Archiving Intern for the Documentary Photography of Ann Murdy

TITLE: Archiving Intern for the Documentary Photography of Ann Murdy

PRIMARY FUNCTION: To transfer Ann Murdy digital images from DVDs and to enter correct information into the NMMAs Permanent Collection database. Artist website (  This internship is designed to create a more inclusive pipeline for future arts administrators by providing opportunities to lower-income, students of color / scholars.

ACCOUNTABLE TO: The Permanent Collection Curator and the Associate Curator


  • Input 5000 images into the Permanent Collection database
  • Conduct research to fact-check Murdy information
  • Search database for connections to existing accessions
  • Keep a journal to reflect the internship experience with suitable passages for social media postings
  • Work with staff and designer on selecting and creating a Murdy bookmark
  • Occasionally shadow, assist or accompany the Permanent Collection Curator and Associate Curator in departmental projects / meetings


Candidates must be seniors, recent graduates or graduate students working towards a career in library science, photography, museum studies or a strongly related field.  Qualified candidates must be highly responsible, detail-oriented, familiar with research activities as well as Adobe, Photoshop and FileMaker programs.  Ideal candidates will have written ability in Spanish, deep interest in indigenous cultures of Mexico and be able to commit to this year-long project with the goal of archiving 5000 images. 

TERM: This is a competitive, paid internship for the period of October 2019 – September 2020.  A student is expected to commit to working part-time while school is in session and full-time over breaks to meet the goal and deadline.  Contracted grantees will be compensated at an invoiced hourly rate of $15.00 not to exceed $21,800.00. 

Interested parties should email a resumé, cover letter and a letter of recommendation from a professor or past employer / internship supervisor by September 30, 2019 to:

Rebecca D. Meyers, Permanent Collection Curator
National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th St.
Chicago, IL 60608
phone (312) 738-1503 X3919