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Paid Internship Opportunities: Fall Internships, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA

Since opening in 1999, MASS MoCA has become one of the worlds premier centers for making and showing the best art of our time. With annual attendance of 120,000, it ranks among the most visited institutions in the United States dedicated to new art. More than 80 major new works of art and more than 50 performances have been created through fabrication and rehearsal residencies in North Adams, making MASS MoCA perhaps the most fertile site in the country for new art. The museum thrives on making and presenting work that is fresh, surprising, and challenging.

MASS MoCA seeks full-time interns for various departments (see below). Spend any season in the culturally rich, naturally beautiful Berkshires, while gaining invaluable professional experience in the arts. Paid interns are given $125/week stipend and free housing within a block of the complex (cable, internet, and utilities included). Internship dates: September 12 – December 17, 2016.

Archive / Photography (1): The intern documents all of MASS MoCA’s visual and performing arts programs, as well as the programs’ education activities, art fabrication, studio residencies, development events and the overall vibrancy of our bustling 16-acre, 28-building campus. The intern organizes current and archive material within an online digital assets management system. In addition to comfort shooting still images, the intern should have significant experience in recording moving images and editing video with Final Cut Pro-X. The intern will also contribute to the museum’s social media platforms. A driver’s license might be helpful, but is not required.

Visual Arts (Curatorial) (1): Intern assists in the day-to-day operations of a busy curatorial department and helps with the preparations for upcoming programs, as well as the maintenance of current exhibitions. Responsibilities may include administrative duties, research, writing, and any number of unexpected errands or jobs required to help maintain an ambitious exhibition program of contemporary art. Intern also works with the Education department, receiving training to lead tours of exhibitions, interact with museum visitors, and develop focused “spotlight” talks on topics of special interest. This is a crucial part of the internship experience. The successful candidate should be self-sufficient, and have an eye for detail, strong writing and research skills, and a positive attitude about performing many kinds of tasks on a demanding schedule. Must have driver’s license and be willing to do a fair amount of driving.

Visual Arts (Registrarial) (1): Intern assists in the day-to-day operations of a busy curatorial department and helps with the preparations for upcoming programs as well as the maintenance of current exhibitions. This position is primarily focused on registrarial duties, including the maintenance of checklists and databases, preparation of loan requests, and assisting with condition reports. Responsibilities may also include research, correspondence with lenders and artists, assistance in the procuring of exhibition materials, installation of A/V equipment and lighting, and assisting in preparation, fabrication, and installation of artworks as needed. Intern also works with the Education department, receiving training to lead tours of exhibitions, interact with museum visitors, and develop focused “spotlight” talks on topics of special interest. This is a crucial part of the internship experience. The successful candidate should be detail-oriented, have good written and verbal communication skills, and have a positive attitude about performing many kinds of tasks on a demanding schedule. Must have driver’s license and be willing to do a fair amount of driving.

To apply: Send your application (found at http://www.massmoca.org/opportunities.php), cover letter, resume, and two letters of references to MASS MoCA c/o Meghan Robertson, Company Manager, via email at internapplications@massmoca.org or via fax at (413) 664-4519.

Deadline: July 18th, 2016 by 5pm EST

Internship posting page:  http://massmoca.org/about/jobsinternships

Job Posting: Collection Registrar, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL

The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, is a non-profit organization established in 2002 by Ella Fontanals-Cisneros and her family to support artists who are exploring new directions in contemporary art. CIFO fosters cultural understanding and educational exchange through three primary initiatives: a Grants and Commissions Program for emerging and mid-career visual artists from Latin America; an exhibitions program showcasing work by Latin American artists and international contemporary art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection at the CIFO Art Space; and foundation-initiated support for other arts and culture projects.

The Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection is seeking a Registrar in Miami, Florida who will be responsible for the management of the Collection and for the implementation of approved policies and procedures for the management of the Collection and the records pertaining to the Collection. This position supervises a team of Art Handlers/Installation crew.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Development and maintenance of the Collection’s computerized database as well as object and curatorial files
  • Responsible for working with the Chief Curator and guest curators providing collection reports and accessibility to objects and documentation for exhibition and research purposes
  • Responsible for the registration, photography, condition reporting and data entry of acquired works
  • Manages collection in storage and on exhibition, and oversees collections conservation and inventory projects
  • Supervise and manage information for insurance reports including periodic review of insurance values
  • Reviews and recommends works to be conserved and restored; facilitating their treatment
  • Supervises appropriate housing and care of the Collection including climate-control and pest management programs
  • Implements security procedures
  • Identifies and contracts with appropriate freelance conservators as required, and maintains all collections conservation records, surveys and reports on treatment programs
  • Responsible for the coordination of movement of artworks and objects
  • Oversees copyright and reproduction requests as it relates to the permanent collection
  • Supervises all aspects of the Collections’ outgoing loans including loan processing, documentation preparation and maintenance, condition reporting, contracts, courier arrangements, crating, shipping, insurance and customs
  • For installations, tracks objects selected for forthcoming exhibitions and works with exhibit teams in exhibit planning, production and implementation
  • Responsible for producing label copy when needed; overseeing format and editing for corrections
  • Provides information to other departments as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • When required, support during install and de-install of CIFO Grants and Commissions exhibitions


