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Collections Intern

Internship Responsibilities

The Jewish Museum of Maryland (JMM) seeks a qualified intern to assist the Collections Department with preparations for an upcoming exhibit on weddings and marriage ceremonies.  The intern will look closely at our artifact, archival, and photographic collections for exhibit-related material; perform condition reports; and work on rehousing and cataloging.  The intern will also coordinate a state-wide collecting initiative aimed at  enhancing our wedding-related collections.  Other small collections projects, such as object photography and processing donations, will be available based on the intern’s interests.

Interning with the Jewish Museum of Maryland is a dynamic, interesting, educational, and fun experience. JMM summer internships are full time for ten weeks and include a modest stipend. All summer interns at the JMM participate in professional development workshops, attend field trips, and contribute to the museum’s blog.  Free parking is provided. Housing is not provided.  Interns may earn course credit with approval from their academic institution. Orientation for the summer internship program will be held on Monday June 5, 2017.

Skill Set Required

Interested students should be working toward a degree in museum studies, history, art history, material culture, or Jewish studies. Previous museum experience not required. Attention to detail a must; interest in collections management preferred. This internship is full time for ten weeks and includes a modest stipend; it does not include housing.

Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)

museum studies, history, art history, material culture, Jewish studies

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD

Details

Semester: Summer (Jun - Aug)
Year: 2017
Hours per week: 20 or more hours
Workdays: Monday - Friday
Pay: Yes, $500 - $1000 stipend

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter, References
Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter, resume, availability, and list of three references (two of which must be professional or academic) Rachel Kassman, internship coordinator, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to rkassman@jewishmuseummd.org. Please include “Collections Intern” in your subject line. Application deadline is March 31st..

 

Additional Information

Questions about this internship opportunity should be directed to Joanna Church, Collections Manager: jchurch@jewishmuseummd.org

 Read about previous internship experiences here: http://jewishmuseummd.org/tag/interns/

Headquarters

15 Lloyd Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

About Jewish Museum of Maryland

The Jewish Museum of Maryland collects, preserves, and studies the history and material culture of Maryland Jewry, including two historic synagogues at our Herbert Bearman campus. Our exhibitions, programs, and activities interpret the American Jewish experience for diverse audiences, foster cross-cultural understanding, and promote public discourse about issues in Jewish and American life.

VISION:

The museum will manifest its mission in the next five to seven years by creating:

  • An educational attraction – encouraging more visitors to engage in our historic sites, exhibits and collections; expanding our public offerings and increasing public awareness of the Museum…we will become a destination.
  • Resources for Jewish study and scholarship – adding to our communal depth of understanding of Jewish identity through the preservation and meaningful examination of the experiences of individuals and communities…we will become a site of documentation with access to expert resources.
  • A vibrant center for public dialogue and personal enlightenment – using the platform of the Museum for the discussion of issues of vital interest to the Jewish community and as point of community convening in downtown Baltimore…we will become a site of discourse.
  • Experiences that reflect a  broader context for Maryland Jewish history – drawing connections to individuals and groups, events and trends in American history, to contemporary life, and to our hopes and aspirations for the future…we will become a site of discovery.