The Archives of American Art has is seeking a graduate intern for 2013 to
assist with a multi-year project funded by the Council of Library and
Information Resources' Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant program.
Applicants must be students or recent graduates of graduate-level archival
programs who have an interest in audiovisual media, or students or recent
graduates of specialized graduate programs in audiovisual archives and
preservation with an interest in working in a traditional manuscript
repository setting. The project collections all relate to late 20th century
art forms and movements resulting in significant media documentation, so the
internship will be of particular interest and value to students interested in
contemporary art history.
The intern will gain experience working with mixed-media collections and
assisting with the development of archival approaches for processing and
describing archival manuscript collections that contain large amounts of
audiovisual media. The internship is designed to provide hands-on experience
with archival processing and handling of archival audiovisual media. Interns
will be expected to process a project collection and to write a finding aid to
the collection in EAD using Archivist's Toolkit. Interns may also be assigned
additional collection management tasks related to film, video, and/or sound
recordings in the project's collections. Interns will work under the
supervision of the Audiovisual Archivist.
Intern will be expected to commit to a full-time schedule for ten weeks in the
summer or fall of 2013, to be scheduled at the mutual convenience of the
intern and staff. Intern will receive a stipend of $4000.
Required Skills and Abilities:
- Coursework in archival descriptive practices and standards.
- Familiarity with obsolete audiovisual media formats.
Preferred Skills and Abilities:
- Experience with archival collections processing
- Experience using EAD and DACS
- Experience identifying and handling archival motion picture film, video, and sound recordings
Send a letter of interest, a resume, and an academic or professional letter of
reference to Megan McShea, Audiovisual Archivist, at mcsheam(at)si.edu by
February 15, 2012. Applicants will be notified of the receipt of application
materials, and a decision will be made by the end of March. Questions are
welcome via e-mail to the same address. No phone calls, please.
For more information about the Archives of American Art and its collections,
visit our website at [http://www.aaa.si.edu/](http://www.aaa.si.edu/). A
complete project description of the Hidden Collections grant project can be
found at [http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/projects/clir](http://www.aaa.si.e
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