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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 7:30 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)


(December 14, 2021)

Position Title - Archivist

Supervisor Title (All student, intern, and volunteer position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Archivist

Position Type - Paid Internship

Does this position satisfy requirements for course credits? - Yes

Hourly wage range - $18- $25

Paid Summer 2022 Internship for Graduate Student - The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives

Met Archives

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives collects, preserves and makes accessible for research corporate records of the Museum, and promotes an informed and enduring understanding of its institutional history. Archives holdings date from 1870 through the early 21st century, and document the Met's art collection, past exhibitions, curatorial practice, and administration. The summer 2022 intern will collaborate with staff archivists to preserve digital Museum records, provide reference assistance to Museum staff and non-staff scholars, and engage in historical research. A special focus of the 2022 internship will be metadata analysis and creation for digitized historical records, and transfer of digital assets into the Museum’s DAM. The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a graduate program in library/information science or archives management. In addition to developing practical work skills through this departmental placement, the intern will participate in MuSe (Museum Seminars) and interact directly with the Museum's diverse audience by conducting a gallery talk based on their area of expertise.


Join a vibrant community of students at The Metropolitan Museum of Art this summer! The Museum Seminar (MuSe) Internship Program awards paid ten-week summer internships to graduate students interested in a career in the arts and fields related to the Met’s many departments. The Met has over forty department areas, including Museum Archives, that host interns from a wide variety of academic backgrounds with an interest in art and museums. In addition to developing skills through special projects with Met staff, MuSe interns train to lead their own public tours in the galleries and participate in a weekly seminar series on museum practice.

The Met strongly encourages applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts.

For more information and to apply, click here.

DEADLINE: January 19, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. (ET). Please note: your recommendation letters must be submitted by this application deadline. We will not accept applications or recommendations after the deadline.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, HIV status, military status, and any other category protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Required documents include: Short essay responses, an unofficial transcript, a résumé describing any work or extracurricular experiences, two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a professor or instructor who knows you in an academic context, and proof of vaccination; required documents may also include a valid U.S. work authorization (such as a J-1 visa, etc.)

To Apply please go to: https://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/internships/undergraduate-and-graduate-students/summer

questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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