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Museum Archives Intern (P/T)—Archives

(Part-time, non-union, unpaid internship position)

Requirements: Individual must be a Masters of Library Science/Archives candidate who has some experience or coursework in archival management, the ability to perform detailed work, and the ability to lift records cartons weighing up to 40 pounds.

Responsibilities: The Museum Archives Intern will assist with processing records in the Brooklyn Museum Archives. She or he will process a discrete portion of the institutional records, including arranging, performing basic preservation measures, writing folder-level descriptions, and entering descriptions into a Microsoft Access database. The intern will gain valuable experience in basic appraisal, processing, creating folder descriptions, and database usage.

The Archives is a division of the Museum's Libraries and Archives department, which preserves and makes accessible the permanent records of the Museum as well as the Museum's parent organization, the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (1843–1980), and predecessor, the Brooklyn Apprentices' Library (1823–41). The Archives' holdings total approximately 2,800 linear feet and include correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, publications, films, audiovisual materials, artifacts, and ephemera that document the Museum's exhibitions, objects, outreach, administration, research, and other activities.

Work schedule: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., one day per week, Monday through Friday

Compensation: This part-time internship is unpaid. Intern will be issued a Brooklyn Museum I.D. for the duration of the internship, which includes a discount in the Museum Shop and The Counter café, as well as free admission to most art museums throughout the United States. Academic credit may be possible.

To apply: Please send a résumé, letter of interest, and references via email to library@brooklynmuseum.org.