofessional library staff contemplating the next job opportunity or career change and those seeking to identify their current skills and acquire new ones. This is the third in a series of four webinars presented by Deb Hunt and David Grossman. You can view their previous webinars at http://infopeople.org/training/identifying-and-acquiring-new-skills. If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar.  Check our archive listing at:  http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived


  1. Call for applications: 2013 ARLIS/NA Internship Award. Please share with current students and recent graduates of graduate programs in library science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art or museum studies. The Art Libraries Society of North America is now accepting applications for its annual Internship Award for 2013.

    The ARLIS/NA Internship Award provides financial support for students preparing for a career in art librarianship or visual resources curatorship. The award grants $2,500.00 to the selected recipient to support a period of internship in an art library or visual resources collection.
    The deadline for applications is October 15, 2012.
    For detailed information about the award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA website: http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/internship_info.html

  2. WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART LIBRARY FALL INTERN PROGRAM 2012 — Library and Archives. The Whitney Museum of American Art Library is seeking applicants for internships to begin this fall 2012.  Under the supervision of professional library staff, interns will gain first-hand museum library experience by participating in regular departmental activities that range from research to routine administrative and clerical tasks.  Each intern will also focus on one individual project.  Participants must be willing to commit to at least 120 hours during the semester and may arrange to receive college credit.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Preferred candidates are students already enrolled in a certified graduate library degree program with an interest in American art and/or museum work, have internship or experience working in a library and excellent administrative skills.  If interested, please submit, via e-mail, your cover letter, current resume and references to library[at]whitney[dot]org .  Please include dates you will be available for an interview with Library staff.


  1. ACRL 2013 Conference Call for Poster Proposals
    Got an innovative library-based project, best practices to solve a problem, or unique research findings? Consider sharing them in a poster session! Posters should be an eye-catching visual representation of a topic, including graphics, tables, charts, text, and images. Presenters can communicate additional details via online handouts. Presenters share their ideas with colleagues as attendees circulate during one hour time blocks in the poster session area, located in the exhibits hall. Since space is limited at a poster session, a maximum of two presenters per poster at any one time is recommended. The Poster Session Committee looks for topics that will engage attendees during repeated presentations.
    Potential topics can be seen in the program tags that are included on the proposal instructions page (link below). Poster topics from underrepresented categories are of particular interest.  Here are some examples:
    cataloging & technical services
    collections projects
    preservation projects
    data management and services
    Use the application form to sell your idea in a short, dynamic summary and provide a more complete discussion of the contents for the reviewers.  Please plan to submit an electronic version of your poster so that it can be posted online with conference handouts. Submissions are due by November 9, 2012.
    Program Proposal Instructions https://s4.goeshow.com/acrl/national/2013/abstract_instruct.cfm
    Proposal Submission Form  https://s4.goeshow.com/acrl/national/2013/abstract_submission.cfm
    Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan at mconahan[at]ala[dot]org or call (312) 280-2522.
  2. Marginalized Bodies:  Studies in Deformities and Disabilities in Early Modern Art
    Deformities and disabilities have been depicted in art since antiquity, and yet a comprehensive text on the subject as it pertains to art of the Early Modern era has yet to be written. Barry Wind glosses over the topic in A Foul and Pestilent Congregation, dealing primarily with dwarfism and gibbosity as they pertain only to the themes of “the world upside down” and the Commedia dell’ Arte.  These tropes of entertainment or curiosity are also discussed in monographs, mainly on artists like Velazquez and Callot, again limiting the discussions to depictions of dwarves at court and the comical aspects of deformity.  Deformities and disabilities also figure in texts on teratology and the kunstkammer, for example, Datson and Park’sWonders and the Order of Nature. The richness of the social, cultural, religious, political, and philosophical aspects of deformity and disability in the Early Modern era have yet to be revealed.  We wish to address this lacuna in Early Modern art scholarship by producing an anthology that integrates all aspects of deformity and disabilities as depicted in Early Modern art, utilizing an all-inclusive perspective.  We seek papers that offer particular case studies on Early Modern depictions of deformities and disabilities that address the subject from this broader outlook.
    Topics might include the apotropaic qualities of deformity and disabilities, deformities and disabilities as a means to exercising charity—the Catholic and Protestant approaches, deformed and disabled beggars, deformed and disabled saints, demonizing/idealizing deformities and disabilities, deformities and disabilities caused by disease, deformities and disabilities as reflections of sin, deformity and disability in mythology, deformed and disabled artists, aging and disability in artists and patrons, considerations of deformities and disabilities in architecture, the theoretical aspects of depicting the hideous in art, the treatment  of deformity and disability in portraiture, concealment/disclosure of deformities and disabilities, and scapegoating the deformed and disabled at times of catastrophic  events.
    To be considered for the project, kindly submit a 500 word abstract to Sandra Cheng (schengnyc[at]gmail[dot]com), Kimberlee A. Cloutier-Blazzard (kac9b[at]mindspring[dot]com), and Lilian H. Zirpolo (lilianzirpolo[at]gmail[dot]com), along with a short CV, by September 15, 2012.

