The job of the History Exhibitions Intern is to work with Curatorial staff members to research themes and artifacts, artwork, and/or images for exhibitions, as approved and scheduled by the Museum’s Exhibition Planning Committee. The Intern will develop text for panels, labels, and/or gallery guides and aid in object selection. This position may serve as a liaison with community entities to facilitate in the research and/or object selection process. This job reports to the Curator of History/Exhibitions Manager.
The Columbus Museum offers internship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers in art and history museums. Based upon their academic training and interests, as well as the availability of projects, interns work in one of the following departments: Administration, Curatorial, Design, Development, or Education. Most projects require knowledge of American art history, regional history, and culture, education for K-12, publication and design, and/or proficiency with computers, internet, and social media.
- Registrar (inventory, data entry)
- Exhibition and Collection research
- Exhibition design and installation
- Membership support
- School curriculum and tour materials
- Family guides
- Library research and maintenance
- Technology and computer programs
- Marketing and Public Relations:
- Publication, graphic, and web design
- Social media
Internships are dependent upon the Museum’s needs and are offered in the fall, winter, spring, and summer. All applications must be received at least two months prior to the start date of each internship period. Internships begin the first Monday of the month and are offered as paid or unpaid depending on the project and availability of funds. Applications may be submitted throughout the year.
|Internship Start Date||Application Deadline|
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Applicants must submit the following documents:
- View the Internship Application
- Official transcripts
- Two academic letters of recommendation
- Essay describing candidate’s interest in the internship program
Letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the reference. All materials may be sent to the following:
Mail : Volunteer Coordinator
The Columbus Museum
1251 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Georgia 31906
Prospective applicants with questions concerning internships may contact the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-748-2562 ext. 2119.