Paid Fellowship / Internship Opportunities: Yale University; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Two short-term, paid opportunities available for new (and soon-to-be) graduates:

2011/12 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship at Yale University
The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Fixed Duration Position: 8 months from date of hire; non-renewable
Expected Start Date: June 1, 2011
Application Due Date: January 6, 2011

The Yale University Library welcomes applications and nominations for the 2011/12 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship. The Kress Fellowship is intended for a recent graduate from library school who wishes to pursue a career in art librarianship. This fellowship is made possible through the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Through this fellowship, the Kress Foundation seeks to achieve in the field of art librarianship what it has accomplished for art history and art conservation: ensuring the growth of the discipline by promoting the advancement of new professionals.

This year the focus of the Kress Fellowship will be on public service librarianship in the arts, which will include experience in reference services and library research education. During their tenure at Yale, Kress Fellows are expected to pursue a mutually agreed-upon project resulting in a publishable paper or a new library service. Kress Fellows are also introduced to a broad spectrum of professional activities and may have the opportunity to perform collection development activities and the possibility of assisting with library-based exhibitions. Kress Fellows are also expected to participate in library planning committees and task forces and engage in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and other collaborative activities.

Please visit the Kress Fellowship webpage for additional info and to apply.

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Summer Internship Program
Sarasota, FL
Internship takes place May 27 – August 4, 2011 (paid position)
Application Deadline: March 1, 2011

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Summer Internship Program provides insight into museum careers through practical work experience not available in most academic settings.  Interns participate in daily operations of a specific department and participate in activities that provide a “behind the scenes” view of the Museum.  Positions for 2011 are in the Art Library, Asian Art, Education, Modern and Contemporary Art, Public Relations, Registration, and Technical Production.

The internship consists of ten, 40-hour weeks from May 27 – August 4, 2011.  Interns earn $11.25 per hour (less taxes) and are paid bi-weekly. Interns are responsible for their own housing (the Museum will assist with locating nearby rentals).

Candidates must be graduating seniors or current graduate students. International students must have a current US Visa and be eligible to work in the US.  The positions require fingerprinting.  The Museum encourages students from all backgrounds to apply and is committed to a culturally diverse group.

The application deadline is March 1, 2011. For position descriptions and application, please visit the interships webpage.

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