Image Researcher Intern

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Buffalo Media Works, LLC
 Virtual
Company Location: Buffalo, NY
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

Buffalo Media Works, LLC specializes in quality vintage imagery, including restored photos, prints, posters and maps. We are the only provider that has broad line distribution in the United States with a major presence in 36 cities and a potential market reach to over 124M consumers. Countless hours of research and restoration allow our printable collection to continue to grow and be made available to the public. Our work can be purchased through local retail shops and galleries, as well as through our website and international online retailers.

The benefits of our internship program are:
•Expand knowledge of the types of libraries and information centers and professional organizations that maintain historical digital imagery
•Gain experience cataloging and classifying an extensive image library
•Be part of a team of individuals working on combined projects to produce finished retail products
•Be part of an exciting organization that provides artwork to many companies and individuals across the country. Products include restored photos, maps and posters of metro cities from across the United States
•Develop research, synthesis, and communication skills that will be valuable no matter your next career step.
•Flexible work schedule


Responsibilities

•Find and document sources of historic digital photographic images using research skills, experience and capacity for lateral thought
•Apply strong research ability to obtain correct captioning and credit information
•Rename and tag a large collection of digital images using key words
•Organize, categorize and maintain large volumes of digital files
•Follow copyright and licensing guidelines to secure rights to historic images

Requirements

The candidate for this internship should be currently enrolled as a junior or above and pursuing a degree in a university or college. Candidates with a BA or BS in in the field of Library Science or Archive Administration are also encouraged to apply.

Candidates should be a motivated and self-driven, demonstrate keen Internet research skills and an understanding of advanced search parameters and capabilities within Google. Able to apply solid analytical and problem solving capabilities, evaluate sources of information, possess strong organizational and time management, and effective verbal/written communication. The candidate should have experience working with large data sets, image renaming conventions and have some prior experience with systems of data along with the ability to analyze and interpret data. Excel experience a must.

Intern candidates should enjoy challenges and have an interest of photographic history. Knowledge of black/white and color image reproduction is a plus.

This is an unpaid internship position eligible for consideration for conversion to regular employment status. Minimum internship requirement is 8-10 hours per week. Candidate may work virtual or onsite.

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