EMP Museum is Seeking a Collections Intern

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EMP Museum
325 5th Ave N
Seattle, WA
Posted: November 02 2016
Application Deadline: January 1, 2017
Position: Part-time, Unpaid
Timeframe: 01/02/17 — 03/13/17 (Flexible)

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Description

Grant Hart is a musician best known as the drummer and co-songwriter of the iconic Minneapolis punk/underground band Hüsker Dü. He was also the primary artist and designer for the band. In 1998, EMP Museum acquired from Hart a large archive of Hüsker Dü-related material, which includes original album artwork, poster paste-ups, liner notes, lyrics, press kits, photographs, and other band-related ephemera. EMP Museum is seeking an intern to organize and create a finding aid for the archive, create catalog records in our collections database, and photograph the material. This is a scalable project and it is expected that the intern would completely process one or more subsections of the complete archive over the course of the internship.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Internships@Empmuseum.org

Responsibilities

-Organize the archive at a high level
-Research objects within the archive
-Work with EMP curator to create a finding aid for the archive (or a subsection thereof)
-Create catalog records for objects within our collections database
-Digitally photograph materials
-Name, crop, and upload each image to designated folder on the EMP server
-Other duties as assigned

-This is an excellent opportunity to work with a small, focused collection from a historically relevant artist
-The intern will gain experience in artifact handling, cataloging, digital photography, and finding aid creation

Requirements

-Current college or graduate student ideally pursuing Museum Studies or Library Science coursework or career
-Commitment to and enthusiasm for the mission of the EMP Museum
-Comfortable working independently
-Strong communication and time management skills
-Organized, detail-oriented, a self-starter
-Proficiency using MS Office Suite
-Ability to think creatively and come up with resourceful ideas and solutions
-Ability to commit to 9-12 hours a week preferred; with some flexibility regarding terms and hours

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