Museum Collections Intern: Works of Art on Paper
Paid Museum Internship beginning January 2013.
The Division of Art of the Museum of Texas Tech University supports a full-time internship for graduate-level students, and most recent graduates of masters degree programs, who demonstrate an intention to pursue careers in collection management or curatorship in museums or similar cultural institutions.
The intern will assist in the processing of new acquisitions, cataloging, storage and access of the Art Division's works on paper collection; and assist in the development and editing of the Division's web site and blog. The intern will gain valuable experience in understanding the curatorial development of art collections, preventive conservation of works of art on paper, and gain skills required to manage a database cataloging system and a web or blog site. Normal work hours will be Monday through Friday 8am through 5pm with a one-hour unpaid break for lunch.
Terms and Length of Service
This is a full-time internship and is for one year (12 months). Starting date will be on or about January 1, 2013. Selected intern must commit to the entire 12 months of the project.
The pay is $1700 per month (before deductions) for 12 months of work ($20,400 annually) paid at the hourly rate of $9.81 per hour. The compensation for this internship includes benefits. University credit is available when applicable. Some professional development funds also are available to attend conferences or workshops.
• Familiarity of handling and moving works of art;
• Demonstrated understanding of preventive conservation principles and methods;
• Effective English communication skills, including interpersonal and written;
• Familiarity with computer-based collection management systems;
• Ability to work independently;
• Strong organizational and problem-solving skills;
• Demonstrated experience in applied and original research on art works;
• Ability to work simultaneously on a variety of tasks;
• Familiarity with web site and blog development and editing;
• Proficiency in applicable computer skills with preference for experience successfully using Filemaker Pro, MS Word, Excel, Adobe Photoshop, and Dreamweaver;
• Ability to use effectively a digital camera and a scanner.
The internship requires a moderate level of physical activity.
• The intern must be able to sit stand or walk for extended periods of time;
• Lift and carry a minimum of 25 pounds;
• Bend, stoop, reach, kneel, climb ladders or moveable staircases;
• Use a laptop or desktop computer, telephone, fax, photocopy machine, email, scanner and digital camera;
• Be able to perform competent visual inspection of works of art.
Send paper copies of:
Letter of interest that includes relevant experience, possession of applicable knowledge and skills, and professional goals; list of three references, including their telephone numbers and email addresses; and one prior writing sample that demonstrates research and written communication skills to:
Curator of Art
Museum of Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-3191.
Application review will begin immediately and be completed when an individual is hired.
Texas Tech University is an equal employment opportunity organization.
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