Spring 2014 Archival Internship

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Created: January 10, 2014


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 independently.
• Ability to lift boxes that weigh up to 40lbs.

Preferred Skills and Abilities:

• Experience with archival collections processing
• Experience with audiovisual materials

To apply:

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 calls, please.


Published: Friday, January 10, 2014 18:17 UTC

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