Archival Intern

Approximate date of posting March 30, 2017

 Position: Archival Intern-Architectural Firm

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Company/Organization  Studio Gang Architects

Studio Gang helps people, organizations, and cities design their futures. Founded by MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang is an architecture and urbanism practice located in Chicago and New York. The Studio engages projects of many scales and typologies, using design as a medium to connect people socially, experientially, and intellectually. A sustainability ethos is central to the practice, coupled with a methodology defined by research and experimentation, including collaborations with a wide range of disciplines both inside and outside the traditional design field.

Schedule/Hours  Unspecified

Time Frame Summer

Compensation: Unspecified

Source SAA http://careers.archivists.org/jobs/8929668

Description:

Studio Gang is seeking an energetic summer intern to comprehensively reorganize the office’s growing archive of original architectural materials. Self-directed and resourceful, the Archival Intern will work with the Studio’s Publications Director to rehouse, document, and digitize the office’s diverse project materials using best archival practices. The major goals of this effort are twofold: to make the office’s archive a more accessible and meaningful internal resource for ongoing design work; and to properly document and preserve these materials for potential future use by researchers as part of institutional collections. Types of materials include sketches, drawings, models, photographs, slides, correspondence, press clippings, and other documents.

The Archival Intern should have a great understanding of current information science methods, tools (including software), and techniques, and should be enthusiastic about putting their growing knowledge and skills to innovative use as they take on this project. They must have excellent communication skills and a special interest in architecture, design, and art. We hope they will also be interested in joining a creative and fun-loving office during the best season in Chicago—summer!

 

 

Requirements:

  • Currently completing Masters degree in Library and Information Sciences, preferably with a specialization in Archives and Records Management
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in architecture, art history, fine arts, or humanities
  • Excellent command of information science methods, tools (including software), and techniques

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and references by Monday, April 10, to Amy Vodicka, HR Generalist, at avodicka@studiogang.com.

Website: http://studiogang.com/

Deadline: April 10, 2017

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