[Note from the Editors: This internship is not eligible for the Tufts Museum Studies program internship credits. However, it is paid and might be interesting and useful.]

Curator of Organizational Stories (Curatorial Exhibit Intern)

Other Houston, Texas

General Description:

Do your eyes shine when you step foot in an exhibit of cultural history? Do you take your time reading every descriptive blurb surrounding interesting artifacts? Ever ponder what it would be like to become a storyteller of a “Best Places to Work” organization? Blinds.com, rated consistently as one of the Top Places to Work in Houston and Texas as well as a winner of the National 101 Best Places to Work award, is looking for a Curatorial Intern for Summer 2016 in Houston, TX.

As a Curator of Organizational Stories, you’ll archive information while developing and installing creative corporate exhibits at the Blinds.complex. You’ll learn what it takes to create an amazing company culture and be part of something greater than you ever thought possible.

How You’ll Curate The Story:

  • Gather documents, interviews, videos and other information about Blinds.com company history
  • Interview current employees (including the CEO!) to gather information
  • Create a digital archive of corporate history documentation and categorize physical media
  • Collaborate with our communications and user experience groups to create content
  • Design, create, and install a corporate display which shows our company history and culture
  • Interact with employees on all levels to obtain input during design and installation progress
  • Track project progress and work within a specified budget
  • Coordinate construction and purchasing activities with the Office Manager
  • Coordinate document archival with the Executive Assistant
  • Perform other tasks as required to support the Office Manager and Executive Assistant

Note: *The main company history display project must be completed during the summer internship.*

What You’ll Need To Be Successful:

  • You’re studying hard as you pursue a Bachelors degree in Art History, Museum Curation, Museum Studies, Public History, Anthropology, Historic Preservation, Cultural Studies, or something similar. If you’re in graduate school, that’s a huge plus too!
  • You can begin and complete the project within the months of June – July 2016.
  • You have previous experience designing and installing exhibits with references and a portfolio.
  • You have personal transportation to gather information around the Houston, TX metro area and to commute to our office in the Westchase area.

Important Information:

This position reports to the Executive Assistant. The time commitment per week is to be determined based on your school commitments, but at a minimum of 15-20 hours.

We’ll provide you with a casual dress code, friendly colleagues, snacks and goodies (including our love of cake), access to fun team-building parties, plus $10/hour and a sweet $500 project completion bonus. We’d also be happy to provide you with course credit on this (if your advisor is okay with it).

Interested? Apply online at about.blinds.com/careers with your resume and unofficial transcript. No pictures of yourself, please. J Want to stand out and be more creative? Show us a timeline of your college journey and attach the file to your application.