Spring 2014 Archival Internship
New York City
Spring 2014 Archival Internship at Carnegie Hall
The Carnegie Hall Archives is seeking an enthusiastic intern who will assist
the archivists with digital archiving, conservation and preservation,
cataloging, and collection management activities. Applicants must be current
students or recent graduates of graduate archival, library science, or museum
studies programs who have an interest in music or history, or students or
recent graduates of specialized graduate programs in audiovisual archives and
preservation with an interest in digital preservation.
The intern will help support activities related to the Digital Archives
Project and will gain digital archives experience working with analog
audiotapes and videotapes and preparing them for shipping and digitization by
an outside vendor. Other activities include quality control of digital files
returned from vendors, re-housing and cataloging of historical programs and
organizational documents, and processing collections. The internship is
designed to provide hands-on experience with archival processing and handling
of assets, both physical and digital. Interns may also be assigned additional
collection management tasks depending on experience.
The intern will be expected to work at least one full day a week
(9:30am-5:30pm), preferably 2 or 3 days a week. Some work will take place at
an offsite storage facility. While this is an unpaid internship, the intern
will receive transportation and lunch reimbursement.
Required Skills and Abilities:
• Coursework in archival descriptive practices and standards.
• Keen attention to detail with spreadsheets and databases.
• Must be able to write and communicate clearly and effectively and work well
• Ability to lift boxes that weigh up to 40lbs.
Preferred Skills and Abilities:
• Experience with archival collections processing
• Experience with audiovisual materials
Send a letter of interest, a CV or resume, and an academic or professional
letter of reference to
Miwa Yokoyama, Digital Project Manager, at myokoyama(at)carnegiehall.org by
January 20, 2014. Your letter should indicate when you are available for the
internship. Questions may be directed via e-mail to the same address. No phone
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