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Student Opportunities

The Frick Collection Summer Internships

The Frick Collection is now accepting applications for the following Summer 2017 internships:

Undergraduate Ayesha Bulchandani Internship- Education Department | Summer 2017 (Stipend)
Application deadline: January 30, 2017

Undergraduate Photoarchive Internship | Summer 2017 (Unpaid)
Application Deadline: February 10, 2017

Undergraduate-Graduate Frick Art Reference Library Administration Internship | Summer 2017 (Unpaid)
Application Deadline: February 27, 2017

Undergraduate-Graduate Digital Art History Lab Internship  Summer 2017 (Unpaid)
Application Deadline: February 10, 2017

You may find the application process for each internship in the individual postings attached on this email and also on our website at .

For more information:
http://Ayesha Bulchandani Undergraduate Education Internship l Summer 2017

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

Student Opportunities

The Junior Fellows Program at the Library of Congress

The Junior Fellows Program at the Library of Congress is accepting applications for summer 2017. This is a paid opportunity and many projects do not require any previous library experience.

Information about the program is available here, including detailed project descriptions. Of particular interest to our field is the Prints & Photographs project:

Photochrom Prints Collection
(Library Services, Prints and Photographs Division)
Process a collection of historical photochrom prints, which include views from around the world (such as landscapes, architecture, street scenes, and daily life and culture), and were made between the 1890s and 1910, using a photomechanical process. The Junior Fellow would inventory each print, capturing title, date, and publication information in an Access database, which would later be converted to catalog records. The Fellow would also select prints; scan them for presentation in the Library’s catalog; learn to manage the digital files that he/she creates; and draft MARC catalog records for selected prints. A selection of prints previously processed by the Prints and Photographs Division is available at:
Skills/Knowledge Desired:
Ability to safely handle prints; Ability to work in a team; Ability to accurately assign numbers and legibly write numbers on prints; Ability to input data into electronic forms; Ability to interpret and record data into pre-existing data fields; Ability to convey information; Experience working with archival materials, especially printed visual materials; Knowledge of archives and library theory; Knowledge of foreign geography; Knowledge of or experience with cataloging schemes, especially MARC based catalogs; Knowledge of or experience with subject analysis, especially for images; Ability to work with scanners to create digital images

Student Opportunities

College Night at the Frick Collection

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The Frick Collection
Friday, April 8
6–9 p.m.

Free for undergraduate and graduate students with a valid school ID.

Discover great works of art and meet new friends as you explore the historic mansion and enjoy free programs in the galleries. The evening’s festivities will include live music, gallery talks, and sketching in the Garden Court.

The Frick Collection | 1 East 70th Street | New York, NY 10021 | 212.288.0700,  The Frick Collection

Museum Hours
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sundays
Closed Mondays and holidays

Student Opportunities

Curatorial Internship Chrysler Museum of Art

indexChrysler Museum of Art
Norfolk, Virginia

IFPDA Curatorial Internship in Prints – Summer 2016

The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Va., has been awarded a grant from the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) Foundation to fund a curatorial internship for the summer of 2016. The intern will assist the Museum’s curatorial team in studying, cataloguing, and exhibiting works from its collection of American and European fine art prints. This is an exciting opportunity for a student to gain professional training and hands-on experience, in preparation for a future art museum career.

Internship Overview:
Under the supervision of the Curator of American Art, the intern will conduct independent research to catalogue works from the Museum’s collection of works on paper and design a thematic rotation of prints for gallery display. Additionally, the intern will work with conservators to assess object condition and potential needs for improved housing. The intern will also learn to use the Museum’s collections management database (TMS), build object files, and suggest updates to the online collections catalogue.

The internship requires a minimum commitment of 3 days/week [or 18 hours/week] for an 8-week period between June and August 2016. The intern will receive a stipend of $2,500.

Preferred Qualifications:
Art History graduate student, advanced undergraduate, or recent graduate from an accredited four-year college or university. Applicants in Studio Art, American Studies, Museum Studies, or Library Science with demonstrated interest in the history of printmaking and in museums are also eligible.
Record of coursework in 19th and 20th century American and European art.
Strong skills in research, organization, and writing/editing (including Microsoft Office proficiency).
Reading knowledge in French, German, or Italian preferred.
Past experience in cataloguing, inventory procedures, or database entry will be a plus.

Application Requirements:  Cover Letter (1-2 pages), including reference to specific coursework or past museum experience relevant to this opportunity. Explain the value of this internship to your studies and career plans.
Current Résumé / C.V. (including contact information).
Academic transcript.
Writing sample (5-10 pages).
Name, title, institution, and contact information (telephone and email) for 2 professional references (faculty, academic advisor, or supervisor).

How to Apply:
Send all application materials by email with the subject line “IFPDA Internship” to Curatorial Coordinator Debbie Ramos: [email protected]. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted to arrange an appointment (or telephone appointment).

Application Deadline: All applications must be received by 5:00pm EST on Friday, 8. April 2016.


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

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.

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.

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 [email protected] The Frick Collection
East 70th Street
NY, NY 10021






Student Opportunities

Thomas Cole National Historic Site Job Opportunity



Position Opening: Assistant to the Director


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.

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 [email protected].

Kate Menconeri | Thomas Cole National Historic Site
Director of Exhibitions and Collections / Curator
218 Spring St | Catskill, New York 12414
[email protected] | 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.

-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

-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 [email protected].

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:

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.

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.

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



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 | [email protected]

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.

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