Unpaid Internship Opportunity: The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn, NY



The Sketchbook Project


Brooklyn Art Library and The Sketchbook Project are looking for 1-2 spring/summer interns to join our team! PLEASE NOTE: You MUST receive college credit for this program! Prior authorization from your school will be required. We are an independent Brooklyn-based company that organizes global, collaborative art projects. Our flagship endeavor is The Sketchbook Project, a crowd-sourced library that features 35,430 artists’ books contributed by creative people from 135+ countries. Brooklyn Art Library is our storefront exhibition space in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY where The Sketchbook Project collection is on view to the public. JOB DESCRIPTION: We are looking for an enthusiastic spring/summer intern to learn the ropes of working behind the scenes of an art library and an international interactive project. You will be working closely with the Founder/Director of the project in all aspects of project administration, from curating books and planning events to helping to digitize sketchbooks and act as an art librarian. Internship duties include, but are not limited to: -Content creation – strong writing skills a plus! -Event planning and execution -Sponsor outreach -Digitizing of sketchbooks 15-20 hours a week. Plus some weeknights for events

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Please send a resume and a short note about yourself. Please make it unique! We are not interested in form letters. We want to know about you. For real. steven@sketchbookproject.com Please no phone calls, or ‘pop-ins’.

More information: https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/8ffd59b7-a2f8-4e2b-a32c-827745f5c381 

Internship Opportunity: Public Service Intern, Rakow Research Library, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY

The Rakow Research Library, 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, 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 interlibrary loan. The intern will have strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to work in a Windows environment is required.
Learning opportunities
·         Gain experience in the area of public services.
·         Gain experience in reference and instruction.
·         Gain experience processing Interlibrary Loan requests.
·         Gain an understanding of the organization and inner workings of a specialized museum library

Potential activities (other duties may be assigned)
·         Respond to basic reference queries, in person and virtually.
·         Assist in staffing the reference desk.
·         Project work with LibAnswers
·         Project work creating LibGuides
·         Conduct instruction sessions
·         Participate in Outreach activities
·         Participate in Interlibrary Loan processing

Work & Educational Requirements
• Currently enrolled in a library or information science program
• Coursework, experience, or familiarity with reference, instruction, outreach, or interlibrary loan.
• 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 in a Windows environment; proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
• Ability to lift 25 pounds and push a book cart

Additional Benefits
• 15% Discount in The Corning Museum of Glass Shops
• 15% Discount in The Corning Museum of Glass Café
• Free admission to the museum for you and your guests

Theability 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. We are happy to work with your institution to arrange for course credit when possible.

More information and application: https://www.looksharp.com/organizations/the-corning-museum-of-glass-1/listings/public-service-intern-for-the-rakow-research-libra?referencenumber=464717-1&utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

Job Posting: Curatorial and Programming Coordinator, Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Clinton NY

Position Summary

The Curatorial and Programming Coordinator works closely with the Director and other staff to coordinate  projects related to the museum, including exhibitions, collections, and programs. The position participates in all phases of the planning and implementation of exhibitions, works directly with curators and/or guest curators to organize materials, schedules and provide a broad range of administrative support to the Director and museum staff.

Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

60 % Curatorial responsibilities

Coordinates all exhibition and collection efforts as directed. Duties include, but are not limited to, preparing checklists of objects for exhibitions, generating work plans, and organizing materials for exhibitions. Works with curators and guest curators throughout the planning and implementation of an exhibition, including administrative support for editorial efforts, exhibition labels, publication texts, public relations materials and other texts for brochures and the museum website. Organizing and overseeing installation images, and providing images to press and others in accordance with the usage allowance. Assists with the maintenance and documentation of the museum’s collection under the direction of the Collections and Exhibitions Specialist; assists in the classification, description, and interpretation of artifacts; conducts research for identifying and interpreting the objects as directed; supports the use of seminar rooms and use of museum collection. Helps coordinate object movement within the museum from storage and display. Assists with condition checking works, fields and responds to informational inquiries from the general public, scholars, and students.


20 % Programming responsibilities

Works with senior museum staff to develop events and programming. Coordinates programming schedules in tandem with exhibition and collection schedules. Compiles information for programming materials.  Arranges travel and accommodations for visiting artists in conjunction with the exhibitions and programs. Conduct museum tours, as needed. Work with student monitors and maintain a schedule in concert with programs and requests to access objects in the collection. Ability to travel, work evenings and/or weekends as necessary in the performance of assigned responsibilities.


