Available positions: Graduate students only
ARCHIVES (onsite + virtual) - In an effort to provide greater access to and knowledge of our archival holdings, the Archives department seeks a graduate student intern to assist in the processing of the Audiovisual collection, of which 200+ videos have recently been digitized. The intern will follow and update policies and procedures around the ingest of digital assets into NetX (our Digital Asset Management System) and ArchivesSpace. Once this phase is completed, the intern will write descriptions of the videos. The ideal candidate for this internship is enrolled in an Information Sciences graduate program with an archives concentration and has an interest in the management of audiovisual material.
Available positions: Undergraduates and recent graduates & those without higher education and 3+ years of experience (see above)
CONSERVATION (onsite) - The intern will assist conservators on preventive conservation activities that could include working with environmental data, integrated pest management activities, making storage housings and containers for artworks, applying accession numbers, condition photography and performing minor treatments under supervision. This internship will serve as an introduction to the field of art conservation. The ideal candidate has an interest in science, art and loves working with their hands.
CURATORIAL—DECORATIVE ARTS (onsite + virtual) - Working directly with the Senior and Assistant Curators, the intern will assist with assist with provenance and general research for objects to be deaccessioned from the collection; research on the history and interpretation of the Museum’s twelve period rooms in preparation for a course on the topic in the fall, as well as the eventual reinterpretation of the spaces; and the selection, development of checklist of works of art, research, documentation, and building files for a special exhibition on Social Justice & Contemporary Craft or Cultural Appropriation in the Decorative Arts. Ideal candidates have prior research experience; excellent communication and organizational skills, including meticulous attention to detail; an interest in decorative arts, design, craft, or material culture; and an interest in a museum career. Current seniors or recent graduates preferred.
CURATORIAL—EGYPTIAN, CLASSICAL, AND ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN ART (onsite + virtual) - The Egyptian, Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Art (ECANEA) curatorial intern primarily assists with collections documentation, archive management, and exhibition planning. Projects include digital imaging, data entry, and research. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic and dependable, with an interest in ancient Egyptian, Classical, or ancient Near Eastern history and art. Previous related coursework or related experiences are a plus.
CURATORIAL—ELIZABETH A. SACKLER CENTER FOR FEMINIST ART(onsite + virtual) - The Curatorial Intern in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art (EASCFA) primarily assists with research, planning, and organization for upcoming exhibitions, and provides general department support. Ideal candidates are current or recent undergraduates in art history, curatorial, or museum studies, with strong organizational, research, and writing skills and an interest in feminist art history and theory. Past experience preparing exhibitions and/or working in arts organizations is a plus. Past experience working in arts organizations is a plus.
CURATORIAL—PHOTOGRAPHY (onsite + virtual) - Working directly with the Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator of Photography, the intern assists with research, planning, and organization for upcoming exhibitions and acquisitions. Ideal candidates have prior research experience or coursework in the history of photography and twentieth-century visual culture; excellent communication and organizational skills; and an interest in a museum career.
DEVELOPMENT (onsite + virtual) - DEVELOPMENT - Our Development department seeks an intern to provide essential support across each of our teams. The Development department is responsible for all fundraising activities and events, and liaisons with key stakeholders across all donor constituencies. The department also serves as the link between the Museum’s supporters and key influencers in the community, and our program and curatorial staff. Ideal Development interns will relish a significant learning opportunity that puts them at the heart of our organization with an opportunity to work with head of the following Development teams: Individual Giving; Corporate and Institutional Giving; Membership; Research and Operations; Special Events; Rentals; Office of the Deputy Director and Chief Development Officer.
DIGITAL COLLECTIONS AND SERVICES—CANDID PHOTOGRAPHY INTERN (onsite): As part of the Digital Collections and Services department, the Candid Photography intern produces digital images of Museum life, including visitors in our galleries and on the Museum grounds, education and art-making programs, and attends special events as needed. The candidate will also have the opportunity to work on an ongoing project creating metadata and linking images in our digital asset management system (NetX). Applicants must provide a portfolio, and experience with DSLR cameras and post-production using Adobe Photoshop are required. Ideal candidates also have some experience in managing digital filing systems in an office environment.
EXHIBITIONS (onsite): The Exhibitions department provides direction and support for the Museum’s in-house and touring exhibitions. Working directly with the Director of Exhibitions & Strategic Initiatives, Director of Exhibition Planning, Manager of Touring Exhibitions, Touring Exhibitions Coordinator, Exhibition Project Managers, and the Exhibition Assistant, the intern assists with designing documents and presentations; archival and art historical research and development; administrative duties relating to the planning and execution of in-house and touring exhibitions; and general office management. Interns are also able to attend a number of internal meetings with members of other Museum departments, including curatorial, design, marketing, and more. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented with strong organizational and communication skills, and is familiar with arts management and business.