(May 7, 2018)
Gagosian is looking for a current or recent library student with a background in archives and records management who has a demonstrated interest in contemporary art and curatorial history.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to assist in the organization and cataloging of the gallery’s archival collection. The project will involve the creation of records for non-book items.
The preferred candidate is a motivated problem solver with an interest in archives. Applicants should have some practical experience with the foundations of a special collections library; knowledge of archival practice and collections management, and familiarity with the handling of rare materials, is a plus. The intern will have strong organizational skills and attention to detail, and will feel comfortable working semi-independently with library materials. Ability to work in a Windows environment and across a range of computer platforms is required. Knowledge of contemporary art history is desirable but not required.
Currently or recently enrolled in a library or information science program.
Coursework and experience in archiving.
Experience with cataloging and/or collections processing.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Excellent communication and time management skills.
Ability to work independently and take direction; willingness to ask questions.
Ability to work with foreign language materials.
Perform copy-cataloguing of archival material.
Create records for unique items with the guidance of an experienced cataloguer.
This is a paid internship ($13/hr) and would be under the direct supervision of the gallery Archivist
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter; resume; and copy of a published finding aid to firstname.lastname@example.org