Summer 2017, Archives Internship, WNYC

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Internship (paid)
New York, NY
$11.50/hour, 35 hours/week, June 5 – August 11, 2017
Applications reviewed on a rolling basis; closing date is March 24, 2017

Interns at NYPR are given a robust internship program with hands-on responsibilities.  The goal of our internship program is to provide our interns with a substantive, meaningful work experience so that each intern concludes the internship period with demonstrable skills in his/her area of interest, plus knowledge of public radio, in general.   The NYPR Radio Archives currently maintains a collection of more than 60,000 cataloged broadcast recordings dating from June 1927 to the present. These recordings cover the gamut of the station’s activities as one of the nation’s earliest public broadcasters.

This internship will provide an opportunity for a qualified student to collaborate with the Archives’ staff on several ongoing digitization and access projects.  Over the course of the summer, the intern will learn the analog-to-digital transfer process, work within the Archives’ PBCore database, and help create content for the Archives’ website.

What your internship will entail: 

  • Hands on experience in archives management
  • Learn analog-to-digital workflows for archival audio preservation
  • Learn standards-based media cataloging
  • Contribute to the archives social media presence: writing blog posts; curating Tumblr page.
  • Cataloging broadcast material, cleaning and replacing tapes
  • Duplicating and quality controlling CDs
  • Reformatting archival recordings
  • Assisting Archives staff in organizing holdings in the vault
  • Identifying orphan materials <strong< strong=””>


  • Excellent writing skills
  • Be familiar with public radio
  • Have an interest in audio archives
  • Have some familiarity with audio formats
  • Have some familiarity with the PBCore metadata schema
  • Have a good sense of 20th century history
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited library school or archives program to earn course credit
  • Must be consistently available for a minimum of 35 hours per week
  • Must have a proven willingness to learn new skills

For more information about our Internship Program please click here.
If you would like to be considered for this role you must submit:

Your completed online application, a recent copy of your resume, a cover letter expressing why you would like to join the team at NYPR.

New York Public Radio must receive all information requested in order to consider your candidacy.

New York Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites and encourages qualified applicants from all walks of life.

Recorded Sound Program Manager (Head, Recorded Sound Section), Library of Congress, Culpeper, VA

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Recorded Sound Program Manager (Head, Recorded Sound Section)


Agency Contact Information

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Culpeper, VA
Work Schedule is OPEN – Permanent

Opened Monday 11/28/2016(6 day(s) ago)

Closes Monday 12/19/2016(15 day(s) away)

  • Salary Range

    $108,887.00 to $141,555.00 / Per Year

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  • Promotion Potential


  • Supervisory Status


  • Who May Apply

    Anyone may apply – By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.

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Head of Curation for Special Collections, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

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The Head of Curation for Special Collections oversees and leads the department’s curatorial team. The curatorial team focuses on collection development, access/use, reference/use, and outreach as it relates to the various collecting areas of Special Collections, including rare books, manuscripts, university archives, local history, film & media, modern graphic history, and popular American arts. Reports to Associate University Librarian for Special Collections.

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Archives Internship, ARChive of Contemporary Music, New York, NY

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Archival Internship
ARChive of Contemporary MusicNew York, NY 10013
Founded in 1985, the ARChive of Contemporary Music is a not-for-profit archive, music library and research center located in New York City. The ARChive collects, preserves and provides information on the popular music of all cultures and races throughout the world from 1950 to the present. Since the ARChives founding in 1985 our holdings have grown to over 2 million sound recordings, making the ARChive the largest popular music collection in the United States. In addition to sound recordings and publications, the ARChive actively collects all books, magazines, videos, films, photographs, press kits, newspapers clippings, memorabilia and ephemera relating to the history of popular music.

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