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Student Opportunities

Magnolias-4-13-09THE  FRICK   COLLECTION
1 East 70th Street
New York, N. Y. 10021

Undergraduate/Graduate Curatorial Internships
3-4 placements available for Spring semester 2016

Background
The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,100 works of art from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has been open to the public since 1935. It is considered one of the world’s most perfect museums; its sister research institution, the Frick Art Reference Library founded in 1920, is of equal distinction. The Library is an internationally recognized research library that serves as one of the world’s most complete resources for the study of Western art.

Internship
Curatorial interns will shadow and work alongside specialists in European painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. Each intern will collaborate with curatorial staff on research projects pertaining to areas of art history represented in The Frick Collection as they relate to the intern’s area of study.

Eligibility
The Curatorial Internship is open to upper-level undergraduates or graduates pursuing degrees in art history. Preference will be given to students with a background in Western art and a demonstrated interest in museum work. Candidates proficient in French or Italian or with an interest in seventeenth-century Dutch and nineteenth-century British art are pm1icularly encouraged to apply. Foreign nationals must have eligibility to participate in unpaid internship placements in the U.S. Applicants are responsible for their own housing and travel arrangements.

Time Commitment: The internship generally spans the spring academic semester, and activities will be carried out on one or two days per week.

Benefits of the Internship with The Frick Collection:  These internships provide a superb opportunity for participating in all aspects of curatorial work in a small, dynamic department and interacting with staff across the institution and the public.

Although there is no stipend associated with these internships, all interns of the Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York’s finest museums. The Frick provides employees, trainees, interns, and volunteers with a discount on Museum Shop purchases and a subsidized on-site staff dining service. The Frick Collection offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art.

TELEPHONE (212) 288-0700

Application Process and Timeline: All Curatorial Internship applications for spring 2016 must be submitted no later than November 30,
Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews and applicants will be notified in January 2016.

Please note that eligibility and application instructions may vary from one department of The Frick Collection to another and that applications to multiple departments are not accepted; please apply to only one department per season.

All internship applications must be submitted via e-mail, as follows:

Subject Line: “Curatorial Intern- Spring 2016” Submit PDF cover letter and resume.

Include the following in your cover letter

  • Your reasons for applying to the Frick’s Curatorial Department, including a statement describing how an internship would enhance your academic course of study
  • Your preferred dates and hours of availability
  • The names, professional affiliations, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two references, at least one of which must be academic
  • Current GPA

No phone calls please.

Curatorial Internships internships@frick.org The Frick Collection
1
East 70th Street
NY, NY 10021

 

 

 

 

 

Student Opportunities

Thomas Cole National Historic Site Job Opportunity

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Position Opening: Assistant to the Director

 Description:

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site (TCNHS) is now hiring for a new entry-level position that will be full time, reporting directly to the Executive Director. The opening is an ideal opportunity for a college graduate with excellent written and verbal communication skills who is looking to enter the museum field. The new hire will receive extensive on-the-job training in a fast paced environment, joining an excellent team of museum professionals. The TCNHS is a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial organization that offers ample opportunity to learn, grow, and take on more responsibilities over time. The position is open immediately.

 Essential Functions and Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Serve as the “right hand” for the Executive Director, taking responsibility for her to-do list and executing tasks such as conversing with donors, setting up meetings, returning phone calls, reminding her of deadlines and appointments, etc.
  • Writing a wide variety of letters and reports for the Executive Director, including acknowledgement letters, fundraising letters and reports to the board of trustees.
  • Drafting all manner of marketing materials including the members’ newsletter, email blasts, website updates, flyers, brochure text, etc.
  • Writing grant applications and creating other fundraising materials including personalized solicitations and giving reports.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate must be a graduate of a four-year college degree program and have excellent writing and interpersonal skills, a desire to learn and enter the museum field, and a passion for the TCNHS’s mission. He or she will be the utmost professional, collaborative and creative in his or her approach, problem solving and relationship building, and will contribute to the positive team spirit. The successful candidate will have a cheerful and positive outlook, the ability to juggle many projects at once, and the energy to enjoy an environment with many changes and rapid growth.

