Archival and Curatorial Assistant Internship for Nancy Willard and Eric Lindbloom Archives

This opportunity is available during Summer 2022. This opportunity can be conducted virtually and is only available for CEL credit.

As the caretaker and manager of Eric Lindbloom and Nancy Willard’s archives, Sasha Bush is starting a new internship initiative for undergraduate students to assist with archival and curatorial projects. The Archival & Curatorial Assistant Internship is geared for students interested in gaining practical experience in the arts. This is a hands-on internship, and students will be provided with an opportunity for both assisted and independent work.

The Archival & Curatorial Assistant Internship is geared for students interested in gaining practical experience in the arts. This is a hands-on internship, and students will be provided with an opportunity for both assisted and independent work.

Location: 133 College Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY

Responsibilities:

  • Willard/Lindbloom Online Database:
    • Assist in creating / maintaining Nancy Willard / Eric Lindbloom online website Eric Lindbloom Archives:
    • Assist in creation of a database & inventory of Eric Lindbloom’s archives
    • Assist with scanning / editing prints to add to online archives
    • Research & outreach to potential museums & collections for donations of Eric’s archives
  • Nancy Willard Archives:
    • Assist in editing / photographing objects to create an online database & inventory of Nancy Willard’s archives
  • Curatorial Projects:
    – TBD

Desired Skills:

  • Curious, enthusiastic & a good listener
  • Ability to collaborate, work well under a supervisor and carry out independent work
  • Excellent writing & communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Punctual
  • Strong skills in Adobe Bridge & Adobe Photoshop
  • Strong skills in studio lighting, product photography & editing

Hours: The student should be available to work during the following hours, dependent on the student schedule: Monday – Friday between 9 – 5.

To Apply:  Please email a statement of interest and your resume to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu

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