The Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum (Kleefeld Contemporary) at California State University, Long Beach seeks a Getty Marrow Undergraduate Intern to support museum registration and archives. Plans to make the museum collection accessible online will be completed in phases and this intern will support phase one which focuses on file and record management. The museum registrar will teach the intern how to successfully use the collections management system (EmbARK) to support phase one in addition to offering lessons on the ethics, standards, and professional practices related to online collections management. The intern will be responsible for showing great attention to detail; careful and precise management of data is integral to the success of this project.
The intern will participate in all departmental activities related to the following, but not limited to, the responsibilities listed below in addition to enjoying opportunities for additional learning under the guidance of the registrar:
- Organize analog accession files and update digital accession records in the collections management system (EmbARK).
- Hands-on task work in file management (digital and analog), data entry, artist and copyright research, digitization of analog records and/or media, and other related assignments.
- With guidance from the registrar, learn more about digital collections and conduct research on ADA requirements for the website to better provide accessibility at many levels.
- Work with other campus entities like the CSULB Research Foundation, CSULB University Library, and CSULB Special Collections and University Archives to gather important historical information.
- Research for the Kleefeld Contemporary’s Hampton Collection which features 89 works by Al Held, Michael Goldberg, Adolph Gottlieb, Lee Krasner, and Milton Resnick. The intern will work closely with the registrar to have a hands-on learning experience with the artwork.
- Create a manual/style guide that records all the methods, guidelines, and strategies for data entry.
Due to COVID-19 precautions, the internship start date is tentatively September 1, 2020. The original terms of the internship will be amended to allow for the intern’s fall schedule. This revised schedule may be modified according to grant requirements.
- Internship is intended for members of groups underrepresented in professions related to museums and the visual arts, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent.
- Intern candidates can be sought from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts.
- Intern must be a currently enrolled undergraduate and have completed at least one semester of college by June 2020.
- Intern must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County.
- Students who have previously served as Getty Marrow Undergraduate Interns at the Kleefeld Contemporary (formerly the University Art Museum) are not eligible for consideration.
- Staff members and relatives of staff or board members are not eligible.
How To Apply
Email a current resume, cover letter, and transcripts, using the subject line “Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship,” to Registrar Alyssa Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 11, 2020 at 5:00pm.
Please include two references (professor, past or current employer, community leader, internship supervisor, etc.) in your email or as an attachment as well.
In your cover letter, describe how requirements are met, and demonstrate your interest in the internship. Also, please discuss how the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship will help further define career goals.
Letters of recommendation are not required but are encouraged.
Deadline to apply is May 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.