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Department: Library
Work Hours: Full-Time
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Date Posted: 08 Mar 2019

Valid Through: 31 Mar 2019 23:55

SFMOMA Background:             

Founded in 1935, SFMOMA was the first museum on the West Coast devoted to modern and contemporary art. From the outset, the museum has championed the most innovative and challenging art of its time, and we continue to exhibit and collect work by both modern masters and younger, less-established artists. By embracing the challenge of the new and unexpected, we hope to encourage fresh ways of seeing, thinking, and engaging with the world. SFMOMA's internship program offers insight into the operations of one of the country's leading art museums and allows interns to gain valuable hands-on experience.

 

Department Description

The aim of SFMOMA's Library and Archives Department is to provide interns a well-rounded experience in an art library environment. This internship opportunity works directly with our Library collections and participates in a processing project within our diverse holdings. The interns will work with the Head of the SFMOMA Library and the Library's Cataloger, who will serve as supervisors.

SFMOMA Library's holdings of books, serials and ephemera broadly document local and international history of modern and contemporary art and are housed both at the Museum and off-site at the Museum's Collections Center.  

Internship Duration

Full time, starting Monday, June 10, 2019 - Friday, August 16, 2019

 

Educational Objectives

Prospective interns will work on a processing project involving a collection of historical exhibition catalogs and pamphlets. Interns will apply SFMOMA Library cataloging standards and have the opportunity to learn professional library skills while working with unique, historical materials. Interns will expand their knowledge of historical Bay Area arts organizations as well as international art institutions and galleries. Learn research techniques through firsthand experience of handling historical collections of published catalogs and pamphlets from art institutions and galleries.

Requirements

Interested candidates must be enrolled or a recent graduate of a degree granting program (at the undergraduate or graduate level) at the time of their internship. Work towards or recent graduate of an MLIS degree program preferred.

 

Project Plan

Working closely with the Library's Cataloger, the intern will gain a basic grounding in processing a new collection by assisting with copy cataloging of small exhibition catalogs. The Intern will learn to consult RDA rules and gain MARC coding knowledge for bibliographic records. The intern will assist with the following tasks:

  • Search the SFMOMA library's online catalog to identify and remove duplicate material.
  • Assess and verify that the library's unprocessed exhibition catalogs match WorldCat record using the library's standards and practices.
  • Under the supervision of the Cataloger, the intern will attach bibliographic and local holding records to the SFMOMA Library's integrated library system.
  • Consult to the library's local classification scheme to create local call numbers.
  • Print and affix labels to the exhibition catalogs in preparation for shelving.

Application Requirements

  • Intern Application on SnapHire
  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating the department(s) (up to three areas) you are interested in. Describe the experience you bring to these particular areas.
  • Statement of purpose: No more than one page, describing why you are interested in museum or nonprofit work, your reasons for applying to SFMOMA, and your goals for the internship.
  • Two Letters of recommendation from a college professor or former employer
  • College transcript: Transcripts can be unofficial, but need to be readable.
  • Availability for an in-person interview starting in early April. Skype and phone interviews will be considered for students who are abroad or far from California.

We are happy to work with your educational institution to provide credit for this internship.

 

To learn more about our internship opportunities, visit the Internships Section of our website at https://www.sfmoma.org/join-the-team/internship-program/

 

Please apply online for an internship opportunity.

Library and Archives - Summer 2019 Internship

SFMOMA Background:             

Founded in 1935, SFMOMA was the first museum on the West Coast devoted to modern and contemporary art. From the outset, the museum has championed the most innovative and challenging art of its time, and we continue to exhibit and collect work by both modern masters and younger, less-established artists. By embracing the challenge of the new and unexpected, we hope to encourage fresh ways of seeing, thinking, and engaging with the world. SFMOMA's internship program offers insight into the operations of one of the country's leading art museums and allows interns to gain valuable hands-on experience.

 

Department Description

The aim of SFMOMA's Library and Archives Department is to provide interns a well-rounded experience in an art library environment. This internship opportunity works directly with our Library collections and participates in a processing project within our diverse holdings. The interns will work with the Head of the SFMOMA Library and the Library's Cataloger, who will serve as supervisors.

SFMOMA Library's holdings of books, serials and ephemera broadly document local and international history of modern and contemporary art and are housed both at the Museum and off-site at the Museum's Collections Center.  

Internship Duration

Full time, starting Monday, June 10, 2019 - Friday, August 16, 2019

 

Educational Objectives

Prospective interns will work on a processing project involving a collection of historical exhibition catalogs and pamphlets. Interns will apply SFMOMA Library cataloging standards and have the opportunity to learn professional library skills while working with unique, historical materials. Interns will expand their knowledge of historical Bay Area arts organizations as well as international art institutions and galleries. Learn research techniques through firsthand experience of handling historical collections of published catalogs and pamphlets from art institutions and galleries.

Requirements

Interested candidates must be enrolled or a recent graduate of a degree granting program (at the undergraduate or graduate level) at the time of their internship. Work towards or recent graduate of an MLIS degree program preferred.

 

Project Plan

Working closely with the Library's Cataloger, the intern will gain a basic grounding in processing a new collection by assisting with copy cataloging of small exhibition catalogs. The Intern will learn to consult RDA rules and gain MARC coding knowledge for bibliographic records. The intern will assist with the following tasks:

  • Search the SFMOMA library's online catalog to identify and remove duplicate material.
  • Assess and verify that the library's unprocessed exhibition catalogs match WorldCat record using the library's standards and practices.
  • Under the supervision of the Cataloger, the intern will attach bibliographic and local holding records to the SFMOMA Library's integrated library system.
  • Consult to the library's local classification scheme to create local call numbers.
  • Print and affix labels to the exhibition catalogs in preparation for shelving.

Application Requirements

  • Intern Application on SnapHire
  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating the department(s) (up to three areas) you are interested in. Describe the experience you bring to these particular areas.
  • Statement of purpose: No more than one page, describing why you are interested in museum or nonprofit work, your reasons for applying to SFMOMA, and your goals for the internship.
  • Two Letters of recommendation from a college professor or former employer
  • College transcript: Transcripts can be unofficial, but need to be readable.
  • Availability for an in-person interview starting in early April. Skype and phone interviews will be considered for students who are abroad or far from California.

We are happy to work with your educational institution to provide credit for this internship.

 

To learn more about our internship opportunities, visit the Internships Section of our website at https://www.sfmoma.org/join-the-team/internship-program/

 

Please apply online for an internship opportunity.

Job Details

Reference # 27167
Posted on 08 Mar 2019
Closes on 31 Mar 2019 23:55
Department Library
Expertise
Career level
Hours/Status Full-Time
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