Summer Photography and Imaging Intern—Digital Collections and Services
(Temporary, non-union, paid internship position)
Requirements: The ideal candidate should possess the following:
- a major/concentration or significant training and experience in photography, with a strong interest in art and museums;
- an understanding of and ability to use advanced features on a digital SLR camera (camera to be provided);
- some experience in scanning and PhotoShop;
- ability to be well-organized and detail-oriented;
- experience using databases (not necessary, but preferred); and
- eligibility for the Studio in a School's ARTS Intern program.
Responsibilities: The Summer Photography and Imaging Intern will have two projects:
- to serve as candid photographer and attend Museum events and activities, shooting and editing images for our publications and website; and
- to scan, edit, and tag images of works of art from the negative collection to be added to our online collections and LUNA image repository.
The first project will give the Intern the opportunity to experience:
- the challenges of composing shots on the fly and dealing with difficult lighting conditions;
- obtaining releases from parents; and
- editing and selecting usable images from the many obtained during a shoot.
The second project will introduce the Intern to the detail-oriented process of creating scans following standard specifications and working in a production environment. The Museum will obtain quality images in two important areas:
- images that will be useful for the website and future publications; and
- as archival documentation of the Museum’s collections and activities.
Work schedule: Nine weeks, starting the second week of June. Five days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. One day a week will be spent on ARTS Intern field trips. Occasional weekend and evening time may be required to shoot events, substituting for time during the work week.
Compensation: This is a paid internship through Studio in a School’s ARTS Intern program, for a total of $3,300. Interns will be issued a Brooklyn Museum I.D. for the duration of their internship, which will provide a discount in our Shop, BKM Café, and BKM Bowl, as well as free admission to most art museums throughout the country.
To apply: Send a résumé, cover letter, transcript, and Student Aid Report (SAR) to email@example.com. Include the title of the internship in the subject line of the email. An online portfolio showing relevant work is required; please include its URL in your cover letter or résumé.