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Curatorial Intern, Old Master Prints (18th-Century Print Research & Cataloging Project)

The department of old master prints in the division of prints and drawings seeks an intern to research and catalog 18th-century European prints, albums, and illustrated books in the collection of the National Gallery of Art. This project will entail working closely with objects and entering cataloging information (artist names, titles, dates, media, dimensions, inscriptions, provenance, and catalogue raisonné references) into records in The Museum System (TMS), the Gallery’s collection management database. The intern will regularly consult with staff in the division of prints and drawings as well as the department of paper conservation. Tasks may involve assisting with visitors in the Print Study Room and participating in various activities across the division’s departments.

Applicants should have an MA in art history, reading proficiency in at least one European language (preferably French, German, or Italian), previous work experience in a department of prints and drawings, and a working familiarity with both the history of graphic arts before 1900 and collection management databases.

Internships in the Museum Profession at the National Gallery of Art provide institutional training to students interested in pursuing a museum career. Working closely with professional staff at the Gallery, interns participate in the ongoing work of a department, complete a project or a discrete portion of a larger project, and attend a weekly seminar that introduces the staff, departments, programs, and functions of the Gallery.

Although consideration will be given to students with a spring 2020 undergraduate degree, preference will be given to applicants who are enrolled in a graduate program or are recent MA, MS, MFA, or MLS graduates (degree must have been received no earlier than 2019). Candidates who are people of color, LGBTQ+, bilingual or multilingual, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This is an international program.

Interns are in residence at the Gallery from September 14, 2020, to May 7, 2021, and work full time. Interns receive a stipend of approximately $26,000 that is subject to all applicable taxes. Interns, using an authorized public transportation method, will receive an employer-provided fare subsidy to apply toward their monthly transit costs.

Deadline: January 12, 2020

By the date above, all application materials must be submitted online and in English. We will not accept applications or related materials via email, postal mail, or in person. There is no fee to apply to any of the internships.

Please visit the 'External Link' below for more information about required application materials and to access the online submission form.

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