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John H. Maves Internship (Education & Research)
  • Understand the importance of education and research in the museum field.
  • Work closely with museum educators and curators to care for the Art on Campus collection
  • Develop and implement educational programming.
  • Research objects in preparation for future exhibitions.

 

Anderson Sculpture Garden Internship/Student Employee
  • Gain practical hands-on experience maintaining the University Museums' sculpture garden.
  • Work with museum staff to plant and maintain the garden.
  • Assist with the care of objects in the garden and the wider Art on Campus Collection.

 

Art on Campus Collection Internship/Student Employee
  • Inventory & condition reports for works of art in public spaces around campus
  • Database management with The Museum System (TMS)
  • Assist in exhibition installations

 

Margaret Davidson Collections Management Internship
  • Understand the importance of collection management in the museum field.
  • Gain knowledge of proper object documentation, photographing, and research.
  • Gain insight into the care and maintenance of a collection.

 

Margaret Davidson Curatorial Internship
  • Understand the importance of object and collection research in the museum field.
  • Gain knowledge of key curatorial components - education, research, documentation.
  • Gain insight into exhibition installation & permanent collection installation of Art on Campus.

 

Margaret Davidson Public Relations Internship
  • Understand the importance of public relations in the museum field
  • Possible areas of practice include:
    • Brand management, campaigns, social media, website maintenance, marketing
    • Video, graphic design, layout, photography, audio/video tech support
    • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere, Rush)

 

Richard Taylor Education Internship
  • Understand the importance of education in the museum field.
  • Gain knowledge of audience development through educational techniques.
  • Gain insight into exhibition installations that utilize educational principles.

 

Wayne & Eleanor Ostendorf Farm House Museum Undergraduate Assistant
  • Understand all aspects of daily Farm House Museum operations.
  • Gain knowledge in the care and development of collections and collection-based research.
  • Gain insight into exhibitions and work as a team member to develop integrated curatorial and educational programming and other learning opportunities.

 

Lynette Pohlman Museum Fellowship (separate application)
  • Gain hands-on experience in a museum setting.
  • Enrich your academic experience.
  • Broaden your understanding of art, art history, cultural arts and the relevant role of museums in the lives of citizens.
  • Assist curators and staff on exhibitions, collections, programs, and special projects. 
  • Fellows are matched with a museum staff mentor.

Click here for more information and to apply for the Pohlman Fellowship

 

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