PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION, RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP
Position Description: Curatorial Assistance, Inc. needs several interns to play a crucial role in the digitizing, cataloguing and conservation of a major photographic collection made by Britain's preeminent Modernist photographer from 1907 to 1945.
E. O. Hoppé (1878-1972) was “the most famous photographer in the world in the 1920s” whose photographic archives were recently “excavated” from one of England’s oldest picture libraries where the works were interred in 1954. The collection contains the photographer's vintage negatives and various published books and articles both by and about Hoppé. His portrait subjects include the most famous literary figures of the Edwardian and Modern era both in Britain, Europe and the United States. Hoppé’s topographic views of London and Great Britain is one of the treasures of the collection and the subject of this internship. More information on the photographer can be found here: www.eohoppe.com
Managed by Curatorial Assistance, the Hoppé archive is in the process of conserving and digitizing the photographer’s negatives of the UK, Europe, the USA, New Zealand, Jamaica, among others for a retrospective book and exhibition. They will also be used to create a major online archive of these extraordinary images from the first half of the twentieth century. Interns will be trained by Curatorial Assistance staff to work on one or several of the following tasks; organize and perform conservation work on original Hoppé negatives, digital capture and correction of images, learning Photoshop techniques to create high resolution picture files for book and web publishing; research on the already identified picture subjects to generate metadata descriptions of the picture content. The internship will be structured as much as possible to suit the interests of each intern.
Company Description: Curatorial Assistance, Inc. is a museum services organization specializing in the creation and traveling of art exhibitions. Curatorial Assistance provides a wide array of museum and exhibition preparation services including curatorial research, exhibition design, international exhibition touring, publication design and publishing (both in print and electronic media), digital imaging, framing, crating and shipping services. Since 1987 Curatorial Assistance, Inc. and its sister nonprofit organization, Curatorial assistance Traveling Exhibitions, has toured more than 500 contemporary and historical art exhibitions to major museums, university galleries and art centers worldwide.
Qualifications: Successful candidates should have a excellent communication and written English skills. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated ability in art history, photography, Photoshop, database management and online research capabilities.
Location: Curatorial Assistance is located at 113 East Union Street, Pasadena, in the heart of Old Town Pasadena. We are close to public transit, and can offer free parking to interns.
Schedule/Pay: This is an unpaid internship but $10 per day is provided for expenses. Minimum of 16 hours per week. Full-time welcome. Course credit is possible. Schedule may be arranged to suit individual needs but we would prefer interns to work two or more days per week. Curatorial Assistance office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00—6:00.
Starting Date: Immediate / On-going.
Application Procedure: Email resume and a letter of interest to:
Graham Howe, Director. firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 626-577-9696 ex 230 Fax: 626-449-9603 E. O. Hoppé Estate c/o Curatorial Assistance, Inc. 113 East Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91103