Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Archival Internships - South Street Seaport Museum

Archival Internships

South Street Seaport Museum

Internship Description:

The Museum of the City of New York has assumed management of
the Seaport Museum and now seeks library school students interested in an
archives internship.  Interns will
work with two archivists and will assist with inventorying, assessing, and
providing a basic level of physical and intellectual control for a collection
of photographs, prints, ship plans and personal papers.  Interns will work with the museum’s
archival collection and will have the opportunity to gain experience in
cataloging, handling fragile objects, re-housing objects, collection processing,
and/or writing basic finding aids or collection guides.


Interns are required for a minimum commitment of one full
day a week (7 hours), scheduled during the Monday - Friday workweek.  Internships are unpaid.  Candidates must be currently enrolled in
a Masters program for Library Science.  Interns must be able to lift boxes
weighing up to 40 pounds.  Students
with a focus in Archival Studies are encouraged to apply.

To be considered for this
opportunity, please send a cover letter and resume to Anne DiFabio, Assistant
Archivist, adifabio@seany.org.