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JOB OPPORTUNITY
 

PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Full-time Position

 

Heritage Preservation, a national nonprofit organization in Washington, DC, seeks an intelligent, energetic assistant for program work on emergency initiatives, approximately 90%, and external affairs, approximately 10%. Responsibilities include maintaining communications with members of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force (www.heritageemergency.org) and Heritage Preservation’s affiliated organizations; tracking media coverage of projects, publications, and major disasters; maintaining and updating program websites; providing research support for reports and funding proposals; handling logistics for meetings and travel; organizing and maintaining program files; and other duties as assigned in support of Emergency Programs and Heritage Preservation external affairs. The Program Assistant reports to the Vice President of Emergency Programs.

 

The ideal candidate is well organized, hardworking, and detail oriented with excellent communication and computer skills. Previous office experience, knowledge of FileMaker or a similar database program, and excellent writing ability are preferred. Experience with meeting management, marketing, webinar administration, or social media is a plus.

 

Benefits are excellent and include a monthly transit allocation. Heritage Preservation will not cover relocation costs.

 

Congenial staff, interesting work, and a convenient downtown location make this a great opportunity. More information on Heritage Preservation is available at www.heritagepreservation.org.

 

To apply, please send your résumé, a cover letter, and a one-page writing sample to Lori Foley, Vice President of Emergency Programs, at info@heritagepreservation.org, by Monday, December 30, 2013. The position will be filled in a timely manner.

 

 

JHU Curatorial Internship at the Walters Art Museum

posted Apr 8, 2014, 10:51 AM by Museums Society   [ updated Apr 8, 2014, 10:51 AM ]

JHU Curatorial Internship at the Walters Art Museum

2014-15

 

 

The Program in Museums and Society at Johns Hopkins University is offering one paid curatorial internship in Asian art at the Walters Art Museum for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters.  Current JHU undergraduates are eligible to apply. 
 
The Internship: The JHU Intern will conduct basic research on the Walters’ Asian collections documenting the physical characteristics of the works of art and helping to build a more robust catalog of the collections in preparation for reinstallation of the galleries. Library and object research will be essential. The intern will also have opportunities to interface with other departments in the Walters (education, registration, installation).  There will be opportunities for oral and written presentation (reports, evaluation plans, etc.) of the intern’s work throughout the 2014-2015 semesters.

 

Thanks to a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the 2014 JHU Summer Curatorial Intern at the Walters Art Museum will receive a stipend of $4,800.  The intern will work one day a week throughout the fall and spring semesters on a schedule to be determined with the Walters’ Chief Curator. Note that, in accordance with JHU policy, students cannot receive credit for a paid internship. 
 

To Apply:  Candidates must be students currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at Johns Hopkins.  Preference will be given to candidates with relevant study and/or work experience, particularly in the fields of History of Art (with a focus on Asia); History; and Museums & Society; and with strong English, relevant foreign language skills, and archival experience.

 

Submit the following to MuseumsandSociety@jhu.edu no later than May 15, 2014:

1.) A single pdf that includes a cover letter and resume.

2.) A signed letter sent as a pdf directly to the above address from the professor’s email account. 

 

Application Review:  The Program in Museums and Society will review applications and forward a list of candidates to the Walters Art Museum for final selection.  Interviews may be conducted as part of the process. A final decision will be made in June.

JHU Curatorial Internship at the Baltimore Museum of Art

posted Mar 25, 2014, 11:48 AM by Museums Society

JHU Curatorial Internship at the Baltimore Museum of Art

2014-2015 Academic Year

 

 

The Program in Museums and Society at Johns Hopkins University is offering one paid curatorial internship in contemporary and media arts at the Baltimore Museum of Art for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters.  Current JHU undergraduates are eligible to apply. 

 

The Internship:  Under the supervision of the Curator of Contemporary Art and Curatorial Assistant for Contemporary Art, the intern will assist with research and organizational tasks related to the BMA’s Black Box exhibitions, including but not limited to Black Box: Sharon Hayes, a show opening in spring 2015 and presented in collaboration with the Program in Museums and Society and the Center for Advanced Media Studies at JHU.  Additional tasks may involve research and documentation of proposed acquisitions and contemporary works already in the BMA’s permanent collection, with an emphasis on pieces that incorporate time-based media and photography.  The intern will also track contemporary exhibitions outside of Baltimore and help with planning public programs featuring contemporary artists organized by the BMA’s Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art. In addition, the intern may be responsible for several oral presentations and the museum and/or on campus.

