Ringling Museum of Art
Summer Internships 2012
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, will be offering five paid internships to be held for ten weeks, from May 21– July 27, 2012. The Ringling is part of Florida State University and serves as the State Art Museum of Florida. Located on a 66-acre site overlooking Sarasota Bay, it consists of an art museum, circus museum, historic home, theater and research library. The internships are in the following departments:
- Collections Management
- Curatorial (Modern and Contemporary Art)
- Marketing and Communications
- Historic Asolo Theater
Summer internships at the Ringling combine practical, hands-on experience working on a project for a specific department with exposure to all aspects of the museum’s operation.
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.
Application materials can be found on the Museum’s website at http://www.ringling.org/Opportunities
The application deadline is March 23, 2012.
Position: Collections Management Intern
Department: Collections Management
Responsibilities: Work with TMS (the museum’s collections database) updating records for the Asian collection, Cypriot collection, photography collection, circus collection etc.; assist with digitization and other projects as needed
Qualifications: Graduate student with a museum studies, art history, history or library science background
Position: Curatorial Intern (Modern & Contemporary Art)
Department: Curatorial (Modern & Contemporary Art)
Responsibilities: Research the photographers represented in a large donation of 20th-century European and American photographs, for the purpose of proposing temporary exhibitions and permanent collection installations
Qualifications: Masters degree in art history with a concentration in photography; doctoral student preferred
Position: Education Intern
Responsibilities: Participate in the activities of the Education Department; assist with research and development of adult programs and family activities; help to facilitate the museum’s summer youth program; contribute to docent training and evaluations Qualifications: Strong research and communication skills; good working knowledge of art history; K-12 classroom or other experience with children
Position: Library Intern
Responsibilities: Participate in the activities of the Ringling Museum Library; work on the museum object files digitization project, including cataloguing, editing, scanning and entering data into TMS (the museum’s collections database), ContentDM and other internal databases; work on social media applications and collection development
Qualifications: Bachelors degree in art history or related field; current enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLS program with an interest in special and/or research libraries
Position: Marketing Intern
Department: Marketing and Communications
Responsibilities: Capture and post videos/photography of events and happenings around the Ringling Estate; design flyers and other promotional materials as needed
Qualifications: Video, editing and graphic skills; degree in graphic design, film and/or animation preferred
Position: Technical Production Intern
Department: Historic Asolo Theater (HAT)
Responsibilities: Work closely with the Technical Director in pre-load-in preparation, load-in, and technical/dress rehearsals for the summer circus production in the Historic Asolo Theater; work with performers to maintain production integrity and smooth day-to-day operations, including the run of the show
Qualifications: Degree in theater (recently completed); minimum of two years technical theater experience
Note: The circus performances in the HAT are held twice a day, Wednesday thru Sunday, for six weeks (closing July 29). Each performance lasts approximately one hour.