Archives Intern, Summer 2023
(March 7, 2023)
Position Title - Archives Intern, Summer 2023
Supervisor Title (All student, intern, and volunteer position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Director of Archives
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 the Digital Asset Specialist, the Summer 2023 internship will focus on library cataloging and storage, and the basic archival processing (arrangement and rehousing) of a collection of ephemera. 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
Internship is onsite at the Foundation offices in NoHo.
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.
Up to 24 hours for 8- to 12-weeks between May – July 2023; exact start and finish dates are flexible. Preferred days are Tuesday, Wednesdays, and/or Thursdays.
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 and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate “Summer 2023: Archives Intern” in the subject of your email to ensure proper processing and review. Please do not deviate from this format as it may lead to your application being filtered out of consideration.
Deadline is Friday, April 15, 2023.
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. Opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/affectional preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law. Individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds in art organizations are strongly encouraged to apply.