Unpaid Internship: Two positions at the Corning Museum of Glass Library and Archives, Corning, NY

RAKOW RESEARCH LIBRARY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES INTERNSHIP

The Rakow Research Library is the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking, covering subject areas from archaeology to zoology and everything glass in between. The Special Collections & Archives department holds nearly 200 unique collections from glass manufacturers, studios, renowned glass artists and scholars, as well as design drawings and works of art on paper.

Crafted to meet the professional skills desired by the intern, this internship will provide career-relevant, hands-on experience with special collections and archival materials.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT:

  • Gain knowledge about the library’s collections and archives.
  • Build a network of working professionals in the library and archival fields.
  • Through practice, enhance analytic, observation, and organizational skills.
  • Learn about archival theory and the best practices in the professional field.
  • The intern will submit a self-reflection piece upon completion of the internship, addressing his/her work experiences during the program. The essay format will be flexible, to be chosen by the intern.

RESPONSIBILITIES

This internship has two track options:

RESPONSIBILITIES: TRACK ONE, ARCHIVAL PROCESSING

The intern will work through all phases of processing an archival collection, beginning with accessioning, preserving, researching, arrangement and description, and culminating in the creation of an online finding aid in ArchivesSpace archival management software.

Additionally, the intern will participate in special collections/archives activities, including reference, and education and outreach, to gain a comprehensive overview of the operation of a special collections and archives department. The intern will put into practice techniques learned in courses, analyze archival issues as they come up in a real world setting, and observe principles of good practice.

RESPONSIBILITIES: TRACK TWO, INSTITUTIONAL ARCHIVES

The intern will take part in planning and executing the appraisal, ingest or disposition, arrangement and description of the physical and born-digital records of the institutional archives of The Corning Museum of Glass. The intern will train in ArchivesSpace archival management software, entering existing data as well as new incoming records into the database.

Additionally, the intern will participate in special collections/archives activities, including reference, and education and outreach, to gain a comprehensive overview of the operation of a special collections and archives department. The intern will put into practice techniques learned in courses, analyze archival issues as they come up in a real world setting, and observe principles of good practice.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

  • Interest in the archive profession.
  • Current or recent graduate student in a Library Science program
  • Coursework/experience in archiving.
  • 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

This internship is available beginning in the fall of 2015. Ability to commit to at least 10 hours/week is preferred, and 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.

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 during your internship for you and your guests

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please send a cover letter expressing career goals and interest in the internship, along with a curriculum vitae to interns@cmog.org.


RAKOW RESEARCH LIBRARY PUBLIC SERVICES FALL INTERNSHIP

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, instruction, and outreach
  • 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
  • Plan campaigns and create content for social media

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

  • Employee discounts in the CMoG Shops and Café
  • Free museum admission for you and guests during your internship

TO APPLY

This internship is available beginning in the Fall of 2015.  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. We are happy to work with your institution to arrange for course credit when possible.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to interns@cmog.org.  Deadline to apply is August 31, 2015.


Unpaid Internship: Archives Assistant, The Dennis Hopper Art Trust, Hollywood, CA

https://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2015/06/25/hollywood-ca-archive-intern-the-dennis-hopper-art-trust/

Job Opening Title: Archive Assistant Intern
Institution/Organization Name: The Dennis Hopper Art Trust
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Hollywood, Ca, USA
Application Deadline:
Years of experience required: entry level okay

The Dennis Hopper Art Trust Archive is looking for 1-2 interns to work approximately 10 hours per week (Mondays & Wednesdays, 11am-4pm to start for training with Archivist). More hours are available if interested or needed for academic credit.
The DHAT Archive is in need of responsible and precise individuals to assist with archival data & image entry, photo research and scanning for import into a new Art and Archive database.

This position is available to begin immediately and will continue for the Summer semester. There is a possibility that the position can carry over to or begin again in the Fall for internship credit for the right candidate.

