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The Ringling Summer Internship Program 2017

Published December 8, 2016

The Ringling

Summer Internship Program 2017
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, will be offering paid internships for ten weeks from June 5 – August 10, 2017. The Ringling is the State Art Museum of Florida and a part of Florida State University. It consists of art and circus museums, as well as a historic mansion and theater, all on a 66-acre site overlooking Sarasota Bay.

Summer internships combine practical, hands-on experience working on a project for a specific department with exposure to all aspects of The Ringling’s operation.

Additional information and application materials may be found on the Museum’s website at https://www.ringling.org/internships-fellowships.

Interns earn $11.50 per hour (less taxes) and are paid bi-weekly. Interns are responsible for their own housing (the Museum will assist with locating nearby rentals).
International applicants must have a current US Visa and be eligible to work in the US. The positions require fingerprinting. The Museum encourages students from all backgrounds to apply and is committed to a culturally diverse group.
Education requirements, additional information and application materials may be found on the Museum’s website.

The application deadline is February 15, 2017.

 

Postings
Department: Admissions

Description: Work with Admissions Supervisor to coordinate the summer circus camp program; assist on the admissions line with entry to the museum; assist volunteers with directing visitors and answering questions; assist with other duties as needed.

Education: Undergraduate student

Qualifications: Experience with cash handling and customer service

 

Department: Archives

Description: Work on digitization projects; catalogue, edit, scan, and enter data into the collections management system (TMS); assist with reference requests and other collections-based projects.

Education: Undergraduate student in cultural studies or history

Qualifications: Interest in archives and/or history museums

 

Department: Communications and Marketing

Description: Work with Communications and Marketing Director to conceptualize, develop, and create a comprehensive digital advertising and marketing strategy; assist with other duties as needed.

Education: Undergraduate student in communications or marketing

Qualifications: Ability to work individually and as part of a team; experience with digital communications preferred.

 

Department: Conservation

Description: Work with Chief Conservator on a variety of paintings conservation projects; participate in detailed examination, photographic documentation, and condition reporting of the permanent collections; participate in exhibition and loan-related activities; assist with other duties as needed.

Education: Graduate student in art conservation

Qualifications: Specialization in paintings conservation preferred

 

Department: Curatorial

Description: Work with Curator of Photography and Exhibitions to coordinate temporary exhibitions; assist with research on permanent collection of photography and other works on paper for upcoming exhibitions; work with Education Department to develop gallery guides and other interpretive materials.

Education: MA art history student or recent graduate

Qualifications: Strong research skills and ability to work independently; some previous museum and/or gallery experience; familiarity with Microsoft Office software.

 

Department: Education

Description: Work with Education Department to develop a variety of in-gallery guides and activities to enhance family visits to The Ringling; design and facilitate family programs; prepare printed and online materials for families; assist with docent, adult, and scholastic programs as needed.

Education: Graduate student in art, art history, museum studies, museum education, or elementary education

Qualifications: Experience working with children; availability to work a Tuesday-Saturday schedule.

 

Department: Library

Description: Research the personal library of Karl Bickel (former President of United Press International); produce condition reports and brief descriptions of every title; research the life of Karl Bickel and his role in the history of Sarasota; curate a display of Bickel material for the public.

Education: MLIS student or recent graduate

Qualifications: Background in art history and/or interest in rare books preferred

 

 

Additional information and application materials may be found on the Museum’s website at https://www.ringling.org/internships-fellowships.