 

Thanks to a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the BMA intern will receive a stipend of $4,800.  The intern will work one day a week throughout the fall and spring semesters on a schedule to be determined with the BMA’s Curator of Contemporary Art. Note that, in accordance with JHU policy, students cannot receive credit for a paid internship. 

 

To Apply:  The intern must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at Johns Hopkins University in 2014-15. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant study and/or work experience, particularly in the fields of History of Art (focusing on contemporary art and media arts); Film and Media Studies; and Museums & Society.  We are looking for candidates with experience in the areas of art historical and contemporary art research, strong writing and organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and the capacity to communicate and interact thoughtfully and collaboratively with others.

 

Submit the following to MuseumsandSociety@jhu.edu no later than May 15, 2014:

1.) A single pdf that includes a cover letter; resume; unofficial transcript; writing sample; and list of two academic and/or professional references.  In addition, submit a third reference from a professor as follows:

2.) A signed letter sent as a pdf directly to the above address from the professor’s email account. 

 

Application Review:  The Program in Museums and Society will review applications and forward a list of candidates to the Baltimore Museum of Art for final selection.  A final decision will be made by July 1st.

JHU Summer Curatorial Internship at the Walters Art Museum - Summer 2014

posted Mar 10, 2014, 6:07 AM by Museums Society   [ updated Mar 10, 2014, 6:16 AM ]

The Program in Museums and Society at Johns Hopkins University is offering one paid curatorial internship in East Asian art at the Walters Art Museum for the summer of 2014.  Current undergraduate students at JHU are eligible to apply. 
 

The Internship: The JHU Intern will conduct basic research on the Walters’ collection of East Asian ceramics, documenting the physical characteristics of the works of art as well as their historic profiles. Library and object research will be essential. The intern will also contribute to the cataloguing of this collection, and will have opportunities to interface with other departments in the Walters (education, registration, installation). Several oral presentations in the summer and/or fall and additional written work related to assigned tasks at the museum (reports, evaluation plans, etc.) may also be required.

 

Thanks to a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the 2014 JHU Summer Curatorial Intern at the Walters Art Museum will receive a stipend of $4,800.  The intern will work the equivalent of full-time for ten weeks on a schedule to be determined with the curator. Note that, in accordance with JHU policy, students cannot receive credit for a paid internship. 
 

To Apply:  Candidates must be students currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at Johns Hopkins.  Preference will be given to candidates with relevant study and/or work experience, particularly in the fields of History of Art (with a focus on East Asia); History; and Museums & Society; and with strong English and Chinese language skills and archival experience.

 

Submit the following to MuseumsandSociety@jhu.edu no later than March 31 2014:

1.) A single pdf that includes a cover letter,  resume, and unofficial transcript.

2.) A signed letter of recommendation sent as a pdf directly to the above address from the professor’s email account. 


Application Review:  The Program in Museums and Society will review applications and forward a list of candidates to the Walters Art Museum for final selection.  Interviews may be conducted as part of the process. A final decision will be made in mid-April.

Jewish Museum of Maryland 2014 Summer Internships

posted Feb 17, 2014, 8:12 AM by Museums Society

Interning with the Jewish Museum of Maryland (JMM) is a dynamic, interesting, educational, and fun experience. JMM summer internships are full time for ten weeks and include a modest stipend. All summer interns at the JMM participate in professional development workshops, attend field trips, and contribute to the museum’s blog.  Free parking is provided. Housing is not provided.  Internships may earn course credit with approval from their academic institution. Orientation for the summer internship program will be held on Monday June 2, 2014. Requirements and application deadlines vary by department.
 

COLLECTIONS INTERN

The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks a qualified intern to assist in the Collections Department to work on general collections management projects. Tasks include, but are not limited to: cataloging new donations and loans, collections inventory, object photography, data entry, digitizing photographic collections, artifact handling, and indexing and/or transcribing oral histories.

 

Interested students should be working toward a degree in museum studies, archival science, history, art history, material culture, or Jewish studies. Previous museum experience not required. Attention to detail a must; interest in collections management preferred. This internship is full time for ten weeks and includes a modest stipend.

 

Please send a cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references (two of which must be professional or academic) to Ms. Jobi Zink, Sr. Collections Manager, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to jzink@jewishmuseummd.org. Please include “Collections Intern” in your subject line. Application deadline is Friday, March 14, 2014.

 

EDUCATION AND PROGRAM INTERN

 

The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks a talented and enthusiastic student to serve as an intern in the Education/Program department. The Education and Program Department of the JMM organizes all of the public programs that the Museum presents including lectures, exhibition openings, family workshops, school programs, and group tours. The department also produces curricular resource guides for educators and oversees the museum’s marketing efforts. Interns will have the opportunity to help in all of these areas while learning about the Museum’s unique collections, exhibitions, and two historic synagogues. 

