News from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives: Paid Summer 2015 Internship for Graduate Student

Museum Archives holdings are primarily textual documents related to the Metropolitan’s institutional history, collection, and past exhibitions, dating from 1870 through the twentieth century. The intern’s responsibilities will include archival processing of Museum records, reference assistance to Museum staff and non-staff scholars, and historical research. The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a graduate program in library/information science or archives management. In addition to developing practical work skills through this departmental placement, the intern will participate in MuSe (Museum Seminars) and interact directly with the Museum’s diverse audience by conducting a gallery talk based on their area of expertise.

 
MuSe

The internship commences with MuSe (Museum Seminars), a series of curator talks in the galleries and presentations by executive staff that introduce interns to the curatorial, educational, and operational structure of the Museum. The seminars also include hands-on workshops and practice sessions to prepare interns to lead gallery talks and tours. Graduate interns attend mandatory full-day MuSe sessions for the first week of the program, and then each Monday throughout the rest of the summer.
Eligibility

This internship is open to individuals who are currently enrolled in a master’s program or who have graduated from a master’s program within one year of the application deadline. PhD candidates are not eligible to apply, but may be eligible for one of several Museum Fellowships.

 
Dates and Compensation

June 1–August 7, 2015

Full time: five days, thirty-five hours per week

Compensation: approximately $4,000 ($11.42/hour, less applicable taxes and deductions)

 
Application deadline: January 23, 2015, at 4:00 p.m.

 

 
For further information regarding The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives visit http://libmma.org/portal/museum-archives/.

 
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