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Thursday, January 13, 2022 7:39 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Archives Intern 

(January 13, 2022)

Position Title - Archives Intern

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

Position Type - Paid Internship

Does this position satisfy requirements for course credits? - Yes

Hourly Wage Range - $18-$25

Archives Intern

Hauser & Wirth Institute

New York City

Position Type: Part-time, term

Hourly wage: $25/hour, 14 hours per week

Start Date/End Date: February through May/June 2022 (start and end dates may be adjusted if the applicant’s school schedule requires it)


Hauser & Wirth Institute’s mission is to foster innovation and advance equity in the field of artists' archives. The Institute nurtures diversity and transformation in the field by funding archival research and providing grants to archives professionals; engages in collaborations and forms partnerships that advance innovation and increase access to archives; and produces public programs that enliven and expand conversations around artistic legacies.


Hauser & Wirth Institute is seeking a part-time, limited-term Archives Intern. The position will begin remotely with the potential for in-person work at our processing facility in Long Island City. The Intern will primarily assist the Digital Archivist & Archives Manager with an audiovisual preservation project by describing digitized video recordings from an artist’s archive. They will also assist in processing born-digital content and other archives projects as needed. If onsite work becomes possible, the Archives Intern will assist with processing and preservation activities for born-digital content stored on optical media in an artist’s archive.

Under the supervision of the Digital Archivist & Archives Manager, the Archives Intern’s duties will include:

- Viewing and describing digitized audiovisual recordings

- Recommending intellectual arrangement for the audiovisual recordings

- Creating records for audiovisual materials in ArchivesSpace

- Assisting with born-digital archives projects

If invited to work onsite, duties will also include:

- Rehousing and creating an item-level inventory of optical media

- Transferring born-digital content stored on optical media

- Assisting with preservation reformatting of analog materials

The position will be up to 14 hours per week between Monday and Friday, and up to a total of 40 7-hour days.


- Coursework and/or experience with archival arrangement and description

- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

- Excellent writing and communication skills

- Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision after initial training period

- Experience working with Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets

- Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing circumstances


- Currently working toward a MLIS or MA with a concentration in archives or a recent graduate

- An interest in art history

- An interest in digital archiving


Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to info@hauserwirthinstitute.org. Please include your name and the position title in the email subject line. The position will remain open until filled.


As a condition of employment, the individual hired for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, barring a valid exemption. The individual must provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date.

questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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