Collections Management & Curatorial Intern In this unique internship opportunity, the intern will split his/her time between the Collections and Curatorial departments.
With the Collections Department, the intern will update publication information for 200+ object records. This project is part of an ongoing catalogue update, and will allow the department to better track research and published materials for each of the museum’s objects. The intern will gain experience in cataloguing, record-keeping, creating an index, working with a collections database, and improving research skills.
The Curatorial Department’s project also requires excellent research skills, as the intern will compile a complete record of all major library holdings and citations of Rubin Museum of Art publications. The intern will gain experience in library cataloguing and maintenance, curatorial research, and archiving. He/she will also have the opportunity to shadow the curatorial research assistant, both in-department and at the off-site storage facility.
Qualifications The Collections Management & Curatorial Intern must be detail-oriented, well-organized, and have excellent research skills. He/she should be interested in art history, the library sciences, and academic research. A familiarity with Chicago-style citation format and database management is beneficial, but not a necessity.