The Student Curator Internship at Johns Hopkins’ Evergreen Museum & Library provides a rare educational opportunity to undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins who are preparing for professional and scholarly careers, particularly within museums. The Student Curator will obtain hands-on experience in the curatorial profession, participating in the planning, organization, and implementation of an exhibition relevant to the collections and/or mission of Evergreen. She/he will be responsible for developing a focus exhibition that will draw upon the broad range of materials in Evergreen’s substantial collections and archives; selecting objects that are in keeping with that theme; writing interpretive label copy; installing the exhibition; training Museum guide staff; and presenting a public gallery talk at an opening reception. The Student Curator will be fully integrated into the Museum, working under the supervision of Evergreen’s director and curator, but he/she will be responsible for the exhibition and its success.
One Student Curator is appointed a year and the appointment will be for the fall (September–December) semester, with the student’s exhibition being installed in the spring. All candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at The Johns Hopkins University, able to commit 10-15 hours a week at the Museum, and be self-motivated and self-directed. Students should inquire with their academic advisor and consult the university’s policy on independent academic work about the possibility of obtaining academic credit for the experience. Funds may be available for exhibition-related travel and research. It is strongly suggested that applicants visit the museum prior to submitting their application if they have not already done so. Information on visiting Evergreen may be found online at http://museums.jhu.edu.
Application materials must include:
o A résumé (2 copies)
o A letter of application to Evergreen’s director describing particular interests and relevant experience (2 copies)
o A 1-2 page writing sample (2 copies)
o A letter of recommendation from a professor (1 copy, in sealed and signed envelope)
Applicants should submit their application to:
Dr. Elizabeth Rodini, Associate Director, Program in Museums and Society, The Johns Hopkins University, Gilman Hall, Room 301, Baltimore, MD 21218
Deadline is usually in early to mid April. The Program in Museums and Society will make a preliminary review of applications. A list of candidates will be forwarded to Evergreen director and curator James Abbott for final selection.
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