Contact Name: Jennifer Vanoni
Contact Email:jennifer(at)dennishoppertrust.com


Unpaid Internship: Media Archive Intern (Summer 2015), Witness, Brooklyn, NY

http://jobs.omidyar.com/jobdetail.php?jobid=362579

We require a minimum commitment of 2 months, for at least 16 hours a week. Internships are unpaid. Preference is given to intern applicants receiving credit at their educational institution. All internships are based in our Brooklyn office, convenient to the Atlantic Terminal / Barclays Center (2,3,4,5,B,D,Q,N, & R trains), LIRR, and the C (Lafayette) and G (Fulton) trains.

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The WITNESS Media Archive is a repository of over 5000 hours of video, both tape- and file-based, recorded and produced by human rights activists around the world over the past 20 years. The Media Archive is also a leader in the development of training resources aimed at non-professional archivists and activists who are managing their own human rights video collections.
Interns train under the supervision of an Archivist, performing a variety of hands-on tasks including cataloging, tape capture, digital ingest, research / reference, access provision, documentation of archival processes, training resource development support, and other administrative tasks for the archive.
Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the internship, the intern will have learned how to:
Create metadata for unpublished human rights video footage in a cataloging database.
Handle and identify various video formats in the collection.
Use software tools to capture, analyze, view, transfer video files.
Understand the processes and components of a digital archiving workflow within a small organization.
Liaise with content creators and program staff to acquire content for the archive.
Qualifications
We are seeking interns enrolled in a graduate program related to moving image archiving and preservation, archival studies, or library/information science. We also review applications from recent graduates who may be seeking the same type of mentorship and educational focus related to their career choice or educational background.


Internship Opportunity: National Digital Stewardship Residencies, NY, NY

Applications due May 22!

Residencies are available this year at Rhizome and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)!

http://ndsr.nycdigital.org/about-ndsr/information-for-residents/


AMIA Scholarship and Internship Application Deadline – May 15th, 2015

http://www.amianet.org/programs-and-initiatives/scholarships

AMIA believes that the education and training of moving image archivists is not only central to AMIA’s role as a professional association, but essential to the long-term survival of our moving image heritage.

AMIA offers three scholarships and a research Internship each year to students entering the field. Application deadlines are May 15th.

The Association of Moving Image Archivists is now accepting applications for its 2015 Scholarship Program. Three scholarships will be awarded: the Sony Pictures Scholarship, The Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship and the Universal Studios Preservation Scholarship.
Each student selected as a Scholarship recipient will receive a $4,000 scholarship for the 2015-2016
academic year. Funds will be sent to the student’s educational institution and credited toward tuition
and/or registration fees. In addition, each recipient will receive complimentary registration to the 2015 AMIA Annual Conference.
To be considered for a scholarship, an applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements.
1. The applicant must be enrolled full time in a graduate-level or other advanced program in moving
image studies, library or information science, archival administration, museum studies or a related
discipline; or must be accepted into such a program for the next academic year.
2. The applicant must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his/her current or
most recently completed academic program.
3. The applicant must submit the following documents:
a. A Scholarship application form (typed preferred). Resumes or curriculum vitae must be submitted to supplement the application form.
b. An official sealed transcript from the applicant’s most recent academic program (including
the institution’s grading scale and/or GPA calculator) sent directly from the academic institution to the AMIA office.
c. An essay of no more than 1,000 words describing the applicant’s major field of study, interest
in moving image archiving, relevant experience and/or education, and career goals.
d. Two letters of recommendation (submitted separately to the AMIA office). Do not submit more than two.

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The Image Permanence Institute Internship in Preservation Research
The purpose of the IPI Internship is to give a student of merit who is committed to the preservation of moving images the opportunity to acquire practical experience in preservation research.

AMIA is now accepting applications for 2015. The student selected as the IPI Intern will receive:
• A $5000 stipend to be used for living expenses during the three-month internship. The three-month period of the internship may occur at any time during the calendar year but months must run consecutively.
• Reimbursement of travel fares to and from Rochester, New York related to the IPI Internship.
Eligibility. To be considered for the IPI Internship, an applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:
1. Applicant must be enrolled (full time or part time) in a moving image
preservation/archival educational program; or must be accepted into such a program for the next academic year.
2. Students must have completed at least half of their program’s course load before the time of the internship.
3. The applicant must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his/her academic program.
4. The applicant must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in moving image preservation.

