New York, NY; Digital Metadata Internship, Girl Scouts of the USA


The Girl Scouts of the USA Collection spans centuries, genres, and styles, and includes corporate records, personal writings, ephemera, media, scrapbooks, fine and decorative arts, farm and camp equipment, furnishings, textiles, sculpture, jewelry, silver, international gifts, product and memorabilia, awards and recognitions, and Girl Scout uniforms, badges, and insignia. The Collection is cataloged in the content management system, Collective Access. A public front-end site is currently being developed and will be launched in fall 2017. The new site is the next step in ensuring the modernization of public access to the Collection and in leveraging it in support of GSUSA’s vision and mission. In anticipation of the public website, the Digital Metadata Intern, supervised by the Senior Collections Manager, will prepare and edit existing metadata of historical and cultural collections, most notably the Photograph Collection and Publications Collection, in the back-end site of Collective Access. The Intern will utilize user-centered perspectives and search methods to ensure accessibility, retrieval, and use. The Intern will also prepare legacy metadata for large imports into Collective Access.

The intern will be provided a workstation at the Girl Scouts of the USA Headquarters at 420, Fifth Avenue.

Minimum of 3 days a week required, 4-5 days preferred. Days and hours of work are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. A stipend of $1000 is available.


• Apply technical and descriptive skills, as well as user-centered perspectives, interests, and search methods, to edit existing metadata in Collective Access in accordance with professional best practices and standards. • Assign proper titles, descriptions, captions, and other access points to digitized photograph collection; assign relevant subjects headings using Library of Congress Subject headings. Ensure copyright and ownership information, as well as other pertinent information on the back of the photograph is captured in the catalog record. • Perform batch edits to assign Library of Congress Subject headings to Publications. • Prepare legacy data and finding aids in various formats for import into Collective Access.


• Student enrolled in Graduate Library Science, Information Science, or Archives program. • Knowledge of metadata processing and description standards and best practices. • Experience cataloging in a digital content management system or OPAC, preferably Collective Access. • Demonstrated knowledge of handling archival and cultural collections, particularly photographs. • Ability to work in a fast-moving and flexible team environment. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Proficiency in working with MS Office, particularly Excel.


$1000 stipend.


New York, NY

To Apply

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Girl Scouts of the USA, 420 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10018

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