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Archives Intern 

About the Organization The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation exists to preserve Taliesin and Taliesin West for future generations, and enrich society through an understanding of Frank Lloyd Wright's ideas, architecture, and design.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran or uniformed service member status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Taliesin West  
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 11/19/2018  

Under the direction of the William Wesley Peters Librarian at Taliesin West, the Spring 2019 Archives Intern assists in the organization and inventory of the architectural drawings, project files, collateral and research materials, of the firm Taliesin Associated Architects housed in Library and Collections Building.

Note: this internship position is for individuals willing to volunteer their services without expectation of compensation. However, this position is eligible for academic credit.

Position Specific Activities and Corresponding Educational Goals:

Activity: Process archival collections including inventory, arranging, rehousing, and describing archival materials.

Educational Goals: Using best practices library and museum skills, the Intern will create, update, and maintain official records for many documents in the Taliesin Associated Architects archive. By defining a schedule and creating workflow goals, the Intern will develop project management skills.

Additional Intern Activities: The Intern may assist in research requests and other activities that will further the Intern’s knowledge and experience.

Working Relationships: The Intern will work collaboratively with Library, Collections, and Foundation staff and other interns as projects and programs warrant.

This internship description is not intended to be an implied contract between the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and anyone. The Foundation reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this intern position as necessary

Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree granting program (at the undergraduate or graduate level within a college/university setting) at the time of the internship, and must qualify for their academic program’s internship requirements. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation will work collaboratively with the selected candidate's intern coordinator at his or her respective college/university to coordinate award of program credit.
  • The successful candidate needs to be motivated, capable of working in a high energy environment, a creative and flexible thinker, able to work independently and within a supportive team, demonstrate attention to detail, and have strong research and organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows and Office applications as well as WorldCat and other electronic resources is helpful.
  • Interest in and familiarity with Frank Lloyd Wright is preferred.
  • Interns will be requested to work a minimum of 10 hours a week during the Spring semester.
  • All applicants must complete the Application Form accompanied by:
    • a one-page personal statement describing your reasons for desiring an internship at Taliesin West and what you hope to gain from the experience,
    • a resume/CV outlining your educational, professional and volunteer experiences, and
    • contact information for three academic or professional references.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Physical Demands: While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and consistently talk or hear; and rarely taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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