Marylyn Mayo Internship

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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Marylyn Mayo Internship | Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki strengthens and enriches our communities through art and ideas.  The Gallery makes a major contribution to the cultural life of Auckland and Aotearoa New Zealand by collaborating with communities to offer inspiring art experiences that engage and challenge diverse audiences.

The Marylyn Mayo Foundation provides funding for an annual internship at Auckland Art Gallery to develop the skills of people committed to pursuing a career in art galleries and art museums. The E H McCormick Research Library is the research library at Auckland Art Toi o Tāmaki and is the most significant art library in Aotearoa New Zealand. For several decades exhibitions have been visually documented by Gallery photographers with these images forming part of the Library’s rich resources available to researchers. A digitisation project has now been identified to capture the various photographic media employed over time.

He kōrero mōu: About you

The Marylyn Mayo Internship offers training and work experiences to either:

  • Postgraduate or recent graduate students who intend to pursue a career in art galleries or museums in the area of care and management of collections; the presentation, interpretation and communication of the visual arts; or research, access and discovery of collections
  • People currently employed in an art gallery or museum, or who have had some relevant experience and have an ongoing commitment to working in this area and to their professional development

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

The 2022 Marylyn Mayo Internship project will work to undertake a documentation and image capture (digitisation) project on a collection of exhibition installation photographs held in the E H McCormick Research Library. The intern will be mentored by the Research Library and Archives Manager and work closely with the Librarian/Archivist, Photography Team and an external contractor.
This is a unique opportunity to be part of a project in the E H McCormick Research Library also working closely with specialists in the field of photography and digitisation of analogue pictorial collections.

The intern will work with the Research Library and Archives Manager and Librarian/Archivist to gather existing records, preparing this material for digitisation, discovery and access. The intern will assist with meeting crucial timelines for the project and contribute to conversations regarding the process of digitisation. Attention to detail, written and verbal communication skills are imperative.
This is a fixed term position of three months full time but can be worked for a longer period part time.

Please note: to be considered for this role you must submit a cover letter as part of your application outlining your suitability for the role; including any relevant experience and special interests. You also need to upload a copy of your curriculum vitae - including a list of academic or relevant courses undertaken, with results and qualifications.  

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Closes Sunday 29th of May 2022

Auckland Unlimited is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

Employees in receipt of salary protection and/or on the predecessor Auckland Unlimited terms and conditions of employment, please note that the salary protection and/or predecessor Auckland Unlimited terms and conditions, including relocation, apply to your current position. Should you change to a new position (other than any secondment) you will be issued with a new employment letter of offer with current Auckland Unlimited terms and conditions.

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