Full time, salary DOE.
Application Instructions

Please submit (1) a resume, (2) a cover letter explaining why you are qualified and interested in the position, (3) a writing sample (3 pages maximum), and (4) contact information for at least three academic or professional references via e-mail to info@thomascole.org.

Kate Menconeri | Thomas Cole National Historic Site
Director of Exhibitions and Collections / Curator
218 Spring St | Catskill, New York 12414
Kmenconeri@thomascole.org | T. 518.943.7465 xt 2

 

Student Opportunities

Shaker Museum Internship

mtleb_22015 Summer/Fall Internship: Museum Tour Guide

The Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon is currently hiring for part-time interns to be the public face of the Museum and to provide tours at the North Family, part of Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, a National Historic Landmark in New Lebanon, NY. During the summer and fall season, interns are needed to be on site during open hours, lead tours, provide information and operate the museum store. The position offers an opportunity to gain practical work experience in a field of study while sharing the Shaker story with visitors.

Responsibilities:
-Greet and welcome visitors as they arrive
-Lead daily tours of the North Family historic site to visitors
-Articulate the mission of the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon
-Encourage return visits through promoting memberships, programs and events
-Open, operate and close the museum store, cleaning as needed
-Monitor exhibition spaces and historic grounds
-Interns must be comfortable with public speaking and able to convey the story of the Shakers with accuracy and enthusiasm

Qualifications:
-Excellent communication and people skills

-Background or interest in history, religious history, art history, and/or historic preservation
-Experience in public presentations, historical interpretation, or related activities
-Bachelor’s degree preferred

Hours and Benefits:
Position begins June 19th and ends October 12th. Paid training will be held the week prior to opening. The position is part-time, 24 hours per week, Friday – Monday, 10am – 4pm, with the possibility of additional time to assist with special events. Interns must be available all four days for the entirety of the season. $10/hour.

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to Wyatt Erchak at jobs@shakerml.org.

About:
In 2004, the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon became the owner and steward of the North Family site at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village – consisting of 10 remaining Shaker buildings on 30 acres, part of the Mount Lebanon Shaker Society National Historic Landmark. Mount Lebanon was America’s largest and leading Shaker community from 1787 to 1947. While the historic site is under restoration, the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon is open to visitors, June through October. Visit our website for more: www.shakerml.org

It is the policy of the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon to provide for equal employment opportunity in and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status.

Student Opportunities

Shelburne Museum Employment Opportunity

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Shelburne Museum Education Department
Summer Program Assistants (Thursday, June 4-Friday, August 14, 2014; 4 positions available)
Lead Camp Assistant (Thursday, June 4-Friday, August 14, 2014; 1 position available)

Description: Summer Program Assistants
In these fast-paced, hands-on summer positions successful candidates will work in several education department programmatic areas, including summer camps, family programs and activities, special events, and adult programming.  Program assistants will work as camp counselors; lead daily art activities M-F in the Owl Cottage Activity Center and at Art on the Go carts on the museum grounds; and assist with planning, set up, and execution of special day and evening events. Program Assistants also may conduct research, fill in as exhibition guides, and perform other duties as assigned.  Expect on-going public interaction with audiences of all ages, some long days, including occasional weekend work and significant logistical work in preparation for events.

Lead Camp Assistant
n this position, the lead camp assistant will work closely with the academic programs coordinator to implement and manage the summer camp program at Shelburne Museum which includes six weeks of Museum-offered day camps, and a one week day camp offered jointly with the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. This position will be responsible for the successful daily work of summer camp staff, management of camp logistics and regular communication with administrative staff. This position will also help support the work of family and adult programs during particularly busy times in the season.

Qualifications:
Academic experience in education, studio art, art history, museum studies or similar. Valid driver’s license to operate Museum vehicles, required. Ability to lift 35 lbs; ability to walk and stand for significant periods of time.

