Judd Foundation

Paid Internships,

Contact: Judd Foundation
Address: PO Box 218 Marfa, Texas 79843
Phone: 432-729-4406
Email: archives@juddfoundation.org
URL: https://juddfoundation.org/foundation/about/

NEH Archives Internship, Judd Foundation, Marfa, Texas

The Judd Foundation (www.juddfoundation.org) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to maintain and preserve the artist Donald Judd's (1928-1994) permanently installed living and working spaces, libraries, and archives in New York and Marfa, Texas. The Marfa office of Judd Foundation is seeking an Archives Intern to assist the Director of Archives and Project Archivist from June to the end of October 2022. Please note that these dates can be flexible, but we are looking for a commitment of five months.


The NEH Archives Intern will work under supervision of Caitlin Murray, Director of Archives and Programs and Irene Lule, Project Archivist. Primary responsibilities include support in the processing of the Donald Judd Papers, including rehousing, arrangement, and description. In addition to the processing of a discrete portion of the Donald Judd Papers, this internship will also focus on the processing of a substantial number of oversized materials which spans the Donald Judd Papers, including posters, architectural records, and maps. Attention will be given to the skills and standards needed to process a large collection created by an artist. This internship is suited to individuals seeking experience in processing artist archives, and art non-profits.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

The candidate should have recently graduated from an Information Studies or Library School program. The candidate should preferably have an interest in art history. In addition, the candidate should be very detail oriented. Additional preferred skills, knowledge, and abilities include:

  • Experience in a repository processing and cataloging large archival collections.
  • Knowledge of current library and archival descriptive and metadata standards (e.g. Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), Encoded Archival Description (EAD), Dublin Core, MODS.
  • Experience in the handling and re-housing oversize collection items.
  • Knowledge of basic preservation practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively and cooperatively as a team member.
  • Consistent display of strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to live and work in a small, rural location.

Salary and Hiring

The 2022 NEH Archives Internship is one of two internship positions funded in-part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of a 40-hours a week and are compensated $15 an hour. Additionally, housing is provided in a Judd Foundation property easily walkable to the Foundation’s office.

Judd Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability status, familial status, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state or local law. We strongly encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

Procedure for Application

Application deadline: February 25th, 2022. Applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter. Recommendations for candidates are also welcome. No phone calls please. Send applications or recommendations to: archives@juddfoundation.org. Please write: “NEH Archives Internship” in the subject line.

Pay type: Paid
Course credit: Not Available 
Deadline for submission: February 25th, 2022