Website Wildlife Conservation Society
The Wildlife Conservation Society Archives is seeking two highly motivated and detail-oriented individuals for a paid photographic preservation project initiative.
- Under close supervision by WCS Archives staff, the Photo Preservation Interns will be responsible for working with nearly 20,500 photographic negatives from WCS’s historical photograph collection.
- These negatives feature images of the Bronx Zoo and the New York Aquarium, as well as some of WCS’s early field study sites, dating from the late-1960s to the early 1990s.
- The successful interns will clean and rehouse the negatives and will provide brief condition notes about them; they will also move the negatives into the Archives’ cold storage vault.
- Enrollment in, or recent completion of, MLIS or similar degree with a concentration in archival studies from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent graduate degree in Archives.
- OR Current upper-level undergraduate student majoring in History with interest in pursuing a career in Cultural Heritage (libraries/archives, museums).
Qualification & Experience:
- Excellent attention to detail
- Demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet strict deadlines
- Ability to work both independently and under supervision
- Demonstrated knowledge of historical photographic preservation and care. (While some training will be provided, applicants are expected to have some familiarity with the care and preservation of historical photographic formats.)
Company: Wildlife Conservation Society
Vacancy Type: Temporary
Job Location: New York, NY, US
Application Deadline: N/A