Conservation & Collections Management Intern The MIT List Center has an extensive assemblage of public art, including works by Alexander Calder, Tony Smith, Frank Stella, and Sol Lewitt. As the public art collection continues to spread across the school campus and grows through the active percent-for-art program, it becomes more and more critical for MIT to have a comprehensive collection survey of this artwork.
The Intern will work with the List Center’s registrar, driving the day-to-day project work, while benefiting from the registrar’s experience and guidance. S/he will learn about collections management, condition reporting, the basic principles of conservation, and the daily operations of caring for a varied collection of public art.
Creating a comprehensive list of MIT List’s holdings
Assessing the current condition of the collection
Making recommendations for future treatment
Qualifications The successful candidate is organized, analytical, and proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel. The intern must be able to synthesize large amounts of data and extrapolate possible solutions. Preference will go to students with an interest in pursuing a career in museums, with a focus on conservation and collections management.