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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
MO, United States (on-site)
8 days ago
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Missouri, United States (on-site)
8 days ago


NEH Digital Publishing Intern: French Paintings Catalogue, European Paintings and Sculpture 
Position Type: Part Time Temporary - Ends June 2024
Weekly Hours: 20 hours per week
Hourly Rate: $20
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art invites all people to explore the art in its care, and through its vast collections, the depths, and complexities of human experiences.
We strive to create a sense of belonging, where staff and volunteers can do meaningful work connecting people to art. We create an informed, invested group of staff and volunteers through shared values and open, direct, and respectful communication. We embrace IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Sustainability) in every aspect of our ideals and aspirations, as we believe these values to be paramount to success.
Each staff member and volunteer will embody the institution’s commitments and agrees to exhibit behaviors that align with them. We hold one another to these expectations so that, together, we may know, own, energize and sustain our culture and the institution for generations to come.
The NEH Digital Publishing Intern will support the ongoing publication of the museum’s first digital catalogue of its French Paintings Collection.
Technical experience is not required as training will be offered, but the candidate should be comfortable in a digital environment. This role does not require a deep knowledge of art history and will not include conducting research or writing for the publication. 
Candidates with strong digital skills and ability to learn new technologies quickly are encouraged to apply. All candidates are encouraged to apply, especially those from historically underrepresented groups in the museum field. 
Key Accountabilities/Essential Functions
  1. French Paintings Catalogue: The catalogue is comprised of French paintings and pastels from 1700 to 1945 in the collection of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, with the bulk of pictures stemming from the late-nineteenth century. The NEH Digital Publishing Assistant will support the monthly digital publishing cycle by performing back-end content input, formatting copy into markup language, and debugging code as needed. Training for working with markup language will be provided.
  2. Migration of catalogue content to a new publishing platform: The catalogue has been published on Quire, Getty’s digital publishing framework, since February 2021, but recently Getty released a new version of Quire. The main focus of this role will be to convert catalogue content into a new syntax. 
  3. Writing Alternative Text (Alt-Text): Alt-text clearly and concisely describes what a sighted reader would see in an image. To improve accessibility, the NEH Digital Publishing Assistant will write alt-text for all images and comparative figures in the catalogue. A knowledge of art history will help in this endeavor. Training for writing alt-text will be provided.
The Nelson-Atkins is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art conducts pre-employment background checks as part of our selection process.


Education and Experience
  • Pursuing a degree in computer science, arts, or humanities
  • Experience writing and/or editing preferred

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, sincerely held religious belief, or pregnancy, or because you are a victim of domestic violence, stalking, or sex offenses).
  • From a background that is historically underrepresented in the curatorial field or is supportive of the goal of promoting inclusive, pluralistic museums  
Preferred Skills
  • Reading proficiency in French
  • Interest or experience in publishing
  • Organizational skills and strong attention to detail 
  • Comfort in a digital environment and a willingness to learn how to operate new software (no coding or other tech skills required)
  • Excellent editing skills; demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing with strong spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply. All candidates are encouraged to apply, especially those from historically underrepresented groups in the curatorial field. 
Historically, research demonstrates that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role.
Therefore, if much of this posting describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this opportunity. 
Application Requirements 
• Cover letter
• Resume or CV

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65749938
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Missouri, United States
  • Position Title: NEH Digital Publishing Intern
  • Company Name For Job: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • Industry: Art/Photography,Non-Profit / Charity,Printing / Publishing
  • Job Function: Internships and Co-ops
  • Job Type: Internship
  • Job Duration: 1-2 Years
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: None
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $20.00 - $20.00 (Hourly Wage)

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