The Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, which originated in 1887, houses an encyclopedic collection of works on paper—prints, drawings, watercolors, photographs, illustrated books, and posters of American and European origin dating from the fifteenth century to the present.
The department is currently seeking an intern to assist with cataloging 19th and 20th century design drawings. This is an unpaid position, working closely with the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Curator of Design. It offers an opportunity to gain invaluable practical experience by learning first-hand about museum work and personally contributing to one of the country’s best collections of works on paper.
• Object handling, cataloging, data entry, photography
• Research on selected artists and maintenance of object files
• Bachelor’s degree
• Interest in design history/architecture/fashion illustration/car design
• Prior museum or related experience is desirable
• Strong aptitude with computer databases
• Keen attention to detail and excellent proofreading skills required
• Ability to commit 1 day a week (10 am – 4 pm) through mid-April
• Ability to attend orientation on either Wed, Jan 8 (10 am or 6 pm); Wed, Jan 22 (6 pm); or Wed, Feb 5 (10 am or 6 pm)