Peabody Essex Museum

East India Square
Salem, MA 01970

Date Posted:
March 29, 2022

Eastern Massachusetts



Phillips Library - Digital Collections Metadata Intern

Join the Phillips Library, PEM’s research library, as a digital projects intern! Our digitization program exponentially increases free, worldwide access to our collections and demonstrates that the library is a vital and engaged part of the museum and its communities. This project will include research into provenance and copyright status of our various print and photographic collections in preparation for digitization. Incumbent will create appropriate metadata in Dublin Core, in preparation for the collections to be transferred to our digitization partners, Internet Archive and Digital Commonwealth. Building collection descriptions and social media content may be part of this internship. In addition to time spent on the main project, the intern will have dedicated time to shadow other library units and staff. We will provide a broad view of the entire library operation, and encourage interns to participate in meetings, small projects, outings, and other opportunities as they arise during their time with us.
Internship Qualifications: Interest in library services or a related field. Competence with Microsoft Office and Google suites. Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational and interpersonal skills. The intern will receive training in library and museum systems used for the project (Voyager, Aeon, Quartex, NetX). Please note that this position is in Rowley, MA and reliable transportation is required.
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Apply by:
May 24, 2022
About this Organization:
The PEM is a major museum of art and culture from around the world, located in historic Salem, MA.