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Applicants need only submit one application form and one set of supporting documents to be eligible for all three Scholarships. Students who are eligible for AMIA Scholarships and/or the IPI internship must submit a complete application packet for consideration for each type of award; however, no applicant will receive more than one award. Students from any country may apply.


Internship Opportunity (Unpaid): Museum of Arts and Design, NY, NY

Curatorial Department: Library Intern

This internship is dedicated to creating a small, specialized research library that will support the immediate needs of curatorial staff and visiting researchers at the Museum of Arts and Design. At the core of any museum is its exhibition program. In order to curate the most successful exhibitions a great deal of research is needed. MAD is in need of a library to support this research, as well as its position as the preeminent craft museum in the US. The intention of this library is to provide essential resources that reflect new and growing scholarly literature on craft history and theory, including books, periodicals, online resources, and important exhibition catalogs, focusing on craft and contemporary art.

The Library Intern will evaluate and create an updated library that is fully functional for use by MAD curators and researchers. The intern will be responsible for:
  • Evaluating the current library’s holdings, identifying key missing texts, and deaccessioning material not pertinent to a craft research library
  • After evaluating the current library holdings, the intern will create a proposal for a cataloging system, relevant to a small museum library, such as LibraryThing or another program to be identified
  • The intern will complete the project by adding the new books and resources to the library and cataloging in full
  • Other archiving related responsibilities may include: helping to maintain the artist and exhibition files

An internship supporting the creation of a small, specialized research library with an emphasis on new studies and other contemporary resources in craft history and theory is a unique and rare opportunity for students of library science and/or the history of craft, decorative arts, or design. The internship will provide hands-on experience in the field of bibliographic research, library cataloging, and project management essential to careers in library science, exhibition curating, and collections management.

Qualifications

The Library Intern should be a graduate student obtaining a master’s degree in library science (preferably library science with a focus on art museum libraries), the history of craft, the decorative arts and/or design, archival studies, or a related field. Knowledge of art from the post war period to the present is required. The intern must be able to receive academic credit as a matriculated graduate student for this internship, and must be available 2-3 days per week. (S)he must be a self-motivated critical thinker able to work independently, as well as maintain high levels of organization.

To apply for this internship please send (1) a cover letter outlining your interests and relevant qualifications for this position, (2) a resume, and (3) 2-3 references to Samantha De Tillio at samantha.detillio@madmuseum.org with “Library Intern” in the subject line. Please also outline your academic needs for obtaining credit, for instance number of hours fulfilled, etc., as well as your availability (days of the week, number of days per week).

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

http://madmuseum.org/learn/internships


Internship Opportunity: Records Management and Digital Archives Internship (Paid), Workman Arts Project of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Workman Arts Project of Ontario (Workman Arts) facilitates aspiring, emerging and established artists with mental illness and addiction issues to develop and refine their art form through its arts training programs, public performance/exhibition opportunities and partnering with other arts organizations. As well, Workman Arts promotes a greater understanding of mental illness and addiction through the creation, presentation and discussion of artistic media in five disciplines: music, theatre, literature, visual art and media art.

As part of a project funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Workman Arts is currently in the process of consolidating its body of knowledge and developing a theoretical framework that will allow the organization to evolve from a practice-based service provider to an evidence-based leader and change agent.

Position Summary:
Workman Arts is seeking an archivist intern or practicum student to work with the Archivist and Project Manager in processing materials stored in Workman Arts archives. The archivist intern will help organize, select, catalogue, and process material for the content management system.

