Archives Intern


The Noguchi Museum is seeking a qualified student, 15-20 hours per week, for the Fall semester (with potential to extend the term for an additional one or two semesters) to assist the Archives team within The Noguchi Museum’s Curatorial Department. This volunteer position is focused on two main projects related to expanding and refining The Noguchi Museum’s archival database. The first project involves research and data entry related to Isamu Noguchi’s personal library holdings. The second project includes some cataloguing, image research, and quality checking for the photo archive.

The ideal candidate will be a highly organized and detail-oriented individual with an interest in archival and digital imaging work, ideally studying library science, and/or art or design history. Candidates must possess strong communication skills, writing skills, digital imaging expertise, 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 available hours per week, or if you have an hourly-total requirement for school credit.

Responsibilities may include:

• Organizing and entering data for bibliographic records.
• Expanding metadata on records in the Museum's digital photo-archive.

Please submit a cover letter and CV as a single PDF with “Archives Intern” in the subject line to: [email protected]


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 (1904-88) 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.