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Interpretation and Public Programs Intern at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

DeCordova’s Learning and Engagement Department is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated graduate or college (juniors and seniors only) student for assistance in researching and developing exhibition-related programming for Fall 2018. Responsibilities will vary, but may include: researching artists and exhibition-related content, assisting in the development and installation of the Museum’s educational Process Gallery, The Lab, and other interpretative spaces, assisting in Museum Guide exhibition training, collecting and editing audio content for cell phone tours, assisting with public programs for current exhibitions and day-to-day operations. Interns will report to the Manager of Museum Guide and Public Programs and the Head of Learning Environments. Select evening and weekend availability required to assist with Public Programs.

Qualifications include: strong organizational and computer skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work independently, and a sense of humor. Prospective applicants should be aware that these are unpaid volunteer positions and that no public transportation serves deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum: a car is a must.  Internships are available in the summer, fall, and winter/spring semesters. This internship requires a 16 hours/week minimum commitment. This internship can be completed for course credit.

To apply, please submit a cover letter that clearly states your qualifications and interest in this specific internship along with your resume to Rachael Kelly, Manager of Museum Guide and Public Programs, at rkelly@decordova.org.

Deadline to apply: Monday, August 27

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Graduate Gallery Assistant for Tufts University Students

Tufts University Art Galleries is seeking a graduate student interested in museum pedagogy, audience development, and public programs to work closely with the Gallery Educator & Academic Programs Coordinator for the 18-19 academic year.

The Graduate Assistant will conduct research on future exhibitions, organize and create resource materials for faculty and students, design and implement campus-wide public programs in conjunction with exhibitions, and provide informal learning opportunities in the Gallery. The Gallery Educator will train and mentor the Graduate Assistant to facilitate discussion-based tours in current exhibitions using a variety of museum pedagogies (i.e., VTS, Artful Thinking). This fall, the Gallery will feature Expressions Unbound: American Outsider Art from the Andrew and Linda Safran Collection, which brings together 38 artworks by some of the foremost self-taught artists of the 20th century and States of Freedom: The Figure in Flux, a pan-historical group exhibition of contemporary and historical work in which the body appears fragmented, flattened, or collaged.

The schedule for this paid position is flexible, but the expectation is a commitment of 5-10 hours per week. This position can be used to fulfill the Museum Studies internship requirement. Applicants should send a letter of interest and CV/Resume to Liz Canter at Elizabeth.canter@tufts.edu.

Tufts University Art Galleries Internship Opportunity

For Tufts University Students: Graduate Assistant-Academic Programs

Tufts University Art Galleries is seeking a graduate student interested in museum pedagogy, audience development, and public programs to work closely with the Gallery Educator & Academic Programs Coordinator for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The Graduate Assistant will conduct research on future exhibitions, organize and create resource materials for faculty and students, design and implement campus-wide public programs in conjunction with exhibitions, and provide informal learning opportunities in the Gallery. The Gallery Educator will train and mentor the Graduate Assistant to facilitate discussion-based tours in current exhibitions using a variety of museum pedagogies (i.e., VTS, Artful Thinking). This fall, the Gallery will feature Expressions Unbound: American Outsider Art from the Andrew and Linda Safran Collection, which brings together 38 artworks by some of the foremost self-taught artists of the 20th century and States of Freedom: The Figure in Flux, a pan-historical group exhibition of contemporary and historical work in which the body appears fragmented, flattened, or collaged.

The schedule for this paid position is flexible, but the expectation is a commitment of 5-10 hours per week. This position can be used to fulfill the Museum Studies internship requirement. Applicants should send a letter of interest and CV/Resume to Liz Canter at Elizabeth.canter@tufts.edu.

Interns [Presidio Heritage Program, San Francisco, CA]

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Presidio Trust, the National Park Service, and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy offer internships for motivated individuals looking for an opportunity to connect to the park while gaining specialized training in various aspects of park management.

​Presidio Trust

​The Presidio Trust offers full-time residential internship opportunities throughout the year. Internships include free housing in the Presidio, a stipend every 2 weeks, extensive training, and professional development. View open internship opportunities on the right.

​Internships are offered in the following areas:

  • Archaeology
  • Art
  • Community Gardens
  • Cultural & Community Events
  • Ecological Restoration
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Heritage Education
  • Heritage Exhibition
  • Heritage Public Programs
  • Hospitality
  • Historic Compliance
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Social Media & Content Development
  • Volunteer Engagement
  • Waste Reduction

For more information and to apply, click here.

​National Park Service + Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

To learn about internships offered through the National Park Service and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy visit the National Park Service’s Volunteer-In-Parks Program and the Parks Conservancy website​.​

Summer Internships in South Africa

Spend your summer participating in the art scene in South Africa via part study-part internship program. 
Description: Students in this small study & internship program spend 3 weeks visiting museums and community centers, talking with artists, making art, and meeting people in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Once they settle in Cape Town they work in a museum for a 5 week internship while soaking up the city’s art scene.
Dates: Mid-June to early August
– one pre-travel week of instruction via Google Hangout
– 3 weeks of experiential learning in Johannesburg and Cape Town (with a two-day side trip to Kruger National Park)
– 5 week internship in a major museum or cultural heritage organization in Cape Town
Credits: Minimum of 7 undergrad or graduate credits in art, cultural studies, museum studies, or independent studies. Includes a 5-week internship. If interested, participants can complete seven of the requisite 15 credits needed to obtain a transcriptable Museum Studies specialization.
Eligibility: MSU and non-MSU undergraduates or graduate students or continuing education students. All are welcome.
Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Limits: Only 6 spots available; early commitment strongly encouraged.
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