The Harvard Art Museums’ Department of Collections Management is accepting applications for an Intern to assist with research and records projects in the Registrar’s Office. This internship will provide an introduction to the practical aspect of managing fine art collections in a major museum and the intern will gain experience tracking museum objects through research into original collection files and the electronic collection database The Museums System (TMS).

This internship is unpaid and applicants must be receiving academic credit to be considered.

– Work closely with the Director of Collections Management and museums’ Registrars to reconcile inventory in museum storage.
– Research objects from the museums’ collection in digital and physical files to complete museum records.
– Other projects include assisting the Registrar’s department with the management, archiving, rehousing and digitization of collections management records as well as data entry and clean-up.

– The unpaid internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students receiving academic credit from a degree granting institution.
– Candidates must be organized, detail oriented, and able to work independently.
– Students who are majoring in museum studies, art history, or library science and have a strong interest in research are encouraged to apply.

– This internship will take place over the spring 2017 semester (beginning in late January/early February). Hours are flexible, but a minimum of 10 hours a week is highly desired.

– Please note that the location for this internship is at the Somerville Research Facility, an off-site building in Somerville, MA. Hourly shuttle service is provided to and from the off-site location to the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge and the MBTA Orange Line and buses 86, 91 and CT2 run nearby. There is a parking lot (free) at the Somerville location if you choose to drive there.

How to Apply: Please forward a cover letter and resume to before December 1, 2016.