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Collection Management Intern Spring 2018
Hudson River Museum (Yonkers NY)
Improve digitization of the collection on its TMS database and on the Internet. Goals are to increase the number of collections database records having images and add interpretive content and images to the Museum’s platform on Google Arts & Culture. Tasks include processing and attaching existing photography to TMS; taking new photography of small objects (such as souvenirs and personal accessories); and uploading existing label content and new photographs to Google Arts & Culture. Intern reports to the curatorial department chair. Familiarity with collection databases desirable, particularly The Museum System (TMS) by Gallery Systems. Basic knowledge of Photoshop Elements required to crop and resize images for attachment to the TMS database.   Please email resume and cover letter to Laura Vookles at

Summer Internship (paid)
National Electronics Museum (Linthicum MD)

The intern will work primarily in Collections with the Assistant Director and will gain experience in handling and cataloging museum object and archival collections.  The intern will also have the opportunity to experience a variety of aspects of museum operations including education, volunteer management, and visitor services.  The internship pays $10.10 per hour for 10 to 12 weeks of full time work, and may be applied towards credit as your school allows.
Deadline: March 27, 2018

Summer Collections Assistant (for credit only)
Hanford Mills Museum (East Meredith, NY)

Assist the Collections Technician and other staff with a variety of projects related to thes full-site inventory as well as collections management and care. Projects may include:  Researching and reconciling undocumented objects; Processing education collection objects, including assisting with deaccessioning objects from permanent to education collection; Numbering and cataloging permanent collections objects; and Basic housekeeping and care of collections storage areas and objects.  This position duration is expected to last 12 weeks; the assistant will work 37.5 hours per week.

Collections Internship
The Rosenbach (Philadelphia PA)

Assist with a variety of collections projects, including but not limited to collections inventory and associated data entry (PastPerfect); research for future exhibitions; assisting writing exhibition labels; expanding collections guides; re-shelving; and contributing to our social media presence. Projects can be tailored to the intern’s specific interests, where possible.  This internship is unpaid, but may be used for course credit with approval from your institution. Schedule is flexible, though primary work hours do not include nights or weekends.  Send a cover letter, resume, availability, and a list of three references to (Ms.) Jobi Zink, Please include “Collections Intern” in your subject line.
Deadline: April 17, 2018.

Exhibitions Summer Intern
National Hellenic Museum (Chicago IL)   
Work with the Exhibitions Manager on an artist retrospective, including assisting exhibition staff on interpretation and installation; Conducting research on abstract expressionism and featured artist; Assisting with the production of object labels, catalog entries, artist biography, etc. for the gallery, Museum website, and educational media 10-15 hours per week. Internship is unpaid but can be taken for school credit. Send a resume and a brief statement of interest to Jacqueline WayneGuite,
Deadline: April 2, 2018.

Summer Education Internship (paid)
Sharlot Hall Museum (Prescott, AZ)
Work within Museum’s Education Program, helping to carry out children’s programs during festivals, and design and facilitate summer youth and family programs. Intern will also assist with other museum duties, including researching and writing for public audiences.  Expected minimum time commitment is 32 hours per week at $10.50/hr. Internship is 256 hours and is expected to be completed between May 28 and August 17 2018. Employee benefits are not available. Housing is not provided.
Deadline: April 2, 2018.

Summer 2018 Architecture Archives Intern 
Taliesin West (Scottsdale AZ)
Assists in the organization and inventory of the architectural drawings, project files, collateral and research materials, and finding aids of the firm Taliesin Associated Architects housed in the vaults of the Library and Collections Building.  This internship position is for individuals willing to volunteer their services without expectation of compensation. Room and board at historic Taliesin West will be provided for the Summer Semester (June through August 2018).

2018 Summer Collections Internship
The Museum at Bethel Woods (Liberty NY)

Intern works closely with museum staff on hands-on, meaningful projects—cataloguing, photographing, researching, numbering, and storing accessions,  working with loans and research requests, assisting with special exhibitions—and gain experience in the operation of a mid-size museum. Work weeks are typically 40 hours,Monday through Friday and may also include assisting with education programs and working the museum floor. Ten-week internship. Placement begins in June and ends in mid-August (there is some flexibility with dates). The Curatorial Internship pays a stipend of $5,000; local room, board, and transportation will be the intern’s responsibility.  Application available from Lauren Jones at   



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