Internships

Several internships are available each academic term, including summer, in archives and collections management.  

THE MUSEUM IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING  INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES::

Archival Processing Intern
Unpaid internship beginning Spring semester/quarter 2019

Position Description:

The Archival Processing Intern will work under the direction of the Assistant Director and Collections Coordinator on processing and description of one or more archival collections.  This will include arranging and re-housing collection material in appropriate enclosures.  The intern will perform research as necessary to create scope and content notes, develop finding aid(s) to provide intellectual access to collections and may prepare collection inventories and content lists for use by staff and researchers.  Digitization (scanning) of selected collection items and application of metadata to digital images may be required.  Collection information will be recorded by the intern in a PastPerfect database.

Internship will begin as early as January and as late as March 2019 (May also be available Summer 2019). Weekly work schedule (Monday through Friday) is flexible based on academic commitments, approximately 175–180 hours, or as required by the student’s institution.

Required Qualifications:

Must be currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program pursuing a degree in library and information science, archival studies/administration, museum studies or a related field.

Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Excel and Word). Experience with PastPerfect collection management software a plus

Experience using a flatbed scanner and performing basic imaging processing

Familiarity with primary sources and experience working with and researching in archives and objects collections

Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential

Good organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to work independently after initial training

Ability to climb ladders, bend and stoop to access and move collection enclosures and lift archival boxes weighting up to 40 lbs

To apply:

Please send resume, letter of interest and contact information for three references to Erika Williams

Curatorial Research Intern-East Asian Art
Unpaid internship beginning Spring semester/quarter 2019

Position Description:

The Slater Memorial Museum seeks a Curatorial Research Intern to assist with the re-installation of the Museum’s collection of East Asian art. The Intern will work under the direction of the Assistant Director to ensure the success of this important project.  Responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to, performing research on objects within the permanent collection, updating electronic object records, and verifying collections information. Interns will develop skills with PastPerfect software and conduct object based research. Weekly work schedule (Monday through Friday) is flexible based on academic commitments, approximately 175–180 hours, or as required by the student’s institution.

Required Qualifications:

Must be a motivated art history graduate student or advanced undergraduate with specific expertise in East Asian art and possess strong knowledge of art historical research methods.

To apply:

Please send resume, letter of interest and contact information for three references to Erika Williams