Archive Fellow

 

Location                Industry City, Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Reports To            Chialin Chou, Storefront Archivist

Schedule/Rate      12-16 hrs/week, $18/hr

Start/End Dates    September 4 – December 14, 2018

 

Project          

In partnership with the Internet Archive and Google Cultural Institute, Storefront is digitizing core records, including A/V media, from its Program Files collection for web-based public access.

 

Responsibilities 

Working under the guidance of Project Archivist, Archive Fellows will be responsible for the following activities:

 

  • Processing: Assist with item-level processing for the Exhibitions, Events, Publications and Media Series from the Program Files Collection
  • Digitization: Prepare archival material for off-site vendors; assist with on-site transfer and cataloging for CD/DVD discs; create preservation metadata and access copies; perform basic image processing as needed
  • Cataloging: Assist with cataloging digital files returned from vendors, using Excel or Google spreadsheets; conduct quality control for metadata received from vendors
  • Records Publication: Assist with uploading all files and metadata to the Internet Archive and Google Culture Institute; verify the accuracy of metadata and images uploaded to item pages
  • Backup: Consolidate digital files onto a local drive and create a mirrored back-up; upload files to cloud storage system

 

Required Qualifications

 

  • Interest / background in art / architecture as well as archival and curatorial practices
  • Prior experience working in or using an archival collection
  • Proficient with standard office and imaging software (MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite)
  • The ability to work independently
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • The ability to lift and carry heavy boxes unassisted, and to climb ladders and step stools to remove and replace boxes on shelves

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

  • Holds or currently working toward a MLIS degree
  • Prior experience with cataloging archival objects in collections management systems, and exposure to descriptive and metadata standards
  • Knowledge of best-practice archival standards and principles
  • Familiarity with art, architecture, exhibition making and the history of New York City

 

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to chialin@storefrontnews.org by August 10th.

 

About Storefront’s Archive

 

As one of the first alternative spaces in New York dedicated to presenting innovative, provocative work at the intersection of art and architecture, Storefront has accumulated an archive documenting its diverse and influential program of over 280 exhibitions and events dating from its founding in 1982. Featuring the work of 1,500+ architects, artists and designers, this material includes a collection of original artwork and over 115 cubic feet of proposals, correspondence, photographs, audio-visual media and publications that together constitute a unique and underrepresented collection of narratives in contemporary American design.

 

For additional information and collection finding aids, click here

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FALL INTERNSHIPS 2018

 

ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

 

Interns play a crucial role in the accomplishment of Storefront’s mission, and gain access to Storefront’s staff and network of architects, artists, and designers. Our internship program is based on our programming and needs, and we welcome candidates with the appropriate skills, attitude, and interests.

 

Interns receive instruction and training from our staff and exposure to a broad range of activities spanning from daily operations and exhibition installations to institutional development, archival research, and project research and development. Applicants from all academic backgrounds are welcome. Interns are expected to work well both independently and in groups, and to possess an interest in cultural production, the arts, architecture, and ideas that drive Storefront’s mission.  

 

While all interns are exposed to the full spectrum of the organization’s operations, Storefront offers an opportunity to focus more specifically on one of the following categories: communications, curation, development, production, and gallery management.

 

All applicants must be able to commit to at least two days per week. All interns are expected to help out with shared gallery responsibilities including:

 

  • Monitoring exhibitions during gallery hours
  • Providing information for gallery visitors
  • Assisting Storefront staff with both long term projects and daily office tasks

 

All applicants should hold the following qualifications:

 

  • Interest in Storefront’s mission
  • Desire to gain knowledge of operations in a non-profit organization
  • Ability to interact with people in a gallery setting, and work in small office environment
  • General computer skills: word processing, data management, digital imaging

 

Please email all required application documents to apply@storefrontnews.org with the title of the position in the subject line (ie. “Development,” “Communications,” “Production,” “Gallery,” “Curatorial,” as appropriate.)

 

OPEN INTERNSHIPS

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

 

Storefront’s communications intern will work closely with our Development and Outreach Associate and Director of Strategic Development to assist in press outreach and marketing strategies. The intern will assist in the preparation of press releases for upcoming exhibitions and events; the submission of art and event listings; preparation of press packets; press digitizing and archiving; and with the development of social media strategies and press list maintenance.

