Internship– Brooklyn Museum Archives

Internship in the Brooklyn Museum Archives

The Brooklyn Museum is seeking an intern to assist with processing records in the Museum Archives. The intern will process a discrete portion of the institutional records: arrange, perform basic preservation measures, write folder-level descriptions, and enter descriptions into a Microsoft Access database. The intern will gain valuable experience in basic appraisal, processing, creating folder descriptions, and database usage.

Seeking Masters of Library Science/Archives candidates who have some experience or coursework in archival management, be able to perform detailed work and be able to lift records cartons weighing up to 40 pounds.

Schedule: 10-5 one day per week, Monday through Friday.

Compensation: unpaid internship, intern will have Museum volunteer status.

The Museum Archives, a division of the Museum’s Libraries and Archives department, preserves and makes accessible the permanent records of the Museum as well as of the Museum’s parent organization, the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (1843-1980), and the Institute’s predecessor, the Brooklyn Apprentices’ Library (1823-41). The holdings of the Archives total approximately 2800 linear feet, and include correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, publications, films, audiovisual materials, artifacts, and ephemera that document the Museum’s exhibitions, objects, outreach, administration, research, and other activities.

Please send a resume, letter of interest, and references via email to library@brooklynmuseum.org

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