Experience and skills:
Experience working with children in academic or informal learning environments – school, camps, museums, etc. — required.  CPR/first aid certification a plus. Candidates must be comfortable working with diverse publics. Friendly, can-do attitude necessary with good time management skills to juggle multiple responsibilities. Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively within the education department and with staff from across the museum.

Camp assistant must have summer day or overnight camp experience.

Compensation:
Summer Program Assistants: Hourly wage of $9.40/hr
Lead Camp Assistant: Hourly wage of $10/hr.

To apply:
Application packages must be postmarked by Friday, January 30, 2015 and include:

·      Cover letter clearly stating the position/s of interest
·      CV/résumé
·      2 references
·      1 letter of recommendation
·      List of relevant courses, grades received, and overall GPA

 

 

 

Student Opportunities

MASS MoCa Internships

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has  several internships available for the upcoming 2015 winter/spring season. Below you will find links to the full descriptions and an application for this season.

Dates of internships: Monday, January 5, 2015 – Monday, May 25, 2015
Application deadline: Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Apply here!

Internship Descriptions

* (2) Stage Tech / Production
* (1) Museum Education
* (1) Archive/ Photography
* (2) Performing Arts Administration
* (1) Development and Special Event
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
1040 MASS MoCA Way | North Adams, Massachusetts 01247 | 413.MoCA.111
www.massmoca.org | info@massmoca.org

Student Opportunities

Metropolitan Museum Field Trip

Bard.ImageThe art history program will make its bi-annual program trip to the Metropolitan
Museum on Sunday, October 5th.  Faculty will meet students at the Museum
to discuss exhibitions and answer questions.  Tickets for the bus are available
at the Art History office, Fisher Annex 112.

Student Opportunities

MASS MoCA Internships

 

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Spring 2014 Internships

MASS MoCA offers 11 internships for the upcoming season. Below you will find links to the full descriptions and application for the upcoming season.

Dates of internships – Monday, Jan 6th – Monday, May 27th

Application deadline: Friday, November 1st Apply here!

Website and Internship Descriptions: http://www.massmoca.org/opportunities.php

  • (2) Performing Arts Administration
  • (2) Stage Tech / Production
  • (1) Marketing & Public Relations
  • (1) Visual Arts – Curatorial
  • (1) Visual Arts – Registrar
  • (1) Graphic Design
  • (1) Box Office
  • (1) Film Technican

Feel free to contact me with any questions –internapplications@massmoca.org

Meghan Robertson
Intern Coordinator from Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA).

Student Opportunities

Summer Internship Opportunities

Bard CDO announces two summer internship opportunities in Hudson, New York.

Please click on the link below for more information.

Summer Internships in Hudson

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Thomas Cole Internship Opportunity

CALL FOR INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS

 Description:
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site (TCNHS) will select one to two interns for the spring, summer and/or fall semester.
Selected candidates will gain experience in several areas of museum management and art historical research by participation in:
Research and interpretation of the home and studio of Thomas Cole (1801-1848), now widely considered to be the founder of the Hudson River School of Painting, the first major art movement in the United States.
Leading tours of the historic house and grounds
Professional Development: interns will have the opportunity to work closely with staff on day-to-day activities involved in running a not-for-profit historic house and/or a special project taking shape during the semester.
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site consists of Thomas Cole’s c. 1815 Federal-era brick home, his 1839 studio, and other historic structures on five landscaped acres with magnificent views of the Catskill Mountains. Interns are provided the chance to work closely with the education, collections, and exhibition staff on various projects. Pending the season this includes  exhibition installation, archive and collection inventory, conducting tours and programs, daily office operations, research related to the collections, and full engagement in interpretive programming.  Interns also observe and participate in a variety of staff meetings to learn the structural, strategic, and operational decisions at play in an historic house museum.
Internships are unpaid, though many candidates arrange credit through their respective school.  Interns are asked to commit to a minimum of 16 hours per week for the agreed-upon duration of the internship, which typically lasts three months but can be flexible.
Qualifications: The TCNHS seeks self-motivated undergraduate students and recent graduates who have expressed a commitment to careers in a history or art museum, exhibition and collection management,  and/ or  museum education. A background, passion for, or study of history, art history, material culture, decorative arts, museum studies and/or museum education are ideal. Applicants should have strong organizational abilities, an affinity for public speaking, and computer skills, including Microsoft scanning and image software.
 
