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Interns

Available spring only

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be juniors, seniors, or graduate students with a major in one of the following ancient art specialties:

1. Classical art or archaeology with an interest in Egyptology

OR

2. Ancient American art or archaeology interest in Andean material culture

TIME COMMITMENT

One semester, with flexible schedule, 10–20 hours per week

RESPONSIBILITIES

Dependent upon academic background, interests, and talents of the intern. Will include some or all of the following:

  • Research and write on objects in the Museum’s collection and potential acquisitions.
  • Research and provide other substantive assistance related to planning special exhibitions and permanent collection installations.
  • Create a “virtual exhibition” for a blog post.
  • Assist with ongoing ancient art–related publication or conservation projects.

Available spring and summer 

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be juniors, seniors, or graduate students with a major in either 1) art history, with an interest in African, diaspora, or modern and contemporary art; knowledge of global arts desirable, OR 2) museum studies, with an interest in curatorial projects.

TIME COMMITMENT

One semester, with flexible schedule, 10–20 hours per week

RESPONSIBILITIES

Dependent upon academic background, interests, and talents of the intern. Will include some or all of the following:

  • Research and write on objects in the Museum’s collection and potential acquisitions.
  • Research and provide other substantive assistance related to planning special exhibitions and permanent collection installations.
  • Assist in development of smaller, permanent collection–based exhibitions.
  • Assist with building and organizing departmental files and records.
  • Conduct additional research and writing as requested.

Available fall, spring, and summer

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be juniors, seniors, or graduate students with a major in one of the following art specialties:

1. Art history with an interest in modern and contemporary art. Knowledge of global arts, post-1980s, desirable.

OR

2. Museum studies with an interest in curatorial projects.

TIME COMMITMENT

One semester, with flexible schedule, 10–20 hours per week

RESPONSIBILITIES

Dependent upon academic background, interests, and talents of the intern. Will include some or all of the following:

  • Research and write on objects in the Museum’s collection and potential acquisitions
  • Research and provide other substantive assistance related to planning special exhibitions and permanent collection installations
  • Exhibition development for smaller, permanent collection-based exhibitions
  • Additional research and writing needs as requested

Summer, fall, and spring

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students with a major or minor in art history or history and special interest or expertise in at least one of the following subject areas:

  • European art, especially painting or sculpture
  • Arts of the Mediterranean world
  • History of Europe or the Mediterranean world
  • Medieval and Renaissance studies
  • Material culture of Europe
  • Classical studies

Graduate students in divinity degree programs with an interest in art history are also welcome.

TIME COMMITMENT

One or two semesters, with flexible schedule, 10–20 hours per week

Or

Two to three months between May and September, 20–32 hours per week

RESPONSIBILITIES

Dependent upon academic background, interests, and talents of the intern. Will include some or all of the following:

  • Research on objects in the Museum’s collection.
  • Provenance research on objects in the Museum’s collection or potential acquisitions.
  • Research and administrative assistance related to planning special exhibitions and permanent collection installations.
  • Additional research and writing as requested.

Available fall, spring, and summer

DESCRIPTION

Are you interested in finding out what happens behind the scenes at the NCMA? The Registration Department has principal oversight of the permanent collection and provides crucial back-of-house support for a dynamic changing exhibition schedule.

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be juniors, seniors, or graduate students. Computer skills are necessary, including Windows Office, especially Word and Excel. Collections database experience is a plus.

TIME COMMITMENT

One semester, with flexible schedule, 10–15 hours per week

RESPONSIBILITIES

Dependent upon academic background, interests, and talents of the intern. May include some or all of the following:

  • Assist with processing of forms related to loans and exhibitions such as receipts, loan agreements, condition report forms.
  • Be a part of the exhibitions team during installation/deinstallation in the galleries.
  • Assist with annual inventory of the NCMA collection, including updating the collections database locations (summer only).
  • Provide support on other projects as needed.

Available fall, spring, and summer

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have completed their freshman year of college with coursework in marketing, communications, public relations, journalism, or related study. Writing and social media experience is extremely beneficial.

TIME COMMITMENT

One semester, with flexible schedule, 20 hours per week

RESPONSIBILITIES

Dependent upon academic background, interests, and talents of the intern. Will include some or all of the following:

  • Write news releases about Museum exhibitions, educational programs, and performing arts events.
  • Brainstorm ideas and write blog posts for Circa, the NCMA blog.
  • Assist with the distribution of press kits and related materials.
  • Locate and record press clips.
  • Assist with writing and distribution of promotional materials such as flyers, posters, digital graphics, and brochures.
  • Manage and develop promotions for Museum exhibitions and events.
  • ​Marketing and communications-related research projects.
  • Develop content and strategy for organic and paid posts and long-form content for Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram.
  • Build community and media lists.

Internship period runs May 7–August 8

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have completed their freshman year of college. Driver’s license and reliable and clean transportation a necessity. We reimburse for gas and mileage.

