Summer Internship at Metropolitan Museum of Art – Digital Asset Management – Dept of Digital Media

The Digital Asset Management Group/Department of Digital Media (formerly The Image Library) of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is looking for current college seniors and graduate students who are interested in applying for an unpaid internship during the summer 2012 semester.  Under the supervision of professional staff, interns will gain first-hand experience by participating in regular departmental activities that range from research and special projects to cataloguing digital content related to the museum.

The Digital Asset Management Group of the Department of Digital Media is responsible for the oversight and management of all digital assets in the Museum’s digital asset management system, establishing metadata requirements for cataloguing of relevant digital assets within the DAM, streamlining the deployment of digital assets from the DAM to the CMS, overseeing the application customization and integration with other systems.

We are a very busy department and can offer a variety of work for anyone intrigued by an alternative library experience.

The summer Internship will be from June-August. Standard internship requirements would be a minimum of at least two full days (14 hours) per week during business hours. The department is only open Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00 and closed on the weekends.

Interns will be eligible for employee discounts at the Museum’s public restaurant, Membership Dining Room, the Museum’s retail stores, and free admission to all other New York City museums.

If interested in applying, the deadline is May 21, 2012. All materials should be compiled by the applicant and mailed together and include the following:
•       Resume and Cover Letter

  • Essay and letter of recommendation (if available)

•       Proposed begin and end dates of internship
•       Availability for an in-person interview.

APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT MATERIALS TO (we regret we cannot answer any general inquiries about the internship at this time):

Stephanie Post
Department of Digital Media
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY  10028