Curatorial Intern, Corcoran Gallery of Art

[via American Association of Museum’s JobHQ,]


The Corcoran Gallery of Art seeks a part- or full-time curatorial intern for its Photography and Media Arts department. The Keim Internship is a one-year internship intended for recent graduates with a BA or BFA who seek museum experience prior to entering a graduate program in Art History or a related field.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assist curators with special exhibitions, management of the permanent collection, and other projects; • Help with research, editing, and production of texts and publications; • Support with exhibition planning; • Research on objects in the collection and objects proposed for acquisition; • Maintenance of exhibition, collection, and artist files; • Coordination of collection loan forms, loan agreements, and exhibition contracts; • Assistance with general correspondence; • Assistance with programs that pertain to the Photography and Media Arts department.


• The ideal candidate will possess a strong knowledge of the history of photography and will have an interest in working with the Corcoran’s photographic collection. • Previous experience in arts or collections management, at a museum, art gallery, alternative art space, or historical collection, is strongly preferred.

To apply:

Please submit a CV, cover letter, names and contact details for two references, and one brief writing sample (this could be a short academic essay, an article, or a museum-related text) to:

Amanda Maddox Assistant Curator of Photography and Media Arts Corcoran Gallery of Art 500 17th Street NW Washington, DC 20006 202-639-1712

[unpaid internship]

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