Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc.
(April 7, 2021)
Position Title - Paid Remote Internship for Spring/Summer 2021
Supervisor Title - The intern will work closely with the Director of Digital Archival Projects and the Digital Archivist and Research Associate
Position Type - Paid Internship
Does this position satisfy requirements for course credits? - Yes
Hourly wage Range - $18- $25
Position Announcement: Paid Remote Internship for Spring/Summer 2021
The Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc. (WPI) is a non-profit foundation that supports research in the history of art and its objects. Central to our mission is the publication of digital catalogue raisonnés and archival material on a new online platform. This work is made possible in part by the gift of the research material and archives compiled by the Wildenstein Institute, which were donated to the WPI in 2016.
The intern will work closely with the Director of Digital Archival Projects and the Digital Archivist and Research Associate on several initiatives, including but not limited to:
- Creating original and copy MARC bibliographic records for digitized auction catalogues by applying cataloging rules as found in AACR2 or RDA in OCLC Connexion software.
- Assisting the WPI’s team on current digital archival projects,
- Drafting blog and Instagram posts on the WPI’s archives.
- We request a commitment of 15 hours a week, which will be compensated at a rate of $21.00/hour.
- The internship will be *predominantly* held virtually/remotely through Summer 2021, therefore, having access to high speed internet and a laptop/desktop computer is required. - Please note that there may be periodical meetings held in-person at our office in Manhattan.
- The selected applicant is welcome to begin the internship as early as May 2021. We expect the internship to last approximately three months or 180 hours.
- The WPI does not award academic credit, but many U.S. colleges and universities will recognize academic work performed while interning. Contact your academic advisor for instructions on how to receive credit.
- B.A. required, currently enrolled or a recent graduate of an MLIS degree from an ALA accredited library school or equivalent preferred with coursework in cataloging or equivalent work experience; background and interest in archives.
- Knowledge of library sciences and archival principles and practices required,
- Ability to prioritize, plan, coordinate, and implement multiple projects,
- High level of comfort with online databases, office productivity, software, and emergent technologies, including, G-suite applications and Mac computers,
- Professional demeanor and intellectual curiosity.
- Familiarity with cataloguing in OCLC Connexion preferred,
- Experience in original and copy cataloging using AACR2 or RDA in MARC bibliographic format, LC classification and subject headings, AAT Genre forms.
- Please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please include your name (last name, first name) in the email subject line.
For questions, please email the WPI at firstname.lastname@example.org