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Summer Paid Internships [The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL]


The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, will be offering paid internships to be held for ten weeks, from June 5 – August 10, 2017.  The Ringling is part of Florida State University and serves as the State Art Museum of Florida.  Located on a 66-acre site overlooking Sarasota Bay, it consists of an art museum, circus museum, historic home, theater, and research library.

Summer internships at the Ringling combine practical, hands-on experience working on a project for a specific department with exposure to all aspects of the Museum’s operation.

The internships are in the following departments:



Communications and Marketing





Interns earn $11.50 per hour (less taxes) and are paid bi-weekly. Interns are responsible for their own housing (the Museum will assist with locating nearby rentals).

International applicants must have a current US Visa and be eligible to work in the US.  The positions require fingerprinting.  The Museum encourages students from all backgrounds to apply and is committed to a culturally diverse group.

Education requirements, additional information and application materials may be found on the Museum’s website at

The application deadline is February 15, 2017.

Canterbury Shaker Village Internships Summer/Fall 2017 [Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury, NH]

Canterbury Shaker Village Internship

Canterbury Shaker Village is offering several full-time internship opportunities with $1000 stipend and onsite housing for summer or fall 2017 (flexible start and end dates). Under the jurisdiction of the Education Department, interns will gain work experience in a variety of museum operations including offering guided tours, developing family-friendly activities, and demonstrating historic trades. Interns will also have the opportunity to develop their own research-based project that may be incorporated into future Village programming.

Ideal candidates will be energetic, self-disciplined, comfortable interacting with diverse staff and visitors of all ages, and have good research skills and familiarity with curatorial practices. Recent graduates as well as currently enrolled students in a relevant BA or MA program are welcome to apply. Applicants must be willing to work some weekends. To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and 2 letters of recommendation to Becky Soules, Daily Visitor & Youth Programs Manager at or 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, NH 03224. Applications will be reviewed as they are received; preferred deadline of March 1, 2017.

Science Educators [The Children’s Museum Inc., West Hartford, CT]

Museum Science Educators The Children’s Museum, in West Hartford CT, is seeking energetic, creative and reliable informal science educators to develop and teach content-rich, hands-on programs to grade levels Pre-K through 8 in a fun, interactive environment. Responsibilities include the following: • Teaching programs to school groups visiting the museum • Travelling to schools to present classroom outreach programs at their site • Teaching science programs both at our onsite preschool and as outreach at other preschools • Presenting science assemblies at schools, libraries and community organizations, to large groups • Teaching series of programs on an ongoing basis in an afterschool setting • Assisting with curriculum development and instruction within our homeschool program series • Assisting with vacation science camp and public programs during school holidays and vacation periods Training on content will be provided, but a high level of confidence presenting to groups is essential. Positions are part-time with approximately 25-28 hours a week required. Preference will be given to those with strong knowledge in the topics of Physics, Astronomy, Earth Sciences and Life Sciences. Although individual educators may concentrate on areas where they have greater knowledge, training will be provided to cross train in instruction of other topics. All roles require contact and handling of live animals from our sanctuary. We are looking for one position to concentrate in the area of Astronomy and experience and or willingness to learn our planetarium technology will be required for that role. Requirements: • Bachelor degree in science or science education, or currently working towards degree • Previous experience teaching inquiry-based science programming • Ability to present science content in an enthusiastic and engaging manner • Strong communication and presentation skills • A strong comfort level for presenting in front of large groups of both children and adults • Weekday afternoon and evening availability with a flexible schedule is a plus • Programs take place both onsite and offsite so reliable transportation and a clean driving record is required Interested candidates should send all of the following materials for consideration: resume, cover letter, salary expectations and three references. (No phone calls please) Email: Mail: Dan Butterworth Education Program Coordinator The Children’s Museum 950 Trout Brook Drive West Hartford, CT 06119


Grant Writer [Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME]

Responsible for writing proposals for foundations and individuals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects and for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects. Writing responsibilities include stewardship and cultivation activities as well. Requires at least two years grant writing experience, preferably with a non-profit organization. Ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive proposals. Ability to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines. Knowledge of fundraising techniques, strategies and research. The mission of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is to inspire meaningful connections among people, plants, and nature through horticulture, education and research. To apply: send resume and letter of interest to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.


Registrar [Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ]

We are looking for a dynamic and forward thinking Registrar to join our team at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), a division of Scottsdale Arts, a leading nonprofit arts organization in the Southwest. This unique opportunity is for a select candidate who has a proven track record of dynamic, registrar experience geared towards contemporary art, architecture and design. If you have a passion for contemporary art, and the powerful impact it can have on people’s lives, we want to meet with you.

SMoCA functions as a laboratory for ideas and a platform for discussion. We have an international reputation for championing creativity, innovation and the vitality of the visual arts. Seeking to build and educate audiences for modern and contemporary art and provide opportunities for our community, SMoCA provides a memorable artistic and creative experiences by exploring new curatorial approaches to art, architectural and design practices and highlighting the cultural contexts that drive them. Our Registrar is an integral part of our institutional strategy, planning processes and success.

Duties include:

  • Responsible for the oversight of the museum’s collection and acquisition process.
  • Oversees the conservation activities for the collection.
  • Recommends, develops and implements collection policies and related procedures.
  • Maintains and supervises vaults, location records and off site storage.
  • Maintains appropriate database of collection and updates as needed.
  • Works closely with the director, curatorial and installation staff on exhibitions including planning, outreach, negotiation of insurance, all aspects of shipping and transit, receipt of items and installation/ desinstallation and dispersal.
  • Ensures compliance with laws and regulations pertaining to loans and collection activities.
  • Upholds standards of registrar activities as defined by the American Association of Museums.
  • Lead a long-term process to get SMoCA’s collection and its information on-line for the general public.

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree (Master preferred) in Art History Museum Studies or related field, along with minimum 5 years’ experience in similar position. The ability to work flexible hours is required.

The SMoCA Registrar position is full time, with a rich benefits plan including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, supplemental life insurance, long term disability and more! We offer a 401K after a year’s employment and a Paid Time Off Program with a full holiday schedule. Salary commensurate with experience.


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