Several internships are available each academic term, including summer, in archives and collections management. We use a rolling application deadline; March 15 or earlier for summer; July 15 or earlier for fall; September 15 or earlier for spring and/or January inter-term.
Send resume and letter indicating coursework and experience to Vivian Zoë, Director
Expectation is for 20-30 hours per week for total of 220 hours, but we are able to accommodate other schedules.
THE MUSEUM IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING 2018 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES::
Assist with the research, object identification, logistics planning and installation of a major new exhibition on the life and art of Ellis Ruley. To be presented in the Slater Museum’s Converse Gallery and open September 23, 2018, the exhibition will be guest-curated by Wm. Frank Mitchell, PhD., Director of the Amistad Center at the Wadsworth Atheneum. The project Assistant(s) will pursue a variety of tasks related to curatorial and coordination, leading to the implementation of the exhibition. To focus on the community’s embracing of the artist more than 50 years after his death, the project offers interns an opportunity to learn first-hand how an exhibition comes to fruition.
Carry out a category-based inventory of objects in museum storage. The assistant(s) will learn identification, nomenclature, collections management database software, object handling and photography.
Assist with the research, object identification, mounting and installation of a permanent exhibition of Asian art. The project Assistant(s) will pursue a variety of tasks related to curatorial and coordination, leading to the installation of the exhibition to be drawn from the museum’s permanent collection
Supervision: Project director and interns will work together and in consultation with other staff members. The Slater Museum’s staff is very small. The museum director, Vivian Zoë, will monitor the project and have frequent regular conferences with the project participants, especially in its earliest days.
The Slater Museum’s only other full-time staff member, its Assistant Director holds a master’s degree in museum studies from NYU and will be on hand at all times when the director is not available.
Added benefits: Director may arrange field trips to other local museums. Norwich is near CT shore with many outdoor activities; some flexibility in overall summer schedule.
The Slater Museum can also accommodate students wishing to focus on general museum administration like publications, marketing, exhibition planning, design and installation and visitor services.