20 % Administrative responsibilities

Maintains museum calendar for exhibitions, installations, and programs. Oversees photography and scanning of collections; maintains organized library of digital images. Oversees organization of the museum library and maintains records for staff access. Coordinates materials for board and committee meetings, including preparation of reports, recording minutes and dispersing to relevant parties. Assists with the completion and generation of grant applications. Performs administrative tasks as directed.

Education and Previous Experience Requirements

B.A. in a field in the humanities, M.A. in art history, museum or curatorial studies.

3 years in the museum setting with both research and writing responsibilities, 3 – 5 years preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Job-related qualifications representing the knowledge, skills, and attributes an individual needs to possess in order to perform the job in a satisfactory manner.

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Strong organizational, planning and research skills

Detail-oriented, meticulous, and conscientious in following through on assigned tasks

Knowledge of collection cataloging methods and procedures

Proficiency with museum database. The Museum System (TMS) preferred.

Proficiency with computers in standardized word processing, spreadsheet programs, and basic knowledge of graphic and web design programs

Proficiency with technical equipment, such as A/V systems

Ability to work independently, exercise initiative and good judgment to successfully organize and complete assignments

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, visitors, and community members

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Interested applicants should send a resume, letter of interest and contact information for three professional references to apply@hamilton.edu. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


More information and application: https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/5964030f-3234-4099-923a-3c221fac50e3


Job Posting: Project Archivist, Cornell Hip Hop Collection, Ithaca NY

The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections in Cornell University Library is searching for a Project Archivist for the Cornell Hip Hop Collection. The mission of the Cornell Hip Hop Collection (CHHC) is to preserve and make accessible the artifacts documenting the rise of hip-hop into a global cultural movement. CHHC consist of the archives of many historically prominent Hip Hop pioneers. The purpose of this two-year, grant-funded position is to make accessible the Afrika Bambaataa archive which the CHHC acquired in 2013.

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Technical Services, the Project Archivist will be responsible for the arrangement and description of approximately 550 cubic feet of records, identification and referral of items for conservation treatment as necessary, and the preparation of an EAD-encoded finding aid and other descriptive access tools. The Project Archivist will work closely with colleagues in the Digital Scholarship and Preservation group to coordinate the digitization of audiovisual materials and rare album covers. The Project Archivist will recruit students and coordinate their activities with the collection, assigning tasks, maintaining schedules, and monitoring the overall pace and direction of work. The Project Archivist will submit regular progress reports on processing statistics.

The Project Archivist will participate on library-wide committees and will be expected to participate in professional activities related to archives, including reporting on the project in collaboration with collection curators.


  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in archives management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archives and records management theory and practice, including experience processing archival records.
  • Knowledge of relevant standards for archival description, including DACS and EAD, and familiarity with other metadata standards.
  • Knowledge of basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to plan, coordinate, and implement complex projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a production-oriented, team environment.
  • Ability to work quickly, efficiently, and meet project goals and deadlines.


  • Knowledge of and strong interest in hip hop culture and history.
  • Experience arranging large, complex collections.
  • Two to three years of relevant professional experience, preferably in academic archives.
  • Supervisory experience.

More information and application: http://careers.archivists.org/jobs/8165168?utm_source=BoxwoodIndeed&utm_medium=Indeed&utm_campaign=Boxwood%2BIndeed%2BFeed

Job Posting: Library Assistant, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica NY

Library Assistant – Full time position is available to provide reference, research and technical service to all users of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute’s Art Reference Library.  Responsibilities include managing the circulation of all library materials with the Mandarin circulation module and act as systems administrator.  Maintain records as required by Library protocol and provide exceptional customer service to PrattMWP and community arts students, faculty, staff and members, outside researchers and the general public.  The successful candidate should demonstrate knowledge of interlibrary loan services, collections management functions such as book repair, bindery shipments, shelving and shelf reading, budgetary management and library user statistics.  Be comfortable with providing instruction on library resources, including Information Literacy instruction, library computer and databases, to users.  Please visit us at www.mwpai.org


Bachelor’s degree and 5 to 7 years library experience or Associate’s degree and 7 to 10 years library experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.   Knowledge of art, art history or not-for-profit experience desired.


