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American Paintings & Sculpture and Decorative Arts Curatorial Internship

Internship Responsibilities

Our American Paintings & Sculpture and Decorative Arts department is seeking an Intern to assist with researching and writing labels for our upcoming re-installation of the American modernism galleries opening March 2022. The goal of this reinstallation is to re-center the canon of American modernism (1900-c.1945) to feature works by underrepresented artists” and to highlight the contributions of immigrant, migrant, and Native artists. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Compile bibliographies

  • Source books and archives for research 

  • Draft label copy for a number of works to be included in the re-installation

Skill Set Required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Writing/Communication skills

  • Research experience, particularly with digital databases

 

Proposed Schedule

  • This position will primarily be virtual with some onsite activities (pending BMA policies and guidelines this Summer).

  • Available work days are Monday-Friday.


 

Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)

Art History, Contemporary Art, Museum Studies

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD

Details

Semester: Summer (Jun - Aug)
Year: 2021
Hours per week: 10-20 hours
Workdays: Flexible
Pay: Yes, $750 stipend

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: May 2, 2021
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter, References, Other - Transcripts
Application Instructions

Eligibility

Applicants must fulfill one of the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in a Graduate or Undergraduate Program

  • Recent graduate from an accredited program (within 5 years)

  • PhD candidate 

Commitment

  • Most positions will meet 1-3 days per week*

  • Selected candidates will be expected to start in September 2020

  • If you require a specific number of hours or are planning to do this internship for credit, please state your requirements in your cover letter

* This time is subject to change depending on the unique schedule that will be created with each selected candidate.

*Please note that each position is unique and will either be a virtual or hybrid structure 

Application Requirements

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume 

  • Academic Transcript (unofficial is acceptable)

  • Letter of Recommendation from a professor, academic advisor, or supervisor (only 1 letter will be accepted)

  • Graphic Design applicants must also supply an electronic portfolio (website, links, documents, etc.)

 

Application Deadline

All materials must be submitted by Sunday, May 2, 2021. We will not accept any materials after this date.

Notification of Decision

Please note that we do not review applications until after the Application Deadline, so you will not hear from us until after that date, if you are selected for an interview. We appreciate your patience during this time.

* Due to the number of applications we receive, we are only able to contact applicants selected for the interview process.  

 

Sending Applications Materials (including Reference Letters)

All materials may be sent via the following options:

  • Preferred Method: internships@artbma.org (please indicate the position(s) you are applying for in the subject line)

  • Through the post (please only use this method if there is no possibility to e mail documents):

ATTN: Rachel Sanchez

RE: Internship Application

The Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Dr

Baltimore, MD 21218


BMA Internship Program Stipends

To promote our mission and DEAI initiatives, all BMA Interns are awarded a $750 stipend.

 

The Joshua Johnson Council Stipends

Through generous support from our Joshua Johnson Council, we are able to offer 2 stipends aimed at increasing participation of minority groups who are underrepresented in the fields of museum programming and administration. If you are interested in applying for a JJC Stipend, please indicate this clearly in your cover letter. The two candidates selected to receive a JJC stipend ($1000/ each) will be notified.  

 

Please note that if you are awarded a JJC Stipend, you are not eligible for a $750 BMA Internship Program stipend. 

 

FAQS

 

Q: May I apply for more than one open Internship opportunity?

A: Yes, you may apply for up to two open positions. Please reference them in your Cover Letter. You may also submit 2 separate cover letters (one for each position).

 

Q: What should I include in my Cover Letter/Letter of Intent?

A: Please include specific references to the position(s) for which you are applying and why you are interested in that department(s). It’s best to list experiences/classes that relate to the position(s). Also, please note if you are doing this Internship for credit.  

 

Q: Should my Letter of Recommendation be sent separately or with my other materials?

                A: Either way is fine!


Any additional questions may be sent to internships@artbma.org. Please, no phone calls.

Headquarters

10 Art Museum Dr
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

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The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Founded in 1914 with a single painting, the BMA today has 90,000 works of art—including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world. Throughout the Museum, visitors will find an outstanding selection of European and American fine and decorative arts, 15th- through 19th-century prints and drawings, contemporary art by established and emerging contemporary artists, and objects from Africa, Asia, the Ancient Americas, and Pacific Islands. Two beautifully landscaped gardens display an array of 20th-century sculpture that is an oasis in the city.

As a major cultural destination for the greater Baltimore region, the BMA organizes and presents a variety of dynamic exhibitions and innovative programs throughout the year, and frequently hosts special events with cultural and educational partners. The Museum is located three miles north of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in a park-like setting in the heart of Charles Village, adjacent to the main campus of The Johns Hopkins University. It is distinguished by a grand historic building designed in the 1920s by renowned American architect John Russell Pope and a massive wing for contemporary art added in 1994.