Conferences & Continuing Education

  1. We are looking for additional peer reviewers for Art Documentation, the journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America.  We welcome reviewers in all areas of interest and expertise, but in particular we are seeking those with the knowledge and background to be able to review articles about cataloging/metadata, digital collections, museum libraries, and new media/new technology.
    Reviewers are needed for the Spring 2013 issue.  You would receive the article by September 15 and have 3 weeks to prepare your comments and recommendations.  We’d like to expand the pool of reviewers for future issues as well, so even if you are not available at this time but are interested in reviewing, I would like to hear from you.
    Please follow this link to take the short Survey Monkey survey to indicate your interest in reviewing, your availability, and your areas of expertise:
  2. Archiving the Arts:
    addressing preservation in the creative process
    Saturday, October 13, 2012
    9:00 AM–5:00 PM
    Michelson Theater
    NYU Tisch School of the Arts
    Department of Cinema Studies
    721 Broadway, 6th Floor
    New York, NY 10003
    Presented by:
    Association of Moving Image Archivists Student Chapter at New York University
    and Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP)
    Archiving the Arts unlocks dialogue concerning preventive preservation, the creative process, and where the two concepts intersect.
    Unlike corporate or policy-based content, independent media art evolves and is often born from fleeting processes, creative approaches, and undocumented methods. Its unique development deserves to be addressed by both its makers and those who fight for its welfare after creation.
    Our primary goal is to straddle an antiquated divide. Instead of finite responsibilities dictated by title, archivists and artists must learn to work collaboratively in the complex independent media environment. Join us on October 13 as we bridge the gap!
    Registration Fee: $15.00
    Students with valid ID: $9.00
    Seating is extremely limited
    Register at:
    Kathryn Gronsbell via NYU.AMIA@gmail.com
    Jeff Martin via imap@imappreserve.org
    Archiving the Arts is part of New York Archives Week, which is organized by the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York. www.nycarchivists.org.
  3. ALCTS web course: Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management
    Session: October 1-October 26,  2012
    This four-week online course addresses the basic components of collection development and management (CDM) in libraries. The course was developed by Peggy Johnson, University of Minnesota. Complete definition of collection development and collection management
    – Collections policies and budgets as part of library planning
    – Collection development (selecting for and building collections)
    – Collection management (evaluating and making decisions about existing collections, including decisions about withdrawal, transfer, preservation)
    – Collection analysis-why and how to do it
    – Outreach, liaison, and marketing
    – Trends and some suggestions about the future for collection development and management
    Outcomes: At the end of this course, you will be able to:
    – Describe the range of CDM responsibilities and the required skills and competencies
    – List the elements in a collection development policy
    – Write a collection development policy
    – Explain the importance of collection analysis
    – Perform one or more types of analysis
    – Explain outreach and liaison responsibilities and be able to develop a plan to increase your activities in these areas
    Who Should Attend: This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the topic with no previous experience.
    Credits: This course is one-third of the Collection Management elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP)<http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/lsscp>
    Registration Fees:  $109 ALCTS Member and  $129 Non-member
    For additional details including registration links and contact information
    see: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fcdm/ol_templ
    For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
    1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration[at]ala[dot]org. For all other questions or comments related to this web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Internship Opportunity: Library Work Study, The Banff Center (Banff, Alberta, CAN)

The Banff Center currently has a Work Study opportunity (with stipend) at The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Application deadline: August 27, 2012

Program and application details: The Banff Centre Library Work Study

The Library Work Study program is designed for new library professionals with a background in the arts. This is a hands-on experience that allows individuals an opportunity to work with the Art Librarian to receive direct mentorship on cataloguing, collection development, collection management, and reference services. Candidates will receive a general overview of the activities of the library with introductions to all aspects of the library.

This role compliments studies in arts librarianship, with a specific focus on cataloguing and collection assessment of special collections, specifically artists’ publications (artists’ books, zines, multiples, and ephemera). The practical aspects will primarily focus on activities which fall in line with the participant’s learning objectives and ongoing projects of the library.

Learning opportunities also arise through attendance at lectures, workshops, and events related to arts programming at The Banff Centre. Benefits to participants include enhanced practical librarianship skills, as well as opportunities for critical thinking, problem-solving, and learning from an experienced library team. In addition to the practical experience component of the program, participants will have the opportunity to work on personal research activities as outlined in their learning objectives.

Work Study placements are appropriate for recent graduates of Master in Library and Information Science programs who also possess a degree or have experience in the arts. This is an opportunity for a new professional to gain experience and expand and develop their careers and capabilities. This program requires full-time commitment. International applicants are welcome.