To apply, please send cover letter, resume and names and contact information for three professional references to:  Jeanette R. Breish, Human Resources Manager, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, New York   13502    E-mail:  hrjobs@mwpai.org  fax:  797-7509

Original post: http://jobview.monster.com/Library-Assistant-Job-Utica-NY-US-167141750.aspx?WT.mc_n=Indeed_US&jvs=uf,in1,gw&from=indeed

Job Posting: Picture Library Associate (part-time), Granger Historical Picture Archive, Brooklyn NY


Historical picture library in downtown Brooklyn seeks an associate who is highly motivated, detail-oriented and exceptionally organized. This is a flexible position with a variety of duties, including cataloging images into our database, scanning, image editing and conducting picture research on behalf of clients. Visual literacy and a strong knowledge of world history and culture is highly desirable.

Duties include:

  • Daily operations of library, including:
  • Corresponding with partner agencies and customers
  • Maintenance of digital and physical archive
  • Assisting clients with sourcing historic images for educational, editorial and commercial publications/projects
  • Identifying new content and creating original catalog records and metadata for images
  • Pulling and preparing material for scanning
  • Picture research
  • Scanning images as needed



  • Strong computer skills including Windows, Photoshop, CMS and/or DAM software
  • Strong knowledge of world history and culture
  • Experience working in picture library or photo agency
  • Background in photography, art history, library science or similar preferred

More information and application: https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/8ece9e67-9016-468d-afa9-9840f0e0c113

Chapter Event: LIS Career Day this Saturday 4/16/16

From the ARLIS/NA New York Chapter, which is supporting this event:

Join METRO for LIS Career Day on Saturday, April 16!

Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is uniting local professional community members that students, new grads, and transitioning professionals need to know — topping National Library Week off with a bang!

This event features two practical, career-oriented panels, as well as library vendors, hiring managers, professional organization representatives, internship managers, and library school faculty to join us to share their knowledge. You’ll leave the event with lots of resources and introductions to experienced professionals to help you start (or re-start) your library career.

Borough of Manhattan Community College, Richard Harris Terrace 
199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

This event is free but space is limited.

Link to event page.

For more ARLIS/NA New York Chapter events, they have a fine calendar here.

Job Posting: Associate Cataloguer – Jewelry, Sotheby’s, NYC

Assist with all aspects of Fine Jewels catalogue production, preparation and promotion in order to gain independent working knowledge of jewelry cataloguing process. The Associate Cataloguer will also support various administrative and exhibition needs of the Fine Jewels team and greater Jewelry Department as required.

  • Work closely with Senior Cataloguer to learn the cataloguing system and processes in order to develop fluency for catalogue descriptions, gemological terminology, jewelry dating, styles, makers, etc.
  • Learn the process of producing printed and online jewelry catalogues including establishing property and photography deadlines to ensure prompt delivery
  • Be responsible for entering catalogue descriptions in CAT system for Fine Jewels sales and other sales when required; assist in ordering the sale and assigning lot numbers in CAT; maintain and enter all salesroom notices; enter in all property designations
  • Coordinate photography for all Fine Jewels catalogues including organizing and labeling jewels so that photography can happen most efficiently
  • Research and write footnotes and/or biographies for use in catalogue and/or website. Also research and obtain the re-print rights of outside imagery when required.
  • Liaise with Catalogue Production and the digital production team to meet catalogue deadlines and alert Jewelry Department when new assets are live
  • Assist with promotional sale needs including Sotheby’s magazine, slideshows, ads, etc.
  • Maintain jewelry archives and footnote archive system.

Other department duties:

  • Learn to evaluate works for auction and appraisal purposes
  • Maintain excellence in client service
  • Assist with preparation of appraisals, proposals and special projects as required.
  • Participate in all department events and pre-sale exhibitions to assist clients with jewelry inquiries, bids and related services.
  • Work closely with administrator and registrar to ensure all agreed property is in the department and available for photography in advance of deadlines
  • Assist with client appointments and help to respond to client estimate requests via phone and in writing
  • 2 years of experience in the jewelry field (auction house experience preferred), with some knowledge of gemology, jewelry history and values
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented
  • Ability to prioritize multiple highly important processes and responsibilities and meet deadlines
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to establish close working relationships with internal support staff including administrators, operations, catalogue production, etc.
  • Excellent client service, including verbal and written skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications
  • Requires flexibility in work hours as needed

More information and application: https://careers-sothebys.icims.com/jobs/1781/associate-cataloguer—jewelry/job?mode=job&iis=Indeed&iisn=Indeed.com&mobile=false&width=920&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Job Posting: Director of Donghia Healthier Materials Library (Resource Center), Parsons School of Design, NYC

Parsons School of Design seeks a Director of Donghia healthier Materials Library . The position is supported through the Healthy Affordable Materials Project (HAMP) grant awarded to the Healthy Materials Lab (HML) at Parsons and is a critical part of the initiative housed within the Parsons Design Lab. This position is a temporary position through May 1, 2018 and coincides with the remainder of a three-year research grant. The institution seeks to secure additional funding for future years beyond 2018.