Responsibilities:
• helping identify and assess the archival value of materials; processing of the collection, including physical arrangement (sorting,
• boxing, labeling);
• inventorying and describing of materials;
• creating database records;
• creating collection guides and other basic finding aids;
• drafting of a records retention policy and schedule for the historic records of the archive, utilizing recognized archival and records management practices
• uploading batches of records (organized according to the file classification scheme on the asset management system
• tagging and indexing records (documents, images, videos) using the metadata scheme and indexing protocols
• work collaboratively with other interns, Workman Arts member interns and staff

Qualifications:
• Completion of courses in archives principles and practices
• Experience with archival collections processing or interest to learn
• Good computer and data entry skills / Experience working with data base software (Excel and/ or Access)
• Good communication and organization skills
• Familiarity with Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS) and Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS), EAD and MARC
The candidate must possess an understanding and an appreciation that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the Workman Arts and must be sensitive to the needs of individuals dealing with mental health or addiction issues.

http://current.ischool.utoronto.ca/jobsite/2015/records-management-and-digital-archives-internship


Internship Opportunities: Multiple Positions, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, NY, NY

Internships available in digitization and records management.

https://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2015/04/09/new-york-ny-multiple-paid-internships-lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts/


Job Posts in Canada: Young Canada Works edition

Consider this the first part in a yearly multi-part series.

Collections Assistant, Old Log Church Museum, Whitehorse, YK

http://yuwin.ca/Jobs/Posting?Id=10907

The collections assistant will serve as an integral part of the Old Log Church Museum team. They will assist the executive director in a number of collections related tasks throughout the summer including environmental monitoring, integrated pest management, photographing museum objects, cataloguing, research, and record management. In addition they will serve as frontline staff responsible for delivering an excellent customer service experience. They will work with the Heritage Interpreter and Museum Attendant to greet visitors, orient them to the museum and conduct tours of the exhibit area.

Curatorial/Managerial Assistant, Sturgis Museum, Sturgis, SK

http://sturgismuseumsk.ca/summerstudent.html

Assist the Curator/Manager in a number of daily operational tasks and other planned programming activities and events for the 2015 operating season.

Museum Assistant, Bulkley Valley Museum, Smithers, BC

https://www.workbc.ca/JobSeekers/DisplayJobPostingApply.aspx?jobid=208844&from=Search

Museum Assistant: artifact cataloguing, artifact conservation, updating database records, research and content development for museum exhibits, development of educational programming materials and activities, provide guided tours and interpretation to visitors, assist with daily administrative operations such as social media, gift shop, etc., assist with special events or fundraisers.

various student jobs, including Collection Assistant, Registration Assistant, and Development Assistant, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

http://www.ago.net/jobs

Under the direction of the Manager, Collection Information & Resources and key staff, the Collection Information & Resources Assistant will provide key support for a digital access project. The successful candidate will gain experience digitizing and preserving primary collection documents and will be trained and work directly in TMS, The Museum Systems, the AGO’s collection management system.

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The Art Gallery of Ontario seeks a Registration Assistant who will provide support for the Registration function by coordinating the archiving of exhibition, loan, and acquisition files. The position will be involved with the organizing and arranging of file and documenting and liaising with AGO Archivist for transfer to the AGO Archives.

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The Art Gallery of Ontario seeks a Development Assistant to support the AGO’s Development Department launch the first phase of a donor and fundraising digital archive initiative. Working with the development team under the supervision of a Manager, the Assistant will play a key role in the initiation of this project and would participate in developing the criteria and guidelines for digitization and archival activity. In addition, the Assistant will also implement the archiving of the first pool of donor records according to the newly formed criteria and guidelines.

various student jobs including Library & Archives; Museum; Education, Interpretation & Public Programming Assistants, Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, Ouje Bougoumou, QC

http://www.rcip-chin.gc.ca/emplois-jobs/voir-view/detailler-detail-eng.app?id=3024&

We are seeking an enthusiastic Library & Archives Assistant to work alongside our Librarian and Archivists for 8 weeks, starting 2 July 2015 and finishing 27 August 2015, to help maintain ACCI’s standards according to our policies and procedures. The Library and Archives Assistant is a full-time, temporary position that reports to the Coordinator of Collections & Exhibitions. Their daily tasks are supervised by the Librarian and the Archivist. This position will assist with basic library and archive projects. The language of work is English. French is an asset. Any Cree language abilities are an asset but not required. Students from one of the 9 Cree communities of the Cree Nation are highly encouraged to apply. ACCI will try to assist with accommodation arrangements if required.

