Audiovisual Media Studies Internship at the Archives of American Art,
The Archives of American Art has is seeking a graduate intern for a
multi–year project funded by the CLIR (Council of Library and Information
Resources) Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant program, for the
summer or fall of 2012. Applicants must be students or recent graduates of
graduate archival programs who have an interest in audiovisual media, or
students or recent graduates of specialized graduate programs in audiovisual
archives and preservation with an interest in working in a traditional
manuscript repository setting. The project collections all relate to late
20th century art forms and movements resulting in significant media
documentation, so the internship will be of particular interest and value to
students interested in contemporary media and art history.
The intern will gain experience working with mixed-media collections and
assisting with the development of archival approaches for processing and
describing archival manuscript collections that contain large amounts of
audiovisual media. The internship is designed to provide hands-on
experience with archival processing and handling of archival audiovisual
media. Interns will be expected to process a project collection and to
write a finding aid to the collection in EAD. Interns may also be assigned
additional collection management tasks related to film, video, and/or sound
recordings in the project’s collections. Interns will work under the
supervision of the Audiovisual Archivist.
Intern will be expected to commit to a full-time schedule for ten weeks in
the summer or fall of 2012. Intern will receive a small stipend.
Required Skills and Abilities:
• Coursework in archival descriptive practices and standards.
• Familiarity with obsolete audiovisual media formats.
Preferred Skills and Abilities:
• Experience with archival collections processing
• Experience using EAD and DACS
• Experience identifying and handling archival motion picture film, video,
and sound recordings
Send a letter of interest, a CV or resume, and an academic or professional
letter of reference to Megan McShea, Audiovisual Archivist, at
[log in to unmask] by March 15, 2012. 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.