Museum Exhibition Experiential Education Project

Museum Exhibition Experiential Education Project

The JDC Archives is in the process of planning an exhibit marking our centennial (1914-2014), to be mounted at the New-York Historical Society (NYHS) and drawing extensively from internal text, photograph, film and artifact collections. In preparation for the exhibit, the Archives seeks an Experiential Education participant to assist with the preparation of exhibit materials, documentation and organization.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting research into archival records to identify materials for the exhibit
  • Maintaining exhibit spreadsheets
  • Verifying that materials for exhibit are formatted appropriately
  • Preparing original materials, prints and digital files for transfer to NYHS

Qualifications:

Curatorial and museum planning experience or training preferred. A familiarity with Word, Excel and database procedures is recommended. Ideal candidate will have an interest in textual and pictorial history. Experience working with archival materials preferred. Concurrent coursework in Museum Studies, Curatorial Studies or Art History recommended.

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), a leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization that has been engaged in rescue and relief activities for Jewish communities across the globe since 1914, is excited to offer internships within preservation, digitization, metadata and processing / arrangement projects for its archival text, photograph, film, video and audio collections and indexing project.

The JDC Archives includes over 3 miles of text documents, 100,000 photographs, a research library of more than 6,000 books, 1,000 audio recordings including oral histories, and 1,500 video recordings. The JDC Archives text collection database currently comprises of over 300,000 digitized pages that are open to the public.

All internships are unpaid. The expected schedule is 12-20 hours per week for a full semester. Summer internships are available.  Internship options are available in the NY office located in midtown Manhattan. To apply please send resumes to internships@jdc.org.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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