Getty Research Institute
The Getty Graduate Internship Program
Getty Graduate Internships are offered in the four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust—the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation, as well as in Getty Publications—to graduate students who intend to pursue careers in fields related to the visual arts. Training and work experience placements are available in areas such as curatorial, education, conservation, research, publications, information management, public programs, and grantmaking. Internships are located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. All positions are full-time for twelve months from September 12, 2022, to September 8, 2023.
Internship in Special Collections Cataloging
The intern in Special Collections Cataloging will gain hands-on experience with Getty's unique research collections, which include archives of artists, architects, dealers and art historians; sketches and drawings; prints from the 16th to the 21st century; and rare photographs. The broad range of subject areas includes, but is not limited to: art collectors and collecting, 20th-century architecture, video and performance art, Latin American art, and African American art, a recently established collecting area in support of the Getty's African American Art History Initiative. Primary responsibilities will include processing and cataloging special collections, with other projects assigned according to the intern's skills and interests. Specific tasks may include re-housing and arranging materials, writing finding aids, creating catalog records, writing blog posts, contributing to team-based processing projects, and collaborating on digitization projects. In the event that work-from-home becomes necessary, the internship will pivot to focus on collections management activities and legacy data cleanup work, which will broaden the Special Collections Cataloging intern's experience using the department's multiple systems and tools related to archival collections management and cataloging. Additional remote work possibilities include converting legacy PDF finding aids to EAD, and creating records in SNAC (Social Networks and Archival Context) to account for persons, families, and organizations in GRI archival holdings.
Pay type: paid
Course credit Not Available
Deadline for submission: January 10, 2022