 

Specific projects include leading group tours, assisting with the development of a new series of curricular materials on local Jewish history, and helping us launch our summer program series.

Internship requirements. Candidates must have strong written, communication, and public speaking skills; be able to work independently; a background in education, Jewish studies and/or American history is preferred.  A flexible work schedule can be accommodated.

 

Please send resume and letter of interest to: Ilene Dackman-Alon, Director of Education 
The Jewish Museum of Maryland 15 Lloyd Street  Baltimore, MD 21202  or to 
idackmanalon@jewishmuseummd.org

 

EXHIBITIONS AND PROGRAMS MARKETING INTERN
 
The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks a qualified intern to assist in promoting public programs and exhibitions. Tasks include, but are not limited to: Preparation of social media marketing packages for on-site exhibition and programs, dissemination of materials to potential exhibition visitors, personal follow-up after initial contact.
 
Interested students should be working toward a degree in communications, English, arts or non-profit management, or museum studies. Previous museum or gallery experience is not required. 10-wek internship begins June 2, 2014. Free parking is provided. Housing is not provided. Internship may be used to earn course credit with approval from academic institution.
 
Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Rachel Kassman, Marketing Manager, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, MD  21202 or torkassman@jewishmuseummd.org. Please include “Marketing Intern” in your subject line. Application deadline is Friday, March 14, 2014.
 

EXHIITION RESEARCH INTERN

The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks an undergraduate or graduate student to assist in research for upcoming  Jews, Health, and Healing exhibition, projected to open at the JMM in fall 2015. Tasks include, but are not limited to: research in JMM archival holdings, conducting oral history interviews, oral history transcription, drafting object labels, assisting in collection of materials from community members, contributing to exhibition content and design development.
 
Interested students should be working toward a degree in history, anthropology, museum studies, or curatorial studies. Experience and/or interest in medical science/history a plus; previous museum or gallery experience is not required. Internship will run 10 weeks beginning June 2, 2014 and includes a modest stipend. This internship can be used for academic credit.
 

Please send a cover letter, dates of availability, resume, and list of three references to Karen Falk Curator, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or tokfalk@jewishmuseummd.org. Please include “Exhibition Intern” in your subject line. Application deadline is March 14, 2014.

 

ORAL HISTORY INTERN

 

The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks qualified candidates for an oral history internship. The oral history intern will be responsible for conducting research and developing questions for oral history interviews for the upcoming exhibition Great Expectations: Jews, Health and Healing; conducting interviews; transcribing new and existing oral history interviews, as well as data entry.

 

Interested students should be working toward a degree in museum studies, medical history, public history, archival science, history, material culture, or Jewish studies. Attention to detail required. Previous oral history experience preferred. This internship is full time for ten weeks and includes a modest stipend.

 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, list of three references to Ms. Jobi Zink, Sr. Collections Manager, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 or to jzink@jewishmuseummd.org Please include “Oral History Intern” in your subject line. Application deadline is Friday, March 14, 2014.

 

URBAN ARCHAEOLOGY INTERN

The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks a qualified intern to assist in the Collections Department to work on the Lloyd Street Synagogue and urban archaeology collection. Tasks include, but are not limited to: artifact handling, cataloguing archaeology specimens, reconciling object numbers, assisting in LSS collections inventory, object photography, and data entry.

 

Interested students should be working toward a degree in museum studies, archaeology, history, art history, material culture, or Jewish studies. Attention to detail required. Experience with numbering systems is preferred. Experience with object photography preferred. This internship is full time for ten weeks and includes a modest stipend.

 

Please send a cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references (two of which must be professional or academic) to Ms. Jobi Zink, Sr. Collections Manager, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to jzink@jewishmuseummd.org. Please include “LSS Archaeology Intern” in your subject line. Application deadline is Friday, March 14, 2014.

Semmes Foundation Internship in Museum Studies

posted Feb 17, 2014, 8:03 AM by Museums Society

The McNay Art Museum, a museum of modern and contemporary art, is offering a ten-month internship in curatorial work beginning fall of 2014. The goal of the internship is to help individuals interested in embarking on a curatorial career by providing significant experience in one or more areas of specialization, including work with the collection, exhibitions, publications, and programs. Applicants should have a master’s degree in art history or a related field; have excellent written and oral communication skills; computer proficiency; and research skills. The salary for this 10 month, full-time internship is $23,650.
 
