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Job Description:

Date Posted: January 11, 2024
Classification: Melaver Family Curatorial Intern
Reports To: Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art
Application Deadline: March 15, 2024

Job Summary and Key Objectives:

Telfair Museums offers a summer curatorial internship for one undergraduate (rising junior or senior) or graduate student majoring in art history or studio art. This is a paid internship with a stipend of $4,375 to be distributed biweekly. The internship will take place for eight weeks between May and August (Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. Hours may vary in consultation with Supervisor).

Individuals of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, especially those from groups that traditionally have been excluded from the museum profession. Engage in experiential learning by contributing to the inner workings of a major museum. Gain an understanding of museum careers, participate in weekly discussions, take part in professional development, and network with museum staff and peers. Interns also receive benefits which include free admission to museum functions and discounts at the café and gift shops. Candidates accepted into the program are responsible for securing their own housing and transportation.

Project Description:

The curatorial intern will be responsible for assisting the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and the Assistant Curator on various projects including but not limited to: researching works in the permanent collection for an upcoming installation of modern and contemporary art galleries; reaching out to artists whose work is represented in the permanent collection; inputting data such as label text into the collections database (The Museum System) and for publication on the online platform eMuseums; assisting with the #art912 initiative, a program that raises the visibility of artists living and working in Savannah; attending staff training on current exhibitions; leading visitors through current exhibitions and providing tour assistance when needed; writing blog posts and other content for use on Telfair Museums’ website and social media.


To be eligible for this program, you must meet these requirements:
• Currently enrolled as an undergraduate (rising junior or senior) or recently graduated (by May 2024) or graduate student majoring in art history or studio art
• Eligible to work in the United States

Application Requirements:

Preferably submitted as one pdf, but can also be submitted as separate documents if necessary:
• Cover Letter
• Resumé/CV
• Transcripts (official or unofficial)
• Writing sample (max 10 pages double spaced)
• One letter of recommendation

Interested applicants should submit applications to

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Telfair Museums
PO Box 10081
Savannah, GA 31412
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