Cataloguing and Conservation Intern The summer intern will work alongside the Collections Cataloguer in support of the museum’s digitization project. For the majority of the week, the intern will inventory and research collections objects, including tiles and windows installed on the first, second and third floors of the Historic Palace. The intern will become familiar with the institution’s archival resources and curatorial research methods by assisting the cataloguing project and supporting other Collections staff as needed.
The intern will spend 1-2 days a week with Conservation staff. Under the supervision of the Associate Objects Conservator and Senior Objects Conservator, the intern will assist in the treatment of wrought iron objects in the museum’s collection. The intern will also assist the Collections Maintenance Technicians as they perform regular monitoring and cleaning of objects on view. The intern will contribute to a major gallery restoration project through photo-printing and the use of Photoshop.
Assisting with organization and research of curatorial object files in support of the collection digitization project
Prepare inventories, bibliographies, and provenance for architectural objects in the collection
Maintaining curatorial library
Assisting conservation staff with object care and documentation
Providing administrative support as needed in the Collections and Conservation departments
Qualifications The successful candidate has excellent organizational and written communications skills. S/he is proficient in Microsoft Office and Google apps, with meticulous attention to detail. The intern needs to be proactive in problem-solving situations, and sensitive around the museum’s fragile collection. Reading knowledge of multiple languages is a plus. Preference will go to a student with a background in art history and an interest in curatorial work, collections management, and/or conservation.
Application To apply for this position, send all required information listed under "How to Apply" to the Museum through ISGM's website application.