ARCHIVES AND LIBRARY INTERNSHIPS AT THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART- FALL 2019
The Research Resources Department at the Whitney Museum of American Art seeks accomplished graduate students (or recent graduates) interested in completing an internship during the fall 2018 semester (approximately September-mid-December) at the Frances Mulhall Achilles Library and Archives.
This internship is unpaid, but may be used for academic credit. Internships include training, direct work experience, and professional development. Interns are invited to attend Museum openings, the staff holiday party, and will receive free admission to most New York City museums.
Research Resources internships are available in two divisions, described below. Please read each description carefully for further details and information on how to apply.
Under the supervision of the professional Archives Manager, the intern will gain first-hand experience and educational training in multiple areas related to the management of archives in a museum setting.
Responsibilities may include:
· Editing online finding aids using ArchivesSpace.
· Monitoring the reading room and assisting on-site archival researchers.
· Assisting with reference inquiries from staff and external researchers.
· Keeping statistical records for measurement of reference services.
· Paging items for researchers.
· Digitizing and preparing digital surrogates of select archival material.
· Labeling and numbering analog archival folders.
The ability to work independently with sharp attention to detail is required. Knowledge of ArchivesSpace, Archivist’s toolkit, Microsoft Excel, DACs, and Adobe Photoshop is a plus. The ability to lift cartons (up to 40lbs) is required. Students who can commit to two full days per week (approximately 14 hours a week) are preferred, but we will consider all applicants.
To apply, please send a cover letter and current resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about Archives at the Whitney Museum of American Art, visit http://whitney.org/Collection/Research/Archives
LIBRARY AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS INTERNSHIP
Under the supervision of professional library staff, the intern will gain first-hand experience in multiple areas related the management of a library in a museum setting.
Responsibilities may include:
· Metadata creation for ephemera.
· Collections assessment and library space planning.
· Preservation rehousing for special collections.
· Reference and circulation duties.
The ability to work independently with attention to detail is required. Some heavy lifting is involved. Knowledge of MARC, LCC and LCSH, and Voyager ILS is a plus. Students who can commit to two full days per week (approximately 14 hours a week) are preferred, but we will consider all applicants.
If interested, please send a cover letter and current resume to email@example.com
To learn more about our Library, visit http://whitney.org/Collection/Research/Library
ABOUT RESEARCH RESOURCES:
The Research Resources department at the Whitney Museum of American Art oversees and provides access to a rich collection focused on modern contemporary art and artists. Comprised of the Archives, Permanent Collection Documentation Office, Special Collections, and The Frances Mulhall Achilles Library, the department supports the research needs of Museum staff and a diverse range of researchers from across the globe.