Archives Research & Metadata Internship - New Museum

Posted on May 08, 2017


The New Museum seeks a Archives Research and Metadata Intern in preparation for the re-launch of the Museum’s Digital Archive, to coincide with its 40th Anniversary programs. This is a 10-week, full time position starting May 22, 2017. Reporting to the New Museum Archivist, the Archives Research & Metadata Intern will assist with all aspects of the Digital Archive re-launch.


• Auditing image records in the Digital Archive database and performing metadata clean up on description and captioning fields. Correcting formatting errors. • Performing historical research referencing records held in the Museum’s Archives. • Identifying subjects and events in archival photographs. • Performing batch edits in the Collective Access backend database to add metadata to newly configured fields. • Adding custom subject headings to selected exhibition and event records. • Assisting with digitization workflows, as needed.


• Experience performing archival research and familiarity with handling of archival photos and documents. • Background in art history, particularly contemporary art and performance. • Experience cataloging in a content management system or OPAC, especially Collective Access. • Familiarity with digitization specifications and media formats. • Ability to work in a fast-paced production environment and make workflow changes on the fly. • Bachelor’s degree or graduate coursework in Art History or Library/Archival Science, preferred but not required. • Editorial and academic writing/publishing experience, a plus. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, also a plus.


Monthly stipend


New York, NY

To Apply

Application review will commence immediately. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, list of three references, and current resume with links to portfolios and writings to [email protected] with subject line “Research & Metadata Intern.” Letters of recommendation will be considered, but are not required.

Contact Information

[email protected]