Exhibitions and Collections Intern
The Exhibitions and Collections Intern will assist with tasks related to traveling and permanent exhibitions and the Museum’s artifact, art, and archives collections as needed. Specific projects are not guaranteed. Exhibitions and Collections Interns are required to complete one transcript of an oral testimony interview. The intern’s activities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Contribute to design and research for exhibition catalogs, brochures, signage, didactic panels, and other exhibit materials.
- Assist with exhibition preparation, installation, and deinstallation.
- Provide additional support and assistance as needed regarding exhibitions.
- Assist with collections management and organization: may involve taking inventories, entering data and cataloging into PastPerfect database, writing condition reports, research, and handling for storage.
- Continue digitization of the collections by taking photos or scanning documents.
- Assist with and contribute to the organization and maintenance of the Museum’s storage Vault.
- Assist with conservation/preservation activities and disaster preparedness and recovery if needed.
- Sensitivity to issues of racism/intolerance and Holocaust survivorship
- Strong recognition of the importance of historical artifacts and archives
- Ability and willingness to learn and follow proper handling practices
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office, databases and other computer programs
- Familiarity with digital imaging, photography, and related equipment
- Strong attention to detail without compromising ability to multi-task
- High level of organization
- Self-motivated, consistently responsible and dependable
- Ability to lift, move and/or carry 15 pounds and to assist other staff with large, heavy and awkward items (including objects, exhibition furniture, or storage crates)
- Ability to climb ladders or stairs for object storage, transport and/or maintenance as needed
Supervision: The Exhibitions and Collections Intern will report to the Exhibitions and Collections department staff.
Education: Enrollment in or completion of an academic program in museum studies, library science, history, art history, art, or a related field. Working knowledge or complete fluency in relevant languages (German, French, Dutch, etc.) is helpful but not required.
Please send your resume, including relevant coursework to firstname.lastname@example.org.