Join the Mead Art Museum for an immersive summer internship experience. This position is designed for a curious thinker who is passionate about arts and culture. This is an entry-level internship that offers Amherst students training and direct experience in all aspects of museum work.
As a summer intern at the Mead, you will have the opportunity to work across museum departments, including the director’s office, education, and marketing and public programs. In addition to training and a broad introduction to the Mead’s functions, intern projects may include
- conducting donor research & outreach
- assisting in budgeting projects
- managing special research projects for upcoming museum initiatives, including art and science collaborations and public art
- helping with preparation and production of exhibition interpretation materials
- staffing museum events
- conceiving and executing a community event
- managing social media campaigns
- designing print materials for upcoming events and programs
- assisting with audio and video content production
- participating in weekly staff meetings
No experience in the arts is required, but a positive attitude, enthusiasm, attention to detail, and desire to learn is a must!
- These positions are eligble for funding through the CCE & Career Center.
- Intensive training in museum work, including gallery teaching, event planning, research and writing, print design, budget management, working with collections and living artists
- Grow a network of arts & museum professionals.
- Intern field trips! Engage with arts and culture by visiting cool museums.
- This is a mentorship opportunity as much as it is an internship. Your supervisors are art-loving, fun, and friendly. They want to support you and make sure you have a great summer experience!
You will leave this internship with:
- A sense of how museums work
- Knowledge of the Mead’s art collection—no art history background required
- Strong office communication skills
- Familiarity with museum teaching techniques that can be applied in any educational context
- Deeper understanding of the relationships between museums and their broader communities
- Preferred start date: June 4
- Mon - Fri., 35 hours / week for 8 weeks
- Funded through CCE & Career Center (deadline for funding: April 1)
- Eligible for campus housing (must apply independently)
- Possibility of extending work into the fall semester as a student museum educator or education intern
- Please send a resume and a paragraph telling us why you’re interested in interning at the Mead to Interim Assistant Museum Educator Jocelyn Edens (email@example.com) by Sunday March 25
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