 

Requisites

 

  • Detail-oriented, comfortable working with numbers and databases
  • Creative interpersonal thinking
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Rigor and enthusiasm a must

 

Preferred

 

  • Graphic design skills
  • Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop (preferred)
  • Passionate about art, architecture, and Storefront’s mission

 

Application Requirements

 

  • Cover letter
  • Single-page resume

 

 

CURATORIAL INTERN


The curatorial intern assists with curatorial research, helping in the preparation of exhibitions, events, projects, competitions, and publications organized by Storefront for Art and Architecture, including preparation of schedules, exhibition and project texts, archival material, and day-to-day operations in the Curatorial Department. This internship offers valuable experience in a professional arts environment. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Research on future exhibitions, assisting in curatorial texts, preparation of events, coordination with artists, visualization of projects, graphic design works for communications purposes, scanning of archival material. 

 

Requisites 

 

  • Interest in curatorial practices
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Creative interpersonal thinking
  • Professional interpersonal skills
  • Good writing skills

 

Preferred 

 

  • Computer skills preferred: Adobe (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) Microsoft Office, scanning software
  • Passionate about art and architecture and Storefront’s mission
  • Graphic design skills

 

Application Requirements 

 

  • Cover letter
  • Single-page resume
  • Work samples (3 page maximum)

 

 

DEVELOPMENT INTERN

 

Storefront’s development intern will work closely with our Development and Outreach Associate and Director of Strategic Development to assist in multiple tasks related to fundraising. The intern will assist in researching, drafting, and submitting grant applications, develop fundraising strategies, and will also be involved in all aspects of planning Storefront’s Spring Benefit, Fall Membership Dinner, and Critical Halloween events. This intern will assist with researching potential donors, maintaining the donations database, managing the grants calendar, and filing and archiving grant information.

 

The development intern will be responsible for assisting in the management and expansion of Storefront’s membership program. This includes designing strategies for expanding Storefront’s audience and public, keeping Storefront’s members database updated, proposing, and generating materials for web and mail-based membership campaigns and helping develop and coordinate new membership events. This intern will have the opportunity to work closely with staff to develop strategies to attract members and to expand member benefits.

 

Requisites

 

  • Detail-oriented, comfortable working with numbers and databases
  • Creative interpersonal thinking
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Rigor and enthusiasm a must

 

Preferred

 

  • Interest in fundraising and development fields
  • Passionate about art and architecture and Storefront’s mission

 

Application Requirements

 

  • Cover letter
  • Single-page resume
  • 2 writing samples

 

 

PRODUCTION INTERN

 

Production Interns will work closely with the Gallery Manager / Programs Producer and Associate Curator to carry through the preparation, installation, and de-installation of exhibitions and events. Primary tasks include the production of exhibition drawings for layouts and related display elements, signage, or the formatting of artwork, as well as assisting in the physical installation and fabrication of these materials. Interns will also be involved in the production and post-production of Storefront’s on-going programming and digital media presence including live events and StorefrontTV.

 

Requisites

  • Expertise in AutoCAD, Rhino
  • Expertise or working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects
  • Ability to work under time constraints and flexible schedules

 

Preferred

  • Building and fabrication skills
  • Experience with the use of construction materials and power tools
  • Familiarity with sound and video equipment
  • Experience with live audio/video production

 

Application Requirements

  • Cover letter
  • Single-page resume
  • Work samples

 

 

GALLERY INTERN

 

The gallery intern assists with day-to-day operations, reception and administrative tasks for Storefront. This internship offers valuable experience in a professional arts environment. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: general reception duties (answering phones, greeting visitors), email correspondence, retouching images, and light database work.


Requisites

 

  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Creative interpersonal thinking
  • Professional interpersonal skills
  • Professional phone manner
  • Good writing skills
  • Sound computer skills
  • Able to work and think independently
  • Ability to multitask is crucial

 

Preferred

 

  • Proficiency in Adobe CS, Microsoft Office, and Filemaker Pro.

 

Application Requirements

 

  • Cover letter
  • Single-page resume

 

How to Apply:

Please email all required application documents to apply@storefrontnews.org with the title of the position in the subject line (i.e. “Development,” “Communications,” “Curatorial,” “Gallery,” etc.).

 

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Storefront for Art and Architecture is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.