Curatorial Intern

Reports To: 
Associate Curator
Non-paid Intern, For Academic Credit
Primary Work Location: 

To provide the Curatorial Intern a learning experience in the Curatorial department of the Museum, which oversees all aspects of artistic programming and operations of exhibitions. The Curatorial Intern will learn about research and planning related to exhibitions and the Museum’s permanent collection.

Educational Experience:

  • Learn about the various phases of exhibition planning and installation.
  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of the Museum’s collection through object based research.
  • Strengthen research skillset by utilizing databases and local libraries while also learning to look through sources such as exhibition or object files.
  • Learn to use museum collection software such as The Museum System (TMS).
  • Understand all aspects related to producing scholarly publications including learning about captioning and image rights and reproduction processes.
  • Follow safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe learning environment.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience: 
  • Excellent research, fact-checking, and writing skills are highly desirable. 
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills with attention to detail preferred. 
  • Proficiency with MS Office (including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) required.
  • Candidate must be working toward a degree in Art History or a related field and be enrolled or have the ability to enroll in a school-approved academic internship program. Candidate must also have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
  • Knowledge and interest in contemporary art preferred.  
  • Ability to learn independently or in a team environment.