*Intern**ship** Opportunity: Oral History Management  at Archives of
American Art, Smithsonian Institution

The Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution seeks a graduate
level intern to work with their retrospective oral history collection. The
Archives of American Art (AAA) recently received a prestigious Save
America's Treasures matching grant of $250,000 for the preservation and
digitization of the Archives’ Oral History Collection.  The purpose of this
position is to support the preservation and digitization efforts occurring
with this project.

The Archives’ Oral History Program began in 1958. The interviews include
American artists, scholars, critics, collectors, dealers, supporters and
others involved in American art. Today, our recordings make up the world’s
largest collection of oral histories on the subject of art, allowing
scholars to learn about the art world directly from the words of our
nation’s most distinguished artists.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

·         Organizing materials sent to, and returned from, our digitization

·         Scanning original tape boxes

·         Rehousing original materials for offsite storage

·         Auditing oral history transcripts

·         Identifying sound clips from transcripts to be used on the AAA

·         Encoding oral history transcripts for AAA's Website

Time Commitment: 20- 40 hours per week for approximately 10 weeks. Can begin

·         Previous library or archival experience preferred

·         Audio materials handling (or an interest in learning about audio
handling) a strong plus

·         Interest in oral histories and oral history management

·         Detail oriented

·         Ability to work independently

Internship applications must be submitted through the Smithsonian Online
Academic Appointment System <>(
Applicants will be required to upload the following materials:

   - Cover letter
   - Résumé detailing your experience, career interests, and internship
   - Unofficial academic transcript
   - Two letters of recommendation, which may be uploaded by the applicant
   or sent by mail to the attention of the Intern Coordinator, Archives of
   American Art, PO Box 37012, Victor Building, Suite 2200, MRC 937,
   Washington, D.C. 20013-7012

For further information please contact Jennifer Snyder at [log in to unmask]