Art of the Ancient World Department Internship

The Department of Art of the Ancient World serves as a repository of art from ancient Egypt, Sudan, the Near East, Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, and Rome. The collection, one of the largest and most encyclopedic in the United States, contains approximately 87,000 objects.

The department is seeking a volunteer intern who wishes to gain insight into various curatorial practices and activities involving ancient art. The intern will assist Art of the Ancient World staff with various duties and projects that will provide experience in research, object handling and museum collections databases.


  • Work with the Museum System database to verify and correct records
  • Assist volunteers with re-housing objects in storage
  • Perform daily tasks such as receiving visitors, typing, compiling, photocopying, mail distribution, and scanning
  • Sort and/or file sales catalogues, administrative files, off-prints, and archival records
  • Assist with other administrative and curatorial activities, on request


  • Must be enrolled in or accepted to a program in art history, archaeology, Egyptology, museum studies or related field
  • Proven careful attention to detail
  • Demonstrated familiarity with computers, especially database programs
  • Demonstrated reliability
  • Previous office experience and/or proven ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to commit to 14 hours per week through mid April
  • Ability to attend orientation on either Wed, Jan 21, (6pm), or Wed, Feb 4, (10am or 6pm)




Part Time


14.00 hours per week

Flexible within M-F, 9a-5p parameters


November 5, 2014


Art of the Ancient World