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National Gallery of Art summer internship

Conservation: Paper

The intern will assist paper conservators in organizing and cataloging items in the Paper Sample Collection of historic and contemporary artists' drawing and printing papers. Other responsibilities will include recording watermarks photographically and researching papermaking companies. Current graduate students and 2017 graduates in conservation, studio art, or archival studies are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of paper and papermaking is essential.


For more information about our summer internship program, including application guidelines, please direct faculty and students to our Web site, If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Summer 2017 Internship-Mississippi Department of Archives and History

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) Museum Division is offering a summer work project volunteer opportunity. This conservation volunteer will assist with preparation for the December 2017 opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History.

Indianapolis Museum of Art internship

We are currently accepting applications for the Spring. Applications are due by October 21st, 2016.

The IMA Intern Program is open to juniors, seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students . Interns are assigned to the museum departments that best suit their educational backgrounds, experience and interests.

IMA Internships are offered in the following departments with availability depending on departmental requests. For detailed department descriptions, click here.

Cornell Costume and Textile Collection Manager

The Cornell Costume and Textile Collection (CCTC) advances knowledge of the cultural, historical, scientific and aesthetic aspects of fashion and textiles through exhibition, research and teaching. The collection includes more than 10,000 items of apparel, accessories and flat textiles dating from the eighteenth century to present, and includes Euro-American high fashion, functional clothing and technical textiles, and a substantial collection of ethnographic costume. 

Working under very general supervision, the CCTC Manager is responsible for processing, inventory, and housing of the collection in order to facilitate preservation, exhibition and access and to the collection for research and teaching. In consultation with the CCTC Director, will perform a full range of activities for complex materials, and will appraise and select items for permanent retention on the basis of documentary value. The manager oversees tasks assignments and time collection for undergraduate and temporary CCTC assistants; oversees CCTC volunteers; and assists graduate student Teaching and Research Assistants needing to access the collection on behalf of university faculty. The Manager will work closely with the CCTC director to ensure the teaching, research, and exhibition mission of the collection is upheld. The Manager may manage projects involving coordination of multiple activities. 

This is a part time 20-35 hours per week position, 1 year term position with the possibility of renewal.

When applying through our system, please remember to attach your application materials (Resume/Cover Letter/CV) in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the Experience section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the ‘Drop Files Here’ box to manually drag document(s) into your application. 

There is no visa sponsorship or relocation assistance for this position.

Required Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in Costume History, Museum Studies, or related field

·         Minimum three years paid experience handling and cataloguing costume and textile materials in a museum/library settingExperience working in teams, as well as independently, and meeting departmental goals

·        Strong subject knowledge in costume history and preservation

·        Knowledge of conservation issues and policies

·        Experience with relevant technologies, including literacy in commonly used computer applications, database experience, and excellent keyboarding skills

·        Excellent oral and written communication skills

·        Excellent memory and attention to detail

·        Ability to lift, carry or otherwise move and position objects weighing up to 40 pounds

·        Ability to ascend and descend ladders and lifts

·        Ability to balance multiple tasks/responsibilities/demands for time

·        Ability to deal diplomatically and effectively with all constituencies

·        Willingness to work occasional evenings and/or weekends

Preferred Qualifications

·        Knowledge of museum/archival practices and procedures, with costume cataloging experience preferred

·        Some sewing and mount making experience preferred

University Job Title:

Collections Asst III

Level:  C

Pay Rate Type:  Hourly

Company:  Contract College

Contact Name:  Lucy Pola

Number of Openings:  1

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage.  We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Background check may be required.

Collections Assistant, Evergreen Museum & Library

This position includes registration and collections care for Evergreen Museum & Library, Homewood Museum, and non-museum held University Collections. It is 19 hours/wk and candidates may apply at  

Position Summary:

With the primary goal to provide digital access to collections in the University’s historic house museums as well as non-museum cultural properties collections .


  • Registration of all objects including: object handling, inventory, creation of hardcopy and digital files, photo documentation, basic cataloging, measuring, numbering/tagging, and location change tracking in both digital and paper records
  • Assist with incoming and outgoing loan requests and secure insurance certificates as needed
  • Room book/PastPerfect object description updates
  • Duties may also include collections care activities at the direction of the appropriate Director/Curator (such as: metals polishing, dusting/cleaning, storage organization).


Undergraduate degree required, masters’ preferred. Experience with PastPerfect or comparable collections database.

NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at 443-997-5100. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Fall Internship: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

 Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is offering a fall internship focused primarily on preventive conservation efforts to two pre-program candidates. Interns may be involved in one or more of the following projects:

Internship Opportunities with Active Photography Archive

Grossman Enterprises is working with a dedicated team to manage, digitize, preserve and promote the archival holdings of renowned American photojournalist Henry Grossman.  Two class-­credit unpaid intern positions are available to provide students with the experience of working alongside our digital technician and archive manager, learning various aspects of collections management and digital production.

Summer Internship in Nova Scotia, Canada - June-August Wall Painting Conservation

Last minute internship opportunity in beautiful Nova Scotia, for June-August (one of our interns just broke her leg while on holidays). You get to work on the reveal of historic wall paintings hidden beneath layers of wallpaper, in one of the oldest wooden buildings in North America!

Internships at Museum Textile Services

Museum Textile Services internships provide the opportunity to observe and perform treatments while gaining hands-on experience with a variety of objects. Interns put into practice what they've read about in a real-world setting with actual clients. Read more about becoming a conservator to see if you are a good candidate. .​​

Biltmore Internship

A part-time internship working during business hours, Monday through Friday. The intern will work on a project to begin rehousing approximately 9,000 archival photographs to prepare them for cold storage. The internship will include basic training in object handling, library and archive methods specific to the institution, and collections software management systems. The intern will be exposed to all areas of museum work, including curation, conservation, and collection management.

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