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Contemporary Art Curatorial Intern

Internship Responsibilities

The BMA’s Contemporary Curatorial Department is seeking an Intern to assist with research related to a multi-artist commission project, Great Migration, opening in Spring 2022. The Intern will provide bibliographic research support for the project including researching archival records such as newspaper articles, images, and other historical academic papers.

The Intern will have the opportunity to work cross-departmentally to assist with collections management related to this exhibition. They will also have the opportunity to work closely with the artists directly. Additionally, they will help with other tasks related to the exhibition development process including administrative duties, updating the collections database, etc.

*Please note that this internship will be virtual this semester


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

● Conducting object-based research

● Compiling a bibliography of academic and archival sources

● Maintaining organized records for the exhibition

Skill Set Required

● Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite

● Experience working in a database

● Strong research skills

● Strong knowledge of Contemporary Art/Art History preferred

Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)

Art History, Contemporary Art, Museum Studies,Library & Archives

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD


Semester: Fall (Sep - Dec)
Year: 2020
Hours per week: 10-20 hours
Workdays: Flexible
Pay: Yes, $750 stipend

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: September 20, 2020
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter, Other - Letter of Recommendation, Unofficial Transcripts
Application Instructions

The BMA offers Internships that provide hands-on experiences in various aspects of the museum field. These positions provide the opportunity for Interns to contribute to 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 to teach them about their department’s function within the Museum.

Please note that all Internship opportunities will be virtual this semester.


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


● Most positions will meet virtually 1-3 days per week*

● Selected candidates will be expected to start in late September/early October 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.

Application Requirements

● Cover Letter/Statement of Interest

● 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, September 20th, 2020. 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/Letters of Reference

● All materials must be sent virtually.

● All Application materials should be sent to

● Please indicate the position(s) you are applying for in the subject line

* Please email if you have any trouble sending documents via email.

BMA Internship Program Stipends

All BMA Interns are awarded a $750 stipend.

The Joshua Johnson Council Stipends

The Museum offers 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 ($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.



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 Please, no phone calls.


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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.