Submit cover letter with mailing address, e-mail, and telephone information; official college and graduate school transcripts; written recommendations from three professors or museum professionals; and a two-page double-spaced typed essay on your curatorial focus and what you hope to learn from the internship.
 
Send to: Semmes Foundation Internship in Museum Studies, McNay Art Museum, P.O. Box 6069, San Antonio, TX 78209-0069. Deadline to apply April 11, 2014. No fax or email applications accepted unless requested by the McNay.

100th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution

posted Feb 17, 2014, 6:12 AM by Museums Society

The Commission on the Commemoration of the

100th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States

Constitution held its inaugural meeting on Thursday, January 9, 2014. During the first

meeting, the goals of the Commission were discussed including: developing a plan for

commemorating the events that occurred in Maryland connected to women's suffrage and

the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; assembling an inventory

of sites in Maryland that are significant to the suffrage movement; developing a strategy

to encourage tourism related to the commemoration; and fostering collaboration between

federal, state, county and municipal organizations with regard to commemorative

programming.
 

As a result of the meeting, the Commission seeks research and volunteer assistance

related to all aspects of its mission. Any organization or individual wishing to contribute

to the commemoration of the passage of the 19th Amendment in Maryland, please

contact your local Commissioner to volunteer information or assistance.

Ratified by two-thirds of the states by August 1920, the 19th Amendment to the United

State Constitution gave women the right to vote in the United States. This Executive

Commission is authorized by

Chapter 603, Acts of 2013 (Code State Government Article,

sec. 9-300) and chaired by the Honorable Gloria Lawlah. Authorization for the Task

Force extends through October 31, 2020.
 

For further information, contact Commissioner Emily Oland Squires, Maryland State

Archives, 350 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, MD 21401, (410)260-6443,

emily.squires@maryland.gov

.

Evergreen Student Curator Internship

posted Feb 5, 2014, 10:31 AM by Museums Society   [ updated Feb 5, 2014, 11:00 AM ]

STUDENT CURATOR INTERNSHIP

Evergreen Museum & Library / March 4, 2014 Deadline
 

THE PROGRAM

The Student Curator Internship Program at 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. The 2014 Student Curator 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 (Spring 2015). 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.
 

ELIGIBILITY

One Student Curator will be selected for the Fall 2014 semester and will receive a stipend of $1500. The

student’s exhibition will be installed in the Spring of 2015. All candidates must be enrolled in an

undergraduate program at Johns Hopkins University, able to commit 10-15 hours a week at the Museum,

and able to insure availability for all aspects of exhibition preparation—including installation and deinstallation.

Candidates should have proven research and writing skills, and be self-motivated and selfdirected.

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. 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 museums.jhu.edu.
 

TO APPLY

Application materials must include a résumé or curriculum vitae, a letter of application describing particular

interests and relevant experience, a 1-2 page writing sample, and a letter of recommendation from a professor.

Electronic applications will not be accepted.
 

Applicants should submit their application no later than Tuesday, March 4, 2014 to:

Dr. Elizabeth Rodini, Director, Program in Museums and Society, 301 Gilman Hall
 

APPLICATION REVIEW

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 Archer Abbott for final selection.

Nan Pinkard - Aurelia Bolton Internship

posted Feb 5, 2014, 10:29 AM by Museums Society   [ updated Feb 5, 2014, 11:01 AM ]

NAN PINKARD–AURELIA BOLTON INTERNSHIP

Homewood Museum / March 4, 2014 Deadline

Established in honor of Anne Merrick Pinkard by lead gifts from Aurelia Garland Bolton and Hershel L.

Seder, and support from the France-Merrick Foundation. This internship celebrates the lifelong friendship

of these two women, and their shared devotion to Homewood Museum.
 

THE PROGRAM

The Pinkard-Bolton Internship Program provides Johns Hopkins undergraduate students with the

opportunity to gain significant understanding of the museum profession through work at Homewood

Museum, the 1801 country house of Charles Carroll, Jr. A National Historic Landmark, Homewood is the

namesake and architectural inspiration for the Homewood campus. The internship experience includes

exposure to collections, operations as a university museum, and issues in historic preservation.
 
 
ELIGIBILITY
All candidates must be enrolled as undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins and must have some relevant

coursework in American Art, American Architecture, American History, Material Culture, or Museums &

Society.

One intern will be selected for Summer 2014 and will receive a stipend of $1500 (100 hours/ 14 weeks).

Exact dates and hours of work will be determined by the curator and the intern.

