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Location: San Francisco 151 3rd Street San Francisco CA 94103 USA

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Department: Curatorial
Work Hours: Full-Time
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Date Posted: 08 Mar 2019

Valid Through: 31 Mar 2019 23:55

SFMOMA Background:

Founded in 1935, SFMOMA was the first museum on the West Coast devoted to modern and contemporary art. From the outset, the museum has championed the most innovative and challenging art of its time, and we continue to exhibit and collect work by both modern masters and younger, less-established artists. By embracing the challenge of the new and unexpected, we hope to encourage fresh ways of seeing, thinking, and engaging with the world. SFMOMA's internship program offers insight into the operations of one of the country's leading art museums and allows interns to gain valuable hands-on experience.

 

Department Description

A cornerstone of SFMOMA's identity since we first opened in 1935, the department of Painting and Sculpture consistently engages with the art and artists of our time. Whether by supporting artists at early stages of their careers, as founding director Grace McCann Morley did when she presented the first solo museum exhibitions for Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Arshile Gorky, or by organizing major retrospectives and thematic exhibitions, we are committed to fostering new ideas and approaches to modern and contemporary art.

Our collection features art created between 1900 and the present, and highlights the work of numerous individual artists in depth. Purposefully wide-ranging in scope, areas of concentration include Fauvism, Cubism, and Surrealism in France; Modernism in the United States and Latin America; American Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism and Pop art; postwar German art; and contemporary art from around the globe. As the first museum on the West Coast dedicated to modern and contemporary art, a large part of our collection focuses on artists from California, and particularly the Bay Area.

 

Internship Duration

Full time, starting Monday, June 10, 2019 - Friday, August 16, 2019

 

Educational Objectives

  • Gain crucial skills researching art objects, artists, historical periods in preparation for a future career at a museum, gallery, or arts organization
  • Learn the fundamental components of organizing a major exhibition with scholarly catalogue, including research, updating the exhibition checklist, shadowing the curator when revising the exhibition floorplan, drafting correspondence, and participating in discussions with various museum departments ranging from Exhibition Design to Conservation
  • Learn the components of collection research and preparation of artworks, texts, and logistics necessary for collection rotations

 

Requirements

  • Coursework in postwar American art
  • Research experience in Museum or Academic setting
  • Strong self-motivation and work ethic
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must be able to work on a computer
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with Google Drive

 

Project Plan

  • Conduct library and internet research, organize findings, and share with project team
  • Participate in all meetings relating to the exhibition and book
  • Contribute to and assist in the management of the project research repository on Goggle Drive
  • Conduct preliminary research and compile artist and artwork research files for works being considered for collection rotations
  • Administrative tasks as needed
  • Interns will be required to attend regular classes to further their understanding of museum careers.

 

We are happy to work with your educational institution to provide credit for this internship.

 

Application Requirements

  • Intern Application on SnapHire
  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating the department(s) (up to three areas) you are interested in. Describe the experience you bring to these particular areas.
  • Statement of purpose: No more than one page, describing why you are interested in museum or nonprofit work, your reasons for applying to SFMOMA, and your goals for the internship.
  • Two Letters of recommendation from a college professor or former employer
  • College transcript: Transcripts can be unofficial, but need to be readable.
  • Availability for an in-person interview starting in early April. Skype and phone interviews will be considered for students who are abroad or far from California.

 

We are happy to work with your educational institution to provide credit for this internship.

 

 

To learn more about our internship opportunities, visit the Internships Section of our website at https://www.sfmoma.org/join-the-team/internship-program/

 

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Painting and Sculpture, Curatorial - Summer 2019 Internship

SFMOMA Background:

Founded in 1935, SFMOMA was the first museum on the West Coast devoted to modern and contemporary art. From the outset, the museum has championed the most innovative and challenging art of its time, and we continue to exhibit and collect work by both modern masters and younger, less-established artists. By embracing the challenge of the new and unexpected, we hope to encourage fresh ways of seeing, thinking, and engaging with the world. SFMOMA's internship program offers insight into the operations of one of the country's leading art museums and allows interns to gain valuable hands-on experience.

 

Department Description

A cornerstone of SFMOMA's identity since we first opened in 1935, the department of Painting and Sculpture consistently engages with the art and artists of our time. Whether by supporting artists at early stages of their careers, as founding director Grace McCann Morley did when she presented the first solo museum exhibitions for Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Arshile Gorky, or by organizing major retrospectives and thematic exhibitions, we are committed to fostering new ideas and approaches to modern and contemporary art.

Our collection features art created between 1900 and the present, and highlights the work of numerous individual artists in depth. Purposefully wide-ranging in scope, areas of concentration include Fauvism, Cubism, and Surrealism in France; Modernism in the United States and Latin America; American Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism and Pop art; postwar German art; and contemporary art from around the globe. As the first museum on the West Coast dedicated to modern and contemporary art, a large part of our collection focuses on artists from California, and particularly the Bay Area.

 

Internship Duration

Full time, starting Monday, June 10, 2019 - Friday, August 16, 2019

 

Educational Objectives

  • Gain crucial skills researching art objects, artists, historical periods in preparation for a future career at a museum, gallery, or arts organization
  • Learn the fundamental components of organizing a major exhibition with scholarly catalogue, including research, updating the exhibition checklist, shadowing the curator when revising the exhibition floorplan, drafting correspondence, and participating in discussions with various museum departments ranging from Exhibition Design to Conservation
  • Learn the components of collection research and preparation of artworks, texts, and logistics necessary for collection rotations

 

Requirements

  • Coursework in postwar American art
  • Research experience in Museum or Academic setting
  • Strong self-motivation and work ethic
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must be able to work on a computer
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with Google Drive

 

Project Plan

  • Conduct library and internet research, organize findings, and share with project team
  • Participate in all meetings relating to the exhibition and book
  • Contribute to and assist in the management of the project research repository on Goggle Drive
  • Conduct preliminary research and compile artist and artwork research files for works being considered for collection rotations
  • Administrative tasks as needed
  • Interns will be required to attend regular classes to further their understanding of museum careers.

 

We are happy to work with your educational institution to provide credit for this internship.

 

Application Requirements

  • Intern Application on SnapHire
  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating the department(s) (up to three areas) you are interested in. Describe the experience you bring to these particular areas.
  • Statement of purpose: No more than one page, describing why you are interested in museum or nonprofit work, your reasons for applying to SFMOMA, and your goals for the internship.
  • Two Letters of recommendation from a college professor or former employer
  • College transcript: Transcripts can be unofficial, but need to be readable.
  • Availability for an in-person interview starting in early April. Skype and phone interviews will be considered for students who are abroad or far from California.

 

We are happy to work with your educational institution to provide credit for this internship.

 

 

To learn more about our internship opportunities, visit the Internships Section of our website at https://www.sfmoma.org/join-the-team/internship-program/

 

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Job Details

Reference # 27160
Posted on 08 Mar 2019
Closes on 31 Mar 2019 23:55
Department Curatorial
Expertise
Career level
Hours/Status Full-Time
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