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We are seeking an enthusiastic Museum Assistant to work alongside our Registrar, Conservator and Collections Officer for 8 weeks, starting 2 July 2015 and finishing 27 August 2015, to help maintain ACCI’s standards according to our policies and procedures. The Museum Assistant is a full-time, temporary position that reports to the Coordinator of Collections & Exhibitions. Their daily tasks are supervised by the Registrar, Conservator and Collections Officer. This position will assist with basic museum object collection management projects.

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Animator/Interpreter assistants will assist with education programming, special events, tours, and any other duties, or tasks required.

And, not YCW, but also a summer job that’s fairly underpaid:

Summer Curator, Hart House Library, University of Toronto

http://current.ischool.utoronto.ca/jobsite/2015/summer-curator-hart-house-library


Student Project Opportunity: Digital Database Coordinator, HERE Arts Center, NY, NY

Digital Database Coordinator Project Position

HERE Arts Center, located at 145 Spring Street at Dominick in New York City, has embarked on an archival project to organize and access archival holdings for the creation of a visual history of HERE, including work as Tiny Mythic and HOME for Contemporary Theater along with HERE’s many theater programs and the evolution of its location in SOHO. The theater archive of HERE encompasses a date range from the late 1980s to the present.

A graduate archival student with an interest in theater is needed to design, program, and configure a database system to work in conjunction with existing systems at HERE in order to capture digital assets for historical web presentations on the HERE Arts Center website. This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to acquire hands-on digital asset management experience.

The Digital Database Coordinator will:
–Analyze the systems at HERE and recommend a system based on HERE’s cloud-based (Dropbox) storage platform
–Configure the system to meet HERE’s needs
–Instruct HERE’s staff on the maintenance and use of the system
–Work in consult with a Digital Curator of Theater Collections

Salary: $500 stipend available for successful candidate.

https://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/new-york-ny-student-digital-database-coordinator-term-here-arts-center/


Internship Opportunity: The Frick Collection, NY, NY

Frick Art Reference Library: Summer 2015 Internship Program: Book Department

– See more at: http://www.frick.org/careers/frick_art_reference_library_summer_2015_internship_program_book_department#sthash.fd7cUWPz.dpuf


Internship Opportunities: Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences, Los Angeles, CA

http://www.oscars.org/careers/2015-summer-internship-program

The Academy is now accepting applications for its 2015 Summer Internship Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

  • The program starts June 15, 2015 – August 14, 2015
  • • The application deadline is March 20, 2015
  • • Internship hours are part-time (up to 28 hours per week and may vary based on project)
  • • Work will be project-driven, hands-on while providing you with more knowledge about and access to the motion picture industry.
  • •The summer internship program also includes, educational brown bag lunches, studio tours and other growth oriented and fun activities related to student development and film.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Academy summer internship applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • • Be a college student attending an accredited undergraduate or graduate program;
  • • Have an overall 3.0 grade point average;
  • • Continue their education in the fall following The Academy internship;
  • • Have a minimum of one year of study toward degree in related field;
  • • Exhibit an interest in the motion picture industry;
  • • Have strong written, verbal and problem-solving skills

Job/Internship Posting: 2015 Summer Archives Assistant, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

2015 Summer Archives Assistant

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The MFAH is seeking a Summer Archives Assistant to aid in the daily operation of the museum’s archives. The majority of the assistant’s hours will be devoted to the processing of the digital and analog photography in the Garth Clark Gallery Archive. Work will be conducted in accordance with standard conventions. In conjunction with the processing of these records, the assistant will assist with the creation of an EAD finding aid and MARC catalog record. Remaining responsibilities will include providing reference services and assisting with other duties necessary to the operation of the Archives Department.

Requirements: Current enrollment in accredited Masters in Library Science or Archives Studies program. Completion of basic archives course at graduate level or prior work experience in archival or special collection setting. Knowledge of MARC, EAD, DACS, LCSH and RAD strongly preferred. Experience using OCLC beneficial. Art history background preferred. Word processing and database skills. Ability to lift twenty-five pound boxes and climb ladders.

