Windgate Internship

Engaging. Dynamic. Fun.


As one of the world’s renowned art museums, the MFA boasts a collection that spans nearly all cultures and time periods—ranging from the art of ancient Egypt to French Impressionism to Contemporary. There’s art and so much more to interest people from all walks of life. The Museum is a lively social destination that offers concerts, films, and lectures while also serving as an important community and educational resource for schools and families.


Our mission is to preserve and share our treasures with Boston and beyond while providing an engaging and memorable experience for all our visitors. This would not be possible without our talented staff, volunteers, donors, members, and community partners.


Our culture is built on scholarship, collaboration, trust, and mutual respect. We embrace change and the opportunity it brings and are committed to develop, reward, and retain our valuable staff.


Join us for what promises to be an enriching, vibrant, and ever-changing experience. And, yes, a fun place to work!


The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston seeks an intern with a special interest in contemporary craft to work with three members of the MFA’s curatorial staff: the Katharine Lane Weems Senior Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture and the Ellyn McColgan Assistant Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture, both in the Art of the Americas department, as well as the Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts in the Contemporary Art department. The intern will assist in research, correspondence, evaluation, and administration related to the MFA’s collections of American studio furniture and American studio glass, as well as help with developing the collection of contemporary East Asian and Southeast Asian jewelry and metalwork. This internship is a rare opportunity to learn the role of craft in a large encyclopedic museum from three different perspectives and two departments. Through this position, the intern will develop research skills, enhance both general and professional writing ability, develop skills in evaluation and connoisseurship, and gain exposure to multiple curatorial perspectives and the range of curatorial responsibilities.


This position will be for five days a week for 12 weeks, although alternate schedules may be arranged to accommodate the intern’s schedule. A stipend of $5,000 will be offered.

B.A. in art history or a related academic field required; graduate study or completion of a graduate degree is strongly preferred, as is familiarity and experience with contemporary craft. The intern must be a currently enrolled student or recent graduate.
How To Apply:
For consideration, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and short writing sample (1-2 double spaced pages) to: You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115.




The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.

Apply by:
May 03, 2016