The Museum Internship Program coordinators will outline a specific placement when contacting each finalist with an offer for acceptance into the program. Candidates will have the opportunity to ask questions before accepting or declining the position.
Work in the Executive Offices directly with the museum’s Director and Chief Executive Officer on a museum-related project. Applicant must be an MBA student.
Standardize and enhance information in the collections database and assist with other technology-related projects. You will leave with a good understanding of the predominate software for managing museum collections and information.
Observe conservation techniques for furniture, objects, paintings, works on paper, or textiles. Depending on your specialization, you may be placed in one department or shared between two. Interns with a science background may participate in chemical analysis of materials and other laboratory tasks. Chemistry coursework required; art history or studio art coursework desired.
Update the museum’s database and object files, conduct research, work on inventory projects, reorganize storage, and carry out administrative tasks in one of these curatorial areas:
- American Art
- Arms and Armor
- Contemporary Art
- Costume and Textiles
- East Asian Art
- European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
- European Painting
- Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
- South Asian Art
Assist in nurturing relationships with donors and prospective donors to secure support-gifts, grants, sponsorships, and gifts-in-kind. You may work with one of several Development programs including Individual Giving, Institutional Support, Donor Engagement, Donor Communications, or Development Operations.
Copyedit exhibition texts as well as newsletters, brochures, invitations, and signs. Must be comfortable with Word, possess strong writing skills, and be attentive to detail.
Education: Summer Camp Groups and Family Learning
Work together with a team of interns to develop a summer camp curriculum and teach groups in the galleries and studios. Also assist with Art Splash, our summer family festival, to facilitate studio art projects, prepare art materials, and welcome families.
Education: Teacher Programs
Prepare for and implement our weeklong summer seminar for pre-K–12th-grade teachers. Conduct research for teacher materials and update contact lists.
Education: Teacher Resources
Work with the Wachovia Education Resource Center coordinator to create lessons and activities supporting the integration of visual arts into K–12 classrooms. Also assist with our weeklong summer seminar for pre-K–12th-grade teachers.
Support the Finance department, which is responsible for the maintenance of books, records, and financial statements.
Review and update recruitment materials and assist with museum-wide initiatives in employee engagement, training, and benefits.
Information and Interpretive Technologies: Audio-Visual
Assist with the inventory, testing, planning, and designing of AV equipment for installations and exhibitions, as well as live events and presentations. Participate in developing proposals for future projects.
Library and Archives
Catalogue archival images, create metadata, conduct collection maintenance and development, and assist staff. Background in museum information science, archives, or librarianship desired.
Marketing and Communications
Volunteer with Marketing staff to develop and maintain outlets for paid advertising and coordinate social and digital content. Or volunteer with the Press Office to promote museum initiatives to the press and other local media.
Membership and Visitor Operations
Assist with event planning and implementation, social-media marketing, gift entry and reporting, and membership activities.
Prepare images for publications, interactives, and the website. Capture, edit, distribute, label, and archive photographs. Photograph events, behind-the-scenes installations, and publicity photo shoots. Photography experience required; knowledge of Photoshop/Lightroom desired.
Work on studies to identify the assignment of security officers throughout the galleries, and develop tools to increase efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
Assist the Registrar and other staff in tracking the location and condition of art objects in the collection. Help with object inventories, resolve loan issues, data entry for deaccessioned records, and review and update acquisition files.
Actively engage with merchandising, operations, and marketing for our stores and e-commerce business. Creative and analytical skills will be applied and developed.
Create and manage a social-media campaign for summer programs. You should be tech savvy, possess excellent communication skills, and be a creative self-starter. Must be proficient with social-media platforms.
The Special Events team is responsible for the coordination and execution of all museum events. You will help organize electronic marketing efforts for special events, format the event marketing calendar, and update promotional materials and distribution lists.