Graduate Intern for Digital Preservation

at J. Paul Getty Trust (view profile)
Location Los Angeles, California
Date Posted October 11, 2018
Category Non-Profit
Job Type Paid Internship
Apply Here http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/current/gradinterns/index.html
Twitter Handle @GettyHub

Description

The intern in Collection Management Systems will gain intensive experience with preserving the Getty’s unique collections and assets in digital format, which include archives of artists, galleries and art historians and audio/video artworks and documentation as well as websites, institutional born-digital records, and research data.

The intern’s primary responsibilities will likely include troubleshooting and testing workflows for getting content of all types into a managed system, and researching future options for video reformatting, with other projects assigned according to the intern’s particular skills and interests. Specific tasks may include developing preservation plans for file characterization, migration and normalization, assessing technical metadata for digital assets, and participating in the drafting of policies and procedures related to digital preservation.

Applications are due November 1, 2018.

Eligibility
Internships are open to students of all nationalities. Applicants must be:

Students currently enrolled in a graduate program (Master of Arts (M.A.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), graduate conservation certificate, or their equivalents for international applicants) in a field relevant to the internship(s) for which they are applying. or

or

Individuals who have completed a relevant graduate degree (Master of Arts (M.A.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), graduate conservation certificate, or their equivalents for international applicants) on or after January 1, 2016, with postgraduate activities in their field, paid or unpaid.

Terms
Internships are located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles or the Getty Villa in Malibu. All positions are full-time for twelve months from September 9, 2019, to September 4, 2020.

The grant amount is $30,000 for twelve months, plus $1,000 towards relocation expenses. Housing is not provided. Support for research travel is available for up to $2,500. Graduate Interns are eligible to enroll in the Getty's health care plan. Please note that grant funds may be subject to federal and state taxes and deductions. Please see important information about the terms of these grants here.

How To Apply
Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Graduate Internship application form by 5:00p.m. Pacific Time on November 1, 2018. Materials received after the deadline will result in an incomplete application. We cannot accept applications hand-delivered to the Getty Center or those sent by e-mail or fax.