Internship opportunity: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives collects, preserves and makes accessible for research corporate records of the Museum, and promotes an informed and enduring understanding of its institutional history.  Archives holdings date from 1870 through the early 21st century, and document the Met’s art collection, past exhibitions, curatorial practice, and administration. The summer 2019 intern will collaborate with staff archivists to preserve digital and analog Museum records, provide reference assistance to Museum staff and non-staff scholars, and engage in historical research. A special focus of the 2019 internship will be research and writing to support programming that will mark the Museum’s 150th anniversary in 2020. The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a graduate program in library/information science or archives management. In addition to developing practical work skills through this departmental placement, the intern will participate in MuSe (Museum Seminars) and interact directly with the Museum’s diverse audience by conducting a gallery talk based on their area of expertise.

 

The Museum Seminar (MuSe) Internship Program awards paid ten-week summer internships to graduate students interested in a career in the arts and fields related to the Met’s many departments. The Met has over forty department areas, including Museum Archives that host interns from a wide variety of academic backgrounds with an interest in art and museums. In addition to developing skills through special projects with Met staff, MuSe interns train to lead their own public tours in the galleries and participate in a weekly seminar series on museum practice.

 

The Met strongly encourages applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts.

 

For more information and to apply, click here.

 

DEADLINE: January 27, 2019