Fallingwater Collections-Archive Internship

Approximate Date of Posting:   January 20. 2017

Position: Archives Intern

Location: Mill Run, Pennsylvania

Company/Organization  Fallingwater

Schedule/Hours Full-time

Time Frame Ten weeks, beginning June 1, 2017, and ending August 11, 2017

Compensation:  Paid (Unspecified) & on-site shared housing.

Source: UMD Blog



Fallingwater, the architectural masterwork designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, seeks applications for its Judy Cheteyan Fallingwater Collections Internship. This year we seek a full-time summer residency intern to work exclusively with the archives collection.

Job Description:  Working under the supervision of the Director of Preservation and Registrar, the Collections Intern will select one or more collections from the archives as a focused summer project. The selection will be based on diversity of content, and will be of a size and scope that can be successfully completed. Duties will include housing, organizing, and preparing a finding aid according to national standards for DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard) and EAD (Encoded Archival Description).

 Qualifications: Recent graduate or current graduate student in Library and/or Information Science with a strong interest and relevant experience in archives with preference given to those with an interest and/or experience with photo archives.

 Position Duration:  Ten weeks, beginning June 1, 2017, and ending August 11, 2017. Interns will be expected to work during normal business hours (typically Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm), forty hours per week.

Location:  Fallingwater is located in rural Mill Run, Pennsylvania (zip code 15464), and is approximately ninety miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).  Having a motor vehicle is strongly recommended as there are no stores or amenities within walking distance.

Pay:  This is an hourly paid internship that includes free, on-site shared housing. Interns are required to provide their own food, linens, laundry supplies, and incidentals.

 Application Process:  To apply, email cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference (academic or employer) to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Collections Intern in the subject line

Website: http://www.fallingwater.org/

Deadline: March 15, 2017


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