Free Music Archive @ WFMU
Digital Curation Internship & Volunteer Opportunity
Students looking for hands-on experience in the world of digital archives, online audio curation, social media, and music are encouraged to apply to be a Digital Curation Intern or Volunteer at WFMU’s Free Music Archive in Jersey City, NJ.
We accept Interns who are currently enrolled in school. We also welcome Volunteers, no longer in school, who are interested in experience with digital curation.
Your work as a digital curator may include any of the following depending on your interests and experience: curating audio and video content via the FMA website; cataloguing new additions to the archive using the FMA’s Content Management System (CMS); blog posts and other editorial contributions; curation of relevant online materials through social media channels like Twitter, Facebook and Vimeo; basic audio editing; crafting e-newsletters; soliciting new additions to the archive; assisting with direct licensing projects; independent research projects.
The following skills and/or interests may be helpful, but are not required:
- Working towards a degree in Library & Information Science or Media/Communications
- Previous online writing experience and basic HTML
- Basic audio production skills are a plus
- Attention to detail & self-motivated commitment to high-quality work
- Familiarity with copyright law and Creative Commons
- Enthusiasm for freeform radio, free culture, music, and/or online technology
- Experience in the independent music world
Terms last about four months and require at least a 8-21 hour/week commitment; The internship takes place at WFMU in Jersey City, NJ. Terms coincide with the academic calendar: roughly September-December, January-April, and May-August.
How to Apply:
Send us a resume and cover letter explaining why you would like to intern or volunteer at the FMA and what you hope to gain from your experience. We also ask that you 1) Describe a release on the FMA that you really like, and say why 2) Make us a thematic mix on the FMA, and include a link.
Please submit your application and any questions you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org.