JOB: Intern for Romare Bearden Digital Catalogue Raisonné

The Wildenstein Plattner Institute (WPI) is seeking a research intern to support the Romare Bearden Digital Catalogue Raisonné project. The intern will assist primarily with the compilation of images related to the art and career of the artist Romare Bearden (1911-1988). This is a twelve-week paid summer internship with a time commitment of twenty-eight hours per week, starting June 6th, 2022. 

Responsibilities

The primary assignment will be the task of locating and obtaining high-resolution reproductions of works of art for internal use and future publication. The intern will be responsible for identifying and corresponding with relevant parties to secure permissions. The internship will be conducted as a hybrid of in-person meetings at the WPI office and remote work via Google Meet. Visits to NYC-area research libraries will also be required as necessary.

Qualifications

Graduate-level work in art history, museum studies, or a related field. 

Knowledge about African American art, with emphasis on provenance research and the art market.

Familiarity with Artstor and other primary-source image repositories.

Proficiency with Google Workspace. 

Proficiency with relational computer databases. Intern will be trained on a proprietary database.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Exceptionally detail oriented.

Ability to work independently.

For consideration, applicants should submit a resume with a cover letter and references by Friday, May 20, 2022 to camara.holloway@wpi-art.org.

Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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