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Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

Monday, July 25, 2022 9:43 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Archives Intern, Fall 2022

(July 25, 2022)

Position Title - Archives Intern, Fall 2022

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

Position Type - Paid Internship

Does this position satisfy requirements for course credits? - Yes

Hourly wage range - $18- $25

Under supervision of the Director of Archives and/or the Assistant Archivist, the Fall 2022 internship will focus on library cataloguing, digitization of interview transcripts, and basic archival processing (arrange, describe, rehouse) of the newspaper clipping files. Additional possible projects include assistance with digitization and metadata entry, preparing remote research request materials, and other duties as assigned.


Current or recent Master of Science in Library and Information Science student with coursework in archives

Knowledge of basic library and archival principles

Experience working with databases, scanning software, and/or library catalogues

Knowledge of modern art and Rauschenberg a plus


$20 per hour. Internship will be 2-3 days per week (16-24 hours ) for up to 12-weeks between mid-September – December 2022; exact start and finish dates are flexible. Preferred days are Tuesday, Wednesdays, and/or Thursdays.

The internship will be in person at the Foundation offices in lower Manhattan. The intern will be expected to reside in or around New York.

The Rauschenberg Foundation has instituted protocols to ensure the health and safety of everyone who comes onsite, including a requirement that all staff and visitors be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, other than accommodations required by law for religious or disability objections.


Requires the ability to use a computer and office equipment traditionally found in office settings.

The ability to move items weighing up to 40lbs for various needs.

The ability to traverse stairs and ladders.


As an equal opportunity employer and in our commitment to creating an equitable and inclusive work environment, the Rauschenberg Foundation strives to attract a diverse mix of talented people. Individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds in arts organizations are strongly encouraged to apply.


The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation expands the legacy of artist Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008) who believed strongly in the power of art as a catalyst for social change. The Foundation delivers on its mission through on-going research and support for exhibitions, while sustaining the well-being of innovative artists and the work of socially engaged institutions that embody the same risk-taking, inclusive, and multidisciplinary approach that Rauschenberg exemplified in both his art and philanthropic endeavors.

The Rauschenberg Foundation primarily supports small to midsize arts and socially engaged organizations that are contrarian and experimental, even courageous, in driving towards equity. In addition, the Foundation amplifies the creative life of artists and scholars across the disciplines through residencies, commissions, and accessible public platforms. Finally, the Foundation supports research, exhibitions, publications, academic partnerships, and special projects across the globe that promote the legacy of Rauschenberg’s joyful, responsive, and irreverent approach to making work while living an empathetic and meaningful life.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to employment@rauschenbergfoundation.org. Please indicate “Archives Intern: Fall 2022” in the subject of your email.

The application deadline is Friday, August 12, 2022. Qualified applicants may be contacted prior to the deadline.


questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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