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Paid Internship Opportunity at the Brooklyn Museum for Summer 2022

The Brooklyn Museum Summer Internship is a full-time paid opportunity. Interns receive $15 per hour, and work 35 hours per week, from May 31–August 5, 2022. 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 have the opportunity to attend seminars that focus on the role of museums in society today, and how they might imagine the future.

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Available positions for Summer 2022: 

 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—DECORATIVE ARTS (Hybrid) — Working directly with the Senior and Assistant Curators, the intern will assist with selection, development of checklists of works of art, research, documentation, and building files for two special exhibitions on Social Justice & Contemporary Craft and Cultural Appropriation in the Decorative Arts. Additionally, the intern will help the decorative arts curators with an assessment of the collection. This will involve visits to storage, writing object descriptions, and doing provenance research. 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 be a self-starter.

 CURATORIAL—EGYPTIAN, CLASSICAL, AND ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN ART (Hybrid) — 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—ELIZABETH A. SACKLER CENTER FOR FEMINIST ART (Hybrid)—The Curatorial Intern in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art (EASCFA) primarily assists with research, planning, and organization for upcoming exhibitions, and provides general departmental support. Ideal candidates are current or recent graduate or undergraduate students, studying art history, curatorial, museum studies, or a related field. Ideal candidates hold strong organizational, research, and writing skills and an interest in feminist art history and theory. Past experience preparing exhibitions and/or working in arts organizations is 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. Particular focus will be on an upcoming exhibition on the history of artists’ zines in North America from 1970 to now. 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.

 CURATORIAL—EUROPEAN ART (Onsite/Hybrid)— Working directly with the Senior Curator of European Art and the department curatorial assistants, the intern provides departmental support, particularly with research, planning, and organization for upcoming exhibitions and collection rotations. Ideal candidates have prior research experience; excellent communication and organizational skills, including meticulous attention to detail; a working knowledge of European art (ca. 1500-1945); and an interest in a museum career. A particular focus will be on helping to research and develop new European art installations, either in a focused European gallery or within the American or other galleries, that emphasize critical narratives around global trade, materiality, colonialism, race, and other urgent themes.

 DEVELOPMENT—SPECIAL EVENTS & RENTALS, INDIVIDUAL GIVING (Hybrid)— The intern will work with two Development teams: (1) Special Events & Rentals and (2) Individual Giving. The Special Events & Rentals team plans and fundraises for exhibition openings and annual benefits, which raise more than $2 million annually, and manages external, private events that take place within the Museum. Leveraging a robust set of patron councils and the Museum’s art world networks, the Individual Giving team cultivates, solicits, and stewards a broad variety of high-level gifts made by individuals. Reporting to the Development Assistant, Special Events; the Assistant Manager, Events & Rentals; and the Manager, Individual Giving & Campaigns, the Development intern will assist in multiple ways with onsite special events, manage rental walkthroughs and prepare rental proposals, and assist with identifying and researching prospective individual donors to the Museum while laying the groundwork for recognition opportunities. The intern will gain insight into event management and logistical planning, the major gifts pipeline, and long-term goal-setting and project management. Candidates should have strong communication skills, high levels of motivation and problem-solving, capacity to be organized and detail-oriented, and familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Workspace. In-person and remote working arrangements required, as well as certain evenings.

DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS (Hybrid)- The Digital Communications Intern will work alongside the Digital Communications and Marketing team to help develop and write original social media content; assist with community management and audience development; as well as track social media engagement to identify high-performing ideas and opportunities across our platforms. In addition, this intern may attend public programs, openings, and events with the objective of documenting candid Museum ongoings and/or providing real-time social media coverage via Instagram Stories and live tweets. Qualified candidates will have experience in social media marketing, copywriting, content creation (photo and video) consumer research, market research, marketing strategy; or coursework in art history, arts administration, journalism, business, communications, marketing, or sociology. Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere Pro, Photoshop, etc.) is a plus.

 EXHIBITIONS (Hybrid)- The Exhibitions department provides direction and support for the Museum’s in-house and touring exhibitions. Working directly with the Director of Exhibition Planning, Manager of Touring Exhibitions, Touring Exhibitions Coordinator, Exhibition Project Managers, and the Exhibition Assistant, the intern assists with designing documents and presentations; archival and art historical research and development; administrative duties relating to the planning and execution of in-house and touring exhibitions; and general office management. Interns are also able to attend a number of internal meetings with members of other Museum departments, including curatorial, design, marketing, and more. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented with strong organizational and communication skills, and is familiar with arts management and business.