How to Apply:  Send a cover letter describing your interests and goals along with a complete resume to:
Melissa Gavilanes, Director of Education, mgavilanes@thomascole.org or via mail attn: Melissa Gavilanes, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, PO Box 426, Catskill, NY 12414. For further information or questions please email above or by phone call T: 518-943-7465 x 5.   For general information about Thomas Cole National Historic Site, upcoming programming and exhibitions, and future events, please visit www.thomascole.org.

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Call for Applications – 2013 Cole Fellowships

 

 

 

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site (TCNHS) is now reviewing applications for fellows to participate in the research and interpretation of the work, home, and studio of Thomas Cole (1801 – 1848). Three applicants will be selected to join the site from May 29 – November 3, 2013. 

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site (TCNHS) preserves and interprets the home and studios of Thomas Cole, the founder of the Hudson River School of painting, the nation’s first art movement. Cole’s profound influence on America’s cultural landscape inspires us to engage broad audiences through educational programs that are relevant today. TCNHS consists of Thomas Cole’s c. 1815 Federal-era brick home, his 1839 studio, and other historic structures on five landscaped acres with magnificent views of the Catskill Mountains. 

Through a combination of research, interpretation, and hands-on projects, Cole Fellows are afforded an opportunity to conduct significant research and to gain professional museum experience. 

Selected candidates will have the opportunity to: 

+ Conduct in-depth research that leads to a major project or paper based on her/his work over the season.

+ Lead tours of the historic site and have full engagement in interpretive programming.

+ Reporting directly to and working with the Collection and Exhibition Manager, Fellows also have the chance to work closely with the Executive Director, Education Director, and other staff; projects include collection care and research, educational programming, audience evaluation, and special events.

+ Participate in staff meetings and learn about the structural, strategic, and creative decisions involved in the day to day operations of a historic house museum.

+ Make field trips to area museums and historic venues, meet other museum professionals, participate in presentations and assigned readings, and benefit from professional development opportunities, including resume review, and next step planning for each Fellow based on individual interests and career goals.

Free shared housing at the site is provided, as well as a monthly stipend of $300. Fellows are responsible for utilities, food, and other living expenses. Participation for the entire season, May 29 –November 3, is required. 

Qualifications: TCNHS seeks self-motivated recent graduates, graduating college seniors, and graduate students who have expressed a commitment to pursue careers in history, art, material culture, decorative arts, collection and exhibition management, research, museum studies, and/or education. Applicants should be organized, energetic, have a passion for art and ideas, and an affinity for working with the public. A car is helpful, but not required. 

How to Apply: APPLICATIONS will be accepted now through FEBRUARY 20, 2013. *** Candidates who submit their applications on or before JANUARY 15, 2013, will also be eligible to apply with TCNHS for an annual grant in an amount up to $5,000. Interviews with potential candidates are going on now. To be considered, please send the following to Kate Menconeri, Collection & Exhibition Manager, kmenconeri@thomascole.org (PDF files only) or via mail attn: Kate, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring St. PO Box 426, Catskill, NY 12414.

 Cover letter describing your interest and goals

 Resume

 References – include names and contact info for 3

 Writing sample (2 to 5 pages)

 

For general questions, please email kmenconeri@thomascole.org or call: 518-943-7465 x 2. For general information about Thomas Cole National Historic Site, upcoming programming and exhibitions, and future events, please visit www.thomascole.org. 

Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring St. PO Box 426, Catskill, NY 12414 / www.thomascole.org. 

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