Daughters of the American Revolution

Daughters of the American Revolution

DAR Museum Curatorial Internship Fall 2024

Description

Under the supervision of the Curator of Exhibitions, the intern will independently compile materials and produce an interpretative outline for the Louisiana Gallery based on the Phase I research. Tasks may include:

  • Researching potential objects or object groups
  • Identifying individual or overlapping people groups to highlight with gallery
  • Creating a plan for exhibition design
  • Writing interpretive text

The DAR Museum collection contains decorative arts objects that were made or used in America between the 1600s and early 1900s. The ideal intern would be one interested in pursuing a museum curatorial career in early American decorative arts, possibly specifically in exhibitions.
Requirements

  • Enrolled graduate student in a museum studies program or related field of study
  • Knowledge or interest in museum interpretation, American history, collections management and/or museum studies in general.
  • Ability to conduct research relating to historical objects using print and online resources.
  • Basic computer skills and a general understanding of the purpose and uses of databases.

Preferred Experience

  • Historic Interpretation Exhibition planning, design and creation
  • Interest in Material culture Working with word-processing software

Time Commitment

Up to 40 hours per week for 12 weeks
Application

Attach cover letter and resume.

Compensation

$19.00 per hour, subject to federal, state, and local taxes.

Application Deadline

July 7, 2024

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