The National Building Museum is currently seeking a graduate-level intern to assist with the completion of a large scale, multi-year cataloging, and rehousing project involving the Museum’s Robert Lautman Photography Collection. The Robert Lautman Photography collection consists of over 20,000 photographs, negatives and slides from Lautman’s 50+ year long career.
Subject matter includes federal buildings, museums, private residences and other prominent structures in the Washington, DC area. Over 90% of the collection is organized and this project will focus on the unidentified images. Interns must be currently enrolled in a graduate program. Hours of position are flexible, but must occur on Monday – Friday; between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.
Responsibilities and Functions:
- Spearhead a project to organize, catalogue and rehouse a collection of negatives, slides, prints and ephemera
- Create an organizational system for the unidentified images in the collection and implement that system
- Generate lists of supplies needed for rehousing, order supplies and rehouse the collection
- Conduct research on buildings, locations and people in/associated with the photographs
- Enter all data in to the Museum’s collections management database
- Assist with the exhibit installation, deinstallation and packing
- Other duties as assigned.
- 15-20 hours/per week
Monday – Friday
Preferred Characteristics and Experience:
- Previous experience with photography collections preferred
- Knowledge of collections management databases, preferably PastPerfect
- Knowledge of proper archival and collections management techniques
- Self-starter that can work independently
- Be creative and a problem solver
- Ability to work well in a team environment
All Museum internships are unpaid; however, we will work with your academic institution to provide academic credit as needed. Position is open until filled. Please send your resume to email@example.com.