Archives Cataloging/Digitization Intern and Archives Processing Intern

Re- posting May 24, 2017 (Originally posted April 6, 2017)

 Position: Archives Cataloging/Digitization Intern and Archives Processing Intern

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Company/Organization  Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Summary The Brooklyn Navy Yard (the Yard) is a mission-driven industrial park that is a nationally acclaimed model of the viability and positive impact of modern, urban industrial development. Now home to over 330 businesses employing seven thousand people, the Yard is in the midst of its largest expansion in generations that will increase employment to 16 thousand New Yorkers. The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) is the not-for-profit corporation that serves as the real estate developer and property manager of the Yard on behalf of its owner, The City of New York (the “City”). BNYDC constantly strives to provide an environment in which businesses and careers can take root and grow. BNYDC’s mission is to fuel New York City’s economic vitality by creating and preserving quality jobs, growing the City’s modern industrial sector and its businesses, and connecting the local community with the economic opportunity and resources of the Yard.


  • Candidates are expected to work 3 days per week Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm.
  • 15 hours per week
  • Intern must commit to 20-weeks.

Compensation: $15 per hour

Source SAA


The BNYDC Archives seeks an Archives Cataloging/Digitization intern to participate in a large scale digitization and cataloging project. Under the supervision of the BNYDC Archivist, the intern will assist in processing a collection containing architectural and engineering plans from the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s history. The intern will arrange and inventory plans currently housed in flat file cabinets. In addition, the intern is expected to scan and catalog plans in the Archives’ digital asset management system, hosted by Collective Access.

  • Arrange fragile architectural drawings, using preservation techniques
  • Scan drawings, as applicable
  • Catalog digital surrogates, using workflow devised by the Archivist, into Archives’ DAM system
  • Update flat file inventory
  • Create DACS-compliant finding aid

The BNYDC Archives seeks an intern to assist in processing archival collections both large and small in extent. Under the supervision of the BNYDC Archivist, the intern will re-process one large collection at the item level, based on a processing plan devised by the Archivist. The intern may also complete arrangement and description for a series of smaller collections.

  • Update/create DACS-compliant finding aids
  • Apply basic preservation techniques to archival records, including encapsulating fragile material and rehousing oversized material
  • Arrange and describe artifacts from disparate collections into a single unified collection, and create DACS-compliant finding aid
  • Create catalog records in Collective Access digital asset management system.



  • Must be currently enrolled in a graduate program in Library and Information Science with a concentration in archives
  • Excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task
  • Ability to bend, reach, and lift boxes or volumes weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • completion of significant archival description courses preferred
  • Demonstrated experience working with CMS and DAM systems preferred
  • Familiarity with DACS and with the use and application of standardized vocabularies preferred
  • Understanding of design, engineering, and utility plans preferred

Submit resume and cover letter to In the cover letter, please indicate the days of the week you are available to work.


Deadline: Unspecified


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