The Director will be charged with creating new resources using the existing Donghia Materials Library as the foundation. The principal responsibility of the Director will be to effectively disseminate the healthiest materials research currently available through a carefully curated materials resource center of healthier affordable building product alternatives. The audience will be local and national students, faculty and professionals. Through the dissemination work of this position, and through the Donghia healthier Materials Library , the Healthy Materials Lab can affect the systems change necessary to bring about radical transformation in the construction and affordable housing industry—a primary audience for the grant.

In support of these goals, and based on the ongoing research conducted in the Healthy Materials Lab, the Director will be responsible for the daily operations of the Donghia healthier Materials Library , including a thorough evaluation of current materials and curation of new materials that can be specified for installation in new and renovated spaces. This center will become a critical resource for the university as we educate future designers and specifiers, and for the industry at large which looks to Parsons as an innovator in the field of design. As the Director grows the Library and increases awareness about the benefits of specifying healthier alternatives, he or she will become integral in the market shift towards a more robust selection of healthier alternatives.

Reporting to the Director of the Healthy Materials Lab, the Director will also work closely with the Director of Design of the Healthy Materials Lab and the lab’s team of Research Fellows. In addition, the Director will provide leadership in the development of healthier materials practices in curriculum and in practice in coordination with Parsons HML, Making Center and academic programs using physical materials across The New School. .


  • Provide leadership, research and support for material culture at Parsons and be a leader in the discussion of healthy material resources at Parsons and The New School as a whole.
  • Work closely with the Directors of the Healthy Materials Lab to align the Donghia Materials Library with the objectives of the Healthy Affordable Materials Project grant.
  • Coordinate with Program Directors, faculty and students from Parsons and The New School to develop curriculum to support healthier materials practices across New School programs
  • Coordinate with the Director of the Making Center to develop programming related to the physical making and materials use
  • Keep current with material innovations worldwide and provide resources about new materials through the materials resource center
  • Coordinate workshops and public events, including material displays and exhibitions
  • Develop a new database of materials, acquire new healthier materials, remove or reuse outdated materials
  • Track material loans to faculty for instructional purposes.
  • Work with manufacturers and other partners (including grant partners HPDC and HBN) to advocate for transparency and innovation in the development of new products in the Affordable Housing sector.
  • Consult with faculty in the development of curricular tools and displays to support a healthy materials culture of School of Constructed Environments to align research and practice with the specific goals of the grant—to transform building materials use in affordable housing
  • Supervise and manage student worker staff and scheduling
  • Perform additional tasks as necessary

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters degree required or Bachelor’s degree in interior design, architecture or related fields with equivalent industry/practice experience.
  • 3-5 years experience working with materials within a professional setting.
  • Good interpersonal skills. Proven track record of working well with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, professional training, and aesthetic sensibilities.
  • Experience and ability leading a team of people
  • Experience and knowledge of the practice of interior design, product design or architecture or equivalent.
  • Understanding of disciplinary differences and overlaps of interests as they pertain to material resources.
  • Possess knowledge of a wide range of physical and digital materials, product evaluation tools and product organization systems as they pertain to the disciplines of Product and Architectural, Interior Design, Industrial Design and Textiles fields of practice and the ability to anticipate future needs and trends in material culture and to align with the specific goals of the grant.
  • Strong organizational skills in the areas of curation, storage, archiving, with an ability to provide access to materials and a command of best practices and emerging trends of materials.
  • Have a passion for materials and be able to demonstrate research in the areas of material health and material ecosystems.
  • Ability to stay current with and advocate for sustainable practices particularly as they pertain to human health.
  • Have an existing professional network of manufacturers, designers, architects, and/or advocates of sustainability.
  • Ability to develop and nurture individual student’s design abilities with particular attention to the importance of materials choices and a strong commitment to progressive design education.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google docs and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to work with a team to develop a robust digital platform to document and disseminate healthy material product information.
  • Excellent oral and written skills, communication skills,
  • Must be able to work both independently and collectively
  • Additional plus: skills to develop digital platform for dissemination of healthy material product information

More information and application: https://www.higheredjobs.com/executive/details.cfm?JobCode=176231074&Title=Director%20of%20Donghia%20Healthier%20Materials%20Library%20%28Resource%20Center%29&utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Indeed