Approximate Date of Posting: March 9, 2017
Position: Cataloging Intern
Location: New York, New York
Company/Organization ARChive of Contemporary Music
Schedule/Hours: flexible–we ask that you are available for at least one full day (11:00-6:00) per work week
Time Frame: Immediately as well as through Summer 2017
Compensation Unpaid- but we are certainly willing to help you meet any requirements to receive course credit.
Founded in 1985, the ARChive of Contemporary Music is a not-for-profit archive, music library and research center located in New York City. The ARChive collects, preserves and provides information on the popular music of all cultures and races throughout the world from 1950 to the present. Since the ARChives founding in 1985 our holdings have grown to over 2 million sound recordings, making the ARChive the largest popular music collection in the United States. In addition to sound recordings and publications, the ARChive actively collects all books, magazines, videos, films, photographs, press kits, newspapers clippings, memorabilia and ephemera relating to the history of popular music.
Interns will receive training that enables them to catalog CDs, vinyl LPs, or books in our File Maker Pro Database using our in-house cataloging rules.
We depend directly on our interns and allow them a great deal of hands-on experience and responsibility.
Interns may work on related projects (for example, in-filing, processing donations, etc.) as needed, if they are interested.
Ideal for the position is a student or recent graduate with a background or interest in music, musicology, fine art, or library & information science.
– Possess good interpersonal skills.
– Be responsible, reliable, and detail-oriented.
– Be able to handle delicate and valuable materials with care.
Undergraduate library experience and/or graduate-level library classes are preferred.