Museum Internship Program
The Chrysler Museum is proud to offer college students and recent graduates the opportunity to explore museum work through special projects designed by the Chrysler Museum staff. Internships help familiarize students with career opportunities in the museum field.
The internship program is from May 28–August 2, 2019. The weekly work schedule is Tuesday–Friday, 8:15 a.m.–5:15 p.m. though hours may vary by department.
No stipends are provided. Internships may be taken for credit through your college. Completion of the internship program does not guarantee employment with the Chrysler Museum.
All application materials are due by Friday, February 15 at 5 p.m. Candidates will be notified of decisions made by Friday, April 19 at 5 p.m.
If you have any questions, please contact Emily Shield, Museum Educator for Adult Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (757)333-6242.
The Conservator is responsible for assessing the condition of the works of art in the Museum’s collection.
This intern will be involved in the examination, documentation, and conservation of paintings using chemistry, art historical research, and traditional studio practices such as color matching and varnishing. The ideal candidate will already be on the conservation track, having completed organic chemistry and art history courses, and be a graduate student or an advanced undergraduate student preparing to apply for graduate school.
Curatorial – Glass
The Curatorial team finds and secures works and exhibitions for the Museum and oversees the care and scholarship of the permanent collection.
Working with American glass works created prior to 1960, this intern will research and assess material for quality and representation, define the status of this segment of the collection, and propose areas for growth or deaccessioning. The ideal candidate must have prior research experience and a thorough knowledge of American glass.
Curatorial – Photography
The Curatorial team is responsible for finding and securing works and exhibitions for the Museum. They also oversee the care and scholarship of the permanent collection.
This intern will perform research for upcoming exhibitions and propose new shows featuring works in the permanent collection. Responsibilities also include writing didactics and creating layouts to learn the many steps required to create an exhibition. The ideal candidate will have prior research experience, preferably in photography.
The Development department supports the Museum by raising money through memberships, sponsorships, and grants. They are the liaisons to the Museum’s supporters and organize receptions, trips, and special events to foster those relationships.
This intern will assist the department in planning and executing an art travel trip, a members’ exhibition opening, and an annual fund appeal. The ideal candidate will be passionate about connecting with Museum members.
The Education department develops and implements school and public programming using the permanent collection and special exhibitions. The team oversees curator and artist lectures, school tours, family days, and more.
This intern will work on projects related to community engagement, adult and family programming, the volunteer docent program, and curriculum development. The ideal candidate will be passionate about education and engaging the public.
The Human Resources department at the Chrysler Museum is responsible for hiring new staff, coordinating benefits, and overseeing training and development opportunities for current staff.
This intern will work on projects related to recruiting and employee relations, an I-9 audit, employment laws, and benefits. The ideal candidate will have an interest in human resources and the non-profit sector.
The Registration department creates and maintains records on all works of art. They keep track of legal documents for gifts and works on loan and coordinate and oversee a variety of projects, including accessioning, deaccessioning, shipping, installation, insurance, art storage, and art cleaning.
This intern will work with object records in The Museum System (TMS) database. More than 2,000 records are in need of additional information. This intern will assign each record to the correct department, write descriptions, and add credit lines. The ideal candidate will have a keen attention to detail.
This intern will use online resources and the Jean Outland Chrysler Library to complete projects assigned by Museum Director, including short articles and book summaries. The intern will also assist the Director with daily activities. The ideal candidate should have prior research skills, be self-motivated, and work well independently. Reading knowledge of additional languages is helpful.