Two Internship Positions with the Walker Art Center

Library Internship

The Walker Art Center Library seeks an intern to assist with the implementation of an integrated library system.

Responsibilities:

  • Update inventory of books in general collection
  • Create item records for artist monographs and exhibition catalogues using an open-source integrated library system
  • Assign barcodes to items
  • Identify basic preservation needs
  • Apply collection development policies to collection and identify items for deaccession as appropriate
  • Assist with shifting of collection and help develop creative space saving strategies

Duration and hours:

  • 3 months from start of internship
  • A minimum of 2 days/week (8 hours per week minimum)

Qualifications:

  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of basic cataloging
  • Previous library work experience required
  • Coursework in library science preferred
  • Interest in the arts

Please note: this position requires the lifting and shelving of books.

Compensation:

This is an unpaid internship. If the applicant has the option to use the internship for course credit, the Walker Art Center Library staff will work with the university to fulfill requirements as possible. The Walker Art Center offers 1 year membership, parking vouchers, discounts in Walker Shop and café, and comp tickets to programming and events when available.

For consideration:

Please email letter of interest and resume as Word or PDF attachments to library.archives@walkerart.org

 

Archives Internship

The Walker Art Center Archives seeks an intern to assist with processing or digitization of archival collections.

Description:

  • Projects will be assigned according to interest level and expertise and will include photography and/or paper-based materials. Workflows developed by the Walker Art Center Archives will be followed.  Projects will include creating metadata, finding aids and/or catalog records.
  • Internships can be tailored to fit academic programs for credit through college or university.  Priority will be given to archival studies and library and information management students although other disciplines such as museum studies, art history, or media studies will be accepted.

Duration and hours:

  • 3 months from start of internship
  • A minimum of 2 days/week (8 hours per week minimum)

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Coursework in archival studies preferred
  • Previous archives or library work experience preferred
  • Interest in the arts
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds

Compensation:

This is an unpaid internship.  If the applicant has the option to use the internship for course credit, the Walker Art Center Archives will work with the university to fulfill requirements as possible.  The Walker Art Center offers 1-year membership, parking vouchers or bus passes, discounts in the Walker Shops and café, and comp tickets to programming and events when available.

For consideration:

Please email letter of interest and resume as Word of PDF attachments to library.archives@walkerart.org