The University of Arizona Museum of Art is currently accepting applications for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 internships. Applications for Fall 2019 internships are due August 11 and Spring 2020 applications are due December 8.
Internships at the University of Arizona Museum of Art are primarily for undergraduate and graduate students who wish to gain a meaningful and educational experience working in a museum. Contact your desired department early, because internship positions fill quickly. Check with your advisor about interning for class credit.
Kay Jessup Memorial Internship
The Kay Jessup Memorial Internship is awarded to an undergraduate student interested in pursuing a career in arts education. This internship offers a $1,000 stipend as well as practical experience in the world of art education with particular attention paid to the connection between public schools and museums. This internship fulfills an educational partnership with Borton Magnet School (700 E 22nd St, Tucson). This intern will be assigned to work with the art teacher and other project-based coordinators at Borton on arts-based projects. The scope and sequence of their work will provide the student with a hands-on experience in classroom art education as well as community/museum art education experience.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: developing hands-on outreach programs for public schools, assisting in display of student created art projects, organizing evening art classes, and organizing museum tours.
To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter describing your interest in the internship to Chelsea Farrar, Curator of Community Engagement at email@example.com.
Marti and Ed Slowik Curatorial Internship
The Marti and Ed Slowik Curatorial Internship is awarded to a graduate student interested in the curatorial process within an academic museum. The internship offers a $1,000 stipend for the semester and provides hands-on curatorial experience. The internship provides students the opportunity to work with the UAMA on planning and executing all phases of the exhibition process.
To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter describing your interest in the internship to Olivia Miller, Curator of Exhibitions and Education at firstname.lastname@example.org
Edward and Nancy Strauss Museum Internship
The Edward and Nancy Strauss Museum Internship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student interested in museum education and evaluation. The internship offers a $1,000 stipend for the semester and provides hands-on experience in designing and evaluating public programs and exhibitions. Other duties may be assigned.
This internship provides professional level museum experience in assisting the curatorial department with exhibition development and maintenance of the permanent collection. Interns may conduct research on individual art works; draft didactic and interpretive materials; assist in exhibition development and installation; and help to maintain collection records.
Contact: Olivia Miller, Curator and Curator of Exhibitions and Education email@example.com
Interns will assist in the development of public programs and the creation of educational materials for diverse audiences based on Museum exhibitions and its collection. Special projects may include the development of thematic tours for K-12 classes with accompanying teacher packets.
Contact: Chelsea Farrar, Assistant Curator of Education firstname.lastname@example.org
Interns will gain experience in the design, installation and management of exhibitions in the Museum’s galleries. Experiences include construction of exhibit furniture, graphic design, lighting, art handling, and storage and display principles and standards.
Contact: Albert Chamillard, Exhibit Specialist email@example.com
This internship is an introduction to museum standards and best practices and provides hands-on experience in the care and management of the Museum’s art collection, including condition reporting, art handling, packing and shipping, loan documentation, cataloging, data entry, proper storage of artwork, and archival matting and framing.
Contact: Kristen Schmidt, Registrar firstname.lastname@example.org
Interns have the opportunity to assist with a variety of projects relating to archival theory and management. Projects include processing archival collections, creating finding aids, digitization, and learning proper care and handling of archival materials.
Contact: Jillian McCleary, Archivist email@example.com
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