The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives

Approximate Date of Posting: January 12, 2017

Location: New York, NY:

Full-time: Five days, thirty-five hours per week., 10 weeks

Compensation: Housing & $3750.00 stipend

Time Frame:  Summer : (First Monday in June/ June 5–August 11, 2017)

Source:Archives & Archivists (A&A) List <archives@forums.archivists.org

Position: Museum & Archives

Met Archives

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives holdings are primarily textual documents related to the Met’s institutional history, collection, and past exhibitions, dating from 1870 through the twentieth century. The intern’s responsibilities will include archival processing of Museum records, reference assistance to Museum staff and non-staff scholars, and historical research. The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a graduate program in library/information science or archives management. In addition to developing practical work skills through this departmental placement, the intern will participate in MuSe (Museum Seminars) and interact directly with the Museum’s diverse audience by conducting a gallery talk based on their area of expertise.

MuSe

Join a vibrant community of students at The Metropolitan Museum of Art this summer! The Museum Seminar (MuSe) Internship Program offers paid ten-week and long-term internships for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, to explore museum careers and gain professional experience during the summer. The Met has over forty department areas that host interns from a wide variety of academic backgrounds with an interest in art and museums. In addition to developing skills through special projects with Met staff, MuSe interns train to lead their own public tours in the galleries, and participate in a weekly seminar series on museum practice.

The Met strongly encourages applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts.

To apply, visit:

http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/internships/undergraduate-and-graduate-students/summer

Website: http://libmma.org/portal/museum-archives/
http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/internships/undergraduate-and-graduate-students/summer

Application Deadline January 29, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. (EST). Please note: your recommendation letters must be submitted by this application deadline. We will not accept applications or recommendations after the deadline.

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