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Applications invited for 1-year paid Getty Digital Preservation Internship

Applications are being invited for an internship in Collection Management Systems at the J. Paul Getty Trust, with a focus on digital preservation:

The intern in Collection Management Systems will gain intensive experience with preserving the Getty’s unique collections and assets in digital format, which include archives of artists, galleries and art historians and audio/video artworks and documentation as well as websites, institutional born-digital records, and research data. The intern’s primary responsibilities will likely include troubleshooting and testing workflows for getting content of all types into a managed system, and researching future options for video reformatting, with other projects assigned according to the intern’s particular skills and interests. Specific tasks may include developing preservation plans for file characterization, migration and normalization, assessing technical metadata for digital assets, and participating in the drafting of policies and procedures related to digital preservation.

Getty Graduate Internships are offered in the four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust—the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation, as well as in Getty Publications—to graduate students who intend to pursue careers in the visual arts. Training and work experience placements are available in areas such as curatorial, education, conservation, research, publications, information management, public programs, and grantmaking.

The positions are full-time for twelve months from September 14, 2020, to September 10, 2021.

For more information about each of the internships and details on how to apply, visit The Getty Foundation website: