Internship Opportunity

Childs Gallery is looking for an intern who is able to work 2-3 times a week for 4-8 hours at a time. The length and hours of the internship can be tailored to the individual needs of the intern. We strongly prefer a commitment of at least 2 days a week, preferably the same days each week, from January-June. The intern is expected to be on time, ready to work and with a neat, professional appearance. The internship would follow through the summer.

The intern will help in assisting the Operations department by imaging works, housing of art, some cataloguing and research, and various other tasks pertaining to general organization and helping with upcoming exhibitions.

Intern should arrive with a commitment to the internship. Although unpaid, such an internship can help in establishing credentials for an entry level position working in the field of older American and European works of art as a career. Major or minor
concentration in studio art or art history is not necessary (although preferred), however a sincere interest in learning about art and the art business is. Attention to detail and a desire to work with art hands-on are essential qualities for the prospective intern.

To apply, please submit a resume and detailed cover letter explaining your interest in the internship to Caroline Stevens,

Established in 1937 on Newbury Street in Boston’s Back
Bay, Childs Gallery holds one of the largest inventories of oil
paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints and sculpture in the
United States. Our extensive holdings of prints and drawings
range from Old Masters like Dürer, Rembrandt, Goya and
Piranesi to Whistler and all the 20th century notables, along
with superb paintings and sculpture from the past 200 years.
Though Childs is widely known for a fine and
comprehensive collection of American Impressionism, our
current holdings also reflect the changing tastes of our
clients, with a renewed emphasis on Mid-Century American
Modernism and Social and Magic Realism.