Curatorial Internship at The National Sporting Library & Museum

Organization Description

The National Sporting Library & Museum, located in historic Middleburg, Virginia, is dedicated to preserving, sharing and promoting the literature and art of equestrian, angling and field sports. Founded in 1954, the institution houses over 26,000 books dating from the 16th thru 21st centuries. The Museum displays artwork from the NSLM permanent collection as well as rotating temporary loan exhibitions. The permanent collection includes paintings, sculpture and works on paper by American, British and European artists ranging from the 18th to 21st centuries. For more information about the institution and programming, please visit

Position Description

The NSLM Curatorial Department is seeking an Intern for Summer 2014. The intern will work directly with curatorial staff to assist with inventory of the permanent collection of art, to include paintings, sculpture and works on paper. Intern will have the opportunity to learn about standard collections management practices and gain hands on experience with collections management database software. Additional internship projects will include researching works of art and contributing to educational brochure material.

Ideal candidate will be an undergraduate or graduate student with strong research and writing skills, will be detail oriented, and will have coursework experience in Art History, Museum Studies or Arts Management.

Summer internship dates are from late May through early August. Please indicate availability in application.

This position is unpaid. Weekday and weekend hours are available.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume with two references (at least one academic reference), and academic transcript (unofficial is acceptable) by March 31 via email to:
Nicole Stribling, Assistant Curator

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