The Ann Street Gallery offers a variety of volunteer and internship opportunities with flexible hours and schedules. We seek dependable and enthusiastic people who have interest/experience in the following areas:
|The Brooklyn Museum||Summer 2023
May 30–August 4, 2023
|March 5, 2023 at 11:59PM (EST)|
Summer 2023 Internship Program
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052
Natalie Aguilar, Internship Coordinator at the Brooklyn Museum, has written to share paid internship opportunities for Summer 2023. They write: “It’s competitive, so we’re starting early!”
Applications opened on February 1 and close March 5, 2023.
OVERVIEW: The Brooklyn Museum Summer Internship is a full-time paid opportunity that runs from May 30- August 4, 2023. Interns receive $17 per hour, and work 35 hours per week. Selected interns will be paired with a supervisor and integrated into one of our departments, participating fully in day-to-day workplace activities and projects with the guidance of full-time staff members. In addition to gaining extensive work experience, they will also attend seminars that focus on current museum practices, the role of museums in society, and how they might imagine the future.
LINK TO APPLICATION: https://www.jotform.com/form/223466977252163
Learn more about the Brooklyn Museum’s Internship Program here: https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/education/adults/internships
Available positions for Undergraduates, recent graduate (limited positions available for Graduate students).
ARCHIVES (Onsite)— The Brooklyn Museum’s Archives document the various departments and activities of the Museum from 1823 through present day. Working with the Archivist and Records Manager, the intern will process several of the smaller archival collections including the Natural History Department Records (1851-1964) and the Printed Ephemera Collection (1927-2015). The intern will arrange and describe the collections and create finding aids in ArchivesSpace. The Archivist and Records Manager will provide training in how to use an archive, basic archival theory, and in ArchivesSpace to help the intern complete the project. All are welcome to apply.
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: AMERICAN ART (Hybrid) — Working directly with the Assistant Curator of American Art, the intern will provide research and planning support for an upcoming reinstallation of the American art galleries. Research over the course of the internship will be focused on works selected from the permanent collection for the reinstallation and may be informed by the Intern’s own area(s) of interest in American art. Throughout the summer, the Intern will gain insight into the process of working toward the reinstallation of a permanent collection, and may work with checklists in The Museum System (TMS), draft wall didactics, accompany curators on visits to object storage, and obtain experience working with other Museum departments. The ideal candidate will have a background in art history, including familiarity with American art before 1960, experience with art historical research methods, and excellent communication and organizational skills.
CURATORIAL: ARTS OF THE AMERICAS (Hybrid)— Working directly with the Senior Curator of the Arts of the Americas and the department curatorial assistant, the intern provides departmental support, particularly with research and writing for a repatriation report. The intern may also conduct research, planning, and organization for a traveling Hopi exhibition, collection rotations, and gallery reinstallations. Ideal candidates have prior research experience; excellent writing, communication and organizational skills, including a meticulous attention to detail; a working knowledge of Native American Art; and an interest in a museum career.
CURATORIAL: CONTEMPORARY ART (Hybrid)— Working with the Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and the Curatorial Assistant of Modern and Contemporary Art, the intern assists with research, planning, and organization for upcoming exhibitions and acquisitions, and provides general departmental support. Ideal candidates are current or recent undergraduates with strong organizational, research, and writing skills and an interest in contemporary art. Previous related coursework or related work experiences are a plus.
CURATORIAL: DECORATIVE ARTS AND DESIGN (Hybrid) — The Decorative Arts and Design Department in collaboration with the entirety of the Arts of the Americas Department is participating in a reinstallation of our American Art Galleries, opening in 2025. Working directly with the Senior and Assistant Curators, the intern will provide research for the decorative arts and design objects going on view and specifically focus on providing detailed provenance information. In addition to the American Galleries project, the candidate will assist the curators in reviewing the collection for potential deaccessioning (i.e. the process of removing accessioned artwork from the Museum due to insufficient quality and merit). The intern will research classes of objects, including furniture, textiles, ceramics, and glass. No previous experience in the decorative arts or design is required, but an interest in learning about the history and analysis of objects is a necessity. Requirements include: superior research and writing abilities; excellent communication and organizational skills, including meticulous attention to detail; an interest in history, decorative arts, design, craft; and being a self-starter.
CURATORIAL: EGYPTIAN, CLASSICAL AND NEAR EASTERN ART (Undergraduate)— 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—PHOTOGRAPHY (Hybrid)— 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.
