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The Heckscher Museum of Art has a variety of internship opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students seeking practical experience in various aspects of museum studies. These are usually unpaid positions, unless otherwise indicated, and some may be available only seasonally. Depending upon the desired duration of the internship, it may be possible to combine several projects in order to obtain a broader experience.
Education & Visitor Experience Intern
The Education & Visitor Experience Department is currently seeking an intern to assist with day-to-day departmental functions. This internship is ideal for students studying Art Education, Art History, Studio Art and/or Museum Studies.
- Responsibilities: Learning about the inner workings of an art museum. Assisting Museum Educators both in the Museum and in the office. Creating sample children’s art projects inspired by works of art on view. Preparing materials for K-12 students and everyday visitors.
- Rate of Pay: This position is unpaid, however applicants enrolled in a college/university are encouraged to arrange for credit through their institutions.
- Hours: Days/times are flexible within the hours of Mon – Fri, 9 am – 5 pm.
- Required Skills: Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required. Experience with Adobe Illustrator and InDesign a plus.
How to Apply: E-mail resume to Joy Weiner, Director of Education and Public Programs, email@example.com. No phone calls please.
The Curatorial Department seeks an intern to assist with ongoing exhibition and collection projects and research. The position is ideal for Art History or Museum Studies graduate students whose area of study overlaps with some aspect of the Museum’s collection concentrations: Nineteenth-Century European Art; American Art 1875 to Present; Photography; Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios (please see our online collections database for more information). Applications from advanced undergraduate students in Art History will also be considered.
Responsibilities: Work closely with the Curator and Assistant Curator on all aspects of exhibition planning and collections management. Contribute to the day-to-day operations of the Department. To an extent, this position can be tailored to the knowledge, interests, and professional goals of the intern to provide the most meaningful experience.
Rate of Pay: This position is unpaid. Applicants are encouraged to arrange for credit through their college or university.
Hours: Days/times are flexible within the hours of Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm. Start and end dates to be arranged prior to the beginning of the internship.
Required Skills: Superior research and writing skills required. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
How to Apply: E-mail a letter of interest and a CV or resume to Kerrilyn Blee, Assistant Curator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.