Studio Institute

Education and Collections Intern

Woodmere Art Museum -- Education and Collections Assistant Intern

Please see instructions on how to apply at the bottom of this page.

The Intern will assist in further development of Woodmere’s interactive collections website page. The collections website is an educational tool for visitor and future visitors to explore Woodmere’s permanent collection and the museum as a cultural institution. Woodmere’s collection focuses on the art and artists of Philadelphia. The website is set up with pages for both art works and artist’s bios. The Intern will help organize a group of “Collection Highlights” into time periods and themes, such as Outdoor Sculptures, Social Realists; coordinate curatorial labels on the object pages, and research and write bios on individual artists for artists’ interactive website pages. These will include hyperlinks to relevant institutions, schools, artists, art, social and historical contexts.

The Intern will also work on researching and assisting in the development of Student and Teacher Resource materials for selected artists from Woodmere’s collection such as: Edmund Darch Lewis, Helen Corson Hovenden, Violet Oakley, Walter Elmer Schofield, Barbara Bullock, Charles Searles, Jerry Pinkney, and Edith Neff. These will be incorporated onto Woodmere’s website as well as distributed to teachers participating in Woodmere’s school programs. Additionally, the Intern will work on the Summer Community Art Project and Museum Tours: preparing tours for school age children with Woodmere’s summer exhibitions; assisting with the implementation of Woodmere’s summer student community project in the design and construction of a collaborative outdoor installation.

Skills: The Intern should have excellent research and writing skills and have good attention to detail. They should have an interest in and knowledge of art history, be organized, responsible and self-motivated. It is important for the candidate to work well in both group and collaborative settings as well as independently. Computer skills a must. The Intern will be responsible for the research and writing of bios on artists and art works in Woodmere’s collection. All art work pages will need to include labeling information, references to other institutions, schools, artists, mediums, and art and historic events that are relevant to each artist.

Projects Include:
- Work to enhance the interactive collection's portion of the Woodmere's website
- Research and outline chronologies of works in the Woodmere Museum's collection, to be used in further educational materials
- Assist with children's art tours and classes at Woodmere

This position pays $15/hr, 28 hours a week for 9 weeks. In addition, you will receive a $500 stipend for completing the Arts Intern component of the program. Visit the Program Details page for more information.  


BEFORE APPLYING, VERIFY YOU:
1) Will be enrolled as a full time undergraduate student as of the Fall 2019 semester. You must be a rising Junior or Senior.
2) Attend college in Philadelphia, or live in Philadelphia. 

3) Have an Expected Family Contribution of less than $5000. This number is on your FAFSA form, to see what it looks like -- click here. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

1) To apply to a position, please click here and fill out the eligibility application form
2) Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program. Note: once you're verified as eligible for Arts Intern, you can apply to as many positions as you'd like. You do not have to submit the eligibility application more than once. 
3) You will forward this confirmation email, along with your CV, cover letter, transcript, and recommendations to the email below these instructions with the subject "Arts Intern 2019 Approved Application".

Once you've received confirmation of eligibility, email your application to Hildy Tow at education@woodmereartmuseum.org.