The MFA's European paintings collection is acknowledged to be one of the strongest in North America, with especially deep holdings in Italian gold-ground works, seventeenth-century Dutch paintings, and nineteenth-century French pictures. The Art of Europe department seeks a volunteer intern who wishes a deeper familiarity with this important paintings collection and the research tasks of a curator.
Working under curators of paintings, the research intern will have an opportunity to learn first-hand both about museum work and a major collection of European paintings. Interns will receive training and can expect to refine their research skills. Interns will be included in behind-the-scenes visits and learning opportunities. Successful candidates will be mature, detail-oriented, adept with technology and administrative tasks, and will have a demonstrated interest in museum work.
- Sorting and organizing paper records in European paintings files
- Augmenting files with new research conducted in art history libraries
- Reconciling this information with that in the MFA collections database
- Assisting with daily tasks as needed
- Enrollment in, or recent completion of, a graduate program in art history
- Substantial experience using libraries to research European art
- Reading knowledge of at least one non-English European language
- Interest in an area from medieval through early twentieth-century European paintings; applicants interested and/or knowledgeable in any one of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply: Italian Renaissance, Dutch art of the seventeenth century, British painting, or French art of the nineteenth century.
- Ability to commit to a regular schedule of 15 hours per week (totaling of 180 hours) through mid August
- Ability to attend orientation on either Tuesday, May 26 (9:30am-12noon) or Tuesday, June 9 (9:30am-12noon)
15.00 hours per week
Flexible within M-F, 9a-5p parameters
February 3, 2015
Art of Europe