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Curatorial Intern

American Folk Art Museum
Working Time
Part Time

The American Folk Art Museum is seeking a part-time intern for Spring/Summer 2017 and/or Fall/Winter 2017–2018 for its 20th & 21st Century Self-Taught Art Curatorial Department. Please note that this is an unpaid internship; credit toward class may be given if applicable. Work days and hours are flexible; however, a minimum commitment of six hours per week for at least ten weeks is required. This position is open to students at the graduate level.


Assist in research for upcoming monographic exhibitions
Conduct various research projects for the curator (notably, research on artists)
Produce reports in The Museum System (TMS)
Organize office materials and records


Strong organizational skills
Previous research experience
Ability to work independently and with acute attention to detail
Experience with library science and archival best practices (strongly desired)
Interest in self-taught artists and art history in general
Computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office, Excel, and TMS
Student in art history and/or library science MA program preferred
Italian native speaker is a bonus (only for one of the projects)


Please email a cover letter and resume (two pages max.) to the attention of Curator Valérie Rousseau at: Indicate “Curatorial Internship – 20th & 21st Century Self-Taught Art” in the subject line.

More information on this internship and others like it can be found here.