Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Internship - Photograph Research

Photograph Research Internship Image Permanence Institute Rochester, NY Image Permanence Institute (IPI) is seeking a fifteen-month intern to assist in developing content for an online print identification resource, Graphics Atlas, www.graphicsatlas.org. The internship will begin between May 1, 2013 and June 1, 2013, depending on availability of the selected applicant. The Graphics Atlas internship is a paid position sponsored by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with a monthly stipend of $1200. About IPI The Image Permanence Institute is a recognized world leader in the development and deployment of sustainable practices for the preservation of images and cultural property. IPI accomplishes this through a balanced program of research, education, products and services that meet the needs of individuals, companies, and institutions. Description IPI’s Graphics Atlas is a sophisticated, online print identification and characterization resource, www.graphicsatlas.org. The intern’s primary responsibilities will be to conduct research on photographic processes, history and technologies and to develop written content for Graphics Atlas. The intern will also help prepare outreach materials to extend the audience of the website. The intern will gain thorough knowledge of documentation and imaging techniques, the history and techniques of photographic processes, types and mechanisms of deterioration associated with each process, and will come away with a deep understanding of print identification through hands-on interaction with IPI’s prolific study collection, library and microscopy facilities. Qualifications/Skills Bachelor’s degree minimum education is required. Applicants should be working towards or considering a career in archives, library sciences, photograph conservation, preservation, history, or related fields. Applicants should have excellent research and writing skills, an interest in photographic processes and technology, be self motivated and able to work independently as well as collaboratively. Some knowledge of photographic history and processes is preferred, but not required. Application Deadline and Requirements Application deadline is April 1, 2013. Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and three references. Please email application materials to Alice Carver-Kubik at ackpph@rit.edu.