Digital Asset Management Group/Department of Digital Media–Metropolitan Museum of Art

Digital Asset Management Group/Department of Digital Media of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Unpaid)

The Digital Asset Management Group/Department of Digital Media of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is looking for current college seniors and graduate students who are interested in applying for an unpaid two-semester internship spanning the fall 2013-spring 2014 semesters. Under the supervision of professional staff, interns will gain first-hand experience by working on digital content related to the museum’s collections.

We are looking for someone to assist with reviewing metadata of images of objects, and linking image to object records within the database. Applicants must be detail oriented, have good visual deductive skills, good visual memory, be able to work independently with a mindfulness to consistency and thoroughness. Applicants must be comfortable working with databases, spreadsheets and metadata.

The Digital Asset Management Group of the Department of Digital Media is responsible for the oversight and management of all digital assets in the Museum’s digital asset management system, establishing metadata requirements for cataloguing of relevant digital assets within the DAM, streamlining the deployment of digital assets from the DAM to the CMS, overseeing the application customization and integration with other systems.

We are a very busy department and can offer an interesting experience for anyone intrigued by an alternative library environment.

The internship will be from September 2013-May 2014. Standard internship requirements would be a one full day (7 hours) per week during business hours. The department is only open Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00 and closed on the weekends.

Interns will be eligible for employee discounts at the Museum’s public restaurant, Membership Dining Room, the Museum’s retail stores, and free admission to all other New York City museums.

If interested in applying, the deadline is August 23, 2013. All materials should be compiled by the applicant, emailed together and include the following:

  • Resume and Cover Letter
  • Proposed begin and end dates of internship
  • Availability for an in-person interview


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