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Collections Internship Opportunity – Royall House & Slave Quarters

Cummings Collections Fellowship

The purpose of the Cummings Collections Fellowship is to develop and populate a PastPerfect database of the objects in the Royall House and Slave Quarters collection and include any documentation that will help determine loan or ownership status, restrictions, provenance, and condition. In the process, any objects stored in unsafe conditions will be rehoused.

Stipend for 2019 is $5,000.

Hours are flexible, approximately 250 hours.

The collection of household furnishings at the Royall House and Slave Quarters is comprised of individual gifts, purchases, abandoned loans, and a single large bequest of furniture. The records for the collection are uneven; there is little information about the history of any object unless a written record is physically attached to it by means of a note card, tag, or label. Additional documentation includes inventories, appraisals, information from board meeting minutes starting in 1906, and uncatalogued correspondence with past donors. A modern inventory of the collection was started in 2004 and most objects have been tagged with a new inventory number. There are approximately 750 objects in the collection.

Qualifications: Knowledge of collections management practices and experience with PastPerfect or a similar database.

How to apply: Send resume and cover letter to President@RoyallHouse.org.

The Royall House and Slave Quarters is a museum in Medford, Massachusetts. In the eighteenth century, the Royall House and Slave Quarters was home to the largest slaveholding family in Massachusetts and the enslaved Africans who made their lavish way of life possible.

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Fitchburg Art Museum Seeks a Collection Management Intern!

Fitchburg Art Museum is seeking a Collection Management Intern for Summer 2019 (May 28 – Aug. 30) to assist the Collection Manager in overseeing the care of a collection of over 5,500 works of art including sculpture, painting, prints/drawings, and photographs. This is an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with collections management, gain valuable experience in the museum field, and learn about the operations at a major regional museum with a growing collection of contemporary art, photography, African, and American art. This position is part-time (minimum of 2 days a week) and reports to the Collection Manager, Aminadab “Charlie” Cruz Jr.

Tasks Include:

-Assistance with museum-wide inventory of works of art

-Basic cataloguing of new works of art

-Creating and maintaining files for works of art

-Assistance with Art handling, movement, and storage

-Assistance with looking up records in the database

-Assistance with setting up and taking down works of art for Collections Meetings

-Assistance in preparation and installation of exhibitions

-Taking inquiries from the public about the collection

-Other administrative tasks as needed

Who You Are:

You must be currently enrolled in a MA program (BA students and /or recent graduate are also welcome to apply), and have an interest in art and museums. You are enthusiastic and work easily with others. You are curious, eager to learn, and aren’t afraid to ask questions.

Qualifications:

 Ability to work both under direction and independently

-Well-organized

-Detail-oriented and willing to see the big picture

-Comfortable with learning and using new technology

-Comfortable working with art (and/or willing to learn how to handle valuable works of art)

-The ideal candidate is interested in museums, art and/or art history, or library science

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV or resume, and the names and contact information for 2 references by email to Collection Manager Aminadab “Charlie” Cruz Jr., (acruz@fitchburgartmuseum.org). The deadline for application is until this position if filled.
Apply by:
May 1st, 2019

About this organization:

The Fitchburg Art Museum is the leading cultural institution in North Central Massachusetts. FAM was founded in 1925, and its four-building complex, with over 20,000 square feet of exhibition space, features exhibitions from its art historical collections of over 5,000 objects, as well as special loan exhibitions focused on New England contemporary art. Collection strengths include American Art, photography, and African Art. Area schools, community groups, and artist organizations organize shows for FAM’s Community Gallery, and the Museum maintains active educational partnerships with public and private schools, and Fitchburg State University. FAM also participates in efforts to stimulate the local creative economy. FAM is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. 

For more information about FAM, please visit www.fitchburgartmuseum.org.

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