Fall 2021 - Technology and Archive Grad Intern
Archive | New York, NY | Internship
Sesame Workshop is looking for a Technology and Archive Intern. Working in a hybrid-remote-onsite model and reporting to the Senior Manager, Archives and Collection, the Technology and Archive intern will work closely with Marketing Operations and Archives assisting broadly across several platform’s including Digital Asset Management systems (DAMs), Project Management Tools, and Network Servers to help ensure long-term viability, access, and preservation of Sesame Workshop assets.
Expected duties include detail-oriented assessment and restructuring of file structures; metadata tagging and cataloging of visual assets in Sesame Workshop’s Digital Asset Management System; storage and asset migration for ongoing brand creative and marketing projects; participation in departmental meetings; and asset coordination for pertinent archival requests.
The internship will be 3 days a week (up to 21 hours) and be a hybrid model of being onsite at the NYC offices and remote work. The length of the internship will be from Sept – Dec 2021.
- Assessment and directed restructuring of network knowledge organization
- Assist in the establishment, organization, creation, and application of metadata for new and existing collections
- Metadata tagging and cataloging of assets in Sesame Workshop’s DAM
- Asset migration for ongoing Brand Creative and Brand Marketing projects
- Evaluate and reorganize existing collections to better facilitate access as needed
- Assist staff in navigating collections on-site and online, responding efficiently and effectively to material requests, as well as reference and research questions as necessary.
Skills and Knowledge Required
- Working knowledge of Mac OS or Windows
- Familiarity with metadata standards and best practices
- Strong technical skills in digital asset management
- Familiarity with Adobe Suite, including Photoshop and InDesign
- Experience with professional archives management software, content management systems and databases
- Competency in knowledge organization
- Working knowledge of User Experience and Design
- General comfortability with technology
- Working knowledge of web-based discovery tools
- Organized, detail-oriented, and affinity for critical thinking and problem solving, and comfortable working independently
- An interest in children’s media, education is appreciated
- Ability to exercise judgment and discretion when handling confidential materials
- Collaborative and courteous attitude
- Well-developed interpersonal and writing skills are essential for efficient interdepartmental communication and teamwork
- Currently enrolled as a graduate student in an accredited MLiS Program
- Foreign language skills a plus
About Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit media and educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re active in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically-funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit www.sesameworkshop.org.
Sesame Workshop is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer