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The Museum of Modern Art Archives

Monday, October 19, 2020 10:24 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Archives Intern

(October 19, 2020)

Position Title - Archives Intern

Supervisor Title (All student, intern, and volunteer position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists. - The Rona Roob Head of Archives Services

The Rona Roob Head of Archives Services - Paid Internship

Does this position satisfy requirements for course credits? - No

Hourly wage range - $18- $25

DESCRIPTION: This internship is a unique opportunity for a candidate with an interest in art history to be trained in archival work. The Archives includes over 6,000 linear feet of important primary source material and responds to over 4,000 research requests annually. The intern would focus on a project to expand the current online archive of MoMA press releases, which is a resource heavily used by scholars around the world. This would involve working with the Archives and Press Office staff to locate -- and in some cases scan -- releases from the years 1997 to the present. The intern would also assist with select unprocessed collections of archival documents, preparing inventories, and performing routine preservation measures. Other responsibilities would include assisting the Archives staff with compiling information on modern art and institutional history, as well as assisting with the overall day-to-day activities of an extremely active department. Reports to The Rona Roob Head of Archives Services.

REQUIREMENTS: Coursework in art history and familiarity with modern art, strong organizational skills, research and writing skills, computer proficiency, and an interest in learning about the Museum and acquiring professional archival skills. Attention to detail is crucial.

ELIGIBILITY: Recent graduates of bachelor’s or master’s degree programs. The Museum encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines to apply. Applicants must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States for the duration of the program.


Full-time, 7-month internships with stipends are offered for recent graduates of bachelor’s or master’s degree programs interested in pursuing a museum career. Interns will be provided focused departmental training, complemented with regular activities designed for this cohort to receive greater exposure to the museum and art fields. At this time, interns are expected to begin the program on a rotational basis between onsite and remote work. The Museum will evaluate this periodically according to internal health and safety guidelines.

DATES OF TERM: February 8—September 3, 2021

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 8, 2020, 11:59 PM EST


REQUIRED COMMITMENT: Full time (Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m–5:30 p.m.)

For more information and to apply:


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