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Herzfeld, Photography, Print, and Drawing Study Center: Collections Management Internship

Internship: Unpaid

A part-time, unpaid internship is available in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Herzfeld, Photography, Print, and Drawing Study Center. The internship will provide practical training in various aspects of collections management, including cataloguing, rehousing and storage, and registrarial records. The ideal candidate is highly organized and detail- oriented with previous experience handling artwork, archives, or rare books. The candidate should be knowledgeable about prints and/or photographs. Strong research skills and a familiarity with cataloging principles and collections databases are preferred but not required.

Background:
The Milwaukee Art Museum’s collection of prints, drawings, photographs, and book arts numbers over 15,000 objects. The Herzfeld Study Center provides researchers and students the opportunity to examine original works on paper not currently on exhibition.

Duration of Internship:
June–August, 2018; with the possibility of extension
A commitment of 6–10 hours per week is requested; hours are relatively flexible between the hours of 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday. Weekend and evening work cannot be accommodated. This is an unpaid position, but credit may be available through your academic program. Please speak with your academic advisor.

Application
To apply, please send a cover letter with your availability and résumé with references to internship@mam.org. Please put “Herzeld Study Center Intern” in the subject line of your email.

Department of Photography: Photography Research Intern

Internship: Unpaid

A part-time, unpaid internship is available in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. Graduate students or individuals with equivalent experience with an interest and knowledge of photographs are encouraged to apply.

The goal of this internship is to expose the intern to a wide range of curatorial and museum work. Activities include research on objects within the Museum’s photography collection, prospective acquisitions, and exhibition development. The ideal candidate is organized, detail-oriented, and self-starting. Familiarity with museum collection databases, art handling, and research principles is desirable.

Background:
The Photography Department holds over 3,000 works and includes pictures from the earliest days of the medium in the 1840s to its most recent developments. The collection is exceptionally strong in twentieth-century American photographs, particularly in the documentary style.

Duration of Internship:
A commitment of 8–10 hours per week over the course of 12 weeks is requested; hours are relatively flexible between the hours of 10 a.m.– 5 p.m., Monday–Friday. Weekend and evening work cannot be accommodated. This is an unpaid position, but credit may be available through your academic program. Please speak with your academic advisor.

Application Deadlines:
Winter internships: January 15
Summer internships: April 15
Fall internships: August 15

To apply, please send a cover letter with your availability and résumé with references to internship@mam.org or mail Milwaukee Art Museum, Attn: Human Resources, 700 N. Art Museum Dr., Milwaukee 53202. Please put “Photography Research Intern” in the subject line of your email.