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Department: Curatorial, Exhibitions
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

The Exhibitions Department manages exhibitions programs and projects through the design, technical, installation and administrative teams. Working in conjunction with almost all other departments museum-wide, the Exhibitions department oversees an exhibition's planning from its conception, offering a broad view of the process of exhibition development at a world-class fine arts museum.

 

Key Staff:

Exhibitions Co-Directors, Exhibitions Technical Manager, Exhibitions Design Manager,

Installation Manager

 

Internship Duration

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

 

Educational Objectives

  • Skills gained: Exhibitions history research; wide-ranging understanding of exhibitions processes including conception, design, installation and coordination, among others
  • Projects worked on:
    • SFMOMA Exhibitions history files
    • External exhibition proposals
    • Other, as identified
  • Transferable skills: research, organization of large volume of documentation materials, general museum exhibitions knowledge, touring exhibition process understanding
  • Jobs this internship prepares someone for: Exhibitions Assistant/ museum assistant, associate and coordination positions in various departments including curatorial, installation, design, content strategy, etc.; entry-level positions in many arts-based non-profits

 

Requirements

  • Student (graduate or undergraduate) in: fine arts, art history, museum studies, exhibitions design
  • Additional skills, experience etc.: knowledge of and interest in contemporary and modern art and artists, strong organizational and research skills

 

Project Plan

 

In addition to gaining a comprehensive perspective of the process of exhibition planning and execution, the Exhibitions Intern will work with Exhibitions Assistant and Coordinators in large-scale SFMOMA Exhibitions history files research and completion project as well as various projects of interest, including but not limited to the circulation of external exhibition proposals.

 

Under the close supervision of the Exhibitions Co-Directors, the intern(s) will be responsible for:

  • Researching, compiling, and filling in robust SFMOMA exhibitions history files; assist in evaluating, circulating and tracking external exhibition proposals; other responsibilities as identified by Intern and Exhibitions Assistant
  • Interns will be required to attend regular classes to further their understanding of museum careers.

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/

 

Please apply online for an internship opportunity.

Exhibitions, 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

The Exhibitions Department manages exhibitions programs and projects through the design, technical, installation and administrative teams. Working in conjunction with almost all other departments museum-wide, the Exhibitions department oversees an exhibition's planning from its conception, offering a broad view of the process of exhibition development at a world-class fine arts museum.

 

Key Staff:

Exhibitions Co-Directors, Exhibitions Technical Manager, Exhibitions Design Manager,

Installation Manager

 

Internship Duration

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

 

Educational Objectives

  • Skills gained: Exhibitions history research; wide-ranging understanding of exhibitions processes including conception, design, installation and coordination, among others
  • Projects worked on:
    • SFMOMA Exhibitions history files
    • External exhibition proposals
    • Other, as identified
  • Transferable skills: research, organization of large volume of documentation materials, general museum exhibitions knowledge, touring exhibition process understanding
  • Jobs this internship prepares someone for: Exhibitions Assistant/ museum assistant, associate and coordination positions in various departments including curatorial, installation, design, content strategy, etc.; entry-level positions in many arts-based non-profits

 

Requirements

  • Student (graduate or undergraduate) in: fine arts, art history, museum studies, exhibitions design
  • Additional skills, experience etc.: knowledge of and interest in contemporary and modern art and artists, strong organizational and research skills

 

Project Plan

 

In addition to gaining a comprehensive perspective of the process of exhibition planning and execution, the Exhibitions Intern will work with Exhibitions Assistant and Coordinators in large-scale SFMOMA Exhibitions history files research and completion project as well as various projects of interest, including but not limited to the circulation of external exhibition proposals.

 

Under the close supervision of the Exhibitions Co-Directors, the intern(s) will be responsible for:

  • Researching, compiling, and filling in robust SFMOMA exhibitions history files; assist in evaluating, circulating and tracking external exhibition proposals; other responsibilities as identified by Intern and Exhibitions Assistant
  • Interns will be required to attend regular classes to further their understanding of museum careers.

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/

 

Please apply online for an internship opportunity.

Job Details

Reference # 27169
Posted on 08 Mar 2019
Closes on 31 Mar 2019 23:55
Department Curatorial, Exhibitions
Expertise
Career level
Hours/Status Full-Time
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