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    A priceless opportunity

    A limited number of museum internships are available for undergraduate and graduate students. Internships for course credit are supervised by individual staff members in the curatorial, education and marketing departments. Please contact the staff member with a cover letter, resume and copy of the internship requirements to be considered.

    The Charles E Burchfield Archives is currently recruiting interns for the 2014 Spring semester for the following positions:

    Digitization/Communications Intern:

    This internship position involves working with the Arts Legacy Project, an exciting initiative geared to increase access to digital content and images about artists in Western New York. Responsibilities include:

    • Adding content to artists’ biography pages on the Burchfield Penney’s website
    • Using the Burchfield Penney’s custom-built Content Management System to expand digital resources available online about the archival collections
    • Editing oral history interviews conducted with Western New York artists
    • Editing video interviews conducted with Western New York artists
    • Compiling video clips to make a Living Legacy Project montage

    Skills include:

    • Effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Experience with the Adobe suite, and specifically Adobe Premiere is preferred but not required

    Library Intern:

    This position involves working closely with the Burchfield’s two Lindemann Scholars to further develop and implement a comprehensive catalogue system for the Burchfield Penney’s library resources. Responsibilities include:

    • Cataloguing and data entry
    • Reorganization of books and catalogues based on subject matter

    Skills include:

    • Ability to lift 30 lbs
    • Experience with database programs and Microsoft suite
    • Familiarity with Library of Congress Subject headings is preferred but not required.

    Archival Processing Intern:

    This internship will focus on the processing of various significant archival collections, most significantly, the Artpark Archive, which documents an organization that has played a significant role in the history of avant-garde sculpture and theatre in Western New York. Responsibilities include:

    • Conducting an assessment of archival materials as the preliminary stage of the arrangement and description process
    • Rehousing photographs, slides, negatives, and contact sheets into sleeves for long-term preservation
    • Rehousing textual archival materials for long-term preservation

    Skills include:

    • Ability to lift 30 lbs
    • Familiarity with the Society of American Archivists’ DACS standard (Describing Archives: A Content Standard) preferred, but not required
    • Ability to work independently
    • High degree of attention to detail

    For more information on interning in the Charles E. Burchfield Archives, download the form here.