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The Gifts of Art Program works closely with curators and other Museum staff to identify and cultivate relationships with Museum supporters who may be interested in donating selected works of art or entire collections to the MFA. The department assists in creating gift scenarios that best benefit the donor’s and the Museum’s needs and priorities. The department also oversees fundraising for specific Museum acquisitions and endowments for Museum purchases and implements educational programs for prospective donors and staff on the benefits of making gifts of art. The Gifts of Art Program ensures that donors and their families feel a continued connection to the Museum, its programs, and staff through various stewardship efforts. 

The Gifts of Art department seeks one part-time intern with a demonstrated background in art history to assist with administrative and clerical duties as well as special projects as directed by the department assistant. The internship offers an opportunity to gain practical experience by learning first-hand about many facets of the Museum’s administrative operations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Photocopying 
  • Assisting with mailings 
  • Maintaining files
  • Correspondences 
  • Data entry 
  • Assisting in the setup of special events
  • Researching gifts of art inquiries to determine if suitable for museum collection
  • Other projects as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work as part of a team and follow detailed directions
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university 
  • Familiarity with Windows-based application software and access
  • Discretion with confidential material 
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent professional phone manner 
  • Ability to commit to 10 hours per week through early December
  • Email a single MS-Word document containing your cover letter & resume to: intern@mfa.org 
  • Ability to attend orientation on either Sat, Sept 26 (9:30am) or Wed, Oct 7 (10am or 6pm)



Type

Internship

Status

Part Time

Schedule

10.00 hours per week

To be determined; flexible within M-F, 9a-5p

Posted

November 5, 2014

Department

Development