Museum Association of Arizona

 

INTERNSHIPS


Art History/Museum Study (Research and Archiving) Internship
George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center (Phoenix AZ)
Intern must record and catalog all artwork and items in collections, including researching objects for the purposes of identification and authentication. They make recommendations on ensuring the adequate care and proper presentation of objects on-loan and permanent collections. Further, they recommend the acquisition of new collection items via purchases and gifts.  Each student's work would be overseen and reviewed by the Executive Director of Carver or a member of the Board of Directors.   We anticipate that this internship would be performed in six to eight hours weekly.  The hours could be performed in one, two or three days to accommodate the student's schedule. Contact: Board President, Princess Crump - email pecrumpmax@gmail.com; P.0. Box 20491, Phoenix, Arizona 85036.  


Education Coordinator (Onsite Programs) Internship
George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center (Phoenix AZ) 

Develop programs on reading, writing, mathematics, history, the arts, etc.  These programs would primarily be after school programs and not intended to supplant offerings in the schools.  Rather, they are to reinforce and advance student proficiency in areas in which they require tutorial assistance to keep abreast or move ahead.  In developing these programs, students/volunteers will coordinate with local schools to recruit teachers and retired teachers to help draft curricula and outline plans for community outreach to publicize the programs.  Within these curricula, student specific plans should be tailored to meet individual student needs and goals.  As noted, schools should be apprised that the programs are to assist the schools' educational aims.  Parents/guardians should be involved in shaping and monitoring the individual plans for their children/charges.  Each student's work would be overseen and reviewed by the Executive Director of Carver or a member of the Board of Directors.   We anticipate that this internship would be performed in six to eight hours weekly.  The hours could be performed in one, two or three days to accommodate the student's schedule. Contact: Board President, Princess Crump - email pecrumpmax@gmail.com; P.0. Box 20491, Phoenix, Arizona 85036.  

Marketing/Publicity Internship
George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center (Phoenix AZ)
Draft and implement a marketing plan to publicize Carver as a renewed presence in the Arizona arts and cultural community.   Students working on this assignment would need to learn about Carver's history and mission.  They would communicate and interact with the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, the various visitors' centers, etc., to see that Carver Museum is included in their promotional materials and announce upcoming events at Carver.  Also, these duties would include working with other museums and educational institutions to make them aware of Carver's revitalization and encourage visits and tours by their patrons and students.  Each student's work would be overseen and reviewed by the Executive Director of Carver or a member of the Board of Directors.   We anticipate that this internship would be performed in six to eight hours weekly.  The hours could be performed in one, two or three days to accommodate the student's schedule. Contact: Board President, Princess Crump - email pecrumpmax@gmail.com; P.0. Box 20491, Phoenix, Arizona 85036.  

Museum Rental Coordinator Internship
George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center (Phoenix AZ)
Interns are expected to familiarize themselves with the spaces at Carver and the past rentals/leases of such spaces.  They should maintain a list of past users and explore ways to expand that list to include prospective users.  This includes working with rental agents, event coordinators, etc.  Also, interns should draft and distribute information of Carver's rental spaces to organizations that convene meetings and events in the downtown Phoenix area.   Each student's work would be overseen and reviewed by the Executive Director of Carver or a member of the Board of Directors.   We anticipate that this internship would be performed in six to eight hours weekly.  The hours could be performed in one, two or three days to accommodate the student's schedule. Contact: Board President, Princess Crump - email pecrumpmax@gmail.com; P.0. Box 20491, Phoenix, Arizona 85036.   

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 lvookles@hrm.org.

 

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