Intern in Special Collections Cataloging at the Getty Research Institute
The intern in Special Collections Cataloging at the Getty Research Institute will gain hands-on experience with the Getty’s unique research collections, which include archives of artists, architects, dealers and art historians; sketches and drawings; prints from the 16th to the 21st century; rare photographs; audiovisual materials; art multiples; and an extensive Photo Archive documenting Western art. The broad range of subject areas includes, but is not limited to: art collectors and collecting, 20th-century architecture, video and performance art, and Latin American art. The two primary responsibilities of the graduate intern will be to process and catalog special collections materials. Specific assignments depend on the intern’s area of specialization, but tasks may include writing finding aids, maintaining processing plans, creating collection-level and item-level catalog records, writing blog posts, and creating metadata for digital assets. The intern may work on an independent project and may also participate in team-based processing.