Applicants should be in their Junior or Senior year of college, recent college graduates, or pursuing a graduate degree in Art History or Museum Studies. Applicants should have taken multiple upper-level Art History classes and be interested in museum or gallery work as a career or contemplating graduate work in the field. Interns must be available to work a minimum of 12 hours per week during the academic year. Summer internships will require a minimum of 20 hours per week. Applicants should possess basic computer skills, excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; excellent research and written/oral communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Essential intern functions:
The purpose of this internship is to provide students with hands-on experience with museum registration and curatorial research. This internship will offer the student an opportunity to do professional-level work under supervision in areas such as: art handling, inventory procedures, exhibition installation, condition reporting, label writing and research.
- Document all necessary course requirements
- Complete all assignments in a timely manner
- Obtain knowledge of the Museum's history, mission, strategic plan, and Permanent Collection
- Assist with the daily operation of the Curatorial department including email correspondence, phone calls, and filing.
- Obtain a working knowledge of Collections Database – Filemaker Pro
- Special Projects such as:
- Cataloguing procedures/implementation
- Condition reporting of collection/temporary exhibitions
- Collection care – assist with the care and storage of the Permanent Collection
- Gallery installation/deinstallation
- Inventory – assist Registrar with collection inventories
- Assist Curator/Registrar with other duties as assigned
Interested applicants should email the following:
- A cover letter expressing areas of interest and career goals
- A résumé including a list of Art History courses taken
- Students from the University of North Florida are required to obtain a recommendation from Dr. Debra Murphy, Chair, Department of Art and Design. This recommendation must be sent in writing to the Intern Supervisor.
Kristen Zimmerman, Registrar
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
829 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32204