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Our Library & Archives is seeking a Fall Intern to assist with creating metadata for 60 audio/visual recordings of lectures by art historians, collectors, and museum directors. Recordings also include exhibition audio tours and demonstrations by artists. The metadata will include descriptions of the recordings, subject headings, and permissions information. The Intern should expect to work 120 hours and the position will include a $1,000 stipend, through generous funding from the Frick Foundation. 


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Listening to recordings
  • Compiling accurate and descriptive metadata
  • Ensuring all files have metadata at the completion of the internship

Skill Set Required

  • Coursework in History and/or Art History
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)

Art History, History, Museum Studies, Library Sciences

Internship Location



Semester: Fall (Sep - Dec)
Year: 2018
Hours per week: 1-10 hours
Workdays: Flexible
Pay: Yes, $1,000 stipend

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: September 9, 2018
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter, Other - Letter of Recommendation, Transcripts
Application Instructions

The BMA offers Internships to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates. These positions provide the opportunity for Interns to contribute to various Museum projects and activities while learning how a major institution functions on a day-to-day basis. Interns will be guided by their supervisor who will act as a mentor and teach them about their department’s function within the Museum.


Candidates must fulfill one of the following criteria:

· Undergraduate student

· Graduate student

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


· Most positions will meet 1-3 days a week*

· Selected candidates will be expected to start in late September,2018

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

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

Application Requirements

· Cover Letter/Statement of Interest

· Current Resume (that includes contact information)

· Academic Transcript (unofficial is acceptable)

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

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

Application Deadline

All materials must be submitted by Sunday, September 9th, 2018.



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/Letters of Reference

All materials may be sent via the following options:

· Preferred Method:

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

ATTN: Rachel Sanchez

RE: Internship Application

The Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Dr

Baltimore, MD 21218


Please, no phone calls.



Unless otherwise noted, BMA internships are typically unpaid.


The Joshua Johnson Council Stipends

The Museum does offer two paid positions 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/letter of intent. The two candidates selected to receive a JJC stipend ($1,000/ each) will be notified.




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/Letter of Intent.


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.



Any additional questions may be sent to


10 Art Museum Dr
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

About The Baltimore Museum of Art

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.