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    internships at worcester art museum

    Internships at the Worcester Art Museum require a 3 to 4 month time commitment. During this time, you will be responsible for assisting with a specific departmental project or projects that will allow you to learn across different areas of the Museum. A site supervisor will work with you to develop a project plan and provide mentorship and feedback on your work. All internships are unpaid. We are able to provide internships for credit if approved by your college or university. Our goal is to provide real-life museum experience in an educational environment.
    Internship time offerings are semester-based:


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    The following internships are currently open:

    Division: Registration

    Title: Collections Registration Intern

    Project Description: As part of the Worcester Art Museum's ongoing work to increase access to its important collections, the Museum seeks assistance in bringing to light collections knowledge stored within the Museum's legacy files. Working closely with the collections registrars, the intern will assist in updating object records within the Museum's collection database, through means of data entry as well as digitization. The main areas of focus would include, but not be limited to, updating objects' exhibition history, location history, and dates of arrival and/or departure.
    The intern would gain invaluable experience in navigating the Museum's relational database, The Museum System, one of the leading collections databases. Other skills gained would include strengthened research skills, basic and advanced data entry/record creation, basics of archival handling, and basics of digitization and metadata entry.

    Qualifications and Education:

    Semester: Ongoing program, each internship lasts one semester (Fall, Spring, Summer)
    Accepting applications for Spring 2017 / deadline for submissions is Dec. 31, 2016.
    Hours: Approximately 6-8 hours per week
    Schedule: Flexible, usually 1 to 2 weekdays between 9am-5pm

    How to Apply: Please submit a resume and short letter of interest to Gareth Salway, Chief Registrar: garethsalway@worcesterart.org

    Division: Curatorial

    Title: Asian Art Intern

    Purpose: Assist the Assistant Curator of Asian Art with a variety of tasks. Students will acquire first-hand curatorial experience while working closely with museum professionals. The project(s) will be developed based on the museum's needs and the intern's skills and will result in a portfolio-quality product.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Qualifications and Education:

    Semester: Ongoing program, each internship lasts one semester (Fall, Spring, Summer)
    Accepting applications for Fall 2016.
    Hours: Approximately 6-8 hours per week
    Schedule: Flexible, usually 1 to 2 weekdays between 9am-5pm

    How to Apply: Submit application to collectionsandexhibitions@worcesterart.org

    Division: Curatorial

    Title: European Art Intern

    Purpose: Assist the Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of European Art with a variety of tasks. Students will acquire first-hand curatorial experience while working closely with museum professionals. The project(s) will be developed based on the museum's needs and the intern's skills and will result in a portfolio-quality product.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Qualifications and Education:

    Semester: Ongoing program, each internship lasts one semester (Fall, Spring, Summer)
    Accepting applications for Fall 2016.
    Hours: Approximately 6-8 hours per week
    Schedule: Flexible, usually 1 to 2 weekdays between 9am-5pm

    How to Apply: Submit application to collectionsandexhibitions@worcesterart.org

    Division: Curatorial

    Title: Medieval Art/Arms and Armor Intern

    Purpose: Assist the Curator of Arms and Armor and Medieval Art with a variety of tasks while working with the Worcester Art Museum's national-level collection of early arms and armor. Students will acquire first-hand curatorial experience while working closely with museum professionals. The project(s) will be developed based on the museum's needs and the intern's skills and will result in a portfolio-quality product.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Qualifications and Education:

    Semester: Ongoing program, each internship lasts one semester (Fall, Spring, Summer)
    Accepting applications for Fall 2016.
    Hours: Approximately 8 hours per week
    Schedule: Flexible, usually 1 to 2 weekdays between 10am-4pm

    How to Apply: Submit application to collectionsandexhibitions@worcesterart.org