Thursday, March 31, 2011

Internship - Woody Guthrie Foundation & Archives

Internship - Woody Guthrie Foundation & Archives

Position: Summer Intern

Job Location: Woody Guthrie Archives, Mount Kisco, NY.

Salary: All summer internships at the Woody Guthrie Archives are unpaid.

Repository Description: Established in 1996, the Woody Guthrie
Archives holds the largest collection of Woody Guthrie material in the
world, and has provided source material for many award winning
publications, special projects, exhibitions, and films. In addition to
providing research and reference services, the Woody Guthrie Archives
curates thematic exhibits, delivers educational public programs,
supports an annual Woody Guthrie Fellowship, has piloted an
International Archives Exchange Program, and actively supports
educators by providing Guthrie based curricula via their website.

The Archives contains over 15,000 items including original song
lyrics, notebooks and diaries, manuscripts, photographs,
correspondence, personal papers, artwork, films, and audio recordings
that document Guthrie’s life and artistry as musician, writer,
illustrator, and political activist.

Additional information about the Woody Guthrie Archives can be found
by visiting:

Job Description: The Woody Guthrie Archives seeks to hire a maximum of
two summer interns to work on a variety of independent and
collaborative projects. This internship seeks to provide students who
are currently pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science
(MLIS) or some related variation, or who have recently graduated, with
summer work experience in the field of Archives Management.

Tasks will be assigned dependent on the intern’s skills and interests,
and may include the following:

· Processing a collection of vintage folk music and related posters

· Cataloguing an historic collection of two thousand record albums

· Digitizing original archival material

· Transcribing original Woody Guthrie lyrics

· Accessioning new materials into the Archives

· Providing reference assistance to in-house researchers

· Assisting Archivist with licensing, copy requests, and other
Archival duties.

Internships run for a 10-week period from mid-May through July 2011.
The duration of Summer Internships vary depending upon the applicants’
availability; however, a minimum commitment of four weeks is required
for all internships.

Job Requirements: Qualified applicants will possess an academic or
practical background in Archives or History. A strong academic record
combined with previous Archival experience, including arrangement and
description of Archival materials, is preferred. An appreciation for
or knowledge of American Folk Music is beneficial. Current students or
recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates are highly
motivated and detail oriented with effective written and verbal
communication skills. A resume and cover letter are required for
application. Please include days/hours of availability in your cover
letter and contact information for three references at the end of your

Contact Information: Please email complete applications to Tiffany
Colannino at by April 15, 2011.

Tiffany Colannino
Woody Guthrie Archives

125-131 East Main Street, Suite 200
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
T: (914) 864-1789
F: (914) 864-1790