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Intern - Curatorial (Winter Quarter)

Winter Quarter 2019
Application Due Date: November 1, 2018

Title: Curatorial Unpaid Intern
Department/Location: Curatorial Department
Staff Mentor: Collections Coordinator; Assistant Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art
Learning Objectives: With a focus on the permanent collection, this curatorial internship serves as an opportunity to develop art historical research and writing skills while offering an introduction to curatorial work in a major museum..

Intern Tasks:

  • Conduct research related to artworks in the museum’s collection
  • Contribute to continual updating and maintenance of records in the museum’s collections database
  • Contribute curatorial content to SAM Blog
  • Expected time commitment: average 10-15 hours/week, schedule is flexible within Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm office hours, January – mid March 2019

Qualifications:

  • Research skills demonstrable from education and/or work history
  • Ability to write clearly and effectively
  • Evident interest in pursuing museum work
  • Ability to work with staff and volunteers in a professional manner on a variety of tasks
  • Ability to communicate effectively to staff, volunteers and public
  • Basic filing, typing and computer skills
  • Ability to ask for help and accept supervision and evaluation of your work
  • Abide by the Standards for Museum Volunteers/Interns as outlined in the Volunteer/Intern Packet

Physical Requirements:

  • Manual dexterity.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds

Education:

  • Working towards or completion of Bachelor’s degree in art history or related field

Each application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (may be submitted separately by the writer to internships@seattleartmuseum.org)
  • One writing sample (maximum 15 pages)
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