2019 Summer Classification & Cataloging Internship- CA

Approximate date of posting  May 20, 2019

Position: Organization  International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) Internship

Eligibility  BA graduate with major in art history (experience with fine art prints or artists’ books preferred) with strong attention to detail

Preferred: Skill in Microsoft suite; some familiarity with a European language (French, German, Italian, or Spanish); experience handling fine art and art materials; some library science or editorial experience

Location: San Francisco, California

Company:  The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are the city’s largest public arts institutions and comprise the de Young and the Legion of Honor museums. The de Young, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and located in Golden Gate Park, showcases American art from the 17th through the 21st centuries, international contemporary art, textiles and costumes, and art from the Americas, the Pacific, and Africa. The Legion of Honor displays a collection of over 4,000 years of ancient and European art including Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker and houses the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts in a Beaux-Arts style building overlooking Lincoln Park and the Golden Gate Bridge.

COFAM is the Corporation of Fine Arts Museums and is the privately funded non-profit corporation which supports the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, a department of the City and County of San Francisco.

Schedule/Hours   24 hours per week for 6 weeks-preferably Tues-Fri, 6 hours a day

Time Frame: mid-July to mid-August 16, 2019

Compensation: $3,000 stipend

Source Indeed


  • Learn basic works on paper cataloguing procedures
  • Learn art museum inventory process
  • Identify photography needs for the collection
  • Learn to characterize general object condition
  • Learn installation techniques for the display of artists’ books

Educational Opportunities:

  • Receive training in the handling and care of rare andartists’ books
  • Observe installation of an artists’ book exhibition
  • Develop a working knowledge of a museum database
  • Gain familiarity with museum registration and curatorial procedures, learning about the cataloguing of works on paper
  • Learn to identify basic print techniques

Apply: https://famsf.snaphire.com/jobdetails?jobmc=19155IND

Deadline: May 27, 2019


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