2018 Archives of American Gardens Internship – Washington, DC

Deadline: February 1, 2018

The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Gardens, an archival program managed by the Horticulture Collections Management & Education branch of Smithsonian Gardens, is seeking interns to assist with the following projects:  Digital asset management of born digital or newly digitized materials  Cataloging photographic materials including new submissions to the Garden Club of America Collection  Researching and writing on garden history and design topics to develop succinct reports for Garden Club of America field volunteers  Developing timely, educational content for Smithsonian Gardens social media platforms to promote holdings in the Archives  Assisting with special projects as necessary (i.e. reviewing transcribed materials in the Smithsonian’s Transcription Center)

Desired qualification:  Graduate degree candidate in museum studies, public history or information studies with courses in collections management for archives or museums  A very high attention to detail and excellent organizational skills  Knowledge of archival description standards: DACS, MARC, and EAD  Previous experience working with photographic or visual materials preferred

Location: Smithsonian Gardens’ headquarters at Capital Gallery West, 600 Maryland Ave, S.W., Washington, D.C. Located near the L’Enfant Metro station (Blue, Yellow, Green, or Orange subway lines) – Smithsonian museums exit.

Schedule: Starting as early as April through December of 2018. 24-40 hours per week. Funding: Up to $4,000 full time for a 10-week internship. Stipend available through The Garden Club of America if application received by the Feb. 1 deadline.

How to Apply: Applicants must create an account and submit an application online to the Smithsonian Online Academic Application System (SOLAA) at https://solaa.si.edu. Questions If you have questions about the internship or application process, please contact Museum Specialist Kelly Crawford at crawfordk@si.edu or 202-633-5844.

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