Summer- Archive/Cataloging Intern -NY

Approximate Date of Posting: May 5, 2017

Position: Archive/Cataloging Intern

Location:New York, New York

Company/Organization  POBA

POBA is a groundbreaking online arts hub that celebrates and features the works of exceptional artists who have died without recognition of the full measure of their talents or creative legacies, regardless of artistic genres and mediums.

POBA | Where the Arts Live is a non-profit, online arts hub and resource that showcases, promotes, and preserves the creative legacies of exceptional under-recognized artists in all media.  A program of the James Kirk Bernard Foundation, POBA also gives tangible help to working artists, families, and collectors to manage their collections for future preservation, viewing, and value.  POBA’s primary mission is simple:  to keep creative legacies alive.


Time Frame:   June 1 to Labor Day (three months)

Compensation Stipend based on time availability of the selected Intern

Source: SLA Museums, Arts & Humanities – Open Community


OBA has an opportunity for an Intern interested in a career in the arts, archival services, communications, and media to work with us in our NYC offices over Summer 2017.  This Intern will have varied and interesting experience building online displays and portfolios in all audiovisual media, and in helping individuals, institutions, and estates get personalized help they need through our network of expert appraisers, archivists, catalogers, editors, and producers to get creative works in all fields affordably organized, preserved, digitized, valued, completed, marketed, and sold.  The Intern will also work directly with POBA-partnered State Arts Councils across the U.S. to promote work of their Heritage artists, and to provide valuable resources to their constituents in all the arts through POBA.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Will vary from project to project, giving a varied daily experience ideal for anyone who loves the arts:

  • Assist in review, digitization, and cataloging of collections both online and in field
  • Research on key resources for the arts
  • Respond to online inquiries for services
  • Conduct preliminary research to help determine level of expertise for each collection
  • Assist with preparation of online display materials
  • Outreach to State Arts Councils and other key arts organizations
  • Assistance with PR and Social Media Team

Minimum-Essential Qualifications Needed to Perform Position

  • Ability to work according to agreed-upon schedule, PC and Mac proficient, attention to detail, ability to work without close supervision, organizational skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to solve problems
  • Must complete agreed-upon tasks in timely manner
  • Skills inPhotoshop or InDesign

Preferred Qualifications

  • Some understanding of research and archival methods
  • Basic HTML skills
  • Familiarity withSlack, Trello, and basic WordPress

Qualifications: Open to graduating seniors interested in working as Interns.


Deadline: Unspecified


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