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Souls Grown Deep Internship

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About the Souls Grown Deep Foundation Internship Program

The Souls Grown Deep Foundation began offering a grant program beginning in 2019. Successful applicants are afforded the opportunity to work alongside curators, conservators, educators, and administrators and gain experience in museum work in general. This Program is designed to provide students of color with the opportunity to work in a professional setting and gain valuable experience in the museum field. Each year, three leading art museums throughout the country will host an Intern during the academic school year.

 

Each Intern will be awarded a $10,000 stipend by the Souls Grown Deep Foundation. This Internship will also include a trip to Atlanta to visit the Foundation offices to meet with artists and communities that the Foundation serves in the Southeast region. The trip will be planned over a weekend in the Fall of 2019.

The Mellon Foundation’s pioneering study on the challenges of diversifying museum staff pointed to the need to support students at the undergraduate level, to encourage the pursuit of graduate education. Our program will offer yet another avenue for students of color to develop a professional museum background in our emerging field through any one of a number of arenas: curatorial, registrarial, conservation, education, or administration.

The Baltimore Museum of Art The BMA is proud to host one Intern from this exceptional Program for the duration of the 2019-2020 academic year. The Intern will work within the Director’s Office and gain experience working with Board of Trustee members, donors, and artists. They will be exposed to the high level of professionalism and museum stewardship that comes through that office.

Skill Set Required

Qualifications

This Program is designed for students interested in exploring professions related to the museum field and visual arts.

• Applicants must have completed a minimum of two years of academic coursework and be in good academic standing

• An interest in art and art history is preferred but students of all majors are encouraged to apply

• Priority will be given to rising Juniors and Seniors, enrolled in accredited undergraduate programs

• Priority will be given to students of color, from underrepresented backgrounds

Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)

Art History, History, Museum Studies, Curatorial Studies

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD

Details

Semester: Spring (Feb - May), Fall (Sep - Dec)
Year: 2019-2020
Hours per week: Negotiable
Workdays: Flexible
Pay: Yes, $10,000 stipend

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: May 3, 2019
Required Documentation: Resume, Other - Essay, 1 Letter of Recommendation, Transcripts
Application Instructions

How to Apply

Applications are due on Friday, May 3rd, 2019. The following materials must be sent electronically to internships@artbma.org:

• Essay: Please explain your goals for this Internship and what you hope to gain from your experience at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Please also state what you hope to contribute and achieve through your participation in the Souls Grown Deep Internship Program. Maximum of 800 words.

• Resume: Please include all Internship and work experience, relevant academic courses, computer proficiencies, and language skills.

• Letter of Recommendation: The Letter of Recommendation must be sent confidentially and separately from other application materials, directly from the recommender. It should be sent from their professional e -mail address and clearly indicate the applicant’s name in the subject line. Suggestions for who is appropriate to write this letter include faculty, academic advisors, past/present supervisors, etc. Please be sure they send this document to the above e-mail address.

• Academic Transcript: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. If you are unable to send Electronic Transcripts, please address them to:

The Baltimore Museum of Art

C/O Rachel Sanchez

10 Art Museum Dr Baltimore, MD 21218

Headquarters

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.