The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Internship Program provides insight into museum careers through practical work experience not available in most academic settings. Interns participate in daily operations of a specific department and participate in activities that provide a “behind the scenes” view of the Museum. Positions for 2011 are in the Art Library, Asian Art, Education, Modern and Contemporary Art, Public Relations, Registration, and Technical Production.
The internship consists of ten, 40-hour weeks from May 27 – August 4, 2011. Interns earn $11.25 per hour (less taxes) and are paid bi-weekly. Interns are responsible for their own housing (the Museum will assist with locating nearby rentals).
Located on a 66-acre estate on Sarasota Bay, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is the State Art Museum of Florida. The Museum of Art offers 21 galleries of European paintings as well as Cypriot antiquities, Asian art, American paintings, and contemporary art. The campus also includes Cà d’Zan, the Ringling historic mansion; the Circus Museum; the Tibbals Learning Center; and The Historic Asolo Theater. As a division of Florida State University, the Ringling estate is one of the largest university museum complexes in the nation.
Candidates must be graduating seniors or current graduate students. International students 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.
The application deadline is March 1, 2011.
Position descriptions and the application are available athttp://www.ringling.org/Opportunities.aspx.