Spring 2020 Library Internships at the Whitney Museum of American Art

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 spring 2020 semester (approximately January to May) at the Frances Mulhall Achilles Library.

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, and will receive free admission to most New York City museums.

LIBRARY AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS INTERNSHIP

Under the supervision of professional library staff, the intern will gain first-hand experience in multiple areas related to 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 Koha 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.

To apply, please visithttps://whitney.org/About/Internships.

To learn more about our Library, visit https://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.

The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.