Application: Please submit a letter of application, current resume, an official college transcript, a sample of writing or work, and a letter of reference to:

Lorraine A. Stuart
Archives
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
P.O. Box 6826
Houston, TX 77265-6826

Applications can also be submitted via email to archives(at)mfah.org

Work schedule: Ten-week position, June 1 through August 7, 2015. (Some flexibility in starting and ending dates.) Hours are 9am – 5pm, M-F.

Salary: Total salary for ten weeks is $3,500.

Deadline for receipt of application: March 31, 2015

Applications will be reviewed as received.

Interviews with final candidates residing out-of-state will be conducted by phone.


Internship: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Library

Internship (unpaid): Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Library and Archives is seeking a summer intern.The library internship is designed for recent MLIS graduates, MLIS candidates, students studying archiving, and students considering careers in library science. The two main goals of the internship are to provide students with a well-rounded hands-on learning experience in a special library and to introduce students to the functions and responsibilities of the MCA’s various departments. Interns will gain experience in the areas of reference, circulation, cataloging, and collection management. Interns with experience or interest in archives may have an opportunity to work with and/or process archival collections. We will work to match interns with projects that involve their areas of interest. Application deadline is February 15, 2015.
Please see the MCA’s website to apply or for more information:
http://www2.mcachicago.org/employment/internships


Internship Opportunities: Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD

Imaging Services Department College/Graduate Internship:

The Departments of Imaging Services and Special Collections at the Maryland Historical Society library are seeking undergraduate or graduate level interns to assist with organizing photograph collections and data, embedding metadata, and uploading information on the MdHS web site. This internship entails handling, organizing, and re-labeling historic photographs, creating inventory lists for internal and external use, and making information available to researchers via the web. Maturity, reliability, and attention to detail are essential. Imaging Services Department interns will work directly with the Digital Projects Manager, Special Collections Librarians, and Imaging Services technician on photograph collections projects. Internship work hours will run Tuesday through Friday, 10am – 4:30pm.

For more information:

Click to access mdhs_imagingservices_internship2015.pdf

Joseph Kohl Photograph Collection, Photograph Collection Processing Internship:

The Maryland Historical Society’s Departments of Imaging Services seeks an intern to assist in the processing of the Joseph Kohl Photograph Collection.

The Joseph Kohl Photograph Collection consists of thousands of photographs and negatives spanning from the 1980s through 2002. Photo style and topics range from photojournalistic to artistic, some containing mature themes. MdHS seeks a student currently enrolled in a history, library science, or archives program at the undergraduate/graduate level, or in a photography BFA program to assist with organizing photographs and data, rehousing the collection, digitizing, embedding metadata, and uploading information onto the MdHS web site. Tasks include handling, organizing, and relabeling historic photographs, creating inventory lists for internal and external use, and making information available to researchers via the web. Maturity, reliability, and attention to detail are essential.

The Joseph Kohl Photograph Collection Processing Intern will work directly with the Digital Projects Manager, Special Collections Librarians, and Imaging Services technician on this project. Internship work hours will run Tuesday through Friday, 10am – 4:30pm.

For more information:

Click to access mdhs_is_kohl_internship_fall2015_0.pdf


Internship (paid or unpaid): Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Gardens, Washington DC

http://www.gardens.si.edu/get-involved/internship-aag.html

Archives of American Gardens offers paid and unpaid internships year-round to students enrolled in graduate programs who wish to gain professional experience in learning about the management of and providing public access to a photographic archive.

Cataloging and Metadata Intern

The Archives of American Gardens’ intern will assist primarily with cataloging series and item level descriptions in the Horizon database system and apply embedded metadata to corresponding digital assets. The intern will also assist with the digitization of archival materials (35mm slides, negatives and photographic prints), write interpretive materials utilizing the collections, assist with social media initiatives, prepare teaching tools for field volunteers engaged in documenting gardens for the Archives, and enter reference requests into an Access database. The intern may have an opportunity to assist with discrete components of the processing, arrangement and housing of collections, and develop parts of inventories and/or finding aids. The intern will report to a team of three museum specialists to carry out the following tasks:

