Studio Institute

Archives Intern

Brandywine Workshop -- Archives Intern

Please see instructions on how to apply at the bottom of this page.

During the summer of 2018, the Brandywine Workshop will relocate its archive of fine art prints, artist files, audio and VHS tapes, video documentaries, and artist interviews covering a forty-five year history of residences with over 430 visiting artists, will be relocated to the first floor of the newly renovated nationally registered historic firehouse at 730 South Broad Street. The relocation will occur on BWA's mini-campus on Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts. The relocation presents an opportunity to:
1) assess and upgrade collection care
2) advance digitization of more than 1,400 art images, hundreds more color separations and publications, and to implement improved data management
3) transfer existing Excel files in our database to more appropriate software and enhance protocols necessary to improve data management; enhance categories and create more user search options

Planned as a three stage process, Stage One (summer 2018) includes the documentation and relocation that involves the physical transfer of a majority of the visiting artists' prints and related records, as well as the assessment of the condition, quantity, and significance to the mission of the BWA, followed by their transfer to the new location.

During their participation in Stage One during the summer of 2018, the Intern will learn about ethnically diverse national and international artists who have created prints at Brandywine, as well as their aesthetic interests and technical methods. The Intern will have a rare opportunity to learn about the process and procedures that are necessary to ensure the absolute care and protection of art objects during removal and reinstallation. The Intern will also learn how to relocate a collection and how to, using existing software, create a powerful and expansive catalogue system that improves the BWA's data management and searchability.

Skills: Intern must be skilled in Word, Excel, digital still photography, and digital graphic design. Proficiency in video and web design is a plus. The candidate must have strong curiosity about the visual arts and especially printmaking. In addition to relocating the artworks and rebuilding the database with enhanced software, the Intern will also contribute to discussions about building the digital portal in order to reach a large user base.

Projects Include:
- Catalogue and inventory existing works and prints
- Assist in the removal and transfer of works from BWA's old space to the new one
- Build a new digital catalogue for works that includes their condition and provenance

This position pays $12/hr, 28 hours a week for 9 weeks. In addition, you will receive a $580 stipend for completing the Arts Intern component of the program. Visit the Program Details page for more information.  


BEFORE APPLYING, VERIFY YOU:
1) Will be enrolled as a full time undergraduate student as of the Fall 2018 semester. You must be a rising Junior or Senior.
2) Attend college in Philadelphia, or live in Philadelphia. 

3) Have an Expected Family Contribution of less than $5000. This number is on your FAFSA form, to see what it looks like -- click here. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

1) To apply to a position, please click here and fill out the eligibility application form
2) Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program. 
Note: once you're verified as eligible for Arts Intern, you can apply to as many positions as you'd like. You do not have to submit the eligibility application more than once. 
3) You will forward this confirmation email, along with your CV, cover letter, transcript, and recommendations to the email below these instructions with the subject "Arts Intern 2018 Approved Application".

Once you've received confirmation of eligibility, email your application to Jean Woodley at jwoodley@brandywineworkshop.com.