Full- and Part-time positions

Archives Intern (Spring 2019), Rauschenberg Foundation, Manhattan, New York
Curatorial Intern, Rauschenberg Foundation, Manhattan, New York
Digital Asset Intern (Spring 2019), Rauschenberg Foundation, Manhattan, New York


 

JOB TITLE: Archives Intern (Spring 2019)
STATUS: Part-time, Temporary
LOCATION: Manhattan, New York
REPORTS TO: Director of Archives and Scholarship

Overview

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is seeking a current or recent MSLIS graduate student for an archives internship. The 12-week internship requires a minimum commitment of 2-3 days a week within one of the time periods listed below. Exact start and finish dates are flexible. Interns will receive an hourly stipend, and academic credit is encouraged and supported. Internships are available in:

  • Spring: January to April
  • Summer: May to August
  • Fall: September to December

Under supervision of the Director of Archives and Scholarship and Assistant Archivist, possible projects include:

  • Arrange, describe, and rehouse archives materials
  • Create finding aids and/or digital object records in ArchivesSpace
  • Assist with digitization of archival materials and metadata entry
  • Assist with research appointments and other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Current or recent Master of Science in Library and Information Science student with a specialization in archives
  • Knowledge of basic archival principles
  • Familiarity with ArchivesSpace or similar database desired
  • Knowledge of Rauschenberg and modern art a plus

ADA Specifications

  • Requires ability to sit, stand, speak and hear, sometimes for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to safely lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to climb stairs and ladders

How to Apply
If interested, please email a resume, cover letter, and two (2) references to archives@rauschenbergfoundation.org. Include the position title in the subject line. No phone calls.

Application deadline for Spring 2019 internship: Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Qualified applicants may be contacted and interviewed prior to deadline.

 

JOB TITLE: Curatorial Intern
STATUS: Part-time, Temporary
LOCATION: Manhattan, New York
REPORTS TO: Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs

Overview

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is seeking a current or recent Art History undergraduate or graduate student for curatorial internship. The 12-week internship requires a minimum commitment of 2-3 days a week within one of the time periods listed below. Exact start and finish dates are flexible. Interns will receive an hourly stipend, and academic credit is encouraged and supported. Internships are available in:

  • Spring: January to April
  • Summer: May to August
  • Fall: September to December

Under supervision of the Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs and the Assistant Curator, possible projects include:

  • Maintain (physical) object files documenting Rauschenberg’s artwork
  • Library research for artist’s exhibition history and bibliography in conjunction with the research and development phase of the Rauschenberg Catalogue Raisonné
  • Correspondence, fact-checking, image research, and preparation of narrator biographies for Rauschenberg Stories Project
  • Assist in digitizing images as well as research and archival materials
  • Work with curators on writing assignments for the Foundation website and social media
  • Work with collections manager on various object-based projects

Encouraged

  • Art History major, with an interest in Modern or Contemporary art

ADA Specifications

  • Requires ability to sit, stand, speak and hear, sometimes for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to safely lift up to 50 lbs
  • Must be able to climb stairs and ladders

How to Apply
If interested, please email a resume, cover letter, and two (2) references to employment@rauschenbergfoundation.org. Include the position title in the subject line. No phone calls. Application deadlines vary per session: spring by December 1; summer by April 1; and fall by September 10.

 

JOB TITLE: Digital Asset Intern (Spring 2019)
STATUS: Part-time, Temporary
LOCATION: Manhattan, New York
REPORTS TO: Director of Archives and Scholarship

Overview

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is seeking a current or recent MSLIS or Photography graduate student to assist with digital asset management. The 12-week internship requires a minimum commitment of 2-3 days a week. Internship will take place between January and April; exact start and finish dates are flexible. Interns will receive an hourly stipend, and academic credit is encouraged and supported. Under supervision of the Director of Archives and Scholarship, the internship will focus on:

  • Digitization of transparencies and photographs
  • File-naming and metadata entry for new and existing digital assets
  • Licensing and permissions requests as needed

Qualifications

  • Current or recent Master in Library and Information Science, Photography, or related relevant field
  • Knowledge of Adobe CC; familiarity with metadata standards desired
  • Knowledge of Rauschenberg and modern art a plus

ADA Specifications

  • Requires ability to sit, stand, speak and hear, sometimes for extended periods of time

How to Apply
If interested, please email a resume, cover letter, and two (2) references to archives@rauschenbergfoundation.org. Include the position title in the subject line. No phone calls. Application deadline: Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Qualified applicants may be contacted and interviewed prior to deadline.