Taller Boricua Seeking Archives Intern

Position: Archive Intern
Time: Minimum two days per week 11-4pm (flexible: can be adjusted to class schedules and requirements)
Starting Date: Immediately

Stipend: This is an unpaid position with a $40 per week travel stipend
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Taller Boricua at contact@tallerboricua.org
Attn: Abigail Lapin / Program Assistant. Please place “ARCHIVE INTERN” in the subject line of email.


Taller Boricua/The Puerto Rican Workshop is seeking an archive intern this fall to assist in the implementation of preservation activities for archival materials. Archival materials document the institutional and programming activities of the Taller Boricua. Archive interns will assist in the rehousing of archival materials and developing of basic findings aids in the form of inventory and box lists. Interns will received guidance from both Curator and an Archival Consultant.

About us and our mission: Taller Boricua is a 40-year old, artist-run non-profit art gallery and multidisciplinary cultural space in El Barrio. Our mission is to be a proactive institution for the community in East Harlem by offering programs that stimulate its social, cultural and economic development through the promotion of the arts. Visit us at www.tallerboricua.org.

Basic MS Word and Excel proficiency. Ability to work independently. Interns must be currently enrolled in, or have successfully completed an introduction to archives or archival management course, and have an interest in the history of New York’s Puerto Rican Artistic community as well as New York Art History. Candidates must commit to the extent of the fall semester (3 months).

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
Room 503
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017



Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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