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Costume Collection Internship

The Maryland Historical Society is pleased to offer internship positions for qualified applicants interested in enhancing their experience with the care, handling and interpretation of costume collections. Interns participating in this project will assist collection staff in the identification, preliminary condition reporting, photography, and re-housing of the extensive costume collection. Interns will have the opportunity to enhance their preventive conservation, documentation, and handling skills as well as gain knowledge of museum collections management and registration methodology. In addition, interns will have opportunities to contribute to the Maryland Historical Society’s blog devoted to the costume collection.

Volunteer: Audiovisual Collections Preservation and Location Management Assistant Hagley Museum and Library - Wilmington - DE

Job description

The Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department at Hagley Museum and Library is seeking volunteers to assist with preservation activities of archival collections which consists of testing the acidity of current housing materials, re-foldering and re-boxing collections as necessary, and, maintaining the intellectual descriptive and identifying information with the new housing. Additional projects include composing and maintaining shelf-lists and assisting with the management of collection locations. Other projects will vary based on skill-level.

Fall 2015 Internship-National Museum of African American History and Culture




Greetings! The NMAAHC is pleased to announce paid internship opportunities in conservation funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Conservation Internship focuses on increasing diversity in the museum conservation profession. NMAAHC seeks applicants who are recent degree holders or currently enrolled Undergraduate or Graduate (Master’s) students from HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), and other universities with a demonstrated interest in the conservation of African American cultural heritage.  Preferred qualifications include introduction to Chemistry and Art History, excellent hand skills, and a desire to pursue a career in conservation. Previous hands-on conservation experience is a strong asset. We in particular are seeking candidates with a background in Chemistry, Art History, History, Design/Photography and Studio Art

Utah Museum of Fine Arts Internship

Pre-Program Conservation Internship

Utah Museum of Fine Arts

This internship is in support of the grant-funded condition survey of our European Paintings Collection and will be primarily focused on that project. The intern will also be expected to participate in day-to-day conservation tasks in the museum including record management and preventive conservation.  This internship includes a $3,000 stipend and is a full-time 10 week position to occur between June-September 2015. Applicants are expected to be able to lift 35 pounds from the floor to chest level. This internship is ideal for applicants preparing for graduate level conservation programs, and applicants are expected to have previous museum experience.

Mount Vernon Object Conservation Internship

Internship in Objects Conservation at George Washington's Mount Vernon

George Washington's Mount Vernon has a paid summer internship in the conservation of objects in the fine and decorative arts collection for the summer of 2015.  The internship is open to current Art Conservation graduate students at a recognized Art Conservation graduate program or recent graduates thereof.

The intern will focus on the treatment and coating of silver and other metal objects in the mansion and museum at George Washington's Mount Vernon.  Additionally, the intern will be involved with the set-up of a recently acquired portable XRF and establishment of analysis protocols.  Other activities can be tailored to the interest of the intern where possible.

This internship will be 5 days per week for 8-12 weeks, starting in mid- to late June.  Compensation in the amount of $5,000 (gross) is offered, payable on Mount Vernon’s bi-weekly pay schedule.

Denver Art Museum Pre-program Internship in Outdoor Sculpture Conservation

Denver Art Museum Pre-program Internship in Outdoor Sculpture Conservation

The Denver Art Museum is offering two paid pre-program internships in the conservation of outdoor sculpture for the summer of 2015.  The internships will be 3 days per week, 7 hours per day, for 5 weeks, starting in mid- to late June.  Under the supervision of the conservator of modern and contemporary art, interns will learn and practice basic skills for the conservation of outdoor sculpture, including washing and waxing of bronzes and maintenance of painted surfaces, as well as written and photographic documentation techniques. 

Pilgrim Art Restoration Polychrome Wooden Altarpiece Internship, Spain

Pilgrim Art Restoration Polychrome Wooden Altarpiece Internship, Spain

Pilgrim Art Restoration is currently looking for suitable candidates to participate in this practical training internship. Pilgrim Art Restoration specializes in polychrome wooden altarpieces. They offer a 12-20 week international practical training internship in the conservation and restoration of painting and sculpture for emerging professionals from a range of backgrounds. Tasks include: removal of repainting, mechanical and chemical cleaning, lining, molding, gilding with gold leaf, color retouching, and consolidation and structural wood reintegration into the main structure of the altarpiece.

The monthly fee of $1,500 USD includes full tuition for the international practical training internship, tools and materials for fieldwork, and accommodation in the monastery and food. The course fee does not include the application fee, flights to and from Spain, travel to the Monastery, or mandatory health insurance.

Furniture Conservation Internship, Long Island, NY

Furniture Conservation Internship, Long Island, NY

Period Furniture Conservation has immediate openings for two paid internships.  Successful candidates will treat surface damage to a large collection of historic furniture.  Treatments will include transparent and painted coatings, and gilded surfaces. Candidates should be willing to initially travel outside of New York City to work onsite for a week or so.  The balance of the treatments will be performed in the studio of Period Furniture Conservation in Long Island City. This is a wonderful opportunity to work on an outstanding furniture collection. 

Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum Internship

Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum Internship

The Maryland Historical Trust, Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum is seeking to hire two highly motivated individuals as seasonal employees for a period of approximately 11 weeks, with an anticipated start date of May 27, 2015. Both positions are State of Maryland Grade 7/Base, with a pay rate of $12.23 per hour, and will work 40 hours per week. The positions will assist with preparation and execution of JPPM's expanding children's summer camp programs, as well as some work during cultural heritage events, Park workshops and other duties as needed.

Filing Deadline: 4/17/2015 11:59 PM

National Museum of African American History and Culture Fellowship

National Museum of African American History and Culture Fellowship

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. is accepting applications for a one-year post-graduate fellowship in paintings conservation beginning in the fall of 2015. The conservation fellow will be part of an exciting and groundbreaking journey that will culminate in the opening of the new NMAAHC on the National Mall in 2016. Responsibilities will include paint analysis, preventive conservation, and treatment of diverse mixed media and single media paintings. The fellow is encouraged to do research on a topic within the category of conservation of modern and contemporary paintings.

Qualifications: A recent graduate of a recognized master's level conservation training program.

The stipend is $40,000 plus health insurance benefits, not to exceed $45,000 total.

Applications should reach us no later than May 25, 2015

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