  • Synthesizing information in newly acquired collections to create series/garden level descriptions
  • Creating MARC-based collection, series and item level records for the Smithsonian’s online database (www.siris.si.edu) and reviewing database records for accuracy
  • Renumbering image files and embedding metadata in digital assets in preparation for digital asset management system ingestion
  • Assist with providing additional access points to images already in the digital asset management system
  • Conducting research on garden history and design related topics using approved sources
  • Creating postings on Facebook and Twitter for Mystery Monday and Tag-it-Tuesday initiatives
  • Developing succinct reports or articles on the garden documentation process for field volunteers
  • Digitizing paper and photographic materials using best practices and approved methods, as needed
  • Interns with prior experience with the creation of finding aids may have an opportunity to work on a project to convert legacy archival finding aids and inventories to the EAD format using Archivists Toolkit and Steady
  • Interns with interest and advanced experience with audio-video materials will have the opportunity to assist with the rehousing of a small collection of 16mm film

The ideal candidate is pursuing a graduate degree in Library and Information Science or Archival Studies and has the following skills:

  • Cataloging and/or metadata in an archival, museum or library setting
  • A very high attention to detail and good organizational skills
  • Excellent writing abilities and communication skills
  • Knowledge of MARC, CCO, EAD, DACS, and relational databases
  • Willingness to adapt to changing priorities and circumstances and update project schedule accordingly
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Self-starter with a strong work ethic

Interest in:

  • Archival or visual resource collection
  • Image management and structured data
  • History, art history, garden or landscape studies
  • Social media for archival outreach and education
  • Gaining hands-on experience using the following software programs: SirsiDynix Horizon system, Adobe Bridge/Photoshop, Open Text, Hootsuite, Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Access

Deadlines

Both Summer and Fall Internships: February 1
Archives of American Gardens’ intern applicants must apply for both Archives of American Gardens’ internship and the Garden Club of America’s Garden History and Design Scholarship to be considered: https://www.gcamerica.org/index.cfm/scholarships/details/id/14


Internship Opportunity (Paid): MuSe Internship Program for College and Graduate Students, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NY

The MuSe paid internship is a fast-paced, intensive training program in current museum practice. All interns receive an immersive work experience through placements in departments under the mentorship of Museum staff, engage critically with the issues facing twenty-first century art museums, and learn about the myriad careers available in museums and the arts through seminars led by museum professionals from the Met and other cultural institutions.

This program awards forty-one individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts and museum fields a ten-week, six-month, nine-month, or twelve-month internship in one of the world’s largest museums. Each accepted intern works closely with a supervisor on special and/or ongoing projects. Training is integral to the interns’ experience; in addition to developing practical work skills through their departmental placements, interns participate in the MuSe (Museum Seminars) Series and interact directly with the Museum’s diverse audience by leading Highlights Tours and Gallery Conversations and assisting at the Information Desk. All accepted college interns are also assigned a Museum staff mentor to support their experience throughout the internship.

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Job and internship postings

P/T Weekend and Evening Librarian– School of Visual Arts

Serials Specialist– Art and Architecture Library, Stanford University

Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Art and Architecture– Harvard University

Digital Asset Cataloger– Arthrex, Inc.

Archival Internship– American Folk Art Museum

Internship– New York Art Resources Consortium


Internship Opportunity: 2015 Smithsonian Professional Developments Internships, Washington

http://library.si.edu/about/internships-and-fellowships/internships/2015-professional-development-internships

There are two Smithsonian PD Internships, one of which is about biodiversity, but I think the other one might be of interest:

Copyright Research Internship

Location: National Museum of Natural History (Washington, DC).

Dates preferred: Any six weeks, June – August.

This project is ideal for a candidate with the following characteristics: Students pursuing a Masters in Library & Information Science or recent graduates of an accredited MLIS program. Basic knowledge of copyright issues within the context of the library field. Demonstrated attention to detail and strong technical writing/documentation skills. Students with an eagerness to learn more about digital librarianship are strongly encouraged to apply.

