Job Opening Title: Graduate Archives Intern
Employer Name: Glenstone Museum
Job Location: Potomac, MD
Application Deadline: open (looking for a Summer or Fall 2022 intern)
Salary Range: 12 weeks at $18 – $20/hour
Link to job posting: https://www.glenstone.org/about/careers/
Years of experience required: Enrolled in a graduate level MLIS or Archives program
Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Position
Graduate Archives Intern
An Introduction to Glenstone Museum
Founded with the mission to seamlessly integrate art, architecture, and landscape, Glenstone is an art museum located on nearly 300 acres of rolling hills and unspoiled woodland in Potomac, Maryland. The museum, opened in 2006 and expanded in 2018, offers nearly 60,000 square feet of exhibition space to showcase its collection of more than 1300 works by 200 contemporary artists. With its expansion, Glenstone now has the ability to welcome 100,000 visitors each year, and admission is always free.
The Glenstone Archives
The Glenstone Archives is responsible for supporting Glenstone in fulfilling its mission through the following functions:
• Provide research services to Glenstone staff to enrich and enhance the mission of Glenstone.
• Provide administrative support by managing an active Records Management Program to preserve Glenstone’s institutional memory and ensure that Glenstone is meeting it’s fiscal and legal requirements and responsibilities.
• Document the history of Glenstone including its founding, operation, and administrative and philosophical changes over time, as well as the people, activities, and events associated with Glenstone.
• Create and execute preservation strategies in order to maintain the integrity and accessibility to the variety of digital and physical archival records in the collection.
The internship will provide the opportunity to work with a large unprocessed collection of records related to the management of Glenstone’s landscape. This collection includes maps, field drawings, notebooks, correspondence, and other records in both paper and digital formats. Working with the Archivist, the intern will perform an initial assessment and inventory of the collection, helping to select records with archival value and identify good candidates for digitization.
In addition to this project the intern may be assigned to other short-term tasks that will give them an opportunity to work with Glenstone’s large and varied collection of Archival records. Glenstone’s archival program is collaborative in nature. As such, there are often occasions to work with professionals from across the institution.
Required Skills & Experience
Candidates should be currently enrolled in a graduate level Archives program. Preference will be given to candidates with experience or coursework in archival processing, material preservation, and digital preservation.
Salary & Benefits
The internship includes an hourly stipend of $18 – $20/hour. The internship is part time and will run for 12 weeks. Start date and number of hours per week may be agreed upon by the successful applicant and Glenstone.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references via our Glenstone Jobs Portal. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.