Curatorial interns assist with exhibition and project development; research a wide range of text and images; write copy; secure copyrights; and retrieve and input information into our databases. Experience in writing for exhibitions (especially for younger audiences), identifying copyrights, and historical research are a bonus.
This opportunity is particularly focused for our upcoming exhibition, Impressionist Girls. You will assist our Head Girl in developing this exhibition, which focuses on girls in Impressionist art and female Impressionist artists. Priority will be given to those with a background in art history.
Who we're looking for
- Substantial experience or research interest in Art History.
- Experience or interest in developing exhibitions for museums.
- Interest in storytelling and virtual engagement techniques, especially for young girls.
- Ability to conduct sound historical research, using verified academic sources and museum collections, with minimal supervision.
You must also possess:
- Reliable access to a computer and the Internet.
- Ability to use, or learn to use, Google Drive.
- Creative, thoughtful, very self-motivated, trustworthy, reliable, and enthusiastic.
- Able to work well independently and on a team.
- Must be able to define and work to deadlines.
- Interested in art history, museums, or girls’ and women’s history.
- Ability to check in with supervisor via email on a weekly basis.
Girl Museum is the first museum in the world dedicated to girlhood. We are a virtual museum for exhibitions, education, and raising awareness about girls and girlhood globally. We are also an information platform for social/cultural dialogue and investigation.
We research and collect cross-cultural historic and contemporary images and stories from and about girlhood around the world. Through exhibitions, publications, and projects, we explore and document the unique experience of being born and growing up female.
About the team
Our team is entirely volunteer – even our Head Girl! We dedicate our time and skills because we are passionate individuals who truly want girls’ history and voices to be recognized and represented in cultural heritage. We believe that girls are the key to our collective future. By providing girls with proof of their historical and cultural value, we help advocate for all girls have equal rights and freedom of opportunity.
How to apply
Applications are accepted until positions are filled. Please submit the following to email@example.com:
- Your full contact details, including: Name, email address, and location in the world.
- A paragraph on EACH of the following:
- Your education;
- Your research and/or museum experience, especially as relates to exhibition;
- Career goals, and
- Why you want to work with Girl Museum.
- Attach at least two writing samples. We prefer one that showcases your academic research skills and one that showcases your ability to write for blogs / the general public. You may provide links to an online portfolio or published works in lieu of samples.
- You may also include your resume or CV, if desired.