Brief description of project:

Intern will implement and evaluate a copyright status research workflow created by SIL staff.  Working from a list of potential titles for digitization, the student will investigate copyright status on an item-by-item basis, documenting outcomes and making suggestions for modifications to the workflow as necessary. Intern will also analyze the process for feasibility of implementation and help create documentation and outreach/training materials.

Intern will have the opportunity to increase his/her knowledge of copyright laws and digitization processes. Intern will also gain experience researching copyright issues and have the opportunity to evaluate a workflow in a research library and suggest modifications while gaining exposure to mass digitization in a complex production environment.

Additional Professional Development Internship Information:

Eligibility Criteria
This paid internship program is open to United States citizens (or permanent residents) who are currently enrolled in an advanced (masters) library degree program from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, or those that have graduated in the past six months.

Application Materials
1) Application
2) Resume detailing your experience, career interests and internship goals
3) Unofficial Academic Transcripts from all college/universities attended
4) Academic Essay: Two pages describing how academic goals, qualifications and career aspirations relate to the internship at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries
5) Two letters of professional or academic recommendation (e.g., professors, past employers, supervisors).

Use the SOLAA System to Apply Online: https://solaa.si.edu

Payment
Interns may receive up to $500 per week, which is awarded to the student as a stipend. Internships are full time (35 hours per week) for six weeks. Internships typically begin in early June, though exact dates are flexible, depending on project and supervisor.

Selection Criteria
1) At least a 3.0 GPA in the major (as verified by the submission of academic transcripts) 2) Demonstrated interest in the research and museological activities of the Smithsonian Institution and work of Smithsonian Libraries 3) Demonstrated knowledge or coursework related to Smithsonian areas of interest; solid writing, analytical, and computer skills are mandatory. 4) Suitable Smithsonian Libraries’ projects for members of applicant pool.

Final Report & Evaluation
Interns are required to submit a three to four-page report to the Smithsonian Libraries summarizing their internship activities upon completion of their internship as well as submit a blog entry about their experience.

Further inquiries about Smithsonian Libraries Internships should be directed to:
Erin Clements Rushing (rushinge@si.edu)

Or: https://library.si.edu/about/internships-and-fellowships


Internship: Arts Administration Intern, Canadian Art Foundation, Toronto

http://workinculture.ca/The-Job-Board/jobs/Canadian-Art-Foundation-Internship-Program

Organization Description

Canadian Art Foundation

Established in 1991, the Canadian Art Foundation has grown to deliver numerous educational programs in addition to publishing Canadian Art magazine and Canadianart.ca. This diversity now makes the Canadian Art Foundation the ultimate portal for the exposure of the visual arts in Canada. All our efforts are dedicated to providing a destination for artists and art enthusiasts to connect to and be inspired by art, in turn creating greater local, national and global visibility for the extraordinary artistic talent in Canada. Our mission is to promote the understanding and appreciation of the visual arts in Canada by providing an informative, provocative and lively forum for audiences to engage with artists and their works.

Job Description

The Canadian Art Foundation Internship Program this winter provides four months (from January to May) of mentorship and practical experience in arts administration to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students and beginning professionals. As a foundation intern, you will work closely with members of our foundation team on various long- and short-term projects, including public programming, event planning and communications and marketing. You will assist in research, coordinate event details, contribute to program brochures and marketing materials, liaise with program participants, maintain databases and spreadsheets, help develop programs and collaborate on future program development.

The foundation intern will predominantly assist with the development and administration of key foundation programs, including the Reel Artists Film Festival as well as the Gallery Hop events in Vancouver and Montreal, gaining experience and developing practical skills from within programming, communications and events.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate is organized, has the ability to multi-task, displays a high attention to detail and is able to successfully execute both administrative and research-oriented projects. The intern should be motivated, self-directed and able to collaborate. In addition, solid writing, research and computer skills are preferred.

Additional Info:

The internship will run for four months, with two full days per week. A $2,000 honorarium is provided.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resumé attached as a PDF by 12 noon on January 14, 2015, by email only to info@canadianart.ca. (Note: At this time, we do not accept submissions via cloud-hosting or file-sharing programs.)