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Intern - Curatorial (Fall Quarter)

Fall Quarter 2019
Application Due Date: August 1, 2019

Title: Curatorial Intern
Department/Location: Curatorial, SAM Downtown
Staff Mentor: Assistant Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art; Collection and Provenance Associate

Learning Objectives: With a focus on the permanent collection, this curatorial internship serves as an opportunity to develop art historical research skills, gaining familiarity with SAM’s permanent collection.

Intern Tasks:
• Conduct research related to artworks and artists in the museum’s collection
• Organize research findings into short written reports
• 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
• 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 completion of Bachelor’s degree in art history or related field

Application Requirements:

  • Application
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (may be submitted separately by the writer to internships@seattleartmuseum.org)
  • Writing sample
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