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Intern - Curatorial, African Art (Summer Quarter)

Summer Quarter 2019
Application Due Date: April 1, 2019

Title: Curatorial Intern, African Art - Unpaid
Department/Location: Curatorial Department
Staff Mentors: Collection & Provenance Associate, Curator of African and Oceanic Art
Learning Objectives: With a focus on the Seattle Art Museum’s renowned collection of African Art, this curatorial internship serves as an opportunity to develop art historical and provenance research skills, as well as gain familiarity with records management.

Intern Tasks:

  • Conduct research related to artworks in the museum’s collection
  • Contribute to the updating and maintenance of records in the museum’s collections database (TMS)
  • 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

Qualifications:

  • Research skills demonstrable from education and/or work history
  • Ability to write clearly and effectively
  • Possess basic photography skills
  • Evident interest in pursuing museum work, and an interest in African art
  • 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 completion of Bachelor’s degree in art history or related field

Each application should include:

  • Application
  • 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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