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 … [Read more...]

Careers in Museums – Meet UMW Alumnae

Careers in Museums, Tuesday, March 25 Guest speakers: Carol Ward, UMW '03 Art History; Masters Certificate in Art Museum Education '05, College of New Rochelle, Graduate School of Art and Communication Studies; M.A. '11 Art History, Hunter College of the City University of New York, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; presently Executive Director, Morris-Jumel Mansion, New York City, New York Elizabeth Willson, UMW '06 Art History and Studio Art; M.A. '12 Art History, American University; presently at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center Lauren Wilson, UMW '04 Art History; M.A.T. '08, Museum Education, The George Washington University; presently Teen Programs Coordinator, The National Building Museum Schedule of events: 9:00-11:30 meet with our alumnae, Melchers 208 1:30-4:30 meet with our alumnae, Melchers 208 5:00 pm lecture, Melchers 207 Sponsors: The Department of Art and Art History, Women's and Gender Studies, UMW … [Read more...]

Paid Internship at Prince William Forest Park

Expected Dates: June 2, 2014 to August 24, 2014 Site: Prince William Forest Park Position ID: PO-00498677 Prince William Forest Park is seeking a 12-week Museum intern beginning in June 2014. The Museum intern would work closely with the Cultural Resource Specialist on the Park’s museum collection, and library. The intern would receive training on caring and handling museum objects, utilizing Department of Interior Museum Collections program ICMS, as well as other on the job training. The intern would catalog and prepare museum objects for accession; utilize ICMS to accession objects and conduct research in Park’s collection; assist in deaccessioning museum objects; catalog and label library book using the Procite library software, digitize slides for Park library; assist with annual Museum Collections inventory. The park’s goal is to develop a youth intern’s skills in Museum management and provide exposure to the interdisciplinary field of Cultural Resources … [Read more...]

Summer Internship at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site (SGNHS) in Cornish, New Hampshire

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site celebrates the famous American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, an artist of the Beaux-Arts period classically trained in clay, whose works range from bas-reliefs and numismatic designs to bronze sculptures. Among his well-known works were Civil War memorials such as; the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial on Boston Common which commemorates Shaw and the African-American 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and a portrayal of the 16th American President Abraham Lincoln: The Man (also called Standing Lincoln) at Lincoln Park in Chicago. The historic site comprises the artist’s house featuring original furnishings, his studio displaying plaster works and galleries showcasing bronze reliefs.  Outdoor bronze sculptures are admired amid the grounds and historic gardens. Daily tours, weekend concerts, special exhibits and events occur throughout the season.  The park is one of the few National Parks accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and our … [Read more...]

Internships at the National Museum of the Marine Corps

  The National Museum of the Marine Corps needs a few good interns.  Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply beginning December 1, 2013, and before 12:00 PM on Friday, March 28, 2014.  The majority of selections will be made and announced around April 11, 2014.  A few interns may be granted approval to start in January 2013, depending on the needs of the Museum and the student's academic requirements.  Please E-mail your typed application form, current resume, and at least two letters of reference to  Incomplete packages will not be considered.  Scanned PDF files with signatures preferred.  The best references include contact information and address academic achievement, research and writing skills, dependability, creativity, maturity, and initiative. You can earn money, skills, and resume bullets while learning something new.  Some colleges will apply course credit toward specific projects – check with your professor. We … [Read more...]

2013 Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums

The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums will host its annual conference in Washington DC on October 20-22, 2013. … [Read more...]

The Southeastern Museum Annual Conference

The Southeastern Museum Conference  annual conference will take place in Savannah, GA on October 7-9, 2013. … [Read more...]

Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum Scholarships

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is pleased to once again offer scholarships to attend the 65th annual Antiques Forum held February 22-26, 2013. While scholarships typically cover registration costs, we are especially excited to offer housing as an additional part of this year¹s award. The program, ³What¹s Old is New Again: Celebrating Antiques in America² will gather acclaimed curators, dealers, and museum directors from across the United States to share their most recent findings and insights in the fine and decorative arts of the 18th and 19th centuries. Scheduled speakers include David Houston, curatorial director at the new Crystal Bridges Museum, Michael Brown, curator of the renowned Bayou Bend collection, and leading silver dealer Timothy Martin. For detailed information about this year¹s upcoming Antiques Forum and to apply online for scholarship, please visit Please note the deadline for submitting materials is FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, … [Read more...]