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Getty Marrow, Institutional Archives and Collections Intern, Summer 2024 (Gold Rising) 


Job Summary:

The Institutional Archives and Collections Intern will gain skills in descriptive metadata, archival rehousing, digital preservation, and hands-on experience with the archives and collections held by the Academy Museum Archives, which include analog documents, ephemera, artifacts, building models, and born-digital material. Primary responsibilities will include processing and cataloging recent acquisitions. Tasks will include creating folder-level records and processing/preserving born-digital materials. The intern will gain experience in the proper handling of archival materials, in archival arrangement and description, and in digital preservation principles.

Other responsibilities include assisting collections management staff with tasks related to museum collections and exhibitions. Training in material handling will be provided as needed. Upon completion, the intern will have an understanding of how documentation and preservation practices intersect in the creation of an institutional archive at a young museum.

This is a limited-term internship position beginning in June 2024 through August 2024. The hourly wage for this role is $16.78.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in cataloging and processing archival collections by rehousing using archival materials, creating/updating database records, and generating digital image documentation as needed.
  • Become familiar with levels of digital preservation and follow workflows for preserving and documenting born-digital materials. The specific processing or cataloging project will depend on the current needs and/or the intern's skills and interests but will focus on documentation of analog and/or digital materials recently acquired from internal museum departments for the institutional repository.
  • Have visibility to areas of registration and collections management throughout the internship.
  • Learn about archival best practices for handling digital and paper materials.
Position Requirements

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A Bachelor of Arts degree in progress in Art History Studio Art, Archaeology, Museum Studies, Film Studies, or related field.
  • A minimum of 2.8 GPA.
  • Some previous museum or archival object handling experience and familiarity with collection databases preferred.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for periods more than 2 hours.
  • Ability to move up to 25 lbs.


If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case-by-case basis.

This internship is part of the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Program, which encourages greater diversity in the professions related to museums and the visual arts. The Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program in Los Angeles supports substantive, full-time summer work opportunities for college undergraduates from backgrounds that have traditionally been underrepresented in the arts. To learn more, please visit:

CLICK HERE to learn more about Getty Marrow.

This internship is also part of the Academy’s Gold Rising program, an 8-week internship enhancement program that incorporates learning opportunities including an intensive two-day orientation, weekly panels, exclusive networking events, workshops, screenings, and mentorship opportunities with Academy members.

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Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Position Academy Museum Getty Marrow, Institutional Archives and Collections Intern, Summer 2024 (Gold Rising)  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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