Participants are not eligible to receive academic credit and the intern may not reapply in successive years. It is

strongly suggested that applicants visit the museum prior to submitting their application if they have not

already done so. Information on visiting Homewood may be found online at museums.jhu.edu.
 

TO APPLY

Selection is competitive. Applicants should include a resumé or curriculum vitae, a letter of application

describing particular interests and relevant experience, and a letter of recommendation from a professor.

Electronic applications will not be accepted.
 

Applicants should submit their application no later than Tuesday, March 4, 2014 to:

Dr. Elizabeth Rodini, Director, Program in Museums and Society, 301 Gilman Hall
 

APPLICATION REVIEW

The Program in Museums and Society will make a preliminary review of applications. A list of candidates will

be forwarded to Homewood Museum Director and Curator Catherine Rogers Arthur for final selection.

Internships at the MET in New York City

posted Jan 15, 2014, 12:08 PM by Museums Society

Unpaid Internships
 
College students, graduate students, and recent graduates can gain practical museum experience, as well as professional workplace and organizational skills, through part-time and full-time internships at the main building of The Metropolitan Museum of Art throughout the year. These positions require a minimum commitment of twelve hours per week for at least ten weeks. Applicants are placed in departments that have requested assistance for specific projects based on their academic and extracurricular experience, expressed interest in specific departments, and letters of recommendation. The number of positions available varies depending on departmental needs.

In addition to receiving on-the-job training, unpaid interns have the opportunity to interact with one another and members of the Museum community through monthly intern events. These sessions include talks in the galleries and presentations by staff from various departments.

Interns have free admission to the Met, as well as other collections and research libraries in the New York metropolitan area.

Note that internships require a minimum commitment of twelve hours per week for at least ten weeks. Academic credit may be arranged for interns at their schools' discretion.

Deadlines
Summer 2014: March 6, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. (EST) (Notification: last week of April 2014)
Fall 2014: July 17, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. (EST) (Notification: last week of August 2014)

For more information on unpaid internships, and other internships, please visit their website at:
 

Robert and Nancy Hall Fellowship Program

posted Jan 15, 2014, 11:40 AM by Museums Society   [ updated Feb 3, 2015, 9:31 AM ]

Robert and Nancy Hall Fellowship Program

 

The Program: 

The Hall Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students at Johns Hopkins with an opportunity to gain a substantive understanding of the museum profession and to contribute to the work of the Walters Art Museum, one of the finest art museums in the nation. The program is primarily intended for fellows who will work on one of more specific projects in the Division of Curatorial Affairs or the Division of Education, but students may also be assigned to the following divisions: Exhibitions; Development; or Marketing and Communications.

For fellows working in the Division of Curatorial Affairs, one of the Walters curators will serve as mentor. Fellows assigned to another division will work under the direction of the appropriate staff member. Fellows may be asked to make an oral presentation to interested students, faculty, and curators at the end of the term, and may have the opportunity to expand on their work in the form of interpretive materials, publication, or other media, according to the needs of the Walters.

 

The Fellowships:  Four fellows are to be appointed each year: two in the summer and two during the academic year.  Applicants must be current students, enrolled full-time in either the undergraduate or graduate program on the Homewood campus of The Johns Hopkins University. Students must have some background in the History of Art and other areas as appropriate.  Seniors are not eligible to apply for fellowships for the period following their graduation.

Summer fellows are employed full-time (35 hours a week) at the Walters for 10 weeks and will receive a stipend of $4,900, or $14 an hour.  Term Fellows are employed 10-15 hours per week (the exact number to be determined in each individual case) for the 13-week term and are also paid $14 per hour.  Funds for independent projects may be available at the supervisor's discretion.

 

Participants in the Hall Fellowship Program are not eligible to receive academic credit for the activities associated with the fellowship, and may receive up to two Hall Fellowships during their entire tenure as full-time students at Johns Hopkins. Fellowships can be renewed for a second semester at the discretion of the supervising mentor, and with the consent of the History of Art Department Chair.

 

To Apply:  Submit the following to Rachel La Bozetta, rlaboze1@jhu.edu, NO LATER than February 24, 2015:

1.) A single pdf that includes a letter describing your particular interests and relevant experience along with your resume or curriculum vitae, and an unofficial transcript.

2.) A letter of recommendation from a professor in PDF form (this must be signed and scanned on departmental letterhead and sent directly from the professor's email account).

 

           

 

Application Review:  The History of Art Department will make a preliminary review of applications.  A list of candidates will be forwarded to the Walters, which may conduct interviews as part of the process of making a final selection.

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