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IFPDA Foundation Curatorial Internship, Summer 2019

The Department of Prints, Drawings & Photographs at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is seeking applications for an International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) Foundation Curatorial Summer Internship.

The intern is expected to participate in broad range of aspects related to the care, display, and research of the BMA’s extensive (57,000 objects) print collection. The intern will gain hands-on experience and professional training fundamental for a career in the field of prints, working alongside curatorial staff on exhibitions, research, cataloging, and collections maintenance. This internship offers the opportunity to work closely and intensively with the museum’s collection and staff, and to contribute meaningfully to a variety of print-related projects. The applicant’s area of interest is open, but the intern will be asked to contribute to the planning and research for an exhibition that examines the representation of female power and agency in Western art from the fifteenth to the early twentieth century.

The paid internship requires a commitment of 30 hours per week for an 8-week period between July 1 and September 15. The intern will receive a stipend of $3,000.

The ideal candidate would have a master’s degree in art history and some experience working in a museum or gallery, but applicants with a B.A. in art history and significant research or curatorial experience in a museum or gallery setting would also be considered. Excellent writing skills and strong research and organizational skills are preferred. The applicant must be proficient in at least one European language and have a proven interest in prints and printmaking.

Interested candidates should apply by sending the following:

1. Cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the position and an account of how past museum of gallery experiences and/or coursework have contributed to the applicant’s knowledge and interest in prints

2. C.V./resume with contact information

3. Academic transcript

4. List of references, including contact information for one academic and one professional
reference via email to and including “IFPDA Internship” in the subject line.

The application deadline is June 1, 2019.

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