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Touring Exhibitions Internship

Conservation and Collections Management is an integral part of the Museum’s stated purpose to hold its collections in trust for future generations. Members of the department promote the long-term preservation of artworks through development of conservation treatments, study of materials and techniques, scholarly research and documentation. The department follows internationally established standards to document and maintain the aesthetic and physical integrity of works of art through six conservation disciplines, an analytical facility, and a collections management division responsible for safe exhibition, storage, transport, as well as the collections database.

Intern will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities associated with the administration of the Touring Exhibitions program, gaining understanding of the planning, communication, and documentation of traveling exhibitions. Intern will be expected to perform clerical duties and tasks in support of documentation and collections management procedures. 

Responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting manager and coordinator with photography orders
  • Assisting with day-to-day operations of the Touring Exhibitions program
  • Undertaking research necessary to support the Touring Exhibitions database, including a contact list of staff around the globe essential to the functions of the Touring Exhibitions program
  • Preparing Touring Exhibitions documentation materials
  • Performing other duties as appropriate

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student interested in pursuing a career in museum management
  • Previous museum experience desirable
  • Proven attention to detail
  • Facility with Microsoft Word, Excel, and database programs (training in use of the Museum’s database system will be provided)
  • Ability to perform tasks in professional manner and with discretion when working with confidential records
  • Ability to commit 1 day (seven hours) per week through mid 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

1.00 days per week

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

Posted

January 23, 2015

Department

Conservation Administration