The Intern will concentrate on editing, updating, and adding to our Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory (OOSI) which is held online in OMEKA 2, a specialized CMS (content management system). There are currently 1,500+ sculptures in our online database at http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/. The website was recently completely redesigned when it was migrated forwards from OMEKA 1 to 2 and needs systematic revisions and additions.
Specifically, the intern will choose a discrete selection of a certain type of sculpture now in the Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory for an in depth research project that will result in interpretative information on the sculptures and walking and driving tours of the sculptures. For example, the intern may decide to concentrate on post-World War 2 sculptures, war memorials, historical figures, abstract sculptures, or the like. The research will locate information on the specific sculptures, attempt to place them in their time period by determining the reasons that they were selected for a public setting, and provide interpretative descriptions about the sculpture on the website. If the sculptors are still living, the intern will do phone and email interviews with them.
– Researching sculpture across Ohio and adding them to the Sculpture Center’s Database
– Writing short, engaging, art historical and historical information for sculptures for their online page
– Develop means to tie together groups of researched sculptures
– Develop online generated ‘walking’ tours and driving tours of sculptures in Ohio
This position pays $12/hr, 28 hours a week for 9 weeks. In addition, you will receive a $580 stipend for completing the Arts Intern component of the program. Visit the Program Details page for more information.
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