TIME COMMITMENT

A typical concert day begins at 10 am and ends about 1 am. We offer some flexibility, as long as you are available to work a minimum of 10 hours on those days.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Operating very simple technical/lighting equipment and being available for concert prep on afternoons and concert days and nights.
  • Providing transportation for musicians to and from airport and running errands with or for them or their crew.
  • On show days: remaining flexible regarding periods of less activity but also being ready to jump when given a task. Being 100% reliable no matter what the activity level.
  • Remaining calm and maintaining a level head and positive attitude through occasional stressful moments.
  • Some light physical labor with setting up merchandise goods, lights, chairs, table. You will have stage labor and staff help available to you for this.
  • Driving a golf cart/gator. Very simple, low speed. We train you.
  • Coordinating with volunteers to make sure they have guest lists and other items.
  • Communicating with Box Office.
  • Marketing: live tweeting and building our twitter following/account. Telling the story of our venue and audience experience. Possibly distributing fliers and developing guerrilla marketing and social media strategies. (We especially want to focus on gaining customer testimonials and photos/Instagram videos following events. Sometimes, the best marketing happens after the event ends.)
  • Evaluating customer comments from our post-event surveys and making recommendations for the future.
  • Attending some event planning meetings with Box Office, Security, Catering, Marketing, and Housekeeping teams.
  • Grocery and supply shopping for bands on the days prior to show days.
  • Assistance with Green Room and dressing room setup and cleanup. Assistance with general hospitality: being a good, friendly, calm, and trustworthy host.
  • Sometimes selling merch for artists if you have prior retail experience and are interested (this is paid by our visiting artists).
  • Some filing, data entry, and additional administrative tasks. Can be done from home.
  • Assisting with Green Team initiative and developing other sustainability improvements.
  • Community inreach/outreach; possibly visiting with community advisors to help make our events genuinely welcoming to all visitors.
  • Any special projects that you would like to propose.

January through March

TIME COMMITMENT

Flexible schedule, 6 hours per week

RESPONSIBILITIES

Assist with the production of Art in Bloom materials, including data input, editing labels, attending meetings, securing materials and supplies, creating name badges, and setting up and staffing the event.

Available fall only

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be juniors, seniors, or graduate students with a background in education, communications, or other field that relates to intern responsibilities. Must be comfortable with social media and experienced in working with a team. This intern will collaborate with other interns within a larger College Advisory Council to brainstorm and develop content to promote College Night. .

TIME COMMITMENT

One semester, with flexible schedule, 5–10 hours per week, August–November

RESPONSIBILITIES

Dependent upon academic background, interests, and talents of the intern. Will include some or all of the following:

  • Design a poster and series of related web images to brand the exhibition programs for a college audience.
  • Develop programs to engage college students during the event.
  • Write content for social media and blogs about the event.
  • Attend two College Advisory Council meetings and participate in the planning of College Night; use this group to provide feedback in the design of marketing materials and then to distribute it to campuses.
  • Attend the Museum’s marketing meetings in preparation for the fall exhibition to learn themes, processes, and constraints for designing materials for a state art museum.

Available fall, spring, and summer

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be juniors, seniors, or graduate students. Previous experience working with children is required. Studio art, art history, art education experience preferred.

TIME COMMITMENT

One semester, with flexible schedule, 8–16 hours per week. Some weekend availability preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Projects change depending on the intern and exhibition schedule. In general, internships include:

  • Assisting with planning, research, and administrative support for a variety of family programs.
  • Providing programmatic assistance for teaching artists and Museum staff through materials prep.
  • Learning about Museum education and audience engagement methodologies and career paths.

Available fall, spring, and summer

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be juniors, seniors, or graduate students with an art history background. Major may be art history, studio art, art education, museum studies, or arts administration.

TIME COMMITMENT

One semester, with flexible schedule, 10–40 hours per week

RESPONSIBILITIES

Dependent upon academic background, interests, and talents of the intern. Will include some or all of the following:

  • Research and writing on objects in the Museum's collection.
  • Assistance to Museum educators in planning, coordinating, and implementing programs.
  • Designing hands-on activities and resources.

Available fall and spring

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be juniors, seniors, or graduate students with some experience in art education, education, or art history. Major may be education, art education, art history, studio art, museum studies, anthropology, or arts administration. Comfort with learning technologies like Google docs and learning management systems (like Moodle, Canvas, or Schoology) a must.

TIME COMMITMENT

One semester, Tuesday–Friday, approximately 10 hours per week

RESPONSIBILITIES

Dependent upon academic background, interests, and talents of the intern. Will include some or all of the following:

  • Searching for readings and other resources for upcoming exhibitions or the permanent collection for use in an online learning system for docents.
  • Facilitating research on a selected object and preparing a talk for docents or Park guides.
  • Preparing and organizing materials for teaching in the Museum’s galleries and Park.

Available summer only

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be juniors, seniors, or graduate students with an art history background. Previous experience working with children and a background in art or outdoor recreation is preferred.

TIME COMMITMENT

One semester, with flexible schedule, 20–30 hours per week

RESPONSIBILITIES

Dependent upon academic background, interests and talents of the intern. The summer camp aide will work with camp assistants, instructors, volunteers, and NCMA education staff. Intern will help manage campers (ages 6–12) throughout the day, inside the Museum and outdoors, and provide support for instructors with preparation and organization of materials.

Available fall, spring, and summer

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have completed their first year of college with coursework in horticulture, landscape architecture, parks and recreation, ecology, or other relevant area.

TIME COMMITMENT

One semester, with flexible schedule, 10–40 hours per week

RESPONSIBILITIES

This internship is in the Museum Park. Dependent upon academic background, interests, and talents, the intern can expect to be involved in some or all of the following:

  • Assist with best management practices in horticultural care in the Museum Park, including watering, fertilizing, monitoring soil moisture, pruning, integrated pest management, and planting.
  • Assist with volunteer work days.
  • Interact with visitors to answer questions and provide excellent customer service.
  • Conduct visual observations or surveys to collect data on visitor demographics.
  • Conduct ecological research in the Museum’s natural areas.
  • Assist with Park mapping and wayfinding information via GPS and Arc GIS.

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