Topic ID #34719 - posted 2/3/2015 1:47 AM

Intern B - Curatorial (3 mo positions) - Colonial Williamsburg, VA

Jennifer Palmer


Job Title:   Intern B - Curatorial (3-mo positions)
Benefits Eligible:    No
Starting Rate:    $12.07
Additional Benefits:    
Type of Position:    Intern
Work Hours:    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 37.5 hours weekly, Monday - Friday
Requires Valid Virginia Drivers License:    No
Minimum Age:    18
This is a 3-month temporary position and supported by the Mellon Fund.
Applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. USA Eastern time, Friday, February 20, 2015.
A curatorial internship at Colonial Williamsburg is a full-time, prearranged learning experience for students interested in a career in the decorative arts, fine arts, or history museums or historic sites. Mellon Foundation interns will be assigned to work in one of Colonial Williamsburg’s curatorial disciplines—furniture, prints and maps, paintings and drawings, ceramics and glass, metals, mechanical arts, numismatics, musical instruments, toys, textiles and costumes, archaeological artifacts, zooarchaeological materials or architectural artifacts—within the broader fields of fine art, decorative art, folk art, architectural collections or archaeological collections. While we will attempt to match successful applicants with their areas of interest, placements will vary depending on the ongoing and special project needs of individual curators. If you are seeking academic credit for your internship, you must make arrangements in advance with your school and your internship advisor.
For 2015, we are accepting applications in the following areas:
Archaeology.This is not a fieldwork-based internship.  Depending on student skill level, the candidate will work in either a general laboratory internship (includes artifact processing, exposure to archaeological procedures/curatorial practices, as well as small topical projects) or a project-based internship (focuses on work within documentation and archives, artifact processing, research, and cataloguing). Some coursework in historical archaeology and beginning knowledge of U.S/European-based 17th-21stcentury material culture required.
Ceramics.Working with the curator of ceramics and glass, the candidate will assist with the project of relabeling a long-term exhibition of ceramics and metals. This would involve inventorying the exhibition, creating case lists, reviewing existing labels, and drafting new labels to fit the space.
Furniture.The furniture intern will work closely with the Curator of Furniture on daily curatorial tasks, research, and exhibitions. Applicants should have some prior knowledge of 18thcentury American or English furniture.
Graphics.Candidate will work directly with Curator of Prints and Maps on a variety of curatorial tasks and research projects. Preference will be given to applicant with some experience/coursework pertaining to historic engravings.
Paintings.An intern within the paintings discipline will focus on all aspects of curatorial work with particular emphasis on research and writing. Collection includes 18thcentury decorative and fine art paintings and 19ththrough 21stcentury folk art.

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