Part Time Positions
The Worcester Art Museum seeks a skilled Curatorial Intern for Museum Diversity to participate in programming related to the Museum's American collection, which ranges from Colonial and Federal painting and decorative arts through mid twentieth-century photography and prints. This is a part-time, ten-week position supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.
Guided by the Museum's global perspective, vision statement, and strategic plan, the incumbent will contribute to collection research and American art programming. Under the direction of the Assistant Curator of American Art, the Curatorial Intern will undertake tasks related to the collection, including object research; coordination with the Registrars' department in the care and display of objects; and collaboration with Audience Engagement on didactics, promotional materials, and public programming. The incumbent will also provide clerical and logistical support in the preparation of checklists, loan requests, and other materials.
Successful candidate will be a college or university student in good standing, with significant coursework toward a degree in art history, American Studies, or related field. Excellent research skills; ability to work with confidential materials; diplomatic manner and strong interpersonal skills; and facility with Microsoft Office required. Some previous museum experience preferred.
Qualified applicants should forward resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Director of Human Resources, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609. Recognizing that diversity is multifaceted, the applicant should articulate in the letter of interest 1) how their unique experiences and perspectives contribute to diversity at the Museum and in the Museum field in general; 2) how their academic/research interests align with the Museum's American collection; 3) specific artists/artworks in the American collection that relate to the applicant's academic/research interests; and 4) how the Internship for Museum Diversity will help the applicant further their career goals.
We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome diversity.