The Wolfsonian Metadata Squad are graduate-level FIU History students tasked with strengthening our knowledge about the museum's vast holdings. Through online fact-checking and networking with experts around the world, these research assistants verify and enrich Wolfsonian collection metadata while supporting our ongoing digitization efforts.
All Metadata Squad participants receive tuition waivers, insurance benefits, and stipends sponsored by FIU's Department of History. The students join weekly meetings with our curatorial team as well as a suite of enrichment activities including department talks, hands-on activities, and career readiness sessions that introduce future work options in the GLAM (Galleries, Library, Archives, Museums) sector.
The program was founded in Fall 2015 and boasts a 100% employment rate. All "alumni" have completed their degrees in 2 years or less and have gone on to enjoy successful careers in positions such as historic preservationist, art collection manager, and digital assets specialist.