Mill Run, PA: Paid Summer Collections Intern (housing incl), Fallingwater, Western PA Conservancy

Job Opening Title: Fallingwater Collections Internship

Employer Name: Fallingwater, Western PA Conservancy

Job Location: Mill Run, PA

Application Deadline: 3/15/2022

Salary Range: $15/hr.

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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Fallingwater Collections Internship

Fallingwater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, seeks applications for its
Judy Cheteyan Fallingwater Collections Internship. This year we seek a full-time residency intern to work exclusively with the archives collection as part of a Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Historical & Archival Care Grants project to fully process and digitize the Fallingwater archival collection.

Job Description: Working under the supervision of the Director of Preservation and Collections and Registrar, the Collections Intern will select one or more collections from the archives as a focused summer project. The selection will be based on diversity of content, and will be of a size and scope that can be successfully completed. Duties will include housing, organizing, and preparing a finding aid according to national standards for DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard) and EAD (Encoded Archival Description).

Projects Planned:
• Continued cataloging of all Kaufmann Family correspondence and images, including digitization and PastPerfect database updates
• Ongoing rehousing of archival materials, including architectural drawings

Qualifications: Recent graduate or current graduate student in Library and/or Information Science with a strong interest and relevant experience in archives. Preference given to those with an interest and/or experience with photo archives.

Position Duration: Ten weeks, beginning June 6, 2022, and ending August 12, 2022. Interns will be expected to work during normal business hours (typically Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm), forty hours per week. July 4 is an unpaid holiday.

Location: Fallingwater is located in rural Mill Run, Pennsylvania (zip code 15464), and is approximately ninety minutes by car from the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Having a motor vehicle is strongly recommended as there are no stores or amenities within walking distance.

Pay: This is a paid internship at the rate of $15.00 per hour. Coed, shared housing is provided at no charge. Interns are required to provide their own food, linens, laundry supplies, and incidentals.

Application Process: To apply, email the following items to and list Collections Intern in the subject line:
• Cover letter
• Resume
• Two letters of reference (academic or employer)
• Essay of 500 words on how our internship program fits your academic and/or career goals

Application deadline: March 15, 2022

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