|The Orange County Museum of Art offers volunteer internship opportunities in all departments and welcomes applications from qualified undergraduate and graduate students. Every department provides support to various aspects of planning and implementing the Museum's dynamic schedule of exhibitions. Although interns are generally under the supervision of a specific department, they have the opportunity to actively observe and participate in other areas of museum operations.
The Museum staff is happy to work with students and their advisers in cooperation with internship and independent study programs at their colleges. Curatorial, education, and registrar applicants should have completed course work in art history, studio art, or museum studies. All applicants will be asked to call upon their general clerical skills and organizational ability.
Become an Intern at the Orange County Museum of Art!
Gain valuable hands on experience in education, the arts, and the non-profit sector. Education interns provide inquiry-based school and public tours, assist with teaching hands-on art projects, as well as engage the community through a variety of school, interpretative, and public programs. Interns will receive training in gallery teaching, touring philosophy, working with different audiences, and engaging the community. Interns have the opportunity to participate in all elements of programming from marketing to research to planning and implementation of education programs. Interns also benefit from professional development programs and field trips designed to launch them into their chosen career.
Candidates should be enthusiastic about engaging with the public and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be available at least two days a week, Tuesday-Friday for a three-hour shift. Must be reliable and professional. This internship is unpaid, but can be completed for academic credit. The Education Internship lasts for a year, from July through June. The 2013-2014 Education Internship has been filled, but applications for the 2014-2015 academic year will be accepted in the spring of 2014.
For additional information, please contact the Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPPORTUNITIES MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING DEPARTMENTS:
Applications for internships within the Marketing department are accepted year-round. To apply, please fill out the internship application. Please complete the application form and email to email@example.com, Attention: Marketing Department. Only complete applications will be processed. For inquiries, please contact the Marketing Department.
· Must be dedicated and committed
· Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
· Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
· Ability to work independently, many projects will be self-directed
· Open to current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates
Interns in the Curatorial Department work with the Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Programs, Curator of Contemporary Art, and Curatorial Assistants. Duties may include conducting research on objects in the Museum's permanent collection or upcoming exhibitions, assisting with exhibitions and catalogues, maintaining artist files and records, and handling artist correspondence.
NOTE: The Curatorial Department is not accepting internship applications at this time. For more information on Curatorial internships, please contact the Curatorial Department.
Development interns are an integral part of the fundraising team, supporting exhibitions and public programs at the Orange County Museum of Art. Interns engage with members and donors through events, as well as assist with fundraising communications, database maintenance, and various research projects. Interns will receive training in the basics of engaging the community to support an organization, donor communications and stewardship, prospect research, and events.
• Help maintain donor database, including data entry and clean-up
• Assist with donor communications, including direct mail, electronic communications, and telephone contacts
• Provide administrative support for development programs
• Carry out research as assigned
• Attend development special events, assisting with guest check-in and event details
• Reliable, dedicated and committed
• Strong communication skills, both oral and written; and an ability to converse with a diverse public
• Enjoys working in a dynamic, often deadline driven, fast-paced environment
• Ability to work independently as needed on self-directed projects
• Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, and familiarity with internet search engines
• Professional demeanor
• Interest and a background in the arts, specifically modern and contemporary visual art, a plus
Must be available at least 2 days a week in the morning or afternoon, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:30am-5:00pm, as well as some flexible evening and weekend hours.
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For more information, please contact Donna Hosterman firstname.lastname@example.org
Interns in the Finance Department work with the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Accountant. Responsibilities may include assisting with reports presented to the Museum's Board of Trustees and learning nonprofit billing and accounts payable procedures. For more information on Finance internships, please contact the Finance Department.
Interns in the Registrar's Office work with the Registrar and may assist with art object and archival record keeping, assessing the condition of artworks, conducting research on the permanent collection, and processing data. This department works most closely with actual art objects. For more information on Registrar internships, please contact the Registrar's Office.
Interns and volunteers in the Visitor Services Department will work with the department's director. Responsibilities may include marketing projects related to the museum's cafe, site rental program, private donor events, web site and email newsletter. For more information on Visitor Service internships, please contact the Admissions Department.
Interns and volunteers will work with the Museum Store Director in various aspects of retail, assisting with merchandising, and interfacing with the public. For more information on Museum Store internships, please contact the Museum Store.
We welcome applications from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as applicants who have recently completed their degree.
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