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IFPDA Foundation Summer Prints Intern

IFPDA Foundation Curatorial Internship in Prints – Summer 2016

The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Va., has been awarded a grant from the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) Foundation to fund a curatorial internship for the summer of 2016. The intern will assist the Museum’s curatorial team in studying, cataloguing, and exhibiting works from its collection of American and European fine art prints. This is an exciting opportunity for a student to gain professional training and hands-on experience, in preparation for a future art museum career.

Internship Overview:

Under the supervision of the Curator of American Art, the intern will conduct independent research to catalogue works from the Museum’s collection of works on paper and design a thematic rotation of prints for gallery display. Additionally, the intern will work with conservators to assess object condition and potential needs for improved housing. The intern will also learn to use the Museum’s collections management database (TMS), build object files, and suggest updates to the online collections catalogue.

The internship requires a minimum commitment of 3 days/week [or 18 hours/week] for an 8-week period between June and August 2016. The intern will receive a stipend of $2,500.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Art History graduate student, advanced undergraduate, or recent graduate from an accredited four-year college or university. Applicants in Studio Art, American Studies, Museum Studies, or Library Science with demonstrated interest in the history of printmaking and in museums are also eligible.
• Record of coursework in 19th and 20th century American and European art.
• Strong skills in research, organization, and writing/editing (including Microsoft Office proficiency).
• Reading knowledge in French, German, or Italian preferred.
• Past experience in cataloguing, inventory procedures, or database entry will be a plus.

Application Requirements:

• Cover Letter (1-2 pages), including reference to specific coursework or past museum experience relevant to this opportunity. Explain the value of this internship to your studies and career plans.
• Current Résumé / C.V. (including contact information).
• Academic transcript.
• Writing sample (5-10 pages).
• Name, title, institution, and contact information (telephone and email) for 2 professional references (faculty, academic advisor, or supervisor).

How to Apply:

Send all application materials by email with the subject line “IFPDA Internship” to Curatorial Coordinator Debbie Ramos: Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted to arrange an appointment (or telephone appointment).

Application Deadline: All applications must be received by 5:00pm EST on Friday, 8. April 2016.


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