Monthly Archives: July 2010

Internship: American Museum of Natural History North, American Archaeology

The North American Archaeology Department of the American Museum of Natural History is now accepting applications for our Fall Lab Intern Researcher positions. Our fall Intern Researchers will staff the North American Archaeology (NAARCH) Lab. The NAARCH Lab handles, stores, and analyzes a wide variety of artifacts from an extensive temporal and spatial range. Past Lab Researchers have had the opportunity to work with lithics, Native American ceramics, historic European pottery, Spanish colonial material culture, and a large number of other material culture types. Analysis techniques include sorting of fine screen materials, basic lab organization, cataloging, and basic artifact analysis. In addition to lab work, interns will also be considered to take part in our ongoing fieldwork program on St. Catherines Island, Georgia, USA. Our fieldwork package supports room and board, transportation, and a stipend of $12.00 per hour for three weeks.

Individuals interested in joining the NAARCH Lab internship should be highly motivated, patient, and detail-oriented. We will be accepting applications from both upper level undergraduates as well as graduate students. Individuals who have not yet completed their sophomore year need not apply unless they have extensive experience that off-sets their lack of academic training. Prior archaeological experience in either the field or in the lab is not necessary, but will be a factor in our selection.
Lab Researcher positions are unpaid volunteer positions with museum perks while working in the lab in New York. However, if accepted to the field work component, interns are compensated for an average of 130 paid hours. Course credit will be offered to those individuals currently enrolled in an accredited school of higher learning. The term of the internship will be from mid-September through the end of December. The museum asks 18 hours a week (3 days) from its Lab Staff.

Applications will be accepted until August 27th, 2010. Interested applicants should send a resume and a 1-page statement of purpose to Applications may also be sent via mail to:

Rachel Cajigas
Anthropology Department
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West @ 79th Street
New York, New York 10024-5192

The statement of purpose should briefly outline the applicant’s prior experience in archaeology as well as their future plans within the discipline. Individuals with questions should feel free to email at the NAARCH Lab.

Rachel Cajigas
Nels Nelson North American Archaeology Lab
Division of Anthropology
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 313-7616

Full Time Production Assistant Position Available (artnet)

An art sales website called artnet ( is seeking a full time production assistant/editor who is fluent in German to work in their New York office.

The job listing is below; interested applicants should email their CVs to Fanny Roemer-Lakoubay, artnet’s production manager. Her email address is

Production Assistant/Editor, artnet

A perfect opportunity to get involved with the artnet Price Database department at the entry level. The Production Assistant reports to the Director of Production and is responsible for translating and entering auction lot information into the artnet Price Database. Ideal candidates will have an art or art history background, excellent typing skills and PC knowledge. They will also be detail-oriented and have strong foreign language skills in German or Scandinavian languages. This is a full-time position.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Fluency in German; Scandinavian languages a plus.
  • Excellent typing skills
  • College degree, background in art or art history preferred
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented, organized and self-motivated
  • Technical savvy and good knowledge of PC platform

Robin Nagle talk at NYU Langone tonight

Draper’s fearless leader, Robin Nagle, will be giving a talk tonight entitled How Street Cleaners Saved New York City.

Monday, July 26
5:30 p.m.NYU School of Medicine, Smilow Multipurpose Room
550 1st Avenue (enter facility at main entrance–550 1st Avenue at E. 32nd Street; once inside, signs direct you to Smilow Multipurpose Room).

More info here.

Anamesa blog!

Exciting new additions to the Anamesa scope have come for Summer 2010!

Anamesa, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal of graduate student writing and art based at New York University, has added a blog to its breadth of academic offerings. Beginning mid-summer, we will host a live-active blog on our website, to augment our print issues and provide a forum for the topics, themes and musings that concern the graduate student community.

We are now accepting submissions for our blog from graduate students across all disciplines. We encourage you to send writing (including but not limited to essays, creative non-fiction, reportage, interviews, reviews, short stories, poetry, and other unclassifiable prose creations) and art of all sorts (such as photography, drawings, paintings, film stills, posters, prints, etc.) that would be appropriate for a blog or short-format setting. Anamesa considers material on a diversity of subjects, and publishes creative and intelligent works that exemplify the transdisciplinary spirit of the graduate community.

Since the blog is in continuous publication, there are no deadlines; however, the sooner you send in your work, the sooner it will be considered for posting. Likewise, there are no word limits or citation-requirements, yet do keep in mind that a 6000 word essay is better formatted for our print publication and will most likely be passed over for the blog.

Please send all submissions and queries to Please include a cover page with your name, departmental affiliation, expected degree and date, telephone number, and email address. We accept multiple submissions, but we ask that you place each submission in a different email message with the subject heading listing the relevant genre (e.g., “essay,” “fiction,” or “photography”).

Student News!

Draper graduate Scott Bankert (May 2010) will be presenting his paper,”Impossible Cities (Personal Accounts of Wonder in the Global Everyday)” at the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs’ conference on “The Transformation of the 21st Century City” in October. Scott’s paper description is below:

In Rio de Janeiro’s downtown, a vast tented city cloaks beneath its pitched blue tarps myriad, provisional, black-market businesses that can be seen uncannily from the windows of adjacent high-rise global commerce and governing institutions. Encountering this double occupancy in Rio’s downtown leaves one with a feeling of wonder–-an unsettled urgency requiring movement, encounter, revelation in order that these seemingly contradictory spaces divulge their secret inner workings and relationships. Through scholarly research, participant observation, photography and the written word, this project engages the spatial predicaments erupting in Rio de Janeiro and in cities across the planet in hopes of finding better ways of addressing the perplexing social conditions that emerge from everyday spatial situations.

Congrats, Scott!