EDUCATION—FAMILY & COMMUNITY PROGRAMS (Hybrid) — The intern will collaborate with the Family Programs Coordinator in the delivery of our summer intergenerational programming to diverse audiences ages 4 through adult. The intern will learn the ins and outs of out-of-school learning through supporting and teaching programs such as First Saturday’s Hands-on Art, BKM Summer Camp’s after-camp, and the Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program Summer Camp. Additional projects include developing in-gallery materials and community research. The ideal intern has experience in working with multigenerational audiences; basic studio art-making and photography skills; be friendly, outgoing, and detail-oriented; and must be available for one weekend day per week.
FINANCE (Onsite): The Finance department is responsible for the budgeting, planning, and accounting of the financial operations of the museum. To assist the Director of Financial Planning and Budget, the intern's responsibilities will include analyzing reports, providing administrative support, and assisting with audits and data entry. The intern will observe different aspects of accounting, portfolio management, and support efforts to provide our staff with greater accessibility and transparency through our financial reporting. Applicants should have knowledge of general accounting principles as well as an interest in administrative and nonprofit finance practices. The intern should have some experience with Excel, Google Suites and be interested in financial management in cultural institutions.
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF CURATORIAL AFFAIRS (Hybrid) — As an encyclopedic institution almost 200 years old, the Brooklyn Museum has a vast collection of objects from all over the world and from all different eras, with coinciding data relating to these objects. This Summer, there will be a large undertaking to review, update records, and further catalog our collections and artist information. This intern must be able to work partially onsite and will support this project through data entry, research, and record management. This intern will be exposed to multiple collections and departments, but will report directly to the Assistant Curator of Collections. The ideal candidate is detail oriented, has experience in archival research, and has an interest in permanent collections of Museums.
VISITOR EXPERIENCE AND ENGAGEMENT (Onsite) — The vision of the Visitor Experience and Engagement (VEE) Department is to provide a warm and welcoming environment that offers inclusive, inspirational, and transformative experiences for visitors of all backgrounds and abilities by anticipating their needs, exceeding their expectations through world-class customer service, and encouraging meaningful engagement with art and ideas through innovative interpretation. As part of VEE, the intern will provide support, particularly with organizing departmental materials such as training documents for the VE front-of-house team, signage storage, and office archives. The candidate will also provide input for ongoing projects such as the VEE front-of-house guide, a document that assists our Admissions staff in the membership and admission desks. An interest in the museum field is welcome but not required. Essential qualities for this internship include attention to detail, organizational skills, excellent communication and writing skills, and creative problem-solving. Previous experience in customer service is a plus.
Apply Online at https://solaa.si.edu
Cooper Hewitt Museum
June 12, 2023 - August 18, 2023
February 28, 2023
The Guggenheim New! Deadline February 24, 2023
Through a variety of initiatives, Historic Huguenot Street promotes outstanding research and scholarship among college and graduate-level students in such topical areas as decorative arts, Indigenous history and culture, the African American experience in the Hudson Valley, and Huguenot history and culture.
Interns will report to and work with the Archivist/Librarian performing a variety of collections maintenance jobs. Responsibilities and projects may include cataloguing, inventorying, organizing, and maintaining archives, and entering data into the collections database. All interns will receive training in handling archives. Interns are, additionally, responsible for the completion of their own project(s) by the end of the internship period.
Some computer and camera knowledge is preferred, but not required.
Interns will assist with the cataloguing, display, and research of the HHS Permanent Collection that includes a variety of antique furniture, textiles, household items, photographs, archival materials, and fine and decorative art. Responsibilities include proper handling and care of museum objects; photography and scanning; research, writing, and interpretation; creating content for the Object of the Week blog; as well as planning exhibits and installing artifacts and archival materials. Interns are, additionally, responsible for the completion and presentation of their own individual project(s) by the end of the internship period.
Candidates should have an interest in historic archives and collections. Prior knowledge and/or experience in cataloguing and handling historic objects is preferred. Basic computer skills are required.
Communications & Marketing
Interns will assist the Communications & Marketing Coordinator with a variety of tasks that include but are not limited to advertising, marketing, public relations, graphic design, and social media. Interns are, additionally, responsible for the completion and presentation of their own project(s) by the end of the internship period.
