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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: Development

    Title: Development Intern

    Description: The Worcester Art Museum Development Department seeks an intern to provide support for the Development Team in its everyday operations, and fundraising and cultivation efforts. The Development intern will participate in a variety of the department's day-to-day activities such as assisting in creation and mailing of donor and prospect communication; conducting research on prospective funding sources and other arts organizations and programs; providing event support (including the Corporators Ball auction gala fundraiser, Master Series Third Thursdays, and cultivation and stewardship events); performing database maintenance and data input on Raiser's Edge fundraising software; and other general administrative duties as needed. Preferred candidates will be those with some office experience and an interest in museums, arts administration, or fundraising. Intern may apply for school credit for their internship.

    Qualifications:

    Semester: Summer 2016 with the possibility of extension
    Hours/Schedule: Flexible, at least 4 hours per week plus additional hours during events. Evening availability for event support is preferred. Availability on Saturday, June 11 to assist with our annual gala auction fundraiser is ideal. Intern to begin as soon as possible.

    How to Apply: Please submit a resume and short letter of interest to Alex Krasowski, Development Assistant, alexkrasowski@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

    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 Fall 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