Gallery Planning Projects Graduate Internship

The Gallery Planning Division, within the Curatorial Planning and Project Management department, is responsible for the renovations and maintenance of the Museum’s 141 collection galleries.

Interns will come to understand the multitude of undertakings that are involved with gallery planning and construction and installation, as well object installations for acquisitions, loans and sensitive materials within the MFA, while assisting with a variety of clerical duties and tasks. Students will gain a clear understanding of the planning and communications of executing and documenting the collections galleries.

The Gallery Planning division seeks an intern to assist with all aspects of administration within the department. Training on the Museum’s database will be provided. Working directly with the Head of Gallery Planning and the  Gallery Project Manager, the intern is expected to recognize the importance of thoughtfulness to detail as well as the discretion that is required when working with confidential records for the MFA.


  • Perform data entry into the Museum database, as well as populating and maintaining the collections galleries intranet pages
  • Special projects, as assigned, such as assisting installations


  • • Enrolled in a graduate program (Art History or Museum Studies students preferred)
  • • Prior museum experience is desirable
  • • Accurate clerical and word-processing skills are essential
  • • Clerical, office, or library experience is desirable
  • • Keen attention to detail and excellent proofreading skills required
  • • Demonstrated ability to work successfully both independently as necessary, as well as collaboratively
  • • Ability to commit to 10-12 hours per week (within the Mon-Fri, 8 am-5 pm framework) through mid December
  • • Ability to attend an orientation on either Wed, Sept 17 (6 pm) or Wed, Oct 1 (10 am or 6 pm)




Part Time


10.00 - 12.00 hours per week

Flexible within M-F, 8a-5p parameters


February 5, 2014


Curatorial Planning and Project Management