Asheville Art Museum: Paid and Volunteer Internship Opportunities

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to offer the following paid and volunteer internship opportunities this fall and upcoming spring. Please share this information with any students or colleagues who may be interested. To learn more, please visit http://www.ashevilleart.org/education/get-involved/internship-program/ or contact me at kmcmillan@ashevilleart.org or 828.253.3227 x122.

 

FALL 2018 – Applications for this special-project internship will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Curatorial – Pack Square Project (Media)

This intern will work as a team with the Curatorial Intern – Pack Square Project (Research) to develop a short video on the history of Pack Square. The interns will interview historians and other experts, conduct research on the history of Pack Square, locate photographs and other imagery, and practice their skills in video production. The Museum hopes to make this video available to the public through its website and/or as part of the New Museum at 2 S. Pack Square in early 2019.

      The ideal candidate will have prior experience with video production and multimedia storytelling (e.g. research, writing, storyboarding), and an interest in the history of Asheville and/or WNC. A commitment of at least 50 total hours is required; approximately three hours at the Museum each week, plus additional hours for meetings, research, interviews, and video production.

     This position may be eligible for school credit for current students. Curatorial Intern – Pack Square Project (Media) stipend: $500. Candidates who qualify for the Rosemary Kennedy Internship Initiative (see below) are eligible for an additional stipend.

      To learn more and apply, please visit http://www.ashevilleart.org/education/get-involved/internship-program/

 

 

SPRING 2019 – The priority application deadline for spring 2019 internships is November 1; applications received after that date may be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Curatorial – Collections Management

The Curatorial Department researches and organizes upcoming exhibitions including the development of timelines, checklists, and signage; produces exhibition catalogues; and corresponds with artists, curators, galleries, and museums.

      Join the Curatorial team for an exciting educational opportunity as the Museum rehouses the Collection and opens in a renovated facility. Under the supervision of the Associate Curator and Registration Assistant, interns assist the Curatorial team with the documentation and care of the Museum’s Collection of 20th- and 21st-century American art. Assistance is especially needed with entering information and images into the EmbARK collections database as part of a larger project to make more Collection information available online to the general public. This intern will help organize and participate in the Museum’s first Edit-A-Thon for increased accessibility to the online Collection.

      This opportunity is excellent for college-level students interested in a museum career to develop their skills in database management, museum record-keeping, art-handling, condition-reporting, and inventory procedures. Interns should be self-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented with good computer skills and a knack for precision. A commitment of at least three hours each week on Thursdays and Fridays is desired. This position is eligible for school credit for current students.

This position may be eligible for school credit for current students. Candidates who qualify for the Rosemary Kennedy Internship Initiative (see below) are eligible for a stipend.

      To learn more and apply, please visit http://www.ashevilleart.org/education/get-involved/internship-program/

 

Curatorial – Preparation

      The Curatorial Department researches and organizes upcoming exhibitions including the development of timelines, checklists, and signage; produces exhibition catalogues; and corresponds with artists, curators, galleries, and museums.

      Join the Curatorial team for an exciting educational opportunity as the Museum opens two major exhibitions to the public in newly-constructed galleries and rehouses the Museum’s Collection. Under the supervision of the Preparator/Assistant Registrar, interns assist in the planning, preparation, design, and installation of museum exhibitions, art collections, or other display materials; the design and construction of display materials; and coordination of packing, moving, maintenance, and security of the Collection.

      This opportunity is excellent for college-level students interested in a museum or art-related career to develop their skills in museum record-keeping, art-handling, condition-reporting, and inventory procedures. Some lifting will be required. A commitment of at least three hours each week (Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm, TBD with the Curatorial Department) is desired.

This position may be eligible for school credit for current students. Candidates who qualify for the Rosemary Kennedy Internship Initiative (see below) are eligible for a stipend.

