Cataloging Intern

The Poetry Foundation (Special Library)

Deadline for applications: July 31

Job Description:  The Poetry Foundation seeks applications for a Cataloging Intern. Under the guidance of the Library Director, the Cataloging Intern will perform copy and original cataloging for the library’s collections, and add records and metadata to the Foundation’s digital asset management system. 

Hours: The Cataloging Intern will work 7 hours per week, to be scheduled during weekdays between 9-5. This internship is three months, with possibility of extension.  

Requirements: Candidates should be currently enrolled in or recent graduates of a Library Science program. Candidates should have completed at least one cataloging course. A specialized background in poetry is preferred, but not required. The intern should feel comfortable working semi-independently.

Application: Interested applicants should email a cover letter, a CV or résumé, and a list of at least two references to employment@poetryfoundation.org. Please send all attachments as a DOC, DOCX, or PDF document with subject line: Cataloging Intern. The deadline for applications is July 31.

No phone calls or drop-in inquiries, please.

The Poetry Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

About the Poetry Foundation: The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. The Poetry Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of poetry through innovative literary prizes and programs. More about the Poetry Foundation »

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