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2017 Summer Internship
The Saint Louis Art Museum
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

The Saint Louis Art Museum offers 12 unpaid summer internships working with curators and interpretation staff to catalogue and interpret works in the Museum’s collection as well as perform research for upcoming exhibitions and engagement projects. Potential curatorial projects could include American art cataloguing, provenance research on the American collection, Post-1945 and contemporary American print research, research for our upcoming Decorative Arts Re-Installation, research for projects in African or Oceanic art, research projects on the artist Jean-François Millet, researching and cataloguing the permanent collection of photography, cataloguing European paintings, and research on the baroque painter Guercino. Some interns will assist with the ongoing work of the Engagement and Interpretation Department. Interpretation projects will include review of gallery text (wall panels, object labels, and maps) related to special exhibition and installations, development and implementation of gallery visitor engagement initiatives, production of printed and digital interpretive materials, and conducting a review and inventorying objects for touch kits relating to SLAM collection areas.

To apply, applicants must send the following materials:
  • A statement of applicant’s professional goals and how an internship at the Saint Louis Art Museum serves those goals;
  • Transcripts (need not be official);
  • A listing of job experience;
  • A listing of languages spoken and/or read;
  • The names and contact information (email and telephone numbers) of 3 references, 2 of which must be from a professor or academic advisor;
  • A writing sample- something from a research paper with footnotes to give an idea of applicant’s research skills.
20 hours per week is required for a minimum of 8 weeks, but students may work for a longer period if they would like. Interns are selected based on their qualifications and how well their skills match available projects. Please indicate dates of availability between June 5 and July 28, 2017. Attendance is mandatory for the orientation program on June 5th.

For further information, or to ask questions, contact Melissa Bauer, Curatorial Department,

Summer 2017 application deadline: March 1, 2017
Applicants notified by: March 31
Program dates: June 5, 2017-July 28, 2017
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This job posted by MERC from February 3 through March 1.

Romare Bearden Fellowship
The Saint Louis Art Museum
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

REPORTS TO: Director of Audience Development


SPECIFICATIONS: At least one year of graduate school in art history, art education, museum studies, anthropology, archaeology, or related field. Applicant must have good written and verbal communication skills, be able to work independently and manage multiple assignments.

JOB PURPOSE: While at the Museum, the Fellow will work with Audience Development, Learning and Engagement, Curatorial, and other departments and cultural institutions to develop and implement programs aimed at increasing the cultural diversity of arts programs and museum audiences. Long term purpose of the Fellowship program is to build a pool of talented young minority professionals for art museum work.

  • Work with supervisor to identify a series of projects for the year appropriate to Fellow's background and to the Art Museum needs. Depending on projects assigned, works with other Museum staff as appropriate.
  • Attend all large staff meetings as well as meetings in Audience Development, External Affairs, Learning and Engagement, Curatorial, and/or such other museum meetings as it may pertain to Fellow's current and future career goals to develop an overall picture of Museum concerns and professional assignments.
  • Is available on an on-call basis to assist with special assignments in various departments within the Art Museum, such as assisting with special symposia or Collector Circles or with special projects in any department related to Fellow's expertise.
  • Depending on background and skills, all Fellows will be expected to undertake at least one project involving communicating with the public about the collection or a special exhibition; give a Gallery Talk, write wall text or label copy, etc.
  • The Romare Bearden Fellow will manage and coordinate the Teen Arts Council with designated Museum staff colleague.
  • Work in collaboration with the Romare Bearden Foundation and supervisor to identify a project appropriate to the Fellow’s skills and needs of SLAM and Bearden Foundation (one-month residency at Foundation when available).
  • Meet regularly with supervisor to review progress; complete a detailed written evaluation of the Fellowship program any time after completing ten months work.
  • Attend at least one appropriate professional meeting each year, and report back to staff on it. Fellows are encouraged to present papers/workshops at professional meetings.
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This job posted by MERC from January 17 through April 18.

The last update to this page was 2-3-17.