Fallingwater’s Judy Cheteyan Collections Internship

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Fallingwater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, seeks applications for its Judy Cheteyan Collections Internship. This year we seek a full-time residency intern to work exclusively with the archives collection.

Working under the supervision of the director of preservation and collections and registrar, the collections intern will select one or more collections from the archives as a focused summer project. The selection will be based on diversity of content, and will be of a size and scope that can be successfully completed. Duties will include housing, organizing, and preparing a finding aid according to national standards for DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard) and EAD (Encoded Archival Description).

Projects Planned:

  • Continued cataloging of all Kaufmann Family correspondence and images, including digitization and PastPerfect database updates
  • Ongoing rehousing of archival materials, including architectural drawings
  • Condition reporting of a selection of collection objects

Qualifications: Recent graduate or current graduate student in Library and/or Information Science with a strong interest and relevant experience in archives. Preference given to those with an interest and/or experience with photo archives.

Position Duration:  Ten weeks, beginning June 7, 2021, and ending August 13, 2021. Interns will be expected to work during normal business hours (typically Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), 40 hours per week. July 4 is an unpaid holiday.

Location:  Fallingwater is located in rural Mill Run, Pennsylvania (zip code 15464), and is approximately ninety minutes by car from the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).  Having a motor vehicle is strongly recommended as there are no stores or amenities within walking distance.

Pay:  This named position is fully funded by a private donation. The internship is paid on an hourly basis and includes complimentary on-site, shared housing. Interns are required to provide their own food, clothing, linens, laundry supplies and incidentals.

How to Apply

To apply, email the following items to [email protected] and list Collections Intern in the subject line:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Two letters of reference (academic or employer)
  • Essay of 500 words on how participating in our internship program fits your academic and/or career goals