Museum Management Curatorial Internship (Fall 2022) – Perez Art Museum Miami – Miami
Position Overview: Welcomed through the Citi Foundation Museum Management Internship program and working under joint supervision from PAMM’s Curatorial Assistant and Publications Coordinator, and member/s of the Curatorial Department, the Curatorial Intern assists PAMM’s curatorial team with research and development of current and upcoming exhibitions, publications, curatorial presentations, and general departmental functions. The Curatorial Intern works collaboratively across the department and is an integral part of the curatorial team at PAMM. Duties will include compiling information about artists, preparing digital materials and presentations, composing interpretive texts, gathering support materials, creating mockups of artworks, and various administrative tasks. This curatorial internship offers an opportunity to conduct research related to artworks and artists featured at PAMM. The intern may on occasion be asked to work collaboratively on tasks and projects for the Museum’s registration and education departments.
Once a month, all PAMM interns will take virtual networking field trips to neighboring cultural organizations to hear from their administrators about various institutions’ practices. They will also have the opportunity to network with PAMM employees and learn about career paths through brown bag lunch meetings.
The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Internship will provide an active training ground for participants to gain new skills and knowledge of arts administration to apply to future employment in museums and cultural institutions.
This is a paid internship opportunity supported by Citi Foundation for a total of 320 hours with a flexible schedule of approximately 18h/week. The position will start remotely but candidates must be available to work on-site in Miami as needed. PAMM’s work week is typically M-F 9-5pm with occasional special events outside of normal business hours.
- Students will explore curatorial career tracks in the museum world.
- Students will gain insight into the process of putting a catalogue/publication together and work with the Publications Coordinator to assist with the editorial and design process.
- Students will gain understanding of the planning process involved in creating art exhibitions and publications while gaining insight and practical work experience with respect to other functions of the Museum’s curatorial department, as well as those of other departments.
- Students will gain hands-on experience with software used in collection management.
- Students will have the opportunity to network and learn about career paths in the Museum.
- Student will build a portfolio of curatorial writing samples.
- College/University Senior or Graduate Students with a degree in Art, Art History, Museum Studies, Curatorial Practices, or related fields. Graduate students are preferred and strongly encouraged to apply.
- Excellent English composition and editing skills (formatting and standardizing).
- Attention to detail and follow through.
- Can work on multiple projects at a time and prioritize
- Familiarity with checklists/exhibition descriptions and other types of Curatorial texts
- Comfortable working at a quick pace and managing their own time and tasks
- Academic knowledge or practical experience in performing the essential functions listed below.
- Flexibility and curiosity with assignments.
- Pride and initiative in one’s work.
- Computer skills and ability to learn (collection management system).
- Must reside in Florida during the internship’s duration.
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