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Tuesday, August 16, 2022 7:30 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Archival Intern

(August 16, 2022)

Position Title - Archival Intern

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

Position Type - Paid Internship

Does this position satisfy requirements for course credits? - Yes

Hourly wage range - $18- $25

Cai Studio is seeking a part-time Archival Intern. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in working in a fast-paced contemporary artist studio and gaining hands-on experience building a growing archive.

Under the direction of the artist, Cai Studio oversees the fabrication of original artworks, the coordination of public exhibitions, and the conception and production of related publications. The archive department is one of the three main departments (projects, archives, and collections) at the studio. This department is responsible for cataloging and maintaining photographs, videos, and printed documentation of artworks, the art making process, and exhibitions from the earliest stages of Cai’s career up to the present day. The team contributes to a wider understanding of the artist by supporting publications, exhibitions, and scholarship.

Intern responsibilities include:

- Digitizing archival materials such as slides, photographic prints, books, documents, and ephemera

- Organizing and maintaining physical and digital libraries in the studio

- Assisting the archives department on cataloging and data entry, including creating records for various types of archival materials

- Assisting the archives department and other studio members with image requests and research as needed

The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:

- Undergraduate degree in Library Science, Art History, Museum Studies or another related field (current students welcome to apply)

- Must be detail-oriented and be willing to follow detailed instructions

- Excellent organizational skills

- Knowledge of archival digitization and metadata standards


- Bilingual speaking and reading skills in Mandarin Chinese and English

- Working knowledge of Filemaker database software

- Working knowledge of Collective Access database software

- Experience using and applying the Chicago Manual of Style

Please send your résumé and cover letter to Cai Studio at nystudio.search@gmail.com

with “Archival Intern” in the subject line. Only selected applicants will be contacted.

Compensation commensurate with experience.


questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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