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The Noguchi Museum

Friday, December 18, 2020 7:01 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Archives Intern

Position Title - Intern

Supervisor Title (All student, intern, and volunteer position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Museum Archivist

Position Type - Paid Internship

Does this position satisfy requirements for course credits? Yes

Hourly wage range - $18- $25

The Noguchi Museum seeks a qualified student to assist the Archives team. Reporting to the Museum Archivist, this position is primarily focused on expanding and refining the assets found within The Noguchi Museum’s archival database. The position involves data entry, cataloguing, image research, and quality checking of digital assets, with the aid of the following software: CollectiveAccess, TMS, and Adobe Photoshop. The work will potentially include some audio and video editing.

The ideal candidate will be a highly organized and detail-oriented individual with an interest in archival and digital imaging work; ideally studying library science, and/or art or design history. Candidates must possess strong communication skills, writing skills, digital imaging expertise, word-processing skills, experience working in Excel, and have a home computer with internet access.

The timing for the position is flexible, but an early to mid January 2021 start is ideal.


The position is 15-20 hours per week at an hourly pay rate of $20.

Work is typically performed in an office environment; prolonged periods of sitting, use of computers and standard office equipment required to accomplish work objectives. During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Museum is maintaining an optional work from home schedule depending on the needs of position to be onsite. This position is currently remote, though eventually will require some on-site work.

To Apply

In a single PDF, please send a cover letter, résumé, and a list of three references (including names, titles, postal and email addresses, and telephone numbers) to jobs@noguchi.org with “Archive Intern” in the subject line.

About the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum

The Noguchi Museum – chartered as The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum – was founded and designed by the acclaimed Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) for the display of his life’s work. Opened in 1985 and located in the vibrant neighborhood of Long Island City, Queens, the Museum is housed in a converted industrial building and is itself considered to be one of Noguchi’s greatest works. Today, the mission of the Museum is to advance the understanding and appreciation of Noguchi’s art and legacy. It manages the world’s most extensive collection of Noguchi’s sculptures, works on paper, architectural models, and designs, in addition to his complete archives. Through its rich collection, exhibitions, and programming, the Museum facilitates scholarship and learning for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

The Noguchi Museum is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other criterion specified by federal, state or local laws, in the administration of its employment policy.


questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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