Join the curatorial team as an intern assisting with research for upcoming exhibitions, gallery installations, and curatorial projects. Assignments will include helping to develop and manage the working list of objects for upcoming exhibitions and assisting with research as directed. Tasks will include data management including photocopying and scanning, collating, organizing, filing and managing paper and digital files. The project will also involve research on contemporary and historic art and design related to upcoming exhibitions at PEM. Projects may involve research on American art, fashion, maritime art, and other subjects. Reporting to the Curator for Exhibitions and Research this position will help with upcoming exhibition and curatorial projects as directed.
Internship Qualifications: College or graduate student, preferably with knowledge of historic and contemporary art and design. Qualified candidates should be enthusiastic, focused, articulate, organized, self-motivated, and willing to assist with a variety of administrative and curatorial aspects of the project. Candidates should have experience conducting research on the internet as well in libraries and archives and other venues. The candidate must be detail-oriented, maintain a high level of accuracy, and be able to work on a variety of tasks as priorities and scheduling require. The intern must demonstrate excellent writing skills in English, as assignments may include writing brief descriptions of objects, or summarizing information from museum files. Candidates must be able to interact in a professional manner with museum visitors, patrons and supporters, researchers, and other staff. Proficiency in Microsoft Windows programs, Excel, and Adobe Photoshop is necessary. Prior experience with museum collections databases is a plus.