  • Employee must live within commutable distance to Miami, Florida. We will not be responsible for relocation.
  • A Master’s degree (preferred) or a B.A. (required) in museum studies, history of art, photography, visual arts or information management or business administration, with a specialty in arts collections administration or equivalent museum collections experience
  • A minimum of three years of experience as a Collections Manager or Registrar in a museum or private collection with an active collections and exhibitions program
  • Direct work experience in a management role with supervisory responsibilities
  • Experience insuring outgoing loans and a permanent collection
  • Extensive knowledge of collection management systems and procedures
  • Ability to achieve cross-functional teamwork and a desire to function in a team environment
  • Ability to achieve and sustain best Collections practices
  • Attention to detail, excellent organizational abilities, manage multiple deadlines
  • Ability to handle sensitive information confidentially
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office and database experience

E-mail resumes to gmartinez@efcholdings.com (incl. salary requirements).

Full post: http://aam-us-jobs.careerwebsite.com/jobseeker/job/27645738

Job Posting: Registrar Intern, Queens Museum, NYC

The Registrar Intern will be expected to assist the Registrar/Archives Manager with all aspects of coordinating reception and preparation of objects for the museum’s upcoming exhibition cycle, as well as other tasks as required.  The major winter season exhibition is Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Maintenance Art.


About the Museum:

The Queens Museum is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse ethnic, cultural and international community. In November 2013, the Queens Museum completed an expansion that doubled its size to 105,000 square feet. The expansion provides an additional 50,000 square feet of space, including a suite of new galleries, artist studios, flexible public and special event spaces, education classrooms, a café, back-of-house facilities and visitor amenities. This light-filled new space, designed by Grimshaw Architects, exemplifies the Museum’s commitment to openness, inclusion, community partnership and the diverse communities of New York City.


Commitment is from July 2016 – May 2017, 2 days per week, with flexibility for additional hours during pre-installation periods. Shorter time commitments are also welcomed though not preferred.


Responsibilities include:

  • Condition reporting
  • Cataloging and photography of documents, books and objects
  • Processing and tracking incoming and outgoing loans to other museums and institutions
  • Processing incoming and outgoing receipts
  • Coordinating shipments
  • Surveying the condition of objects throughout the run of the exhibitions


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and archival skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to be flexible.
  • Proficiency with Windows and Microsoft office software.
  • Knowledge of archival principles and practices or experience handling museum objects that are delicate, fragile and irreplaceable.
  • Experience working in an archive, library, historical society, gallery, or museum
  • Experience assisting in artifact care and maintenance or manuscript collection care in a museum, gallery, archives or library setting.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • A current student in Museum Studies or Library Science is preferred.

More information and application: https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/ace1f881-37e7-4cd2-9b66-5339a716813d

Job Posting: Collections Manager and Registrar, Tenement Museum

Position Description

The Tenement Museum seeks a Collections Manager & Registrar, who will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight and preservation of the Museum’s Collections, which include its historic structures and archive. Responsibilities include accessioning, processing incoming/outgoing loans, maintaining collections data systems, exhibition management, preventative conservation care, archives and records management, and emergency response and recovery. The Collections Manager supervises the work of consultants and interns, and works closely with the Museum’s Education Department and Facilities Department. This position reports to the Director of Curatorial Affairs.


  • Manage the conservation program for 97 Orchard Street, overseeing monthly building monitoring and identifying conservation priorities
  • Supervise access to the collections and archives, respond to public inquiries regarding the collections, and arrange loans to other cultural institutions.
  • Maintain an accessible online photo database; provide access to images and updates image database records accordingly.
  • Monitor environmental conditions in the museum and its collections, interpret data from environmental monitoring equipment and determine corrective action.
  • Collaborate with the Education Department to identify and assemble materials for use in programs and tours.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Curatorial Affairs on collections development and matters related to research on collections items and the museum’s historic properties.
  • Contribute to exhibition planning and installation.
  • Conduct tours of the Museum for the general public.


Candidates should hold a Masters Degree in Library Science, History, Anthropology, Historic Preservation or related field and have at least 2 years experience. Candidate should be detail oriented, possess strong oral and written communication skills, and have a working knowledge of PastPerfect Museum Software.


Commensurate with experience. Complete benefits package.

Please send cover letter and resume to dfavaloro@tenement.orgNo phone calls, please.

Deadline to apply: July 15, 2011.