      To learn more and apply, please visit http://www.ashevilleart.org/education/get-involved/internship-program/

 

Development

The Development Department seeks diverse sources of support for the Museum’s programming, exhibitions, and day-to-day operations. These sources include grants; the membership program; the annual fund; corporate giving and sponsorships; fundraising events; and facility rentals. Capital Campaign giving for building and endowment needs is also managed through the Development Department. Interns assist in researching prospective donors and gathering materials for grant applications and reports, event planning and preparations, and direct-mail appeals and acknowledgments to donors.

This position may be eligible for school credit for current students. Candidates who qualify for the Rosemary Kennedy Internship Initiative (see below) are eligible for a stipend.

      To learn more and apply, please visit http://www.ashevilleart.org/education/get-involved/internship-program/

 

Education

Internships with the Education Department offer art history, art education, museum studies, studio art, and other students an opportunity to experience and develop skills in arts education in a museum setting. The Education Department provides learning opportunities for school-age groups, children and families, and adult audiences from college students to older adults.

      Education staff work closely with interns, mentoring such skills as interacting with various age groups, assisting with exhibition-related/curriculum-based art projects for various age groups, collaborating with our summer arts program teachers in the studio, and more.

      Interns assist with administrative tasks and help staff to implement a range of programs. Depending on interns’ interests, they may also research and present a gallery talk or other public program. Interns should be friendly, energetic, highly motivated, and creative; familiar with a variety of art materials; and have a positive, enthusiastic attitude towards interacting with learners of all ages.

This position may be eligible for school credit for current students. Candidates who qualify for the Rosemary Kennedy Internship Initiative (see below) are eligible for a stipend.

      To learn more and apply, please visit http://www.ashevilleart.org/education/get-involved/internship-program/

 

Education – Connections

In spring 2019, the new Asheville Art Museum will open after a major renovation and construction project. The NC GlaxoSmithKline Foundation awarded the Museum a prestigious Ribbon of Hope grant to launch Connections, a new program serving community-dwelling adults with mild to moderate memory loss and their care partners living in Western North Carolina through the arts, when the Museum reopens. This program builds and reinforces connections between program participants + art, artists, and ideas, through personally meaningful discussions and activities; adults with memory loss + their care partners, through stimulating, in-the-moment outings; adults with memory loss and their care partners + the Asheville Art Museum (staff, volunteers, Collection, and special exhibitions), through regular visits and programs; program participants + peers, through social interactions with those who are experiencing similar challenges resulting from memory loss; and brain health + social participation, through multisensory engagement with art. Each monthly Connections program will include an open house, a guided experience, a related activity, and an optional lunch.

      Connections is based on similar programs taking place in art museums in the United States and around the world that address the need for community gatherings and safe spaces to stimulate the minds of adults with memory loss (i.e. living with Alzheimer’s Disease, any form of dementia, and other memory loss), their care partners, and museum staff and volunteers. Connections serves the Museum’s vision of transforming lives through art, and its mission of engaging and inspiring individuals and enriching community through dynamic experiences in American art of the 20th and 21st centuries.

      The intern will grain valuable professional experience by working alongside staff in the Education Department to accomplish a defined set of tasks related to Connections.

This position may be eligible for school credit for current students. Education Intern – Connections stipend: $2400. Candidates who qualify for the Rosemary Kennedy Internship Initiative (see below) are eligible for an additional stipend.

To learn more and apply, please visit http://www.ashevilleart.org/about/employment-internship-program/

 

 

We are excited to participate in the Rosemary Kennedy Internship Initiative again this year. This program provides internship and pre-professional training opportunities for youth with disabilities (cognitive, developmental, invisible, learning, mobility, physical, etc.), ages 15 – 22. Stipends are provided for Rosemary Kennedy Internship Initiative interns. For more information, please visit www.ashevilleart.org/education/get-involved/internship-program.

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need additional information!

 

All best wishes,

 

Kristi McMillan

Adult Programs Manager

 

ASHEVILLE ART MUSEUM

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