Candidates should be pursuing a degree in a related field; marketing, communications, digital media, etc. Communication and computer skills required. Graphic design skills, an interest in history, and/or experience working for a non-profit organization preferred.
Interns will use their innovation and communication skills to assist Historic Huguenot Street’s Grant Writer in building opportunities for donors and grantmakers, as well as in designing creative fundraising projects to support the ongoing programs of the museum. The position will provide hands-on experience in nonprofit development and practical experience in museum management. Interns are, additionally, responsible for the completion and presentation of their own individual project(s) by the end of the internship period.
Candidates should be Junior/Senior level business students with strong verbal and written communication skills. Good organizational, interpersonal, and planning skills are required, in addition to ability to work on tight deadlines. Prior nonprofit experience is desired or a background in marketing, sales, public relations, and customer service. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is essential. Confidentiality of sensitive materials is expected. An average GPA of 3.7 or above is required. Communication and computer skills required. An interest in history and/or experience working for a non-profit organization preferred.
Programming & Education
Interns will assist the Tour & Interpretation Coordinator, Arts and Media Manager, and Education Coordinator with special events and other public programs, such as school groups, lecture events, tours, and more. Interns will also take part in the development and implementation of new programs for various audiences. Interns are, additionally, responsible for the completion and presentation of their own project(s) by the end of the internship period.
Candidates should have an interest in history and education, and enjoy working with the public. Communication, computer skills, and creativity required.
Available year round: even First Years may apply.
There are two application rounds a year, in the fall for the following spring and in the winter for summer internships. The fall round will open Friday, October 7, 2022. Next summer's internships will be advertised in February 2023.
Check out the PreserveNet.org website.
|The Jewish Museum||Ongoing||Rolling deadlines|
The Jewish Museum's year-round Internship Program provides an opportunity to participate in the day-to-day operations of one of New York City's leading museums of art and culture.
They offer paid virtual and hybrid internships for undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates. They welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply for their Internship Program.
Please check the website at the above link. Scroll down for Internship Opportunities.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art--Summer 2023 Deadline January 18 at 5pm (EST)
|Manitoga|The Russel Wright Design Center||As available||Contact|
|Katzenberger Foundation Art History Internship||Summer 2023
June 5-August 11, 2023
|Deadline: March 6, 2023 at 5:00 PM ET|
|Sotheby's New York||Summer 2023
June 5-August 11, 2023
January 15, 2023, 11:59 PM ET
Positions in auction House expert and support departments. When applying, select 3 departments from list (scroll down on web page) Requirements: minimum GPA 3.0; pursuing an undergraduate degree with a graduation date between December 2023 and June 2024
Are you a resident of NYC, a junior or a senior, and are still looking for a paid internship for Summer 2023?
The deadline for the Studio Institute's Arts Intern program is Tuesday, May 15.
STUDIO INSTITUTE | ARTS INTERN SUMMER 2023
- Students must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree.
- Program applicants must be enrolled as a full-time junior or senior for the duration of the program.
- Students must either reside or attend college in the same city as the organization that hosts them. These boundaries vary in each of Arts Intern's eight participating cities.
- Students must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $5,000. This number is on the Student Aid Report on the FAFSA form. To see what it looks like, click here.
Note! No recommendation letters needed to apply (maybe they'll ask for them later?). You need a copy of your transcript, rather than an official transcript, which takes more time to get from Records & Registration.
The documents needed to apply for Arts Intern Summer 2023 are:
- Cover Letter
- Copy of your transcript
- Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $5000 on your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR)
- A sample copy of this page can be found at https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a381bb364b05fcc670e6d3f/t/5a4d46f99140b77a69ce8a56/1515013881703/Student-Aid-Report-example.pdf
- Andy Warhol: Communications Intern — Studio Institute (artsintern.org)
- The Kitchen@Westbeth: Archive and Curatorial Research Intern — Studio Institute (artsintern.org)
- Madison Square Park Conservancy: Arts Intern — Studio Institute
- The Rubin Museum: Development Intern — Studio Institute (artsintern.org)
- Staten Island Museum: Program and Archives Intern
Good Luck Everyone!
|Whitney Museum of American Art
HEARST SUMMER INTERNS
June 5-August 4, 2023
February 28, 2023 at 5pm (EST)
HEARST SUMMER INTERNS positions are across all museum operations. Page has detailed requirements. Scroll down for list of internships and requirements on the website.