Archiving Internship


Archiving Internship at the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York

The Noguchi Museum is seeking a qualified student, part time, for one or two semesters to assist the Archives team within the Noguchi Museum’s Curatorial Department. This volunteer position is focused on cataloging and identifying materials from the Museum’s collection of architectural drawings for the public projects of Isamu Noguchi (and collaborators.) More specifically, the role involves identifying architectural drawings that have been already digitized and creating the metadata that will be attached to those files in order to prepare them for integration into our database. The role also includes cataloging additional physical drawing sets that have yet to be digitized.

The ideal candidate will be a highly organized and detail-oriented individual with an interest in archival and registration work, ideally studying architecture, art history, and/or library science. Candidates must possess excellent communication skills, strong writing skills, and word-processing skills on a PC-platform. Additional experience with TMS, Collective Access, and Photoshop is a plus. The timing for the position is flexible, but an immediate start is preferred. Please indicate in your cover letter your potential scheduling availability, in particular the number of hours per week -- or if you have an hourly-total requirement for school.

Please direct your applications to: / subject heading: Archive Intern


About the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum The Noguchi Museum

Chartered as The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum – was founded and designed by the acclaimed Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi (1904- 1988) for the display of his life’s work. Opened in 1985 and located in the vibrant neighborhood of Long Island City, Queens, the Museum is housed in a converted industrial building and is itself considered to be one of Noguchi’s greatest works.  

Today, the mission of the Museum is to advance the understanding and appreciation of Noguchi’s art and legacy. It manages the world’s most extensive collection of Noguchi’s sculptures, works on paper, architectural models, and designs, in addition to his complete archives. Through its rich collection, exhibitions, and programming, the Museum facilitates scholarship and learning for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.