Jobs & Internships

Curatorial Internship

Curatorial interns assist the exhibitions department in all aspects of exhibition development and management. The curatorial staff organizes and manages fine art exhibitions that tour to museums across the United States and internationally. Curatorial responsibilities include: initiating exhibition projects; liaising with co-organizing and participating institutions; working closely with guest curators to shape exhibitions and realize loans; placement of exhibitions at host museums; collaborating with publications, development, communications, and other departments. Curatorial interns will be required to assist in the curatorial and administrative preparations for exhibitions, including: art-historical and exhibitions research; database management; assembling exhibition proposal materials; drafting correspondence; maintaining files.

Requirements:

Qualified candidates will be majors in Art History, Museum Studies, or related disciplines and/or have demonstrated interest or skills in these disciplines. Excellent written and oral communications skills are required, along with superb research and organizational skills, and proven ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work independently. Candidates must have computer literacy in Word and Excel; familiarity with FileMaker and/or TMS is preferred.

To Apply:

Submit the following materials to hr@afaweb.org:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Résumé
  3. Writing sample (2-4 pages from an academic paper is acceptable)

 

Archive Research Internship

The Archive Research Intern will assist the Publications and Communications Departments with archival research. The intern will research the AFA’s century-long history and create a time line of projects, organize and upload text and images to the website, write and edit introductory texts, and brainstorm possibilities for additional ways to explore and utilize the archive. Additional responsibilities might include organizational activity related to publications and communications, such as drafting correspondence, reviewing licensing arrangements, and contacting press outlets to share relevant stories.

Requirements:

Qualified candidates will be majoring or interested in Art History, English, Library Science, or have demonstrated interest or skills in these disciplines; knowledge of archival research methodologies is a plus. Excellent written and oral communications skills are required, along with superb organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and multi-task.

Minimum of 10 hours per week.

To Apply:

Submit the following materials to hr@afaweb.org:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Résumé

 

The American Federation of Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The AFA does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

To apply for any of the
current open positions,
please submit a cover
letter and résumé to:

hr@afaweb.org